This section will explain transport options in the UK, provide information on how to get to Leeds, and give you some top tips to make your journey easier.
Flights from Leeds Bradford airport go mainly to destinations in the UK and Europe. Whilst flights from Manchester airport include long haul destinations across Africa, Asia, Continental Europe and North America. Flights from London’s airports go to almost every destination around the globe.
You can find up to date timetable information on the National Rail website.
UK rail travel
Leeds train station is located approximately 1mile (1.5km) from the main University campus. Leeds is one of the best-connected cities as it sits on the East Coast, Transpennine and Cross Country routes.
You can book rail tickets in person at any train station or from the National Rail, who can also provide advice on timetables, routes, special offers, and discounts.
International rail travel
Hull is the largest port in the region, with company P and O offering services to Belgium and The Netherlands. Hull has regular direct rail services to Leeds; you can find up to date timetable information on the National Rail website.
The ferry main routes from Continental Europe link the UK with France, Belgium, and The Netherlands. Journey times vary significantly depending on the route and you can travel on most services on foot or with a vehicle.
The bus, on line 870, will take you from the train station to campus, near Woodhouse lane. Fares cost £2 for a single ticket (2016).
Coach services link the majority of the major cities in the UK and across Western Europe; although journeys are usually slower than by train, it is a cheaper option.
Leeds is well served by road links and is easily accessible from the M1 and M62.
The University is situated minutes from the city-centre. If you are using a SAT nav our address details for the main entrance to our site is:
University of Leeds
* The street listing can appear as Cavendish Road.
You can find further information, or book parking on campus, on our parking web pages.
There is a taxi rank at Leeds train station. The fare to the University is between £5 and £7 (2016).
You can use the Uber app to book and pay for your taxi via your mobile. The app also tells you your driver’s name, the car’s license plate, and how far away your driver taxi is.
Other popular Leeds based taxi companies include:
If you’re thinking about cycling to the University, we have secure bike racks and showers.
Our Cycle to Work Scheme enables employees to buy a bike through a salary sacrifice arrangement, this means that you save tax and national insurance contributions and on the cost of a bike.
Our Bike Hire Scheme enables employees to hire a commuter style bike for up to a year.
The University campus is a pleasant 20-minute walk from Leeds city station. To find us:
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, The Headrow. Turn right and walk along The Headrow, past the Light shopping centre on your left. At the end of The Light centre turn left up Woodhouse Lane. Follow this road up, passing Morrisons supermarket on your right, Leeds Beckett University on your left – and the Dry Dock boat pub on an island on your right. The University campus begins in another 50 meters or so on your left.
Find your way to, and around, the University with our interactive campus map.