Getting to Leeds

By air

Leeds is served by two major airports: Leeds Bradford and Manchester.  Regular flights are available from a number of European and International cities.  Leeds Bradford airport is approximately 7 miles away from the University, so easily commutable by taxi.

Air to Leeds/Bradford Airport

A taxi from the Airport to the University would take approximately 40 minutes and would cost around £20. Extra time should be added if travelling at peak times.

Air to Manchester Airport

A shuttle train service runs between Manchester Airport and Leeds City Station. The present return cost is between £25 and £30, and trains run approx. every hour, all through the night, taking about 1½ hours. Please visit for timetable details.

By train

Leeds city station connects with all major UK cities and has a fast and efficient London service with trains leaving London Kings Cross for Leeds every half hour on weekdays taking approximately two hours.  There is also a frequent direct service to Manchester Airport.

The campus is five minutes by taxi from the station, or a pleasant 20 minute walk.  For train information and timetables please visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

By car

Leeds is linked to the major motorways M1 and M62 and is close to the A1.

If you are using satellite navigation please use address details: University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT (street listing can appear as Cavendish Road in some navigation systems). Plan your route on the AA website

The city has a one-way system.  The route runs past Leeds City Station, the Merrion Centre, Quarry House, and Leeds General Infirmary.

Car parking on campus is limited, available on a first come first served basis as demand for parking exceeds supply, and the charge is approximately £5 per day.  Please enter via the main entrance security barrier by the Parkinson Building. Visitor parking for disabled “blue badge” holders is available on campus.

The nearest public car park is Woodhouse Lane (multi storey) at LS1 3HQ.  The car park is open between 07:00 and 21:00 (Monday to Saturday) and until 17:00 on Sundays, and charges apply.  Please click here for directions.

By bus

Leeds has a compact city centre with a large bus station, Leeds Central Bus Station, on Dyer Street providing excellent bus services for local buses and National Express.  Please visit the West Yorkshire Metro website and First Leeds for timetables and general information, and the National Express Coaches website for details.

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 06:30 – 19:30 Monday to Saturday.


The University campus is a pleasant 20 minute walk from Leeds city station. Just follow the directions: 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 Metropolitan 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.  You can also find directions from


Please click on for a map of the whole campus including an index of buildings.  See number 48 Engineering Building, 49 Civil Engineering, 50 Mechanical Engineering for the Faculty of Engineering, the location of the conference.

Please click here for a print ready version of the campus map.

Interactive Google map – shows where the University is located.  You can also use it to get directions for travelling on foot or by car.