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Directions And Parking

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On Foot

It’s easy to reach the first direct arena on foot. Visit for the walking journey planner or head over to download a walking map.

Public Transport

Nearest Bus Stops

  • Clay Pit Lane
  • Wade Lane/Lovell Park Road
  • Woodhouse Lane

Nearest Bus Stations & Services (information subject to change)

Leeds City Bus Station, York Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS2 7HU

16 16A Pudsey // 16 16A Whinmoor via Leeds City Centre // 86A Swinnow 49 Bramley Bus Depot // 49 Monkswood Gate via Leeds City Centre // 91 Pudsey // 80 Old Farnley // 85 Morley // 91 Halton Moor // 86 87 Middleton // 86A St James's Hospital // 91A St James's Hospital

Leeds Corn Exchange Bus Point, New Market Street and Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6DG

2 Middleton // 40 Seacroft // 64 64A Aberford // 3 3A White Rose Centre/Cottingley // 48 Middleton // 74 74A Belle Isle // 5 14 Halton Moor // 62 62A Cross Green // 85 87 Morley // 12 13 13A Middleton // 63A Temple Newsam/Seacroft // 163 166 Castleford // 19 19A Colton/Garforth // 63B Seacroft

Leeds Station Interchange, New Station Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 4JE

// 4ftr Pudsey // 19 Ireland Wood // 95 Bodington Hall // 5 Old Farnley // 19A Tinshill // 757 Leeds Bradford Airport // 14 Pudsey // 85 87 Bramley // 870 Ilkley (Sundays Only) // 16 16A Farsley/Pudsey // 90 Greengates

Leeds City Bus – £1 charge

Mon – Fri every 8 – 10 mins from 06:30 – 19:10 // Sat every 8 – 10 mins from 07:50 – 19:10

To access up to date public transport journey planners, visit

To access all local bus and rail info, including timetables available from


first direct arena has covered and uncovered cycle stands available for use by visitors. Leeds City Council is developing a network of core cycle routes in Leeds that will improve conditions for cyclists. Visit for cycle route journey planning.

Coach Station

Located on Dyer Street next to Leeds City Bus Station and approx. 15min walk from first direct arena the coach station provides national and regional connections to a wide variety of destinations.

Leeds Bus Station is Wheelchair Friendly, which allows easy access for wheel chair users. All bays at the station have also been modified so that wheelchair users can get on and off buses easily.

We are also registered as a "Safe Place", which allows support and help for any persons with a disability to come into the station and ask for assistance.

Nearest Train Station

Leeds City Station on New Station Street is around a 15min walk from first direct arena and a major hub on the national, regional and local rail network providing connections to a wide variety of destinations.

By Road

first direct arena is located next to the A58(M) Inner Ring Road and from the Claypit Lane junction (A58) provides links out of the city centre to the east joining the A64 York Road, and to the south and west connecting to the M621 and other destinations within Leeds and to the wider motorway network via the M62 and the M1. For Sat Nav systems our postcode is LS2 8BY.

Why not share the load, and the environment, and car share. For more information visit:

For daytime event you also have the option of Park and Ride.  For more information visit:



There are over 7,500 car parking spaces within a 15 minute walk of the arena.  The arena doesn't have it's own car park however there are lots of options nearby. 

Q-Park offers first direct arena visitors exclusive discounted parking at a number of car parks within the city.

Woodhouse Lane Car Park, located on Woodhouse Lane, offers 1272 spaces and easy access to the ring road at the end of the show. 

Merrion Centre Car Park, located on Merrion Way is adjacent to the Arena.  It is our closest car park however visitors may experience delays leaving this location due to traffic restrictions on Merrion Way.

None of the above car parks are operated by the arena so for questions, queries or comments we direct you to the above websites.  

Drop Off / Pick Up

Please arrange to drop off and/or pick up away from the Arena as, due to our city-centre location and size of events, road closures and diversions may be in place at the end of an event making it difficult to return to your chosen meeting point.

Travel Updates

For live travel information visit We’ll also update our social channels with any major issues.

Nearest Taxi Rank

A hackney taxi rank is available at first direct arena and is signposted from the main doors of the arena. Additional ranks are available at a number of locations adjacent to the Arena - Merrion Way (after 22:00), Wade Lane, Merrion Street, Woodhouse Lane, Cookridge Steet and Portland Way.