Transport and getting around Leeds

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When it comes to transport and getting around the city, Leeds really is very easy - with great links to other major cities as well as the rest of Yorkshire.

Based in the heart of the UK, Leeds has great transport links, a thriving economy, a vibrant social scene and is one of the greenest cities in Europe. It’s the perfect place to study, work and explore.

City Campus

  • Leeds, LS1 3HE

Headingley Campus

  • Leeds, LS16 5LF

Getting around the city

 

Leeds is easy to navigate on foot, and the city’s strong public transport network means that you don’t need your own car to get around.

City Campus buildings are between two and 14 minutes’ walk from Leeds station, and from Headingley train station, you could walk to Headingley Campus in 15 minutes, Carnegie Pavilion in 12 minutes and Headingley Stand in eight minutes.

Cycling is the perfect way to get around Leeds! The city has many keen cyclists, as well as Yorkshire being home to the Tour de Yorkshire.

You could hire a bike for just £35 per semester and £50 per year (plus £100 returnable deposit). We have great facilities at both campuses for cyclists, including our bike hub where you will be able to access cycle skills workshops and maintenance training, secure cycle parking, showers and lockers.

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Leeds has fantastic bus routes not only around the city, but further beyond too. You can hop on the 36 and be in Harrogate in no time - perfect if you're on a budget too! First Buses have a very useful app which makes getting around simple, and you don't need to worry about change.

It’s also just a short bus ride between our two campuses, and you can download the bus timetables below.

Bus Timetables
Your welfare and safety is our priority, that’s why we continue to work with Amber Cars who will pick you up and take you home, whatever the situation – even if you find yourself without the fare. All you need to do is give your student ID or Campus Card to one of the firm’s friendly drivers and sign a receipt. You can get your card back by paying the fare at the Students’ Union within three days.

Leeds is easy to navigate on foot, and the city’s strong public transport network means that you don’t need your own car to get around.

City Campus buildings are between two and 14 minutes’ walk from Leeds station, and from Headingley train station, you could walk to Headingley Campus in 15 minutes, Carnegie Pavilion in 12 minutes and Headingley Stand in eight minutes.

Cycling is the perfect way to get around Leeds! The city has many keen cyclists, as well as Yorkshire being home to the Tour de Yorkshire.

You could hire a bike for just £35 per semester and £50 per year (plus £100 returnable deposit). We have great facilities at both campuses for cyclists, including our bike hub where you will be able to access cycle skills workshops and maintenance training, secure cycle parking, showers and lockers.

Leeds has fantastic bus routes not only around the city, but further beyond too. You can hop on the 36 and be in Harrogate in no time - perfect if you're on a budget too! First Buses have a very useful app which makes getting around simple, and you don't need to worry about change.

It’s also just a short bus ride between our two campuses, and you can download the bus timetables below.

Your welfare and safety is our priority, that’s why we continue to work with Amber Cars who will pick you up and take you home, whatever the situation – even if you find yourself without the fare. All you need to do is give your student ID or Campus Card to one of the firm’s friendly drivers and sign a receipt. You can get your card back by paying the fare at the Students’ Union within three days.

Getting to Leeds

 

Leeds Bradford Airport is only eight miles from City Campus and can be reached easily by bus or taxi, providing you with direct access to more than 70 European destinations, including 11 capital cities, and connecting flights to countries all across the world.

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You don’t need a car to access our campuses or get around Leeds, and parking on campus is extremely limited for students, unless you are a Blue Badge holder. Sometimes, driving 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 below.

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Leeds is less than two-and-a-half hours from London and there are direct train services to most major cities in the UK. If you're looking to explore Yorkshire, you'll also find that rail lines like Northern Rail do tickets specifically allowing you to explore coast to coast, hopping on and off whenever you want. 

Explore Yorkshire

Leeds Bradford Airport is only eight miles from City Campus and can be reached easily by bus or taxi, providing you with direct access to more than 70 European destinations, including 11 capital cities, and connecting flights to countries all across the world.

You don’t need a car to access our campuses or get around Leeds, and parking on campus is extremely limited for students, unless you are a Blue Badge holder. Sometimes, driving 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 below.

Leeds is less than two-and-a-half hours from London and there are direct train services to most major cities in the UK. If you're looking to explore Yorkshire, you'll also find that rail lines like Northern Rail do tickets specifically allowing you to explore coast to coast, hopping on and off whenever you want. 

Start your Student Experience

Are you ready to start your student experience with us here at Leeds Beckett? Follow the links below to get a taste of what we have to offer.

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