Getting to Leeds by Air
We recommend that you fly to Leeds-Bradford Airport or Manchester Airport. You will also find train and coach connections from other major transport hubs to Leeds.
a) From Leeds-Bradford Airport
Metroconnect 757 provides a direct service between Leeds-Bradford International Airport and Leeds City Train Station. The journey takes between 40 minutes and 1 hour, depending on time of day. The service runs every 20-30 minutes during the day, but less frequently in the early morning and evening. The timetable for the route can be found at the following web address:
Taxi: A taxi ride from the airport to Leeds University will cost approximately £20.00. Taxis are available for hire at the airport, but can also be pre-booked by visiting http://www.arrowprivatehire.co.uk/.
b) From Manchester Airport
There is a direct train connection from Manchester Airport to Leeds City Train Station. Train timetables and fare information can be found at http://www.tpexpress.co.uk/. The service runs approximately every 30 minutes and the journey takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes. We recommend that you purchase a return ticket, which is considerably cheaper than two singles.
c) From London
If you are flying to one of London’s airports, you will need to travel into the centre of London to Kings Cross Station, where you will be able to catch a train to Leeds. We recommend that you book a return ticket as early as possible, as this is much cheaper than buying tickets at the station on the day of travel. Train timetables and fare information, including cheaper advance purchase tickets, can be found at http://www.eastcoast.co.uk/ or http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/. If you buy your tickets online, you will be able to collect the tickets at the departure station from a ticket machine. You will need the credit card which was used to make the booking and the unique booking reference number.
Getting to the Conference Venue
The onsite conference venes are located in G02 and G31 of the Maurice Keyworth Building, and Michael Sidler Building. Both buildings stand on the campus centre of the University of Leeds. For directions, click on the on-campus map or use google maps.
Leeds City Centre is compact and it is easy to get around on foot. If required, taxis park outside the venue or can be arranged by hotel staff. Alternatively, the city has a good bus service. For more information about local transport, please see www.wymetro.com.