Leeds City Square is now closed to general traffic meaning that only buses, emergency vehicles, hackney taxis, pedestrians and cycle users can access City Square. General traffic (like cars, motorcycles and private hire vehicles) can no longer access City Square.
If you do need to drive into the city centre, please be mindful that access to some destinations has changed. Plan ahead to avoid being affected by bus gates now in operation on East Parade, King Street, Infirmary Street, City Square and Neville Street.
If you’re using a SatNav device, make sure to update the mapping (if required) to avoid being routed via restricted routes where bus gates are now in operation.
Access to/from the city centre should be via the Ring Road and then a relevant junction or link. More information and alternative routes can be found below.
View access and diversion routes, including routes for motorists who can travel to their destination without driving through the city centre. The maps are also easily printable as pdf documents at the bottom of the page.
Motorists who can travel to their destination without driving through the city centre are encouraged to consider a number of diversionary routes.
These involve using junctions 4 and 2 of the M621, depending on your destination of travel.
Motorists who must use junction 3 of the M621 to travel into the city centre are urged to follow Great Wilson Street and Hunslet Road to join the diversionary route at South Accommodation Road.
In all instances, motorists are encouraged to plan their journey in advance and allow extra time, or consider alternative ways to travel like using the Park & Ride from Stourton, Elland Road or Temple Green.
Blue badge parking is available across the city centre. Visit this page for more information on where blue badge holders can and can’t park and an interactive map highlighting 131 available spaces across 26 locations in the city centre.
It's still easy to access car parks in the city centre. Use the directions below for routes to car parks. The maps also show diversion routes into the city.
Below are directions to key destinations throughout the city. In most instances we've provided more than one route depending on whether you would use junction 2 or 4 of the M621.