Airport Guide to Leeds/Bradford (LBA)

Airport Name

Leeds Bradford International Airport

Airport Location

The airport is situated 17km (11 miles) northwest of Leeds.






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Airport Overview

Leeds Bradford International Airport is situated 17km (11 miles) northwest of Leeds. It serves passengers within Yorkshire and surrounding areas, mostly to sunspot destinations in Europe, Greece and Spain.

Leeds Bradford International has often been criticised by passengers as congested and chaotic. There are long-term plans to renovate the airport though. Future travellers can look forward to a major expansion of the landside face of the terminal, as well as the installation of new check-in and security screening facilities. Both promise to increase the terminal’s handling capacity and speed up passenger circulation.

Leeds Bradford’s elevated position makes it vulnerable to adverse weather conditions. If you have a bit of time between flights there is plenty to do such as shopping or enjoying a snack.

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Terminal Transfer

Leeds Bradford comprises one terminal building; gates are in close proximity to each other.

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Getting into Town

Train: The closest train station is Leeds Station, which is located 2.4 miles (3.8km) away from Leeds Bradford and can be reached by taxi.

Taxi: A trip to the city centre will take approximately 20 minutes and cost £20. Arrow Private Hire have an office just outside the terminal where you can book and pay for your taxi, and you can even do so online before you get to the airport.

Bus: The No. 757 bus runs between Leeds Bradford and Leeds every half hour during peak times, and every hour outside of peak times. Tickets are priced between £3 and £4.

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Car Parking

Short-term parking prices are £2 for the first 30 minutes, £5 for an hour, £7.50 for two hours, £10 for three hours, £18 for six hours and £24 per day. The short-term lots are directly in front of the terminal. Long-term parking prices are £35 for two days, £39 for three days, £43 for four days, £49 for up to six days, £50 for a week, £58 for eight days, £63 for nine days and £5 per day for stays longer than nine days.

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Information Desks

An information desk is located in the departures area, alongside the check-in area.

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Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs and currency exchange.

Luggage: Leeds Bradford has a lost property office; details regarding lost items may be given at the information desk in Hall A.

Conference and business: A boardroom on the first floor of arrivals can accommodate up to 150 people. Members of the Yorkshire Club are entitled to access the Yorkshire Premier Lounge, where they may enjoy free Wi-Fi and a host of multimedia facilities, as well as an endless supply of snacks and refreshments.

Other facilities: Other facilities at Leeds Bradford include a chapel, children’s play area and a mother-and-baby room.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available throughout the terminal at a cost of £5 per hour.

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