Getting Around

Buses serve the city and much of West Yorkshire. Travellers should enquire about day passes as they will be cheaper. For visitors staying in the city centre, the easiest way to get around Leeds is on foot. Central Leeds is mostly pedestrianised, making car travel impractical. Taxis are available, with pre-booked taxis generally cheaper than the black and white cabs that can be hailed on the street. Uber and other taxi apps are also available.


Leeds Bradford Airport

The airport is situated nine miles (14km) northwest of Leeds.

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)


The airport is situated nine miles (14km) northwest of Leeds.

Getting to the city

The bus services run frequently from the airport to Leeds and Bradford city centre bus and rail stations. The bus services link the airport to Leeds City Rail Station, from where connections can be made to all parts of the UK. Taxis and mobile app based taxi services are also available.


GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).

Car rental

Avis, Europcar and Hertz are represented in International Arrivals.

Airport Taxis

Arrow Cars are available from the airport taxi rank outside the terminal building.


Facilities at the airport include banks, ATMs, bureaux de change and a tourist information desk. There are also shops, bars and restaurants. The Yorkshire Premier Lounge on the first floor of the Departure Lounge offers a full bar service, complimentary newspapers, high-speed WiFi and telephones. Entry to the lounge is through membership or a once off entry fee of around £30. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.


Short and long-term parking is available; parking can be booked in advance on the airport website. There is a courtesy bus service between the long-stay car park and the terminal building, operating 24 hours a day. Passengers should allow extra time to park and get to the terminal.