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Travelling to Bradford

 

National Coach Service

http://www.nationalexpress.com/airporttransfers.aspx

 

BritRail Pass

International delegates can take advantage of a special offer on a BritRail pass which allows unlimited travel on any scheduled train on the rail network throughout England, Scotland and Wales.  The Gatwick and Heathrow Express trains (see below) are included in this offer.  Passes are available in both First and Standard Class.


3 days of travel must be completed within an 8 day period and the 7 day pass must be completed within a 15 day period.
As soon as you complete your online booking your ticket(s) will be sent out to you by post. PLEASE ALLOW 10 WORKING DAYS FOR DELIVERY.

Current rates are 98 for 3 days travel (must be completed within 8 days) and 146.50 for first class and 160.05 for 7 days travel (must be completed within 15 days) and 240.35 for first class.This represents excellent value for money for delegates travelling to Bradford from Heathrow and Gatwick airports. 

For further information and to book your tickets please visit:-

http://www.visitbritaindirect.com/events/en-GB/?refer=ieee

 

From Leeds Bradford International Airport

Taxi

Arrow Private Hire Taxis have an office at the airport and a journey from the Airport to Bradford city centre will cost in the region of 22 depending on exact drop-off point.

Bus

The 747 bus service operates from the airport to Bradford Interchange in the city centre.

The adult fare from the airport to Bradford is 2.10.

The service operates:-

Monday to Friday from 0705 hrs with the last service at 2230 hrs.  There are two buses per hour until 2030 hrs when there is one bus per hour. 

Saturday from 0800 hrs until 1930 hrs with two buses per hour.

Sunday from 1035 hrs until 1830 hrs with one bus per hour.

Further details and timetables at www.wymetro.com

 

From Manchester Airport

Train

A direct train service from Manchester Airport operates to Leeds where you can transfer to Bradford Interchange or Forster Square.

The service from Manchester Airport to Leeds takes between 1 hour 15 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes at peak times there are three trains per hour.

A single journey costs from 7 to 21 depending on journey.

The journey from Leeds to Bradford Interchange or Bradford Forster Square takes approximately 20 minutes with up to eight trains per hour. 

A single journey costs 2.20

Further details and journey planner at www.nationalrail.co.uk

 

From Heathrow Airport

Trains to Leeds, for journey on to Bradford, depart from Kings Cross.  To get from Heathrow to Kings Cross

Heathrow Express

The Heathrow Express offers the fastest journey between the airport and central London.  Non-stop trains run every 15 minutes and the journey between Heathrow Central and London Paddington takes 15 minutes (a few minutes more for Terminals 4 or 5).  Travel in comfort on modern trains with air-conditioning, plenty of baggage space, wireless internet and free TV.  You can even use your mobile phone when the train is in a tunnel

Times and tickets : trains run between 0507 hrs and 2342 hrs from Heathrow.

Tickets can be bought on the internet, at the station or on board the train. The standard single fare is 16.50 and standard return costs 32.

London Underground

The Piccadilly Line provides the most cost-effective rail route between Heathrow Airport and the capital.  Journey time is under an hour and you shouldn't have to wait longer than ten minutes for a train, even off-peak.

Where to catch trains : Heathrow has three London Underground stations one for Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and one each at Terminal 4 and Terminal 5.

Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 station is in the central area between the terminals and a few minutes' walk from them via underground walkways. Terminal 4 and Terminal 5 stations are in the basements of the terminal buildings.  All stations are in Travelcard Zone 6.

Fares and tickets : a single fare to central London costs approximately 4. Purchase a Travelcard and you're covered for London buses and some mainline trains too.

Tickets are available at all London Underground stations, from ticket offices or machines.  Pre-paid Oyster cards can also be used on the London Underground

London taxis are available outside each terminal. The cost to central London is 45 70 and the journey time is approximately one hour.

Further information at http://www.heathrowairport.com/portal/page/Heathrow%5EGeneral%5ETo+and+from+Heathrow%5ETo+and+from+London/fd0d9b25f9599110VgnVCM10000036821c0a____/448c6a4c7f1b0010VgnVCM200000357e120a____/

 

From Gatwick Airport

 

Trains to Leeds, for journey on to Bradford, depart from Kings Cross.  To get from Gatwick to Kings Cross:-

The Gatwick Express operates approximately four trains per hour from Gatwick to Victoria for onward travel to Kings Cross.  Journey time is approximately 20 minutes and a single fare is 16.09

Further information at : https://www.gatwickexpress.com/index.asp?SID={69237939-8B74-4E35-8F74-C26528BD44C3}

First Capital Connect operates approximately four trains per hour from Gatwick to St Pancreas (next door to Kings Cross).  Journey time is approximately 30-45 minutes and a single fare is 10.90

Further Information at:

http://www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk/Main.php?sEvent=HomePage

Checker Cars are the official taxi provider at Gatwick Airport.  Book at their desk in the airport.  Journey time is usually just over an hour and fees are 77 plus 5 congestion charge where applicable.

Further Information at:

http://www.checkercars.com/Gatwick%20Airport%20Taxi.html

 

Further Information at:

http://www.gatwickairport.com/portal/page/Gatwick%5EGeneral%5ETo+and+from+Gatwick%5ETravel+to+and+from+London/0fae6b54451f9110VgnVCM10000036821c0a____/448c6a4c7f1b0010VgnVCM200000357e120a____/

 

Rail Journeys From King's Cross

There are currently 33 trains per day from King's Cross to Leeds (15 on Saturday and 17 on Sunday).  Journey times vary from 2 hours 10 minutes to 2 hours 30 minutes.  Connections to Bradford are frequent with overall journey times from King's Cross to Bradford averaging 3 hours.

 

Further information and timetables:-

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

 

Travelling Around Bradford

The Freecitybus links locations including Bradford Interchange, Forster Square Rail Station, Forster Square Shopping Park, Kirkgate Shopping Centre, the Oastler Centre, the National Media Museum and Library, and the University of Bradford and College.

The buses run every ten minutes from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 5.30pm on Saturdays.

It costs you nothing to travel on any Freecitybus.

Further details at www.wymetro.com

 

 

23rd IEEE AINA, Bradford, UK May 26-29, 2009