Getting To the Convention

The Thought Bubble convention couldn’t be easier to get to, with regular trains from all over the country, nearby airports and excellent road connectivity. However you choose to arrive we’ve made it easy to find your way.


BY road

Google Maps

Find the Convention Centre on Google Maps here

Harrogate Convention Centre – HG1 2HR

From the South

21 minutes from the A1. Take the M1 and A1(M) before leaving at Junction 45 (Wetherby) then take the A661 to Harrogate. Alternatively continue on the A1(M) to Junction 47 (Knaresborough) then follow signs to Harrogate

From the North

24 minutes from the A1.Take the A1(M) and exit at Junction 47 (Knaresborough) then follow signs to Harrogate



Full parking information is available on the Harrogate Convention Centre website here

Bus Services from Leeds

If you are coming to Harrogate from Leeds the 36 bus service leaves every 10 minutes and has a great library on board that will be full of comics to read on your way to the convention!

By Rail

We are linked to all major UK cities via Leeds (34 minutes) and York (33 minutes) including daily connections to London via Leeds (3 hours 1 minute).

By Air

At 12 miles (20 minutes) the closest airport to the Thought Bubble convention is Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA). British Airways run daily flights between LBA and Heathrow (1 hour), and there are regular flights from many connections worldwide, including Paris (1 hour 30 minutes), Amsterdam (1 hour 10 minutes), Dublin (1 hour).

To get from LBA to Harrogate, take the Airport Direct 747 bus which runs hourly and will drop you off at Harrogate’s main bus station, from there it’s a five minute walk to the Convention Centre.

Alternatively a taxi will take about 20 minutes and cost around £25.

 You can also fly into Manchester Airport (1h30 away by car, or 1h30 / 2h by train with a change at Leeds) or London Heathrow, then catch the direct train to Harrogate

Once you book your travel, check out our amazing Hotel Deals for the convention weekend!