Venue: Harrogate Convention Centre - Harrogate UK
We are aware that the Harrogate Convention Centre (HCC) is going to be used as a Nightingale hospital as part of the effort to tackle the global Covid-19 pandemic. We are in regular conversation with the HCC and we are currently planning for SfE BES to run from 16-18 November 2020 as planned. Over the coming weeks and months we will learn more about the impact of the pandemic. Throughout this time we will continue to develop appropriate contingency plans and we will keep you informed along the way.
Travel to venue
The Harrogate Convention Centre is located in the heart of the city. It's easily accessible via public transport and is a short walking distance from major travel links, city centre bus stops and taxi ranks.
For more information on travelling by car, plane or public transport please view the information here.
If you are using Sat Nav you can use the postcodes below, or click on the name of each car park below for more information, including opening and closing times.
Please remember to check the closing times of your car park if you intend to stay late as vehicles locked in will be charged a release fee.
At 12 miles (20 minutes) the closest airport to Harrogate Convention Centre 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 around £25.
If you are travelling from a destination without direct flights to LBA, consider a connection from Schiphol, Amsterdam.
The convention centre is linked to all major UK cities via Leeds (34 minutes) and York (33 minutes) including a direct, daily connection to London (3 hours 1 minute).
The quickest journey time from London is 2 hours 43 minutes including a change at York.
Organisers please note that in 2019 LNER trains direct services to/from London increases to 14 trains per day.