Leeds Bradford Airport Guide

Leeds Bradford Airport is the gateway to Yorkshire and services many of Yorkshires most famous towns and cities, including Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Sheffield, York, Harrogate, Wetherby, Skipton, Knaresborough, Otley and Ilkley, to name but a few. The airport is also the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and the world famous Lake District.

Leeds Bradford AirportOver the years, Leeds Bradford has certainly grown and now has a large number of passengers passing through it each year, for both leisure and business visitors.

This website has been designed to help provide information about the airport and surrounding areas and will hopefully help answer any questions you may have about flying to or from the airport and getting from the airport to your final destination.

On the website you will also be able to read about Arrivals and departures, car hire and car rental companies, check-in, taxis, shuttle buses and the local airport bus, airport parking, hotels near the airport, Duty Free and much more.

We have listed the most frequently asked questions below so that it offers a quick reference guide for you and the questions yo umay have.

Quick Reference:

 Contact     –     Facts     –     FAQ’s About The Airport     –     History     –     To and From The Airport

Airlines     –     Arrivals     –     Buses     –     Departures     –     Destinations     –     Flights     –     Hotels     –     Lounges     –     Opening Times     –     Parking     –     Pubs     –     Restaurants     –     Shops     –     Taxis     –     Terminals     –     Trains     –     Transfers     –     Travelodge

Where Is Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport is located in a small village on the outskirts of Leeds and Bradford called Yeadon. The airport was originally called ‘Yeadon’ Airport until it was later renamed ‘Leeds Bradford’.

How Far Is The Airport From Leeds City Centre

The city centre of Leeds is Approximately 8-10 miles from the airport, depending on which route you take. However, the very efficient ground Support and transport network that services the airport, makes it very easy to get to and from Leeds Bradford Airport to so many different destinations throughout the UK.

How Far Is The Airport From Bradford City Centre

Bradford city centre is approximately 8 miles from the Leeds Bradford International Airport.

How Do I Get To Leeds Bradford Airport

Getting to the airport is relatively easy, whether you are travelling by car, bus or train. The airport is well signposted from all the main major road links and motorways and you can pick up the signposts from the M1, A1 and M62 motorways.

If you are travelling to the airport using public transport, there are several bus services from towns and cities close that provide connection to the airport. If you are wishing to catch the train, you will need to catch the train to one of the train stations close to the airport and then either catch one of the local buses to the airport or a taxi. 


Who Flies From Leeds Bradford Airport

There are now a large number of airlines that fly to Leeds Bradford Airport, providing travellers with a huge choice of airlines and destinations to choose from. Over the years, Leeds Bradford International Airport has certainly grown and as a result, many major airlines have started to serviced airport. The airlines that now fly to and from Leeds Bradford provide regular flights to many popular destination throughout the year. The airlines that now service LBA are:

Air Europa – Aurigny – Aer Lingus – Balkan Holidays – British Airways – Carpatair – Flybe – Jet2 – KLM – Ryanair – TUI – Austrian – Siavia

At The Airport

What’s At Leeds Bradford Airport

Although Leeds Bradford Airport has grown in size over the past few years, it is still a relatively small airport in comparison to many other airports in Europe. However, although LBA is a small airport, it has a large number of facilities and amenities on offer for its passengers. The airport is very well equipped to accommodate all passenger needs and has services such as car hire, bars, restaurants, parking, Duty Free, Lounges, bus services, shuttle buses, hotels close by, smoking area, shops and much more.

Baggage Reclaim

Leeds Bradford Airport Baggage

If you are travelling to Leeds Bradford Airport with checked-in Hold luggage, you will need to make your way to the ‘Baggage Reclaim’ Area at the airport. There a several carousels located in the Baggage Reclaim Area and each flight arrival is allocated a carousel. Once you reach the Baggage Reclaim Area, you will need to locate the carousel that has been assigned to your flight. This can easily be done by simply looking at one of the overhead monitors, which will display all the flights and the carousel number they have been allocated.


Are There Public Buses From The Airport

Yes, several buses run from the airport and connect passengers to the many towns and cities close to Leeds Bradford.

The beauty about the location of Leeds Bradford Airport, is it is very central to Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate and as a result, getting to all three is very easy by bus. There are several bus services that operate to and from the airport, providing a cheap and efficient form of transfer for passengers arriving at or departing from the airport. Buses run to and from Leeds Bradford Airport at regular intervals throughout the day and night, so passengers do not have long to wait for a bus.

There are a number of different bus services to Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate, that also stop at many different towns and villages on route that are close to the airport.

Leeds Bradford Airport Buses

Bus For Leeds Bradford Airport

The Flying Tiger operates a number of nus services to and from the airport and there are buses running from the centre of Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate. The main bus services are:

737: The 737 bus service operates between Bradford Interchange and Leeds Bradford Airport, stopping at:

Keighley Road Oak Lane – Shipley Market Place – Otley Road Acorn Park – Hollins Station Road – Guiseley Morrisons – Yeadon Harper Lane and Leeds Bradford Airport.

The bus journey from Bradford Interchange to Leeds Bradford International Airport takes approximately 45 minutes (depending on traffic).

The first bus departs Bradford Interchange at 06.00 and the last bus departs Bradford Interchange at 23.10

Bradford Interchange 0600 – 0650 – 0750 – 0900 – 10.00 – 11.00 – 12.00 – 13.00 – 14.00 – 1505 – 1610 – 1710 – 1810 – 1910 – 2110 – 2210 – 2310 – 2010 – 21.10 -22.10 – 23.10

Please Note: These Times were correct at the time of writing but are subject to change. To check the current timetables for the 737, please click on the following link: 737 bus Timetable

747: Bradford Interchange – Harrogate

The 747 bus service departs from Bradford Interchange and terminates at Harrogate Bus Station but stops at Leeds Bradford Airport on route. If you are wanting to get to Harrogate from Leeds Bradford Airport by bus, then the 747 bus service will take you there. The bus journey time from Leeds Bradford International Airport to Harrogate Bus Station, takes approximately 50 – 55 minutes and stops at many towns and villages on-route including:

Bolton Junction – Greengates Harrogate Road – Rawdon Cross Roads – Yeadon Harper Lane – Leeds Bradford Airport – Pool Bridge Corner – Weeton Station – Pannal Spacey Houses – Oatlands Leeds Road – Harrogate Bus Station

747 Timetable

757: The 757 bus service is the sevice that runs from Leeds City Bus Station to Leeds Bradford Airport. If you are wanting to get from the centre of Leeds to the airport, then the 757 bus is the one you should take. The bus journey from the centre of Leeds to Leeds Bradford Airport, takes approximately 35 – 40 minutes. The 757 bus stops at the following towns and villages on-route:

New York Street – Leeds Rail Station – Kirkstall Bridge Road – Horsforth Fleece Hotel – Leeds Bradford Airport

757 Timetable

Car Hire

Is It Possible To Hire Cars From Leeds Bradford Airport

Yes, there are several car hire companies based at the airport and their desks are located on the ground floor in the centre of the main terminal building as you exit the main Arrivals area. Prices for car hire at Leeds Bradford are generally quite competitive and it is always recommended you compare prices before you purchase your car rental. You can do so by using the car hire comparison facility in the right hand column.


Is there A Hotel Onsite At Leeds Bradford Airport

No, there is not a hotel actually onsite at the airport but there are several hotels close by.

Which Is The Closest Hotel To Leeds Bradford Airport

The nearest hotel to Leeds Bradford Airport is the Travelodge which is across the road to the right opposite the main Terminal and you can walk to it from the airport.


Is There An Airport Lounge

Yes, The airport has a Lounge facility which is available for passengers. The ‘Yorkshire Premier Lounge’

Opening Times

What Are The Opening Times Of The Airport


Is It Free To Pick Up And Drop Off Passengers

No, unfortunately the airport actually charges vehicles for dropping off and picking up passengers. The current charge is £3 for the first 30 minutes! This has been a big gripe with many people using the airport but unfortunately the charges still stand.

Leeds Bradford Arrivals

Leeds Bradford Departures

Leeds Bradford Landing

Airport Parking


Are There Places To Eat Close To Leeds Bradford International Airport

Yes, there are several places to eat close to the airport. There are several pubs that serve food and there are a couple of Fish and Chip shops. Murgatroyds Fish and Chip shop is one of the most famous Fish and Chip shops in the area and is certainly worth a visit.


Is There A Duty Free Shop At The Airport

Yes, there is a Duty Free (World duty Free) shop located ‘Airside’ in the Departures area of the airport terminal building. The Duty Free Shop at Leeds Bradford Airport sells a large number of different products such as perfumes, aftershave, alcohol, sunglasses, electrical goods, confectionary and travel accessories to name a few. You can now purchase your Duty Free goods in advance Online using the ‘Reserve and Collect’ facility, which is a great way to ensure your product is available, reserve it and collect it when you are at the airport on your day of departure.


Is There A Direct Rail Link To Leeds Bradford

No, Leeds Bradford Airport does not have a direct rail link and if you are wanting to catch a train to your final destination, you will need to make your way to one of the train station close to the airport. Leeds Central railway station and Bradford Interchange are the two main train stations close to the airport and Harrogate train station is also accessible from the airport too. There are several services in operation from the airport linking passengers arriving at and departing from Leeds Bradford to the main rail networks close by.

Leeds Bradford Airport Nearest Train Station

Although there is no direct rail link to Leeds Bradford Airport, there are two main train station close to the airport in both Bradford and Leeds. Both train stations are nearly equal in distance from the airport but obviously, it will depend on your final destination as to which train station is best suited for you.

How Far Is Leeds Bradford Airport From The Train Station

As previously mentioned, there are two main train stations close to the airport. Leeds Bradford International Airport is located just over 8 miles from Leeds Train Station and approximately 8.5 miles to Bradford Interchange Railway Station, in the centre of Bradford.  Harrogate Railway Station is approximately 12 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport.

To read more about trains from the airport, please visit the following page: Train Leeds Bradford


Getting To Elland Road From The Airport

Many fans fly into Leeds Bradford airport from all over the world to watch their favourite football team ‘Leeds United’ play. If you are flying into Leeds Bradford are wishing to get to Elland Road football stadium, then you can find all the details on how to get to Elland Road from the airport on the following page: Leeds Bradford Airport To Elland Road


Plane Spotting


What Is The Postcode For Leeds Bradford Airport

The postcode for the airport is: LS19 7TU


Leeds Bradford International Airport


LS19 7TU