Travelling to Leeds

Questions and information 

If you have any queries on the day there will be an information point located close to the Parkinson Building at the University main entrance. There will also be staff at the residences and on shuttle buses if you have any questions. 

Take a break 

If you are looking for somewhere to take a break on campus, the Parkinson Court Cafe is open from 8.30am - 3pm and the Refectory is open from 10am - 2pm. Complimentary tea and coffee will also be available at Devonshire Hall and Clarence Dock Village. 

Getting to the University

Leeds has many public transport links so it's often the quickest and simplest way of getting around. Check out how to find us and read the travel advice below.

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 the National Rail Enquiries website

By coach

For coach details, visit the National Express website. From the bus and coach station, you can take the number 6, 8, 27 or 29 bus to the University’s main entrance. 

By bus

There are a number of excellent bus services in Leeds. Visit the West Yorkshire Metro website and First Leeds for timetables and general information. From the bus and coach station, you can take the number 6, 8, 27 or 29 bus to the University’s main entrance. From the city centre, the following buses will take you to the University’s main entrance: 1, 1B, 28 and 29. 

Car parking

We recommend you travel to Viewing Day by public transport as on campus parking is limited and available only on a first come first served basis. Limited parking is available in the University car park (charges incurred). When returning to your car, you'll need to pay using one of the payment machines. These can be found in either the multi-storey car park, outside the Marjorie & Arnold Ziff Building or by The Edge Sports Centre. Please note that the University uses ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) and failure to pay may result in parking penalties. Find out more about parking on campus. Pay and display parking is also available at Woodhouse Lane Multi-Storey (LS1 3HQ) which is an easy 10-minute walk from campus.

The table below details some city centre car parks. Please remember that those closest to the University are likely to be the busiest. 

Car park


Distance from campus

Woodhouse Lane multi-storey


0.1 miles

Merrion Centre


0.5 miles

St. Johns Centre (NCP)


0.7 miles

The Light


0.7 miles