Travel and Accommodation

Visiting the University and City of Leeds

University of Leeds Parkinson Building at night

The University of Leeds is located in the vibrant centre of the city, which attracts visitors from across the world. It was named by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 European cities to visit in 2017.

Leeds has particular strengths in a range of key sectors including: health and innovation; financial and professional services; digital, data and technology; and advanced manufacturing. 

More information about Leeds City Region can be found here


By air
Leeds is served by two major airports: Leeds Bradford (LBA) and Manchester (MAN). Regular flights are available from a huge number of European and International cities.

From Leeds Bradford Airport
Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is approximately 8 miles away from the University. Taxi journeys are inexpensive but you can explore other options using the airport website.

From Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport (MAN) is approximately 60 miles from Leeds. The airport is served by its own train station with journey times to Leeds from 1h 10. Please see National Rail Enquiries for details. Alternatively you can organise an airport transfer if you prefer.

From London Heathrow
London Heathrow (LHR) is approximately 200 miles from Leeds. From here we recommend traveling by train. From the airport, trains and tube trains depart for London King's Cross/ St Pancras stations in the City of London. From here journey times to Leeds by train start at 2h 14. Please see National Rail Enquiries for details. 

Hotel accommodation

You can access discounted hotel accommodation in Leeds City Centre here. Please note that although the Consortium begins on Wednesday 27th, hotels reserved by the University are available from Tuesday 26th to allow for delegates to recover from jetlag. This is entirely optional.

If you would prefer to book an alternative please feel free to do so.


Campus map