Getting to Leeds

Getting to Leeds is incredibly easy. Located in the heart of the UK, it’s one of the country’s most accessible cities.

Leeds, Wakefield Westgate and Bradford Interchange all enjoy regular services from London with Virgin Trains East Coast, as well as connecting to Edinburgh. The quickest journey time between Leeds and London is two hours and at peak times services run every half an hour. With Eurostar connections at St Pancras, journeys from Brussels and Paris to Leeds take just over five hours. There are also excellent rail links between Leeds and all other major UK cities and Scotland.

It’s also easy to get to Leeds if you’re travelling by car, as the city is located at the cross roads between the M62 and the M1, making it easy to reach from all directions.

Leeds Bradford Airport is situated just eight miles from Leeds City Centre and is one of the fastest growing regional airports in the UK. You can now fly directly into Leeds Bradford on a scheduled flight from over 75 international and domestic destinations including Geneva, Paris, London, Berlin and Rome. Manchester International Airport, which serves over 190 destinations directly, is one hour twenty minutes by direct train to Leeds City Centre and just over 


Image: Leeds Train Station.

Travelling by public transport? We have plenty of options

Shuttle bus 

To enable competitors and spectators to attend events in Roundhay Park a shuttle bus service will be operating on Saturday and Sunday from Eastgate roundabout (near Leeds Bus Station) to Roundhay Park (Princes Avenue former Tram stop). 

Through both Saturday and Sunday the buses will run frequently with exact times set to be confirmed in due course.

A small fee will apply for return travel for non-competitors.

Park and Ride

The two Leeds Park and Ride sites will be open over the weekend, at Elland Road and Temple Green. If you’re attending the event in the city centre and travelling by car, please make use of this facility as parking in the city centre will be limited. For details go to

Where to watch

For details about where to watch click here.


As the unofficial capital of Yorkshire, Leeds is the gateway to the North and is exceptionally well connected, making it the perfect base from which to explore the incredible Yorkshire countryside.

Just twenty minutes by car from the centre of Leeds and you’re in the Yorkshire Dales National Park - one of the UK’s largest National Parks. Here you’ll find a rich cultural heritage, as well as spectacular natural landscapes, which are perfect for walking, hiking and cycling.

The North Yorkshire Moors is another of the UK’s National Parks and is just under an hour from Leeds. Also comprising the Yorkshire coastline on the East of the UK, this is made up of 45 miles of beautiful beaches, dramatic cliffs and quaint seaside towns and villages.

(The estate at Temple Newsam)