Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is an international airport serving the cities of Leeds and Bradford and their surrounding area. The airport is located in Yeadon, West Yorkshire, approximately 11 kilometres northwest of Leeds and 14 kilometres from Bradford city centre. According to the annual number of passengers, Leeds Bradford Airport ranks as the 15th busiest airport in the United Kingdom and it is a hub for airlines such as Eastern Airways, Jet2.com and Ryanair.
How to get from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds and Bradford
Leeds Bradford Airport is connected to Leeds and Bradford by local bus lines operated by Flying Tiger bus company. Buses are equipped with free Wi-Fi and power outlets.
- Line 737 (Bradford – Shipley – Esholt – Guiseley – Yeadon – Leeds Bradford Airport) → timetable
- Line 747 (Bradford – Greengates – Rawdon – Yeadon – Yeadon – Leeds Bradford Airport – Pool – Weeton – Pannal – Harrogate) → timetable
- Line 757 (Leeds Railway Station – Kirkstall – Horsforth – Rawdon – Leeds Bradford Airport) → timetable
Tickets for airport bus lines can be bought via contactless card payment on the driver’s ticket machine (directly on board) or through Flying Tiger website.
Find here bus stops to Leeds Bradford Airport in Leeds, Harrogate and Bradford. At the airport, all buses stop in front of the main terminal entrance.
In case you need a quick ride to your accommodation, you can always look for one of the airport taxis which are located in front of the terminal. Average taxi fare to Leeds costs around £28 and to Bradford £24.
Another way to travel from Leeds Bradford Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.
Renting a car at Leeds Bradford Airport
Those of you who prefer to explore the area on your own, the best option would be to rent a car directly at the airport. At Leeds Bradford Airport you’ll find the following car rental companies such as Hertz, Avis, Alamo, etc. Alternatively, you can always rent a car online and avoid potential queues at the airport.
Renting a bus at Leeds Bradford Airport
Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.
Accommodation near Leeds Bradford Airport
Leeds Bradford Airport FAQs
- I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
Buses from Leeds Airport operate mostly until 23:30. After that, you might consider getting a taxi ride to the city.
- Is there a free WiFi service available at Leeds Bradford Airport?
Free WiFi service is available at Leeds Bradford Airport, you just need to find their network “LeedsBradfordAirport_Free_WiFi” on your device and click to connect.
- Can I exchange money at Leeds Bradford Airport?
Money exchange is available at Leeds Bradford Airport – Airside Departures (after Security) at Travelex office.
- Is there a smoking area at Leeds Bradford Airport?
Only one designated smoking area is located inside Leeds Bradford Airport. To find it simply follow the directional signage in the departures area. The same rule applies for electronic cigarette smokers.
- Where to eat at Leeds Bradford Airport?
Passengers can stop for a snack or meal in several food bars (after Security) such as Burger King, Cabin Bar, Starbucks, etc.
- I am continuing my journey outside Leeds. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
Of course, here are some of the most popular bus routes from Leeds in the table below. For more direct bus lines, visit Getbybus.com.
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