Leeds Bradford Airport - LBA

Leeds, United Kingdom (GB)

Getting into Leeds

Bus is best

The airport is located between Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate and these cities are served well by buses from the airport. A rail station is planned, but is some years away.


Flying Tiger buses, operated by Yorkshire Tiger, run frequently to all three cities, offering free Wi-Fi and power outlets. The 757 bus takes you to Leeds (in 30-50 minutes). The 737 goes to Harrogate in one direction (in 30-40 minutes), and Bradford in the other direction (in 40-50 minutes). The 747 bus also goes to Bradford. Find timetables here: www.flyingtigerbus.co.uk/timetables.php

The 967 service, operated by TLC Travel, takes you to local areas, including Pool, Otley and Yeadon.

Returning to the airport, you can get a bus at any of the following locations: Leeds Bus Station, Leeds Coach Station (for National Express and Megabus), Leeds Railway Station, Bradford Train Station, Harrogate Train Station, Harrogate Bus Station.


  • Leeds: GBP 3.20 one-way, GBP 6 return (within 28 days)
  • Bradford: GBP 3.60 one-way, GBP 6 return
  • Harrogate: GBP 5 one-way, GBP 8 return 

Buying tickets: On the bus in cash (you can pay in EUR, but will get change in GBP)


Taxis are operated by Arrow Cars. You can pick up a taxi at the airport, or pre-book one online or by calling +44 (0) 112 258 5888. Taxis take around 30 minutes to all the three main cities, Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate.

Cost: GBP 20-25 (plus GBP 3 pick-up/drop-off fee if you use another taxi company)


The nearest rail stations are Guisely (take the 737 airport bus towards Bradford) and Horsforth (take the 757 Leeds airport bus to Horsforth and change to the 31 or 32 bus, Mon-Sat, to get to the station).  

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Getting around the airport


Leeds Bradford Airport is located in Yeadon, around 12km north-west of the city of Leeds and north-east of Bradford, and 20km south-west of Harrogate. It's a base for Monarch Airlines, Jet2.com and Ryanair. 

The airport has one terminal building, with Check-in, security and Arrivals on the ground floor and Departures and passport control on the first floor. There's a small selection of shops and cafés to keep you occupied and fed, with most facilities airside - such as a new shopping and dining area on the first floor.

While it's a small airport, there have been reports of long walks within the terminal and to aircraft, and queues at security.

Due to its elevation (681m, the highest airport in the UK), it can suffer from delays due to fog.

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