Plan your travel

We recommend you travel to Open Day by public transport. Our campus is close to the city centre and Leeds has excellent public transport connections. 

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

By train

Leeds is a major transport hub and has connections with all major UK cities. Visit the National Rail Enquiries website

Check journey times and book tickets in advance to make the most of cheaper fares.

We run a free bus service from Leeds Train Station to campus for open day visitors. 

The first bus leaves the station at 8.30am. Buses then run every 15 minutes through the day. The last bus departs campus from outside the Laidlaw Library at 5pm.

Student ambassadors in red t-shirts will be in the train station’s main entrance area. They will be there until 2pm on Open Days to direct you.

If you’d like to walk to campus, collect a walking map from the student ambassadors at the train station. The walk usually takes 15 minutes and is through the city centre.

Park and ride

For our June Open Days a park and ride service runs from Elland Road stadium. The stadium is on the outskirts of Leeds city centre, close to the M1 and M621. 

The park and ride service takes you to Boar Lane in the city centre which is a short walk from the train station. For more information about the park and ride, see the West Yorkshire Metro website.

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, we cannot offer car parking on campus for Open Days. Parking is only available for blue badge holders who book in advance. We strongly recommend that you use public transport, where possible.

Nearby roads are busy on Open Days. City centre car parks are likely to be full by mid-morning. Use the Leeds Travel Info website to check available parking spaces on the day. Leave plenty of time to find a parking space and walk to campus.

The locations of the closest city car parks are:

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

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 booking form

To guarantee blue badge parking on open day, you must submit your request more than 48 hours before an event. For queries about blue badge parking, please email

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.

For school coach bookings, please see our Information for Teachers