Information on how to get to the University of Leeds and find your way around the University campus.
Find your way around the University with our interactive campus map.
Also available for download is a printable campus map (PDF) or a large print version of the map's text portion (PDF).
The University campus is a pleasant 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 clock tower building. You'll be able to look at a map of campus there and plan where to go next.
Download our walking and cycling map of the surrounding area, Your guide to getting around Leeds (PDF).
Leeds train 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.
If you're thinking about cycling to the University, we have secure bike racks and showers. 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 into and leave the city. Main operators are National Express and Megabus. The coach station is right beside Leeds city bus station, where you can get local buses, including to the University.
For local bus information and timetables, visit the West Yorkshire Metro website and First Leeds and Arriva Yorkshire. There is 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 6.30 am to 7.30 pm Monday to Saturday.
There is a taxi rank outside the bus and coach station. A taxi to the University takes about 10 minutes.
If you are using satellite navigation our address details for the main entrance to our site are as follows. Please note, street listing can appear as Cavendish Road in some navigation systems:
University of Leeds
Leeds is linked to the M1 and M62 motorways. 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.
To avoid disappointment, visitor parking during core hours (7am to 5pm Monday to Friday), must be pre-booked by a University staff member, and costs £7 for the day. You will need to contact the department you're visiting to book a space. If your parking is chargeable you'll be issued a code so you can pay at the end of your stay. Find directions to our car parks by using our Google Maps interactive campus parking map.
Outside core parking hours the orange zone visitor car parks are open to the public, and you can pay at a pay station before you leave. For more information, visit:
- Public parking tariff information
- Student parking information
- Visitor parking information
- Staff parking information
Blue badge spaces are located throughout the visitors' car parks. Our map of the visitor car parks includes the location of accessible bays. Blue badge holders are not exempt from payment for parking.
If you are travelling to Leeds by car you can use and would like to avoid parking in the city centre, you can use park and ride.
There are sites at Elland Road and Temple Green, providing easy access by bus into the centre of Leeds.
If you would like to car share when visiting Leeds, search for others planning the same journey using the Liftshare website.
Leeds is served by two major airports: Leeds Bradford Airport and Manchester Airport.
Regular flights are available from a huge number of European and International cities. Leeds Bradford airport is approximately seven miles away from the University, so easily commutable by taxi.