There are a range of public and private transport options in Leeds, and to get to and from the University.

In and around Leeds


All our residences are on, or close to, frequent bus routes, making it easy for you to travel to and from the University or the city centre. Services run into the night.

First Leeds are the main bus company operating in Leeds and you will see their buses all around the city. If you use the buses frequently you might find it cheaper to buy one of their student tickets. Another company which operates on some bus routes is Yorkshire Tiger.


We don't advise you to bring a car to Leeds. Parking is extremely limited and it is much easier to get around by bus/bicycle or on foot, as well as being better for the environment.

If you think a car is essential, check first if your residence has parking and make sure you apply for a parking permit.


The University runs VeloCampus, a bicycle scheme to make it easier and cheaper for you to get around Leeds. You can hire a bike for a year. All bikes are in good condition and the scheme even provides free maintenance.

Cycle storage facilities are available at most of our residences. Please use these and don’t keep your bicycle inside the residence anywhere, as this is against health and safety regulations.


There are many taxi firms in Leeds so you should always be able to get home at any time of day or night. Two local registered taxi firms are:

  • City Cabs 0113 246 9999
  • Amber Cars 0113 230 6090

Amber Cars will even take you home if you have no cash – you just have to give them your University of Leeds student card. You must go to the Students' Union the next day to pick up your student card and pay the fare.

Get information and advice about staying safe when using taxi services in Leeds from Are you taxi aware? on the Leeds City Council website.


Don't forget that most of our residences are within easy walking distance of campus. Walking is a great form of exercise and it's good for your bank balance! You'll see many of our students walking to and from the University, Headingley and the city centre all year round.

To and from Leeds

By road

The campus map may help you find you way to parts of the University.

You’ll find the address and map location for each of our residences on the individual residence page - Our residences.

By train

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

By coach

For longer journeys National Express coaches provide a country-wide service to and from Leeds. From the bus and coach station you can take the number 6 bus to Parkinson Steps, at the main entrance to the University.