Leeds Rail Station
Leeds Bus and Coach Station
Leeds Bradford Airport
University of Leeds
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Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)
Leeds Bradford is our local airport around 12km (7.5 miles) from the University of Leeds. Flights can be booked with several major airlines routed through Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, and other major European hubs.
The A1 bus runs every 20 minutes, 7 days a week from 04:30 to 23:55 each day. It connects the airport with Leeds City Square (adjacent to the railway station) and Leeds City Bus and Coach Station.
Taxis can be booked in advance, or from the booking office outside the main terminal.
Leeds Bradford Airport website
Telephone: +44 (871) 288-2288
Manchester International Airport (MAN)
Approximately 90km (60 miles) from the University, Manchester is a major airport with direct lights from nearly 200 international airports.
A train station at the airport offers direct services to Leeds Rail Station, with a journey time of 1hr 15mins. Rail tickets can be purchased on arrival, or in advance from Transpennine Express.
Manchester Airport website
Telephone: +44 (871) 271-0711
3-8 July 2023: The ASLEF union have announced action short of a strike across multiple train operators, including Transpenine Express from Monday 3 July to Saturday 8 July. Transpenine Express operate express services between Leeds and Manchester, Liverpool, York, and Hull.
This action involves ASLEF members withdrawing from working overtime during the six day period. This may mean an increased number of short-notice cancellations. Tickets for cancelled services may be valid on alternative services and you should check with railway staff prior to boarding or at your earliest opportunity. Please note that other operators may be busier than usual. We encourage delegates to plan in advance. Find out more on the National Rail Strikes page.
Leeds Railway Station offers direct services to London King's Cross, Manchester, Liverpool, Hull, Birmingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh and across the UK. London King's Cross is around two and a quarter hours away by rail.
The station is approximately 1.6km (1 mile) from campus, a 20-minute walk. The 1 and 1B bus provides a frequent service between the station and Woodhouse Lane, outside the Parkinson Building, and taxis are available outside the main entrance.
Buying train tickets
These websites will guide you through buying tickets for the UK rail network.
By Coach / Bus
Leeds City Bus and Coach Station is 2km (1.25 miles) from campus, a 25-minute walk. There is an extensive network of coach services within the UK and, through Eurolines, to cities throughout mainland Europe. This method of travel is usually the least expensive, often a third of the cost of rail travel.
Please note that there is ongoing industrial action from 18 June that will affect the Leeds First Bus service. For information on the services affected, visit the First Bus website.
Buying coach tickets
To find out more about timetables and to check prices or buy tickets, please visit:
We encourage all delegates to use alternative methods of transport where possible as parking on campus is limited.
A very limited number of blue badge parking spaces are available on campus. Due to University of Leeds policy, all drivers need to pay for their parking space whether they have a blue badge or not. These must be pre-booked during registration.
There is no parking available on campus for non-blue badge holders.
Public and private multi-storey car parks are within easy walking distance of the University, on Woodhouse Lane and at the Merrion Centre. Details of payment options for these car parks can be found via their websites.