Welcome to our Sustainable Transport pages! From here you can navigate to advice on various travel modes and related information.

Active Travel

We want to help staff and students travel to the University actively – by walking, running and cycling where possible. Latest advice and information can be found on our new dedicated Active Travel page.


For latest overall travel advice relating to COVID-19 guidance, including the wearing of face coverings on public transport, social distancing measures, availability of services and ensuring that you check your journey in advance and allow extra time, please see the University’s dedicated Commuting to campus page.

How to get to the University of Leeds

To find us, directions and our campus map are found here. Leeds has a compact City Centre and good public transport services making it easy to get around whether you are on foot, on bike or using the bus, encouraging these sustainable transport options is at the heart of our travel plans. The majority of student residences and local facilities are within 3 miles of the University and the campus itself is located on the outskirts of the City Centre within 20 minutes’ walk from Leeds train station. We ensure our staff, students and visitors know how to get here in a sustainable way.

We have a range of facilities available on campus to ensure you can match your lifestyle and personal needs to utilising more sustainable travel options and continue to offer staff benefits such as travel pass discounts, staff cycle to work schemethe Bike hub and excellent public transport links available just outside Parkinson steps. The university also has a commitment to increasing the efficiency of its fleet vehicles and reduce the need for business travel by providing video-conferencing facilities.

Tell us about your travel experience!

If you are travelling to campus or have done so recently, we would love to hear from you to help inform our travel support offering and to help us to provide feedback to city partners including public transport operators on comments from our staff, students and visitors or to raise any reported issues . If you would like to share your travel to campus experience with us – or want help or advice on travelling to the University – you can contact us at sustainability@leeds.ac.uk

For more information on sustainable travel options, please click on the buttons below.

Sustainable Change for the future

Our aim is to become a University with a reputation for outstanding performance on sustainability; a university that challenges the status quo and is renowned for its open, welcoming environment. We are committed to making the most of resources and fostering a staff and student body where sustainable travel is the norm in order to reduce our carbon emissions and to tackle impacts at a local and global level. You can read more about the University of Leeds Sustainability Strategy here .