Car parking

There are pay and display car parks on both campuses which are open to visitors at all times. You may be able to park on campus for free at certain events such as Open Days, so please check with the event organisers if you have any queries.

Visitors to Headingley Campus should use the main entrance off Churchwood Avenue (for sat nav use: LS16 5LF), as St Chad’s Drive entrance is for permit holders only.  

There is a public pay and display car park at Headingley Campus accessed from the Churchwood Avenue entrance. Car parking is charged as following:-


Time  Price 
Per Hour  80p 


Blue badge holders can park for free at Headingley Campus.

There is convenient public pay and display car park at the Rose Bowl (for sat nav use LS1 3HB), the car park is split into two sections; directly outside the Rose Bowl there is an open-air car park and there is an underground car park below the Rose Bowl. Both are accessible via Portland Crescent. 

Car Parking Update - Saturday 28th May 2016

Due to a University event please can all permit holders ensure their vehicles are removed from the car park by 7.00 pm on Friday 27th May 2016. The Car Park will be closed on Saturday 28th May and Sunday 29th May, it will reopen at 6am on Monday 30th May.

Car Parking is charged as following:

 Before 3pm

Time  Price 
0-1 Hours  £1.50 
1-2 Hours  £3.00 
2-3 Hours  £4.50 
4-5 Hours  £6.50 
5+ Hours  £25.00 

 After 3pm

Time  Price 
0-1 Hours  £1.50 
1-2 Hours  £3.00 
3+ Hours  £5.00

Blue badge spaces are located in the open air-pay and display car park. Blue badge holders can park for free at Broadcasting Place.

Alternative public car parks are available across the city centre and Woodhouse Lane is the nearest to the City Campus. See for more information and charges.

Car Parking for events in the city

The Rose Bowl Car Park is ideally located for visitors attending events at the First Direct Arena, Millennium Square or the O2 Academy. Parking from 3pm until 1.30am is available for only £5.00 and offers fantastic access both before and after the event. With car parking near the First Direct Arena, it is the perfect location to park your car.