Travelling to Leeds
Leeds is well situated between two international airports, Manchester and Leeds Bradford. Transport links from both airports to Leeds Railway Station mean that delegates can walk, take a public bus or private taxi to the conference venue or accommodation.
Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)
Leeds Bradford International Airport is a local airport located approximately 12km (71⁄2 miles) from the University of Leeds main campus. Flights to Leeds Bradford Airport can be booked with a number of major airlines routed through Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, and other major European hubs. The #757 bus connects the airport to Leeds Railway Station and Leeds City Bus and Coach Station. Taxis directly from the airport to the University of Leeds campus must be booked in advance, or can be reserved at the booking office outside the main terminal. For more information see the airport website.
Telephone: +44 (871) 288-2288
Manchester International Airport (MAN)
Manchester International Airport is a major airport located approximately 90 km (60 miles) from the University of Leeds main campus. Flights to Manchester can be booked from nearly 200 international airports. A train station within the airport offers direct, half-hourly services to Leeds Railway Station Monday to Saturday, and hourly services on a Sunday.
Telephone: +44 (871) 271-0711
Leeds Railway Station offers frequent direct services to London Kings Cross, Manchester, Liverpool, and Hull, as well as an extensive network of train services throughout the UK. The journey time from London Kings Cross is approximately 21⁄2 hours.
The railway station is approximately 0.6 miles from the conference venue in Millennium Square, a 5-10 minute walk. Delegates can also take a public bus or private taxi to their accommodation and to the conference.
Telephone (UK): 0845 748-4950
Telephone (Overseas): +44 (20) 7278-5240
Buying Train Tickets
The following websites will guide you through buying tickets after you have entered your journey details.
The Train Line
Brit Rail (Overseas)
By Coach or Bus
Leeds City Bus and Coach Station is situated in the centre of Leeds, 0.7 miles from the conference venue, a 15 minute walk. Alternatively, the public buses #6, #28 and #97 offer a frequent bus service to the University and buses #X84, #19 and 19A, #163 and #166 go to Millennium Square; tickets are purchased from the driver. Delegates may also take a taxi to the University or to the city centre.
Coach Timetables and Buying Coach Tickets
There is an extensive network of coach services within the UK and, through Eurolines, to cities throughout mainland Europe. This method of travel is usually the least expensive, often a third of the cost of rail travel.
For more information concerning timetables and fares, or to book tickets, contact:
Parking in Leeds is expensive but if you do bring your car, please see below for parking options.
Parking on Campus
Due to construction work taking place, a very limited number of car parking spaces are available on the University campus. Permits must be pre-booked through the conference organizers and cost £5.00 per day. These permits will guarantee access to park on campus but will not reserve a specific parking space. Disabled drivers wishing to park on campus must pre-book a disabled parking permit. For more information about disabled parking permits go to Campus Accessibility.
City Centre Parking
There are also public and private multistorey car parking facilities within easy walking distance of the Conference venues. These are Woodhouse Lane Car Park and Merrion Centre Car Park. View a map of car parking locations near to the University of Leeds. Spaces for these car parks are subject to availability, must be paid for directly with the car park.
The railway station, bus station, and off-campus accommodation are all located within easy walking distance of the Rose Bowl and the University of Leeds campus. Walking routes and maps can be found at: www.walkit.com/cities/leeds/
The conference venues and most accommodation is a very short taxi ride away from the Bus and Train stations, and taxis are readily available on arrival.
There are two types of taxi in Leeds, black and white taxis and private hire cars. Black and white taxis can be hailed in the street and taken from designated taxi ranks. There are taxi ranks loacted at the main exit of Leeds railway station and at the Dyer street exit of Leeds bus and coach station. View a map of Leeds Railway Station.
Taxis directly from the airport to Leeds City Centre can be reserved at the booking office outside the main terminal.
The Traveline Yorkshire website provides a postcode-to-postcode journey planner which covers all forms of public transport (including buses and trains) as well as walking routes to your final destination throughout Yorkshire.
Local Buses from the Railway Station
The Leeds City Bus (LCB) runs from the train and bus stations to the conference venues (bus stop number 10) and costs 50p to travel.
The #1 bus runs from the Railway Station to the Leeds University campus. It leaves from the Z1 bus stop on Bishopgate Street.
On exiting the ticket barriers, continue straight towards the main exit, onto New Station Street.
Turn left after exiting the building and continue until you have passed under the Queens Hotel on the corner of New Station Street and Wellington Street.
Cross New Station Street at the pedestrian crossing and turn right down Bishopgate Street. (Note: Bishopgate Street can also be accessed by stairs from the taxi rank area via the cycle point building).
The service operates every 10 minutes between 07.00 and 18.00 Monday to Friday and thereafter every 30 minutes until 23.00. At the weekend, the service operates every 30 minutes between 07.30 and 23.00.
Local Buses from the Bus and Coach Station
The #6, #28, and #97 buses depart from the bus and coach station stands 20 and 21. Buses are available every 10 minutes between 07.00 and 18.00 Monday to Friday and thereafter every 30 minutes until 23.00. At the weekend, buses are available around every 30 minutes between 07.30 and 23.00.
Further Public Transport Information
All times were correct in May 2015. However, we advise delegates to contact the bus station's Metro Information Centre for up-to-date details:
Telephone: +44 (113) 245-7676
Maps and Timetables Maps and timetables can be downloaded from: