How to Get Here

How to find the University of Bradford's main campus

Bradford is conveniently situated in the centre of the UK and is easily reached by road, rail or air.


By Car         

The best routes into Bradford are:

From the south, east or west of Bradford - M62 and the M606.

From the north-west of Bradford - A629/A650 via Skipton and Keighley.

From the north-east - A1 or A19, and reach Bradford via the A59 and then the A658 south of Harrogate.

Postcodes for Sat Nav purposes are: City Campus: BD7 1AZ 

There is parking available on campus off Longside Lane (Sat Nav: BD7 1SA). Car parking is available on campus from 17:30 Friday until 08:00 Monday. Parking on campus is not available before 17:30 on Friday.


By Train          

Bradford has two train stations - Bradford Interchange and Bradford Forster Square. Both stations have extensive rail links, though many involve changing at Leeds. The Interchange is where you will probably arrive. Approximate journey times are:

London, King's Cross - 3 hours

Birmingham - 3 hours

Edinburgh - 4 hours

Cardiff – 5 hours


Getting to City Campus

Walking takes about 15 minutes, though it is partly uphill. From the Interchange, come down the hill, across the crossing and turn left in front of City Hall. Or, if coming from Forster Square station, walk along past the "Fibres" sculpture out onto Cheapside, then along Market Street to City Hall. 

From City Hall, walk across City Park. Cross the road and walk left towards the glass front of the Alhambra Theatre. Turn right up Great Horton Road just before the Alhambra Theatre. The University is about 300 meters up this hill, beyond the College. Walk past the side entrance and take the next right onto City Campus, where you will be able to access the main entrance to the Richmond Building as well as other buildings at the City Campus.

Alternatively, and especially if you have luggage, you can take a taxi up to City Campus, costing about £4.00. Taxis can be found outside of the Interchange in the taxi ranks. Alternatively, a LEAP taxi can be booked for about £2.50 – phone bookings only - on 01274 392694. 


By Plane

There are direct regular air services into Leeds/Bradford International Airport, 8 miles (13 km) from the University, from various cities around the UK and Ireland as well as from many international locations.

Bradford can be reached from the Airport by taxi at a cost of about £25. There is also an hourly bus service to Bradford Interchange at a cost of around £4.00. 



Team Registration will open at 12:00 on the Friday and continue until 23:00 in the Richmond Building, shown in the image below. Usually, the nominated team member will collect the entire teams welcome pack and passes – these passes are required to be visible at all times while on campus for security reasons. If you should lose your pass, please return to Registration with some form of formal identification to be re-issued a pass. Registration will be open the following Saturday morning for any latecomers, from 08:30 to 09:30.