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Elland Road Park and Ride

Open 23rd June 2014

The 800-space facility on Elland Road opened on Monday 23 June 2014. Cllr Richard Lewis, Lead Member for Transport and the Economy attended an official launch event of the facility which has been delivered in partnership with The Combined Authority and First Group. Construction of the £2.8m car park and access road started in January 2014 and was opened on time to provide parking capacity for the Tour De France.

Tickets and Fares

Day tickets are £3, however please see the Metro website in the External links section for details of special offers and discounts.

Bus Service

The bus service provides a 10-minute shuttle service into the city centre providing a bus every 10 minutes from 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday. Convenient stops on Boar Lane in the City Centre drop Park and Ride customers near to Trinity Quarter and other City Centre shops and offices. Additional stops south of the river provide for commuters and business trips to offices in this area. 

Users can find all the information they need about payments, timetables, match days, special offers and discounts at the Metro website - see External links.

Getting There

The Park and Ride on Elland Road is located adjacent to the Leeds United football stadium, just off Junction 2 of the M621 motorway and near to the A643.

Postcode: LS11 8TU​

The entrance to the Park and Ride is opposite the entrance to the new West Yorkshire Police Headquarters, between Elland Road Stadium and the Railway Bridge 


Parking is free and limited to users of the bus service. 

The site is locked 15 minutes after the last bus returns and overnight parking is not allowed.

Match Days

The Park and Ride service will not run on Saturday match days as the car park will be used for supporter parking. For weekday evening matches, the Park and Ride will still operate as the number of cars still parked in the car park approaching kick off time will be very low and there is sufficient capacity on the wider Elland Road site for supporters.

Height and Weight Restrictions

There are no height barriers located on the park and ride, only weight restrictions. For example, no HGV’s or coaches etc. Motorhomes are acceptable, we recommend that you park such vehicles to the rear of the car park. You will not be charged an additional cost for taking up more than one space.


Park and Ride is an important part of the transport strategy for the city. Supply of parking capacity for the city centre is vital for the economy of the city. Park and Ride helps to reduce congestion and improve air quality in the city by reducing the number of cars entering the city centre. 

Significant numbers of commuter, shopping and recreational trips to Leeds city centre already use Park and Ride at rail stations. The NGT Trolleybus scheme also includes two large Park and Ride sites at Stourton and Boddington. A further site is planned in the Aire Valley adjacent to the A63 East Leeds Link Road. Elland Road will complement these existing and planned sites catering for trips from the south west on the M62/M621 corridor. A master planning exercise was undertaken in 2007 for the area surrounding Elland Road football stadium. The masterplan outlined the types and scale of development possible on the site and set out a requirement to retain 2,750 match day parking spaces. Matchday parking is used infrequently (less than 28 days a year) and in order to make better use of the area Park and Ride was proposed. 

Further information can be found by using any of the following methods:  


  • emailing us: highways@leeds.gov.uk
  • by phone: 0113 222 4407
  • in writing: Leeds City Council, Highways and Transportation, Ring Road Middleton, Leeds, LS10 4AX