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Travel and parking for visitors with accessibility needs

Getting around campus


The level of physical access to the campus is good. Buildings throughout the campus are linked by covered ways and ramps replace steps at ground level in most parts of the University, so that there is fairly free movement for wheelchairs.

The main teaching, lecture and social spaces have been checked for physical accessibility. All lecture theatres and most seminar rooms have hearing loops. Most buildings have an accessible lavatory, and there are disabled refuges throughout the campus with an intercom.

There is a Duty Manager at public events in the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall and Central Hall.

All public access buildings have lifts.


Most car parks have accessible bays reserved for visitors or staff with a blue badge or a University disabled badge:

There is limited accessible parking at King's Manor - check first with the receptionists (tel: 01904 323995) for availability.

Parking on Campus East

Parking is available close to some Campus East buildings. Please note, there are barriers in operation on Campus East, and visitors should be aware of the following information.

Pre-planned visitors

Please contact us on (giving as much notice as possible) to let us know if you are expecting a visitor who will need cluster parking so it can be allocated and reserved for their entire visit. On arrival, the visitor can either press the intercom and announce their arrival to have the barrier lifted, or take a paper ticket which will allow access. To leave the cluster they will need a barrier ticket, available from the departmental administrator who made the booking.

Unannounced visitors

Unannounced visitors will need to take a paper ticket to access the site and get it validated by the receptionist in the Ron Cooke Hub before they leave. If the stay is longer than 45 minutes they will need to press the intercom to ask for the barrier to be opened when they leave.

Buses to campus

All buses on the 66 route from the train station to the University are wheelchair-accessible. Outside rush hour periods, the journey takes around 20 minutes. Transport on the 66 and ub.1 between Campus West and East is free.


A journey by taxi from the railway station to the University takes from 15 to 20 minutes and costs about £8.

Drop-off points for common campus destinations:

  • Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall (just off University Road) has a labelled accessible entrance and you can be dropped off just next to it.
  • Information Centre (next to Market Square, Campus Central parking)
  • Central Hall (in the centre, at the lake. You can be dropped off at the end of Harewood Way)
  • Exhibition Centre (southern edge of the lake, Campus South or West parking)
  • J B Morrell Library and Borthwick Institute (Campus Central or North parking)
  • National STEM Learning Centre (NSLC) (Campus North parking)