Travel information

Students near a bus at an open day

Hit the NorthLeeds is served by excellent rail, air and road links

However you plan to travel to the open day, our campus is accessible by public transport and car. On open days we are unable to offer parking on campus, so we recommend that you use public transport wherever possible. Leeds has many public transport links so it's often the quickest and simplest way of getting around.

By train

Leeds railway station connects us with all major UK cities and has a fast and efficient London service. For train information, tickets and timetables visit the National Rail Enquiries website

We will be running a free bus service from the train station to the University for open day visitors. The first bus will leave the station at 8.30am, and the last bus back from the Parkinson Steps will depart at 5pm. Buses will run every 10-15 minutes. Student ambassadors will be at the train station until 3pm to direct you to the shuttle bus stop; they will be wearing bright red t-shirts.

Alternatively, pick up a directions sheet from one of our student ambassadors at the train station, and walk the short distance to the campus, though Leeds city centre. It usually takes about 20 minutes

By coach

For coach details, visit the National Express website. From the bus and coach station you can take the number 6 bus to Parkinson Steps, at the main entrance to the University.

By bus

There are a number of excellent bus services in Leeds. Visit the West Yorkshire Metro and First Leeds websites for timetables and general information.

From the bus and coach station, you can take bus number 6 to the University’s main entrance. From the city centre, the following buses will take you to the University’s main entrance: 1, 6, 28, 56 and 97.

Car parking

Due to the high number of visitors we are unable to offer on-campus parking on our open days, except for Blue Badge holders.

We strongly recommend that you use public transport to reach Leeds, however we realise that this may not always be possible. If you are driving to an open day we advise that you use one of the main city centre car parks, most of which are only a short walk from our campus. We also recommend that you allow additional time to find a parking space, as traffic can get congested in the city centre on open days.

The table below details some city centre car parks. Please remember that those closest to the University are likely to be the busiest.

 Car park  Postcode Distance from campus
Woodhouse Lane multi-storey
0.1 miles
Merrion Centre
0.5 miles
St. Johns Centre (NCP)
0.7 miles
The Light
0.7 miles

Traffic in Leeds city centre will be heavy during open days. Significant work will be taking place on the A58(M) Woodhouse Tunnel which is likely to lead to queues accessing Woodhouse Lane multi-storey car park.

For further information about city centre traffic and car parking, please visit the Leeds City Council website

Park and ride

West Yorkshire Metro offer a park and ride service from Elland Road to the city centre. The service ends at Boar Lane, which is a short walk to Leeds Train Station. If using the park and ride service from Elland Road, on exiting the bus at Boar Lane visitors should walk to the train station where ambassadors in red t-shirts will be available on the concourse to direct you to the free bus to campus. Please note that the park and ride service does not operate on match days.

More details about the service can be found on the Metro website

Parking for disabled Blue Badge holders

We have a limited number of parking bays reserved for disabled visitors. If you are a Blue Badge holder and require parking, please ensure that this is indicated on your booking form. Please note that we are unable to guarantee requests for disabled parking received less than 48 hours before an event. For enquiries relating to disabled parking email


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From the South via M1
From the M1 follow signs for the M621 (Leeds City Centre)
  • From the M621, leave at Junction 3 (A653 / Leeds C / Holbeck)
  • Follow signs for City Centre
  • Continue under the train line; pass The Queens Hotel and Leeds Train Station on your left.  As the road splits, keep right
  • You are now on the loop road.  Continue on to pass the Town Hall (on your left)
  • From here the University is signposted; however please note that there is no parking available.  
  • Please see the car parking section below for advice on where to park.
From the North via A1 / M1
From the A1, continue to the M1. (Do not take routes via A58 or A64)
From the M1 exit at junction 44 onto the M621 (Leeds City Centre)
From the East via M62
At junction 29 of the M62 turn onto the M1 north.  From the M1 follow signs for the M621 (Leeds City Centre)
From the West via M62
Exit the M62 at junction 27 signposted Leeds M621 (Leeds City Centre)

You can find walking directions from any point in the city centre online at The University's postcode is LS2 9JT +44 (0)113 343 2336