Located on a single campus just a ten-minute walk from the bustling city centre, the University of Leeds is home to a diverse population of over 33,000 students, as well as world-class learning and leisure facilities.
itself is known for its lively arts, culture and sport scenes, along with fantastic opportunities for shopping and nightlife. The campus offers easy access both to the city centre and surrounding countryside, so students are well-placed to make the most of everything that's on offer.
Find out the best ways to get to and from the Leeds University campus, whether you're travelling by bus, bike, car or on foot.
How to get to Leeds University by bus
Leeds is served by an excellent network of buses, many of which pass by the university campus. For example, you can travel from the train station to Leeds University in just ten minutes on bus number 1, which departs from Infirmary Street near the station. There's also a Leeds City Bus
that runs from the train station to the lower end of the campus via a longer route.
Bus numbers 6, 28 or 97 also travel to the campus – like bus number 1, they stop near the university's Parkinson Building. For more information on bus routes and times, visit the First Leeds
and West Yorkshire Metro
Walking and cycling to Leeds University
The University of Leeds encourages staff and students to use active modes of transport as much as possible, so there are plenty of secure bike racks and shower facilities on campus, as well as bike hire, maintenance and support available through Velocampus Leeds
You can easily walk to the Leeds University campus in about 10 to 20 minutes from most locations in the city centre. For instance, starting at the Leeds City railway station, simply head north along Park Row until you reach the junction with The Headrow, cross here and continue north along Cookridge Street – you will pass the Leeds City Museum on your right and Millennium Square on your left. At the junction with Woodhouse Lane, turn left and carry on past Leeds Beckett University until you reach the University of Leeds campus – the Parkinson Building is the large structure with a clock tower.
Organise a lift share to Leeds University
Leeds University is also easy to reach by car, with links to the A1, M1 and M62
(PDF Link) – use the postcode LS2 9JT in your sat nav to reach Woodhouse Lane. Take note, though, that parking facilities on campus are limited and operate on a first come, first served basis. To make sure you get a spot – and help you save on the cost of petrol – why not arrange a car share with fellow staff or students? It's a far more convenient and sociable way to travel, and you'll be doing your part to help the environment, too.