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 our open day, our campus is accessible by public transport and road. On open days we are unable to offer parking on campus, so recommend that you use public transport wherever possible.

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

For the open days, we will be running a free bus service from the train station to the University. 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, and walk the short distance to the campus, though Leeds city centre.

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 website and First Leeds 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.

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
LS1 3HQ
0.1 miles
Merrion Centre
LS2 8PD
0.5 miles
St. Johns Centre (NCP)
LS2 8LQ
0.7 miles
The Light
LS1 8TL
0.7 miles

For further information on city centre car parking, please visit the Leeds City Council website.

Parking for disabled blue badge holders

We have a limited number of disabled parking bays available on campus. If you are a blue badge holder and require parking, please email opendays@leeds.ac.uk to reserve a space. Please note that we are unable to guarantee requests for disabled parking received less than 48 hours before an event.

Directions

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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 Walkit.com The University's postcode is LS2 9JT


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