Getting to the University

The University of Leeds is committed to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions caused by both commuting and business travel. We encourage visitors to use public transport, bicycles and their feet as often as possible. To plan your journey to the University we recommend using Traveline which you can use to plan your journey by public transport.

How are you intending to get to the University?

Leeds 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 or the Trainline website.

There are number of excellent bus services in Leeds. Visit the West Yorkshire Metro website and First Leeds for timetables and general information.

There is also a city bus which 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 6.30 am – 7.30 pm Mondays to Saturday.

Visit the National Express website for coach details.

If you are using satellite navigation our address details for the main entrance to our site are:

University of Leeds,
Woodhouse Lane,
(street listing can appear as Cavendish Road in some navigation systems)

Leeds is linked to the M1 and M62 and is very easily accessible. Parking on campus is limited, and we are also committed to reducing our carbon emissions, so we encourage staff and visitors to walk or cycle where possible. We strongly recommend that you use public transport to reach Leeds, however we realise that this may not always be possible.  If delegates are visiting the campus please either consider car sharing with colleagues, or using the local City Car Club scheme on arrival.


Parking on campus is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Charges and further information can be found on the University of Leeds Car Parking website.

Parking for disabled “blue badge” holders is available on campus for visitors. If you are a blue badge holder you are advised to enter the campus via the main barrier on Woodhouse Lane to show your badge. You can then be directed to the nearest available disabled parking bay to the area you are visiting. Blue badge holders do not need to pay to park on campus.

There are a number of city centre car parks that are only a short walk from the campus:

Car Park Postcode Distance from Campus
Woodhouse Lane multi-storey LS1 3HQ 0.1 miles
Merrion Centre LS2 8PD 0.5 miles
St. Johns Centre (NCP) LS2 8LQ 0.7 miles
The Light LS1 8TL 0.7 miles

Parking Tariffs

Up to 2 hours £2
Up to 3 hours £3
Up to 4 hours £4
Up to 5 hours £5
Up to 6 hours £6
Up to 12 hours £7
Up to 14 hours £8
Up to 24 hours (Weekends only) £12

Venues off campus

If you are visiting one of our venues off the main campus please use the address details below to plan your route:

  • Devonshire Hall:
    Cumberland Road,
    LS6 2EQ
  • Oxley Residences:
    Weetwood Road,
    LS16 8HL

The University campus is just a 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 clocktower building. You’ll be able to look at a map of campus there and plan where to go next.

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If you’re thinking about cycling to the University, we have secure bike racks, internal bike stores and showers. Get more information and download the Leeds City Council cycling map.

Leeds CyclePoint, located at Leeds Station, offers secure, fully staffed storage for over 300 bicycles.

More information on walking and cycling to the university, including cycle parking locations and routes download the University Cycling and Walking Map.

Leeds is served by two major airports: Leeds Bradford and Manchester. Regular flights are available from a huge number of European and International cities. Leeds Bradford airport is approximately 8 miles away from the University, so is an inexpensive taxi ride away.