Getting to Bradford for EightSquaredCon, Eastercon 2013

For those of you who have a satnav or GPS, here are the post codes of the main hotels we’re using:
Cedar Court: BD5 8HW
Campanile: BD4 6SA
Midland: BD1 4HU
Jurys Inn: BD1 2DH

Getting to the Cedar Court by road
The Cedar Court is just off the roundabout at the end of the M606. Follow the signs to ‘Eastern Ring Road’ round to the right and the road to the Cedar Court is the first exit on the left past the traffic lights (there are signs to ‘Cedar Court’). The hotel itself is the first entrance on your left. If you are coming by a different route, you should follow signs to Bradford and then to Staygate in order to get onto the appropriate section of the Bradford ring road.

If you are coming long-distance from either the North or South, the simplest route is to take the M1, head for the M62 at J42 and then take J26 off the M62 to get onto the M606. Note that there are extensive roadworks on the M62 (putting in new speed cameras) and you may need to allow additional time.

By Train
Bradford has 2 stations, Bradford Interchange (BDI) and Bradford Forster Square (BDQ). Bradford Interchange has regular fast services to and from Leeds (25 minutes), Manchester Victoria (60 minutes), York (60 minutes), Selby and Huddersfield. Forster Square has local trains to Leeds, Ilkley and Skipton.

In most cases, unless you live locally, we recommend getting a train to Bradford Interchange and then getting a bus or taxi to the Cedar Court. Bradford taxis are both abundant and relatively inexpensive, and you should be able to get to the Cedar Court for about £6.

By Coach
Coaches to Bradford generally end up at Bradford Interchange or Forster Square, and you can then follow the same solution as for trains, getting a bus or taxi to the Cedar Court.

By Bus
Assuming you are at Bradford Interchange train station, you want to catch a 845, 846 or 847 bus to Staygate in order to get to the Cedar Court. Other Metroline buses may also go past the hotel. Note that you will need to walk from the bus stop on the main road to the hotel.

By Air
Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has a variety of national and European connecting flights. The airport is located to the north-east of Bradford (postcode LS19 7TU) and has a regular bus service (747) into Bradford.

Convention Bus Service
From Friday, 8:30 am, we will be running a minibus service between the overflow hotels and the Cedar Court. Note that the Midland Hotel is near to Bradford Forster Square station, so you may be able to get on the bus at the hotel.

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