Find us

The address for the main entrance to the University of Leeds campus is:

University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane

Please note, if you’re using satellite navigation to find us, the street listing can appear as Cavendish Road in some navigation systems.

How to get to the University

By train

Leeds Railway Station connects Leeds with all major UK cities. For train information and timetables visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

Walking to the University campus from Leeds Railway Station takes around 20 minutes.


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Directions to the Parkinson Building from Leeds Railway Station

Come out of the station into City Square; with the Queens Hotel behind you, walk straight up Park Row. Continue up Park Row until the first major junction.

Cross straight over The Headrow and continue up Cookridge Street. At the next set of lights go straight on passing Millennium Square on your left and Leeds City Museum on your right.

Turn left on to Woodhouse Lane, a busy main road. You'll pass Leeds Beckett University on your left and our University campus begins in another 50 metres or so, on your left.

To reach the Parkinson building, carry on up Woodhouse Lane to the building with a clock tower. 

By bike

If you're thinking about cycling to the University, we have secure bike racks and showers.

For bike routes and information about cycling in Leeds, visit the Leeds City Council cycling pages.

If you have any questions or mechanical issues with your bike, the University bike hub can help. It also offers bike hire to staff and students.

By bus or coach

For coach details, visit the National Express website. Most coaches arrive into Leeds Bus Station. 

The number 6 bus runs from the bus station to the Parkinson Building, outside the University’s main entrance. There is also a taxi rank outside the bus station. A taxi to the University takes about 10 minutes.

For local bus information and timetables, visit the West Yorkshire Metro website.

There is also a Leeds CityBus that stops at the bus and train stations and the southern end of campus (near the back of Leeds General Infirmary A&E).

By car

Leeds is linked to the M1 and M62 motorways. 

Parking on campus

Parking on campus is limited, so we recommend that you use public transport, where possible.

Find directions to our car parks by using our Google Maps interactive campus parking map.

To avoid disappointment, visitor parking during core hours (7am to 5pm Monday to Friday), must be pre-booked by a University staff member, and costs £7 for the day. You’ll need to contact the department you're visiting to book a space. 

If you need to pay for parking, we’ll issue you a code so you can pay at the end of your stay. 

Outside core parking hours, the orange zone visitor car parks are open to the public, and you can pay at a pay station before you leave. 

For more information, visit our car parking web pages.

Blue badge parking

Blue badge spaces are located throughout the visitor car parks. Our map of the visitor car parks includes the location of accessible bays. 

Blue badge holders are not exempt from payment for parking.

Parking in Leeds City Centre

As a campus on the edge of the city, we’re within easy reach of a number of city centre car parks. The Visit Leeds website has a list of car parks in the city centre.

Park and ride

If you’re travelling to Leeds by car and want to avoid parking in the city centre, you can use park and ride.

There are sites at Elland Road, Temple Green and Stourton, providing easy access by bus into the centre of Leeds.

Car sharing

If you’d like to car share when visiting Leeds, search for others taking the same journey using the Liftshare website.

By air

The closest airports to Leeds are Leeds Bradford Airport and Manchester Airport.

Leeds Bradford Airport is around seven miles away from the University and is easily commutable by taxi. 

If you’re flying into Manchester Airport, you can catch a train from the airport to Leeds city centre.

Campus map

Find your way around the University using our interactive campus map.

You can also download a printable campus map (PDF) or a large print version of the map's text portion (PDF).

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