University of Leeds

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Leeds University
(Leeds, Yorkshire, England, UK)

University of Leeds is just a 10-minute walk from the center of Leeds City. Leeds is accessible by train, bus, car, and plane for those who are coming from overseas. For city dwellers and natives, Leeds can be reached on foot or by bike.

Travel by Air

The university is just 11 km / 7 miles away from Leeds Bradfort Airport and is also near the Manchester airport. Both airports are accessible by taxi. Travelling from either airport to the campus proper by taxi can be costly, though.

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Car Hire and Road Travel

Leeds is connected to two major roads, the M1 and M62. Its six major car routes into Leeds city center are the M1 south, M62 east, M62 west, A1 north, and A1 south. It can be reached by car from any point of origin using these car routes, although travelling time can vary.

The major motorways are normally indicated by road signs. Visitors should be careful of one-way streets and narrow roads. Once arriving in leeds it's realistic to hire a car to visit the campus and explore the city. Visitors can book a vehicle online prior to the actual date of visit, as the cheapest and most convenient option.

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Car Parking

Parking around Leeds is very easy. Those staying in hotels, apartments, or bed and breakfasts can use their parking space for a certain fee. The University of Leeds can be accessed through the north, south, east, and west entrances or through the main university entrance. Parking spaces are usually found not too far from the five university entrances. A parking fee within the campus applies if you have no permit.

Travel by Trains and Rail Travel

Leeds is accessible by the Leeds train station which is connected to all major cities around the United Kingdom. The Leeds station has regular schedules and offers a variety of train routes to regional cities as well as London. From the train station, the University of Leeds is just a five-minute taxi ride or 20-minute walk away.

Travel by Buses and Coach Travel

Leeds can also be reached by bus or coach. The West Yorkshire Metro and First Leeds make daily trips to and from the city to the subrbs. National Express run services from many major cities to Leeds. Free bus services from the university to several key location around Leeds are available from Monday to Saturday.

Travel by Taxis

There are several taxi firms located around Leeds for those who want to reach the city by taxi. Taxis can also be found outside railway stations and airports. They can take visitors to the university within 10 minutes. Taxi services can also be pre-booked via phone.

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