Leeds Bradford International Airport Guide (LBA)

Airport info
Code: LBA
Leeds Bradford Airport, Leeds, LS19 7TU, United Kingdom

Leeds Bradford International Airport is situated 18km (11 miles) northwest of Leeds and 11km (7 miles) north of Bradford in West Yorkshire.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +44
+44 871 288 2288

Leeds Bradford International Airport serves the cities of Leeds and Bradford in the Yorkshire and Humber region of northern England. Our guide to Leeds Bradford International Airport includes information on terminal facilities, public transport links and nearby accommodation options.

Airport news

A two-storey extension to the terminal building is currently at the planning stage. Proposals include a new entrance and reorganisation of the current terminal to provide more shops and restaurants.


Airport and tourist information is available at the information desk located in the public area, next to check-in area A.

Driving directions

From Leeds, the airport can be reached by following signs for Yeadon and Otley northbound on the A660 (journey time: 35 minutes). From Bradford, take the A658 northbound out of the city centre and again follow signs for Yeadon (journey time: 30 minutes). Leeds Bradford International Airport is signposted on all major roads over a wide area, including the M1 and M62 motorways and the Yorkshire section of the A1.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus:The West Yorkshire Metro bus 757 operates between Leeds Bradford International Airport and Leeds city centre rail and bus stations (journey time: 30 minutes). Buses 737 and 747 operate between Bradford city centre and the airport (journey time: 35 minutes). For local travel information, contact MetroLine (tel: +44 113 245 7676; www.wymetro.com). The single fare to the airport from both Leeds and Bradford is £3.60 (£6 return).

Taxi:Taxis are available at Leeds Bradford International Airport: contact Arrow Private Hire (tel: +44 113 258 5888; www.arrowprivatehire.co.uk) for bookings. The fare to both Leeds and Bradford city centre is approximately £22-28 (depending on traffic conditions and exact destination).

Terminal facilities


Bureau de change facilities and ATMs are available in the terminal building, both pre- and post-security.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Leeds Bradford International Airport, along with several stationary internet kiosks. Public telephones can also be found in the terminal.


There are numerous pubs, cafés and snack bars at Leeds Bradford International Airport, including a restaurant serving traditional Yorkshire favourites and local beers.


Shops at Leeds Bradford International Airport include a duty-free outlet (for passengers leaving the EU), a bookshop/newsagents and a pharmacy.


For lost luggage queries, contact the airport information line (tel: +44 871 288 2288) or visit the information desk in Departures Hall A.


Other facilities at Leeds Bradford International Airport include a children's play area, a mother and baby room, a quiet room and on-site massage services. A chaplain (tel: +44 7896 977 478) is available at various times, as specified on the airport’s website.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The airport’s Yorkshire Premier Lounge (tel: +44 113 391 3266) offers passengers a quiet and professional environment to work and relax and includes Wi-Fi access, hot drinks and snacks and complimentary magazines and newspapers.

Conference and meetings facilities are available at the Aviation Academy (tel: +44 113 391 0919; www.theaviationacademy.co.uk) located in Hangar 1 on the airport site.

Disabled facilities

Facilities for disabled passengers at Leeds Bradford International Airport are extensive; lifts connect all floors, disabled toilets are situated on every level and wheelchairs, ramps, ambulift transport and extra assistance are all available on request from the individual handling agents. A hearing induction loop is installed for those with hearing impairments, and reserved disabled car parking spaces are available in the short-term car park opposite the terminal. For more information or assistance, contact OCS (tel: +44 113 391 1607).

Car parking

There are plenty of parking spaces in both short- and long-term car parks at Leeds Bradford International Airport, all of which are clearly signposted. The two short-stay car parks are within walking distance of the terminal, while a courtesy shuttle bus operates from the two long-stay car parks to the terminal building. For more information or to book a space, contact NCP (tel: +44 1342 859 470; www.ncp.co.uk).

Off-site parking is also available, and is operated by Sentinel Security Car Park (tel: +44 113 239 1555; www.sentinelcarpark.co.uk) and BCP (tel: +44 800 316 0169; www.parkbcp.co.uk).

Car rental

Car hire companies present at Leeds Bradford International Airport include Avis, Enterprise, Europcar and Hertz, which have desks next to International Arrivals.


There is one on-site budget hotel at Leeds Bradford International Airport, which is located close to the terminal building, while several other options can be found relatively nearby. Leeds and Bradford city centres offer a full range of international-standard accommodation.

Chevin Country Park Hotel and Spa

+44 194 346 7818

Set on a lakeside in extensive grounds, the Chevin Country Park Hotel is about 3km (2 miles) from the airport. It offers a choice of rooms in the main building or in woodland lodges. There is also a restaurant, spa and meetings facilities.

Yorkgate, Otley, LS21 3NU, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Britannia Leeds Bradford Airport Hotel

+44 871 222 0027

Located within 3km (1.8 miles) of the airport, the 3-star Britannia Hotel has a gym and health club with an indoor swimming pool. Other on-site facilities include a range of meeting and conference rooms, a restaurant and a bar.

Leeds Road, Bramhope, LS16 9JU, Leeds, United Kingdom

Travelodge Leeds Bradford Airport

+44 871 984 6275

The only on-site hotel at Leeds Bradford Airport, the Travelodge offers basic accommodation at a reasonable price. Facilities include a bar, Wi-Fi access and paid-for parking. Family rooms are available and there is a shuttle to the terminal.

Whitehouse Lane, Yeadon, LS19 7UE, Leeds, United Kingdom
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