Parking and travel

We’re aware the planned rail strike action on Saturday 8 October may cause disruption to your journey to our Open Day. We advise you to consider your travel options and allow additional time to travel to us.

Parking is not available on Open Day, except for blue badge holders.

Park and ride

We recommend using one of the three park and ride services located on the edge of Leeds city centre. These run from Elland Road, Temple Green and Stourton to drop off points in the city centre.

  • Stourton (Sat Nav: LS10 1FF) Junction 7 of the M621 – alight at Lower Briggate
  • Temple Green (Sat Nav: LS9 0AA) Junction 45 of the M1 – alight at Lower Briggate
  • Elland Road (Sat Nav: LS11 0EB) Junction 2 of the M621 – alight at Boar Lane

For more information about park and ride, see the West Yorkshire Metro website.

We will be running free shuttle buses from the city centre to the campus throughout the day. The first bus leaves from close to the train station at 8.30am and runs every 15 minutes. The last bus departs campus from outside the Laidlaw Library at 5pm.

If you’d like to walk to campus, it takes around 15 minutes through the city centre. 

Student ambassadors will be in City Square opposite the train station’s main entrance until 2pm to direct you.

By bus

Leeds has excellent bus connections. Routes running between the University’s main entrance (Parkinson Building) and the city are: 1, 6, 28, 56 and 97.

For more details, including route maps visit the West Yorkshire Metro website.

By car

Due to the high number of visitors expected on Open Day, we cannot offer car parking on campus. Parking is only available for blue badge holders who book in advance. We strongly recommend that you use public transport, where possible.

As a campus on the edge of the city, we’re within easy reach of a number of city centre car parks. These are likely to be full by mid-morning so we advise you to leave plenty of time to find a parking space and walk to campus. Use the Leeds Travel Info website to check available parking spaces on the day.

The locations of the closest city car parks are:

  • Woodhouse Lane multi-storey: LS2 3AX
  • Merrion Centre (CitiPark): LS2 8BT
  • St Johns Centre (Q-Park): LS2 8LQ
  • The Light (Q-Park): LS1 8TL

When planning your journey, we also recommend you check Leeds City Council roadworks and closures information.

By train

If you’re travelling by train we run a free shuttle bus service from near Leeds Train Station to campus for Open Day visitors.

The first bus leaves from close to the train station at 8.30am and runs every 15 minutes. The last bus departs campus from outside the Laidlaw Library at 5pm.

If you’d like to walk to campus, it takes around 15 minutes through the city centre. 

Student ambassadors will be in City Square opposite the train station’s main entrance until 2pm to direct you.

By coach

For coach details, visit the National Express website. Most coaches arrive to Leeds Bus Station. The number 6 bus runs from the bus station to the Parkinson Building, outside the University’s main entrance.

Parking for blue badge holders

We have limited spaces reserved for disabled visitors. If you are a blue badge holder and need parking, please include this on your Open Day booking form or email opendays@leeds.ac.uk.

To guarantee blue badge parking on Open Day, you must submit your request more than 48 hours before an event.