public transport

Page last updated:
19 Oct 2021

Both our campuses and our halls of residences are well connected by public transport.

On this page you will find information about public transport routes for our City and Headingley Campuses. Whilst every effort is made to keep this page up-to-date, for the most recent timetables please see: 

Travelling by bus

Both our campuses have frequent bus services, including:

  • The Leeds CityBus Service 5 that links the bus and rail stations to our City Campus
  • The Leeds CityBus Service 1 runs between Beeston, City Centre, City Campus and Headingley Campus

For Leeds CityBus timetables, please see the West Yorkshire Metro website.

First Leeds also offer tickets for students. For more information on prices, routes and frequency of buses, please see the First Leeds website.

Travelling by train

Getting to City Campus

The main City Campus buildings are between a 2 minute and 14 minute walk from Leeds Train Station.

Getting to Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus is a 15 minute walk from Headingley Train Station. Headingley Carnegie Pavilion and Stand are an 8 minute walk from Burley Park Train Station and a 12 minute walk from Headingley Train Station.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)


If you are likely to use different bus companies or travel by bus and train in West Yorkshire, find out what travel passes are available.

If you are only likely to use First buses, you can get discounted monthly or term tickets.

Students get a 1/3 discount on rail fares across the UK with a 16-25 railcard. Rail fares may be cheaper if you book in advance and directly through the operator's own website. Train fares and services can be found on the National Rail website.


Your Next Bus is Metro's bus departure times service.

First Buses also have a Find Your Next Bus service. This is also available via the First Bus app for Android and iOS.

Contact the transport team

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