Directions (Taken from University website)


The conference Venue

The conference will be held at the School of English, 10 Cavendish Road in the heart of University of Leeds campus.

School of English
University of Leeds
10, Cavendish Road, Leeds

You can explore campus on your mobile device with the university’s  interactive campus map  or if you prefer, download the  printable map.


Use postcode Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom for directions to the University of Leeds campus.

Travelling to Leeds

Tickets on public transport are usually cheaper when booked in advance. You should look to book your journey as soon as possible after your flight is booked.

Access by Air

There are a number of airports which are accessible from Leeds. Below you can find travel information on four airports you might choose to travel to.


Leeds-Bradford Airport is around 12 kilometres from the centre of Leeds. As it is a small local airport, immigration queues will often be shorter than other airports. You should be able to reach your accommodation by taxi from the airport. Alternatively, you can catch a bus to Leeds city centre.


Manchester Airport is around 90km from the centre of Leeds.

Train: you can get a direct train from Manchester Airport to Leeds train station. The journey will take around one hour and twenty minutes. Coach: the coach fare from Manchester Airport to Leeds Coach Station will usually be the cheapest option. The journey will take around two hours and 30 minutes.Taxi: the taxi fare from Manchester Airport to Leeds Train Station will be more expensive than public transport. The journey will take around one hour and twenty minutes.


London Heathrow Airport is around 320km away from Leeds.

Plane: you can get an internal flight to Leeds Bradford Airport. This must be booked in advance.Coach: the coach is usually the cheapest option and the journey will take around six hours.Train: there is no direct train from Heathrow Airport to Leeds. You would need to change trains twice in London. The journey will take around three hours and forty minutes.


Gatwick airport is around 380km from Leeds city centre.

Coach: the coach is usually the cheapest option and will take seven to eight hours.Train: there is no direct train from Gatwick to Leeds and you would need to change trains twice in London. The journey would take around three hours and forty minutes.


Public transport in the UK is usually convenient and reliable. Leeds railway station connects us with all major UK cities and has a fast and efficient London service.

You can find train times and buy tickets on the National Rail website



Coach travel is generally cheaper than train travel but takes longer. Most coach services run by National Express and Megabus arrive and depart at the bus and coach station in the city centre. Some National Express services also stop outside the Parkinson Building. To check prices, tickets, coach times and routes as well as more information, visit the National Express website or the Megabus website.

If you will be travelling in London, find out about London buses and the underground.

More information about UK public transport is available from Traveline.

Local bus services

Leeds is a compact city and it’s relatively easy to find your way around, whether you’re on foot, cycling or on a bus. Most university residences and local facilities are within a three-mile radius of the University, and Leeds has an extensive public transport network. The university is  committed to supporting cycling by offering secure cycle parking, training and bicycle maintenance services. University of Leeds is also very focused on providing sustainable and environmentally friendly transport options. Find out more about sustainable transport on the sustainability website and in the University travel guide.


During the day buses run past the University up to every three minutes and all services go into the city centre for easy access to the city bus station or train station. Journeys on FirstLeeds services 1, 6, 28 and 97 cost just £1 for any single journey between the University and Headingley and service 1 operates until 3am from Monday to Saturday.

There is a range of daily, weekly, monthly and term tickets available. Daily and weekly tickets can be purchased on the buses.  Find out more on the FirstLeeds website.


There are taxi ranks outside the Parkinson Building and at the bus, coach and train stations, as well as at points around the city centre. You can also stop black and white taxis in the street, but check that the orange taxi sign on the vehicle roof is lit up to show that it’s available.

Other taxis, which are usually cheaper, must be booked in advance by phone, online or using one of their mobile apps. Only take a marked taxi car, and ask the driver beforehand for an estimation of how much the journey will cost. If you have no immediate access to money for a taxi, you can use the use the Amber Cars Student Safety Scheme to get home.


Car parking on campus is limited, and we’re also committed to reducing our carbon emissions, so we encourage students and staff to walk, cycle or use public transport when possible.

The University has designated parking spaces on campus for disabled people. To use these spaces you’ll need to apply for a disabled parking permit for the University. If you have a “blue badge”, you’ll need to show this and your ID to the car parking administrator for processing.

Non-blue badge holders who still require disabled parking, including those with a long-term or temporary mobility issue or other impairment, can apply for a University disabled parking permit through the Car Parking Team.

If you’re from outside the UK, you should check all the rules and procedures before driving in the UK as there are very strict legal requirements.

Bike or Walking Directions

Leeds is fairly flat and there’s plenty to see, so the best way to discover the city is on foot or by bike. By cycling or walking you can achieve a higher level of fitness and save money at the same time. The Leeds railway station is not very far from the main campus where Parkinson Building is located. The campus map may help you find you way to parts of the University. If you’re thinking about cycling to the University, there are showers and secure bike racks for use to make your journey more pleasant and to help protect your bike while you’re on campus.

You can hire a bicycle for a small charge, and receive free cycle training from our campus bike hub. The bike hub also offers bike maintenance facilities and information on cycle storage, routes, safety and training.

Walking From Leeds train station to the School of English, University of Leeds



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