Travelling to Leicester by Road

The University's postcode is LE1 7RH. All campus access is via University Road.

However, some parts of the University are based off-campus on nearby roads. Please check the University map (PDF) for the location of the particular Department or Centre which you plan to visit. For Leicester Medical School departments based in local hospitals, please visit the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust website.

One-Way System

Please note that there is a one-way system around campus (PDF) with all vehicles entering at Entrance 1 (Wyggeston Drive, next to the health club). There is no vehicular access at Entrance 2 (Mayor's Walk).


There is no visitor parking available on campus. However, there are several nearby off-campus parking locations.


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The main driving routes into Leicester are shown on the map below. Click the icons to get detailed driving directions directly to the University of Leicester and/or Oadby Student Village.


University of Leicester
University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH

Driving Routes

M1 (North)
Approaching from Northern cities including Sheffield and Leeds.

A6 (North)
Approaching from Northern cities including Loughborough.

A47 (East)
Approaching from Eastern cities including Peterborough.

Oadby Student Village
Oadby, Leicestershire

A6 (South/East)
Approaching from South Eastern cities including Kettering.

M1 (South)
Approaching from Southern cities including Milton Keynes.

M69 (South/West)
Approaching from South Westerly cities including Coventry.

Useful Links


For conferences at the University of Leicester, please visit the Leicester Conferences website. Please note that the conference facilities and accommodation are two miles away from the University campus.