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.
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!
We are linked to all major UK cities via Leeds (34 minutes) and York (33 minutes) including 14 direct, daily connections to London (3 hours 1 minute).
(NB: In September 2019 LNER trains will increase to 14 direct trains to/from London per day.)
We are thrilled to be able to offer a 25% discount on LNER trains for Thought Bubble attendees through our partnership with the Harrogate Convention Centre. Apply for your Harrogate Convention Centre LNER discount by clicking here
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.