Leeds and Bradford Airport is a joint venture from these two cities in West Yorkshire. In 2007 the airport was privatized. It is a fairly small airport, but the number of passengers has grown considerably in the last years, therefore, the terminal building is somewhat tight.
There is no train connection with the airport, but there are plans to realize this by making a division in the railway between Leeds and York (Harrogate Line).
Car and bus
The airport is 18 kilometers northwest of Leeds and 11 kilometers north of Bradford. From Leeds you follow the signs to Yeadon and Otley on the A660. From Bradford the airport is accessible from the A658 in the direction of Yeadon.
There are various bus lines that go from the airport to destinations in the surrounding areas. Line 737 goes to Bradford, through Shipley, Guiseley and Yeadon, line 747 leaves every half hour to Bradford through Greengates, Apperley Bridge and Yeadon. The Airlink 757 connects the airport with Leeds train station and bus station and Otley. Line 767 goes every one and a half hours to Harrogate and Knaresborough. A direct bus connection with York came in March 2007.
Car rental – Leeds and Bradford Airport
In the Arrivals Hall there are counters from car rental companies: Avis, Hertz and Europcar.
There are three taxi companies that are allowed to transport from the airport: Streamline (tel: +44(0)113 244 3322), Telecabs (tel: +44(0)113 279 2222) and City Cabs (tel: +44(0)113 246 9999).
There is a large parking area at the airport, short-term parking costs £2.00 for the first half hour and £5.50 for two hours. Long-term parking costs £46.00 for a week and £5.00 per day after that.
Shops and restaurants
This small airport has a limited range of shops and restaurants. Improvement of this may come with privatization (see introduction).
For information about storing baggage and reporting lost and found items you can contact the general service counter.
The general information service counter in the Central Hall can also give you information about tourist sights, public transportation and hotels.
Meeting facilities are available in the Board Room in the Arrivals Hall, there are rooms for a maximum of 150 people. The Servisair Executive Lounge is accessible for everyone who pays a charge. There are connection points for your laptop and there is also wireless internet.
The airport is very accessible for the disabled, there are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators, restrooms and telephones. There are places reserved in the short-term parking area for the disabled, there is also an induction loop for the hearing impaired.
There are three money exchange offices (Travelex) and many ATM’s. Baby rooms are available (information through the service counter), and there is also a children’s play corner in the Departures Hall. There is wireless internet. The general information counter also functions as the contact point for First Aid.
Leeds and Bradford International Airport
Telephone, fax, email
Telephone: +44(0)113 250 9696
Fax: +44(0)113 250 5426
Email: through the contact form
IATA airport code: LBA
ICAO airport code: EGNM