How to Find Us

Leeds has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK. A frequent train service reaches London in just over two hours. The city has an international airport 8 miles from the centre. Leeds Conservatoire is opposite the city's central bus station, with an extensive local bus network and coach links throughout the country. Leeds  also has fantastic road links to the rest of the UK via the M1, A1 and M62. 

Due to our city centre location and lack of on-campus parking, we strongly recommend you travel to the conservatoire by public transport. 

Our postal address is:

Leeds Conservatoire
3 Quarry Hill
Leeds
LS2 7PD

See 'Travelling By Car' below for post codes to use for journey planning.

Please note: Open Day registration for all subject areas takes place at the main St Peter's Square building. Please do not go directly to either the Playhouse Square building or The Library on Open Days.

Directions

Due to our city centre location and lack of on-campus parking, we strongly recommend you travel to the conservatoire by public transport. 

Please note: Open Day registration for all subject areas takes place at the main St Peter's Square building. Please do not go directly to either the Playhouse Square building or The Library on Open Days.

Travelling By Train

Leeds Conservatoire is a 15 - 20 minute walk (0.8 miles) from Leeds Train Station. 

You can check routes, prices and book online at National Rail.

Approximate Journey Times

  • London to Leeds - 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Cardiff to Leeds – 4 hours
  • Birmingham to Leeds – 2 hours
  • Bristol to Leeds – 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Edinburgh to Leeds – 3 hours
  • Manchester to Leeds – 50 minutes
  • Newcastle to Leeds – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Plymouth to Leeds – 5 hours 40 minutes
Travelling By Bus & Coach

Leeds Conservatoire is two minutes’ walk from Leeds Central Bus & Coach Station. 

You can plan a journey on public transport within West Yorkshire using the Metro Journey Planner.

National Express and Megabus both run coach services to Leeds from locations across the UK.

Approximate Journey Times

  • London to Leeds - 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Cardiff to Leeds – 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Birmingham to Leeds – 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Bristol to Leeds – 5 hours
  • Edinburgh to Leeds – 6 hours
  • Manchester to Leeds – 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Newcastle to Leeds – 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Plymouth to Leeds – 9 hours
Travelling By Plane

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)

Leeds Bradford International Airport is roughly eight miles from Leeds city centre. 

The airport bus 757 stops at Leeds Central Bus Station, which is a 2-minute walk from Leeds Conservatoire.

You can plan your journey using public transport from Leeds Bradford Airport using the Metro Journey Planner.

Approximate Flight Times to Leeds Bradford Airport

  • Amsterdam – 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Barcelona – 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Dublin – 1 hour
  • Dusseldorf – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Paris – 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Rome – 2 hours 50 minutes

Manchester Airport (MAN)

Manchester International Airport is roughly 50 miles from Leeds city centre.

A direct train service links Manchester Airport to Leeds Train Station and takes 1 hour 20 minutes. You can check routes, prices and book online at National Rail.

Approximate Flight Times to Manchester Airport

  • Beijing – 12 hours
  • Copenhagen – 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Dubai – 7 hours 50 minutes
  • Hong Kong – 13-15 hours
  • New York – 8 hours
  • Oslo – 2 hours 10 minutes

Other Nearby Airports

Manchester International Airport is roughly 50 miles from Leeds city centre.

A direct train service links Manchester Airport to Leeds Train Station and takes 1 hour 20 minutes. You can check routes, prices and book online at National Rail.

Approximate Flight Times to Manchester Airport

  • Beijing – 12 hours
  • Copenhagen – 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Dubai – 7 hours 50 minutes
  • Hong Kong – 13-15 hours
  • New York – 8 hours
  • Oslo – 2 hours 10 minutes

Other Nearby Airports

Travelling By Car (Note: No On-Campus Parking Available)

Due to our city centre location and lack of on-campus parking, we strongly recommend you travel to the conservatoire by public transport. 

We have no on-campus car parking at all (there is also no disabled parking on site).

You can park in the nearby NCP 'The Markets' Multi-Storey Car Park on New York Street, near Leeds Kirkgate Market (Post Codes below).

Open Day attendees can pick up discount vouchers for the NCP 'The Markets Multi-Storey Car Park near Leeds Kirkgate Market* on the day from our Reception Team. We have agreed a reduced rate of £7.30 for the day especially for these events.

*Please note the reduced rate only applies to the NCP 'The Markets' Multi-Storey Car Park on New York Street, near Leeds Kirkgate Market not at any other car parks.

Post Codes for Journey Planning

  • For taxi drop off at the door to Reception at St Peter's Square (no parking), input Post Code LS2 7PD.
  • For parking at NCP 'The Markets' Multi-Storey Car Park on New York Street, near Leeds Kirkgate Market, input LS2 7EA

Please note: Open Day registration for all subject areas takes place at the main St Peter's Square building. Please do not go directly to the Playhouse Square building or The Library on Open Days.

Accessible Parking (Note: No On-Campus Parking Available)

We have no on-campus car parking at all. This includes disabled parking. There is no dedicated disabled parking in the immediate vicinity of our St Peter's Square building.

Locally, there are a small number of standard on-street parking spaces on St Peter's Square itself that are free to Blue Badge Holders without time limit. These are not dedicated disabled spaces and are standard on-street spaces which are first-come first-served.

Additionally, there are on-street short-stay (4 hours) spaces for disabled badge holders and further standard meter parking spaces (without time limit) outside Leeds Minster which are approximately a 5-10 minute walk (0.2 miles).

At a similar distance (0.2 miles), there is the multi-storey NCP Multi-Storey Car Park 'The Markets' with dedicated disabled spaces. Blue Badge holders pay the same tariff as other car park users in this car park.

Disabled visitors are welcome to stop outside the building for drop-off.

Visitors with accessibility needs who have a blue badge, please get in touch with us and we will do our best to advise you on nearby blue badge parking bays.

Contact

If you have any questions our enquiries team will be happy to help. You can contact them using the Enquiry Form on our Contact Us page.

Open Days (On-Campus, Live Onlinw & On-Demand)

Find out what it's like to study at Leeds Conservatoire by coming along to one of our Open Days. 

As well as talks and tours specific to the courses you're interested in, you can also chat to our staff and students.

Plus, get immediate access to our On-Demand Open Day.

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