Life in Leeds
Transport and Getting Around
Leeds Beckett is well connected. Both City and Headingley campuses are within easy walking distance of most halls of residence and the main student areas.
We have excellent public transport, cycling and walking facilities. Our city campus buildings are all within easy walking distance of Leeds City Rail station. Headingley Campus has its own bus stop on campus and is 3 miles out of the city centre on a well-served bus corridor. Headingley Stadium is just a 10 minute walk from Burley Park train station, one stop from Leeds.
As a student at Leeds Beckett University, you can benefit from our student bike hire scheme Velocampus, discounted public transport travel passes, great facilities on campus for cyclists, walkers and motorcyclists, car sharing, discounted city car club membership and more. Find out more about all your travel options here and see if you could make your journey to university cheaper or more sustainable. Just changing the way you travel a couple of days a week could make a huge difference.
A 6 mile cycle to uni at a leisurely pace could take you around 30-40 minutes. Our students can hire a bike for just £35/semester and £50/year (plus £100 returnable deposit).
We have great facilities at uni for cyclists including our campus bike hub where you can maintain your bike and receive advice for free, cycle skills and maintenance training, secure cycle parking, showers and lockers.
Student Bike Hire
Our students can hire a bike for just £35/semester and £50/year (plus £100 returnable deposit).
Both our campuses and halls of residences are well connected by public transport.
The main City Campus buildings are between two and fourteen mins walk from Leeds train station. Headingley campus is a 15 minute walk from Headingley train station and Headingley Carnegie Pavilion and Stand are a 12 and 8 minute walk from Headingley and Burley Park stations.
For some journeys travelling by car is the only option but you can still reduce your costs and fuel consumption. Find out more about car sharing, greener driving, car clubs and car parking on campus.
Limited car parking is available at both City and Headingley campuses. Unless you are subject to exemption there is a charge for parking at both campuses.
Taxis and private hire
Find out more about taxis in Leeds and how you can get a taxi if you have no cash on you.
Our transport strategy
Our Transport Strategy 2012-2015 sets out how we are encouraging our staff, students and visitors to travel to our University sustainably. We have had a Transport Strategy since 2002 and have been monitoring how our staff and students travel to University since 2000 in annual Travel to Uni surveys. From 2011 we have been monitoring CO2 emissions from our travel and will be setting targets to reduce it.