Transport Links

Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate is easily accessible for visiting and has various transport links for day students to commute to school. Surrounded by beautiful fields and rolling hills, the school is lucky to be located between three cosmopolitan centres of the North: the Viking city of York, the spa town of Harrogate and the cultural city of Leeds. 

Transport Links For Visiting

The easiest option for travelling to Queen Ethelburga’s is by car. However, there are various airports and train stations you can also travel to before booking a taxi to the school. 


Queen Ethelburga’s is ten minutes away from the A1(M), taking either Junction 47 or 48 to access the B6265. Visitors and students can park at Gate F. 


There are multiple airports you can travel to for getting to the school. Leeds Bradford and Doncaster are the closest with only one hour of additional travel. Leeds Bradford is especially useful for domestic flights from London, Southampton, Belfast, and The Channel Islands.  

Similarly, if you are travelling from further afield, then larger airports like Manchester, Newcastle or Liverpool are only two hours of travel by train.

Rail Links

Queen Ethelburga’s is two and a half hours from London by train travelling to either York or Cattal. If you are local, the school is less than one hour away from Leeds and 30 minutes from Harrogate and York by train.

Transport Links For Day Students

Although Queen Ethelburga’s has the best views of North Yorkshire, that does not stop us from providing students with the best bus transport links as well.

Day students can choose between eight bus routes that cover even more surrounding areas for the 2023/2024 school year.

Check the diagram on the right to find the best bus route for you.

Alternatively, day students who wish to use the local rail network can be collected and dropped off at Cattal station. The bus service route picks up from the station at 8:05 and drops off at the station at 16:15.

You can find more information on the rail routes available on the Northern Rail website.