By Car

Exit M1 at J25, take the A52 towards Derby and follow signs to the City Centre / Cathedral Quarter.

The Assembly Rooms car park is the nearest, Chapel Street car park or Parksafe on Bold Lane are both a short walk away. You can view a leaflet with a map and more details about parking in Derby here.

By Train

Derby is a famous rail centre with 31 fast daily services to London St Pancras, a journey that takes less than two hours. Direct rail services connect Derby with Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, Plymouth and many other destinations.

Derby Train Station is just over one mile away from QUAD, so it is a quick taxi journey or a 15-minute walk. Click here for walking directions.

East Midlands Trains Offer for our Parts & Labour exhibition.
Get discounted train travel with East Midlands Trains during the Animate OPEN: Parts & Labour exhibition.
Details are on the PDF to the right. All you need to do is call them on 03457 125678, press 4 and request a special event ticket using the code QUADPL.
A train to/from London costs £53 for 1st Class and £36.50 for Standard. Travel restrictions apply, all of which are detailed in the PDF.
Please note, you must print off the PDF when travelling.

By Air

East Midlands Airport is approximately 20 minutes drive from QUAD and Birmingham International Airport is about a 45 minute drive, providing extensive air links to most European and worldwide destinations.


By Bus

Derby is served by Trent Barton and Arriva buses Derby's new bus station is only a short walk away.

By Foot

Derby is a compact city and QUAD is situated in the heart of the Cathedral Quarter on the Market Place that is easy walking distance from the main shopping areas, hotels, restaurants, bars and other amenities.

By Bicycle

There are bike racks outside QUAD's main entrance. Please visit for more information on cycling around Derby.


There are numerous hotels to suit all budgets within a short distance from QUAD. Contact Derby's Tourist Information Centre for more details on 01332 255802 or email you can also visit their website

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QUAD is located in the heart of Derby's Cathedral Quarter in the Market Place. This central location gives easy access for all users with the bus station, car parks and City Centre within easy reach.