Travel and parking

The University of Leeds campus is a single site located within walking distance of Leeds’ centre and has excellent public transport connections.   

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

By car

Our convenient city centre location means 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:

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

Saturday events 

Open Days 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.

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 Fridays and Saturdays. 
  • Temple Green (Sat Nav: LS9 0AA) Junction 45 of the M1 – alight at Lower Briggate. This service runs on Friday only.
  • Elland Road (Sat Nav: LS11 0EB) Junction 2 of the M621 – alight at Boar Lane. This service runs on Friday only.

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


A group of three young people walking on the pavement alongside a road. The Parkinson Building is In the background

The University campus is a pleasant 20-minute walk from Leeds train station. Just use the following directions and you’ll be with us in no time at all.

Exit the station into City Square, with the Queens Hotel behind you and walk straight up Park Row. Continue up Park Row until you reach 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 you’ll see the start of our University campus in another 50 metres, 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 is well connected to many major UK cities, including a fast and efficient London service. For train information and timetables visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

During Open Days, there will be a shuttle bus running from near the train station at bus stop Z8 on Swinegate. Our friendly student ambassadors will be at the station to greet and direct you.

By bike

If you’re thinking about cycling to the University, we have secure bike racks and changing facilities.  

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 and leave the city. The main operators are National Express and Megabus. The coach station is right beside Leeds City bus station, where you can catch local buses to the University. You can get a 30% discount off coach travel with National Express when travelling to our Open Days. 

During Open Days, there will be a shuttle bus running from near the train station at bus stop Z8 on Swinegate. Our friendly student ambassadors will be at the station to greet and direct you.

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

There’s 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’s 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.