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.

Over 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.


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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 A Duty Free Shop At The Airport

Yes, there is a Duty Free shop located ‘Airside’ in the Departures area of the airport terminal building.

What Are The Opening Times Of The Airport

Which Airlines Fly From Leeds Bradford

Aer Lingus – Balkan Holidays – British Airways – Eastern Airways – Easyjet – Flybe – Jet2.com – KLM – Monarch – Ryanair – Thomson

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.

Plane Spotting

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 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

Is There An Airport Lounge

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

What Is The Postcode For Leeds Bradford Airport

The postcode for the airport is: LS19 7TU


Leeds Bradford International Airport


LS19 7TU