About the University of Leicester


a bus in motion between halls and campusGetting to Leicester and to the rest of the UK is made easy by the city’s excellent rail and road connections. Leicester is centrally located within the UK and only 65 minutes from London.

Getting to the University


If you're arriving by train, we're about a 20-minute walk from the train station located on London Road. Enter LE1 7RH into Google Maps to help find your way if you choose to walk from the station. Alternatively, there is a taxi rank located just outside the main station entrance or you can jump on the Arriva 48 bus.


If you’re coming by coach you will arrive into Leicester St Margaret's Bus Station. Our campus is roughly a 35-minute walk away. Enter LE1 7RH into Google Maps to help find your way if you choose to walk from the bus station. The Arriva 48 bus runs frequently from the Haymarket Bus Station in the city centre to University Road. (Return journey is the 47 bus.) 


We have a multi-storey pay-as-you-go car park just next to campus. The postcode is LE2 7TG. NB. Maximum height is 2.1m!

The postcode for the The Village accommodation is LE2 2LH. There is free parking available at the Village.

Brookfield campus is on Holmfield Road, LE2 1SD, where you can park for free.

There are also a number of pay and display car parks near main campus.

If you need an accessible space on campus, please email our Parking Office two working days before you come to campus.


Our nearest airport is East Midlands Airport (approximately 20 miles from campus). We can also be reached easily from Birmingham Airport, Stansted Airport, Luton Airport and Heathrow.

Getting about in Leicester

Packed with information and advice on walking, cycling, public transport and car sharing – the Choose How You Move website is a one stop shop for travel in Leicester and Leicestershire.


Our Students’ Union has an agreement with a local taxi firm for a 10% student discount and a fixed rate service between campus and popular destinations.


You can make use of regular buses that cover the city centre and county. There's also a dedicated bus service running between The Village and campus - you can buy a termly pass from The Village reception.


Medical students can travel for free on the Hospital Hopper shuttle service which connects Leicester's three hospitals. Please note, if you do not have a University Hospitals Leicester NHS ID badge, standard fares will apply.


Cycling is a very popular, cheap and environmentally friendly way to travel about Leicester. Leicester is a cyclist friendly city with many dedicated cycle paths lanes on most of the roads between halls and main campus. We have a large underground bicycle store in the centre of campus for over 300 bikes and there are additional bicycle racks at most of our other locations.

Leicester City Council provide a vast amount of information on cycling, free PDF maps and an excellent online interactive map to help you plan your journey.

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