Parking and travel

Parking is not available for events taking place on weekdays, except for blue badge holders.

By car

As a campus on the edge of the city, we’re within easy reach of a number of city centre car parks. As a campus on the edge of the city, we’re within easy reach of a number of city centre car parks. Use the Visit Leeds car parking guide for a full list of city car parks, opening times, and total spaces.

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.

Parking for blue badge holders

We have limited spaces reserved for disabled visitors. If you are a blue badge holder and need parking, please email

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

Park and ride

There are 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. This service runs on Saturdays but does not run on Sundays. 
  • Temple Green (Sat Nav: LS9 0AA) Junction 45 of the M1 – alight at Lower Briggate. This service does not run on weekends.
  • Elland Road (Sat Nav: LS11 0EB) Junction 2 of the M621 – alight at Boar Lane. This service does not run on weekends. 

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


The University campus is a pleasant 20-minute walk from Leeds city station. Just follow the directions below and you'll be with us in no time at all:

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 clock tower building. You'll be able to look at a map of campus there and plan where to go next.

By train

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

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 the city visit the Leeds City Council cycling pages.

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

By bus or coach

Leeds coach station is where most long-distance coaches arrive into and leave the city. Main operators are National Express and Megabus. The coach station is right beside Leeds city bus station, where you can get local buses, including to the University.

You can find local bus information and timetables on the following bus operator websites:

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) every 10 minutes from 6.30am to 7.30pm Monday to Saturday.

There is a taxi rank outside the bus and coach station. A taxi to the University takes about 10 minutes.

Campus map

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

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

You can also use an accessible alternative to the map.

Saturday events

Events taking place on Saturdays fall outside core parking hours (7am to 5pm Monday to Friday). Outside core parking hours the orange zone visitor car parks, including the University’s multi-story car park, are open to the public, and you can pay at a pay station before you leave. 

See our Public parking tariff page for more information.