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Leeds University campus is a 20 minute walk from Leeds city station. 

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 clock tower building.

Download our walking and cycling map of the surrounding area.

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By train

Leeds station connects to all major UK cities. For train information and timetables visit the National Rail Enquiries website.

By bike

The University has secure bike racks and showers. Download our walking and cycling map of the surrounding area. Alternatively, download the Leeds City Council cycling map

By bus

Visit the West Yorkshire Metro website and First Leeds for bus 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 Monday to Saturday.

Visit the National Express Coaches website or Megabus website for details of coach travel.

By car

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. Parking on campus is limited, and we are also committed to reducing our carbon emissions, so we encourage visitors to walk or cycle where possible.

Parking is available on campus on a first come, first served basis. The charge is £5.00. Please come to the main entrance by the Parkinson Building. Plan your route on the AA 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.

By air

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 seven miles away from the University, so easily commutable by taxi.  Train journeys from Manchester airport take approximately 1 hour.