Leeds Park and Ride

As Leeds is a busy, bustling city, finding cheap parking close to the city centre can become a bit of a chore, which is why we’re a real advocate for park and ride. This allows you to park outside of the city centre free of charge and hop on the local bus service into the city.

How many park and ride sites are there in Leeds

There are three park and ride sites in Leeds with direct routes into the city; Elland Road, Temple Green and Stourton.

Elland Road Park and Ride

Address: LS11 0EB

Opening Times: Mon – Fri: 06.00am – 08.30pm, Saturday: 07.00am – 06.50pm, Sunday: 10.10am – 05.30pm

Spaces: 1,358

Temple Green Park and Ride

Address: LS9 0AA

Opening Times: Mon – Fri: 06.00am – 09.00pm, Saturday: Closed, Sunday: Closed

Spaces: 1,391

Stourton Park and Ride

Address: LS10 1FF

Opening Times: Mon – Fri: 06.00am – 08.30pm, Saturday: 07.00am – 06.50pm, Sunday: 10.10am – 05.30pm

Spaces: 1,200

Cost to park at park and ride sites in Leeds

Parking at Leeds park and ride sites is free, providing you purchase a bus ticket which costs just £3 to get to and from the city centre.

Park and Ride SiteParking Charge
Elland Road Park and RideFree
Temple Green Park and RideFree
Stourton Park and RideFree
Leeds park and ride charges

Leeds park and ride ticket prices 2024

The cost to get from Leeds park and ride sites into the city centre costs just £3 for a return journey.

2024 ticket prices for the park and ride service in Leeds is as follows:

Park and Ride SiteBus Ticket Charge
Elland Road Park and RideDaily: £4
Weekend: £6.50 for 5 people (not on match days)
Children (under 19): Free with paying adult
Temple Green Park and RideDaily: £4
Weekend: £6.50 for 5 people
Children (under 19): Free with paying adult
Stourton Park and RideDaily: £4
Weekend: £6.50 for 5 people, £2.50 per person
Children (under 19): Free with paying adult
Leeds park and ride ticket

Overnight parking at Leeds park and ride sites

Leeds park and ride sites don’t operate through the night but each park and ride site has its own opening times:

Park and Ride SiteOpening Times
Elland Road Park and RideMon – Fri: 06.00am – 08.30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Temple Green Park and RideMon – Fri: 06.00am – 09.00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Stourton Park and RideMon – Fri: 06.00am – 08.30pm
Saturday: 07.00am – 06.50pm
Sunday: Closed
Leeds park and ride opening times

Motorhome parking at Leeds park and ride sites

Height restriction barriers are in place at all park and ride sites across Leeds, so motorhomes are not permitted.

Our review of Leeds Park & Ride

We decided to use the park & ride site located at Temple Green, just off the M1 close to Skelton Lake Services, which was really easy to get to – you come off the M1 and on the roundabout, head towards Leeds. At the next roundabout, you’ll see a Morrisons petrol station where you take the turning into the park & ride site.

We probably counted 10 other cars in the car park, which seemed like a shame, given how efficient the park & ride service is (although this was on a Saturday, when they ran on weekends).

After walking the 20 yards to the waiting room, where you can purchase tickets and rest your feet and stay dry whilst you wait for your bus, we found there was a bus already waiting.

Temple green park & ride

It didn’t feel like we were on the bus for too long, maybe 10 minutes at best, but the great thing is, there are no other stops scheduled, so you are straight in to Leeds in no time.

The bus arrives on Lower Briggate, just a 2 minute walk from Leeds Trinity and you will get back on the bus in the same place.

The buses all seemed pretty much brand new – they were clean, tidy and had USB charge points you could use. All in all, we would definitely recommend using the park & ride service next time you visit Leeds.

There are two other park & ride sites so you can take advantage of free parking from whichever direction you come from.