Leeds Bradford Airport Guide

Leeds Bradford Airport Terminal Building - © David Benbennick

The Leeds Bradford Airport Guide contains a range of useful traveller related information and practical resources for both holiday travellers & business travellers. The guide contains information on Leeds Bradford airport, including details on how to get to the airport, car hire & airport car parking, airport map, weather and other useful information & resources relating to foreign currency & airport lounges. Leeds Bradford airport offers travellers a range of domestic flights around the UK, flights to a variety of European short haul destinations and some long haul flights to the USA and the Caribbean. Travellers that are more familiar with the facilities available at an airport and those that have some knowledge of the airport can help to ensure they are likely to enjoy a better experience when travelling through the airport.

Information on Leeds Airport

Airport Name: Leeds Bradford International Airport

Address: Leeds Bradford Airport, Leeds, LS19 7TU, United Kingdom

Airport Code: LBA

Telephone: 0871 288 2288 (UK) +44 (0)113 250 9696 (Overseas)

Fax: +44 (0) 113 250 5426

Website: Leeds Bradford Airport

Lost Property Number: +44 (0)113 250 9696

Check in Times:

Usually 3 hours prior to departure for Worldwide Flights.

Usually 2 hours prior to departure for European Flights.

Usually 1 hour prior to departure for UK & Ireland flights.

Flights: Internal Flights to other destinations in the UK & to a wide range of short haul destinations across Europe. There are services to the USA and the Caribbean.

Terminals: One

Tips & Advice: When travelling by air, always check the latest traffic & road reports well in time to check for any delays or incidents. It also advisable to arrive at the airport well in time factoring in to your journey time possible delays due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances etc. to ensure you catch your flight. See our various guide with Practical Travellers Tips for further information.

Baggage Rules: Baggage rules and regulations are subject to revision & amendment at short notice, it is recommended you check what is allowable, weight limits and any other concerns with your airline. Being aware of the latest rules & regulations can help ensure you pack your bags accordingly to comply with the regulations. For more information please see: Baggage Rules

Travel Checklist: See our Packing & Travel Checklist for a concise checklist guide travellers can use to help ensure you pack everything you need. The checklist also contains also useful reminders and tips.

Getting To Leeds Airport

By Public Transport


There are no rail terminals at the airport, there are stations at Leeds (Leeds City Rail Station), Bradford & York (York City Station) that passengers can use. At Leeds City Rail station the bus route 757 offers a direct link from the station to & from the airport. At Bradford Forster Square station there is the bus route 747 that offers a link to the airport. At York City station that York Air Coach offers direct links to & from the airport. For further information please see: National Rail

Bus & Coach:
From Bradford: There are bus services operated by Metroconnect, the route 747 offers passengers a direct link between the airport and Bradford Forster Square train station, Apperley Bridge, Rawdon and Yeadon. The 737 bus service operates on an hourly frequency between Bradford and the Airport going through Shipley, Guiseley and Yeadon.

From Leeds: There are bus services operated by Metroconnect, the route 757 offers passengers a direct link between the airport and several Leeds train & bus stations. For more information on the Local Buses & timetables please see: West Yorkshire Metro

From Harrogate: Bus2Jet 767 offers passengers a direct bus service between Harrogate bus station and the airport Leeds Bradford International Airport. For more information please see: Bus2Jet

National Express operates services to & from Leeds city centre, there are services taking passengers to London, Liverpool, Manchester & Sheffield. For more information please see: National Express

By Car
Leeds Bradford International airport is located between Leeds and Bradford it is around 8 to 9 miles away from both Leeds & Bradford, the closest town is Yeadon. The airport is accessible several main roads including the M1 and M62 motorways, the A1 & A658. On all of these roads the airport is clearly signposted.

Airport Car Hire

Search for great value Car Hire deals for a range of different vehicles from small cars to family cars to luxury and sports cars.

Airport Car Parking

Leeds airport has facilities for both Short Term & Long Term Car Parking. Short term There is a facility allowing parking for up to 10 minutes for no cost, this is useful if you are dropping off someone to the airport or picking them up after they are out of the terminal building. The minimum cost of parking at the short term car park is £2.50 for up to 20 minutes, the cost is £6 for 2 hours and nearly £9 for 3 hours. Short term parking cannot be pre booked currently.

Long Term parking is available, charges start from £29 for up to 2 days if you pay on the day you arrive. There are also car parks located on outskirts of the airport and near by offering long term parking facilities. There is usually a free bus service for car parks located a few miles away from the airport taking passengers to & from the car park & airport. Cheaper prices & discounts are available if you book earlier, if you do need long term airport parking it is well worth booking in advance rather than on the day to both guarantee a parking space and save money on parking costs.

To book Leeds Airport Car Parking please see: UK Airport Parking

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