GETTING AROUND LEEDS

There are plenty of ways to explore Leeds. A small and friendly city centre makes it easy to navigate. You can choose to take public transport or use your own two feet.

 

WALKING

Walking can actually be the easiest and quickest way to get around. Leeds has a compact city centre and it's quicker to walk everywhere than attempt to take a bus. Just remember to always be careful, use crossing places such as Zebra crossings, and do not try to cross the road while looking at your mobile phone.  If you are walking at night, use well-lit busy streets.

 

CYCLING

Leeds is an easy city to cycle around. Leeds has a series of established cycle routes into the city centre, as well as a cycle superhighway between Bradford and Leeds.

 

If you are cycling to campus there are a number of cycle stands. Universities also provide several bike services such as bike repair stands and track pumps. If you are cycling to the city centre, secure bike parking can found at places like Trinity Leeds. There is also a new bike hub at Kirkgate Market where you can loan a bike, get advice or park up for the day.

 

BUS

Leeds has an excellent bus service, with buses running throughout the day. Many operators such as First Bus and Arriva are providing service updates online. If you’re going to travel regularly by bus, there are various discounted student travel tickets to help save you money.

 

Leeds City Bus Station is located in the city centre and buses are frequent and efficient. It would take only 6 minutes to go to Leeds Becket University and 9 minutes to go to University of Leeds from the bus station.

TRAIN

If you’re planning on travelling outside Leeds, trains are could be an option. Leeds Station, one of the busiest in the UK, is the main rail connection to the city. You’ll find it on New Station Street to the south of City Square. It’s served by London North Eastern Railway, TransPennine Express, Northern and East Midland Trains. You can save money by booking two weeks or more in advance or by using a Railcard.

 

TAXIS

Some taxis must be booked in advance by phone, online or using one of their mobile apps. But there are still taxi ranks at points around the city centre such as at the bus, coach and train stations. You can also stop black and white taxis in the street, but check that the orange taxi sign on the vehicle roof is lit up to show that it’s available.

 

PARKING  

Parking around the campus is limited and restrictions are likely to increase as temporary cycle lanes are installed across the city.  Some universities offer free parking on campus, nevertheless register is required. 

More details can be found below

University of Leeds:

https://students.leeds.ac.uk/localtransport

Leeds Beckett University:

https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/student-experience/life-in-leeds/transport-and-getting-around-leeds/

University of Huddersfield:

https://www.hud.ac.uk/about/maps/#!#_ga=2.255150216.184896146.1607122220-1335287591.1607122220

University of Bradford:

https://www.bradford.ac.uk/my-bradford/a-z/travel-and-transport.php