ICFS 10 - Travel - Getting To Leeds

Beginning at 9:30 AM on 14 July the Leeds 10K run will be taking place throughout central Leeds. This may make getting to the University of Leeds more difficult depending on the final route for the run. For more information please visit Leeds 10K.



  • Leeds is well connected to the British road network. It stands at the intersection of major north–south and east–west roads.
  • The M1 (Motorway – grade-separated expressways) runs north–south from London through Leeds and onwards to the north. At Leeds this road crosses the east–west M62 which connects Leeds with Manchester and Liverpool.
  • Any visitor to Great Britain with a valid drivers license is allowed to operate a motor vehicle.
  • An important reminder to many visitors is that driving in Great Britain occurs on the left hand side of the road. Useful tips can be found at:


  • Leeds City Train Station is the busiest station outside of London. There are frequent connections to London from Kings Cross station as well as all other major UK cities.
  • Approximate travel times to Leeds are:
    • Bradford - 20 min
    • Manchester - 1 hr
    • Sheffield - 45 min to 1 hr 20 min
    • London - 2 hrs to 2 hrs 30 min
    • Newcastle - 1 hr 30 min to 2 hrs 30 min
    • Birmingham - 2 hrs
    • Edinburgh - 3 hrs
    • Doncaster - 30 min to 1 hr
    • Liverpool - 2 hrs
  • Enquiries about schedules and fares can be made at:


  • The National Express bus terminal is in the heart of the city centre. This coach service connects with virtually any city in the United Kingdom and allows easy access to the conference venue on the University of Leeds campus.
  • Enquiries about schedules and fares can be made at: