Getting Around Light Night Leeds

Create your own route or hop on one of the free Light Night Rider buses, bring your bike, or even hail a Water Taxi! 

Please be aware that there have been a number of changes to vehicle access in Leeds City Centre as part of the on going Highways Improvement Scheme. There will also be several road closures in place for your safety during Light Night.

Those attending the event are strongly advised to consider public transport options in the first instance. Please see map and below information for further details regarding travel during the event.

Interactive Map Instructions:

  1. Click on the square icon at the top right of the map to open in full screen mode.
  2. Click the arrow at the top left of the menu to go to the main menu (including search function and map view options).
  3. Switch between satellite view and map view of your preference by scrolling to the bottom left of menu and clicking on the square tile.
  4. Turn layers of information on and off by clicking the red tick boxes the left of the menu
  5. Click the coloured lines, boxes and location pins on the map for specific details.

Thursday and Friday 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Light Night’s very own free hop on hop off bus service. Bus stops are available for all the different zones. Buses approximately every 20 mins.  The service is fully accessible.

Details of the Light Night Rider bus route and stops can be found on our Travel Map.

New for 2023

There will be 3 routes to choose from during the event.

Buses will stop at each location approximately every 20 mins. 

All services are fully wheelchair accessible. Each bus will have 2 spaces and priority will be given to wheelchair users.

Stourton and Elland Road Park and Ride facilities will be staying open late especially for Light Night.  Park and Ride Thursday and Friday until 11pm (last bus from Leeds City Centre at 10.30pm).  Journey into the city centre every 20 mins with free Wifi. Return tickets are £1.50 per person all evening with up to three children travelling free with every fare-paying adult.

Find more information on the Metro website.external link

Stourton Park & Ride will play host to one of our fantastic community installations, The Heofon Light Maze, which will be in residence during the event and is powered from the fully solar grid which also powers all of the park and ride facilities year round.  Elland Road will host the Luminosi Trees. Find out more about these installations.

Details of the Park & Ride bus routes and stops can be found on our Travel Map.

Please note that Temple Green Park & Ride will not operate extended hours during Light Night and will close at 20:30 (last bus from Lower Briggate at 20:00)

Leeds City Station and partners Network Rail are once again pleased to welcome visitors to Light Night Leeds. For the latest timetable information for Leeds City Station, please visit National Rail Enquiries – Official source for UK train times and timetables

Why not take advantage of the range of bus services travelling in and out of the city during Light Night.  Make your destination your first stop at Light Night at Leeds Bus Station where you will be greeted by the magnificent Seed of Life by Amberlights. Find out more about this Installation sponsored by our travel partners WYCA and Metro.  

For detailed information regarding bus travel and bus disruption, please visit the Metro website

There are a number of cycle parking spaces across the city centre.

Use the West Yorkshire interactive cycle map to find cycle parking in Leeds external link.

Thursday and Friday until 10:30pm

Take a £2 boat ride along the canal on a water taxi from Leeds Station Southern Entrance to Leeds Dock.

Please note that places are very limited.

Check out TaxiTrak.co.uk for real-time updates!

We strongly encourage using public transport, cycling or walking to Light Night if you can, but if you need to bring your car, the following city centre car parks have special evening rates:

For information on blue badge parking, please visit the following link on how to use your Blue Badge

How to use your Blue Badge (leeds.gov.uk)


If you are driving please consider making a donation to offset your carbon footprint: