Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBIA) is the fastest growing regional airport in the UK. It is Leeds' international gateway to the world, with daily flights to all major European destinations and a wide network of onward connections worldwide. LBIA handles just under three million passengers a year, and demand is growing rapidly.
LBIA is approximately 11 miles to the north west of Leeds, near Yeadon, Rawdon and Horsforth. Allow half an hour to travel there by car from Leeds, but it will take longer in rush hours, especially in the evening. The airport can get very busy, especially at holiday and peak business travel times.
From Leeds, the airport can be reached by following signs for Yeadon and Otley northbound on the A660. From Bradford, take the A658 (Harrogate) northbound out of the city centre and again follow signs for Yeadon. Those approaching from the east or west should use the M62, and those approaching from the north or south should use the M1. The nearest train stations are Horsforth and Guiseley.
The MetroConnect Bus Service is the easiest and most efficient way to get to LBIA from Leeds. There is ample luggage space on board and you can choose to buy your ticket either in advance or when you travel.
MetroConnect 737 is a dedicated service linking Bradford, Shipley, Guiseley and Yeadon with LBIA. The service operates every half hour from Monday to Saturday, with an hourly service on Sunday. The 747 travels through Bradford, Guiseley, Shipley and Yeadon every hour during peak times.
The MetroConnect 757 service links Otley, Leeds bus station and Leeds train station with LBIA. The service runs every thirty minutes daily from Monday to Saturday, while an hourly service operates during off-peak hours and all day on Sunday. The service calls at all Metro stops en-route from Leeds and Otley to the Airport.
The airport has a business lounge located in the departure lounge on the first floor, with wireless internet facilities and internet docking points. You will also find power points for laptops, telephones, fax facilities, complimentary newspapers and free drinks (hot and cold, alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and snacks.
LBIA tries to ensure their disabled passengers are able to travel as comfortably and hassle-free as possible. Facilities for disabled passengers include reserved parking close to the terminal building for disabled badge holders, lifts to all floors, disabled toilets on all floors of the building, hearing induction loop, wheelchairs and ramps available on request and ambulift for assisting passengers with boarding and alighting from the aircraft.
Fully licensed airport taxis are available in front of the airport terminal. The taxi rank is directly outside the terminal building. Taxis can be booked in advance by calling one of the companies below. These taxis are metered and regulated by Leeds City Council. Car hire is available from the desks in the terminal building. Alternatively, you can arrange car hire in advance either by phone or online. Again, the contact details are shown below.
Short-stay and express parking is situated directly in front of the terminal building. The long-stay car park is located to the left of the airport building and a regular mini bus service operates to and from the terminal. Although you don't have to make a reservation for parking, it is recommended that you book it well in advance to ensure availability and to take advantage of advance booking discounts. To pre-book visit the airport website at www.lbia.co.uk or call the car park telephone number below.
There are a number of hotels immediately surrounding LBIA. The nearest is Travelodge Leeds Bradford Airport, which is on-site. Chevin Country Park is in Otley, just under three miles from the airport, and Britannia Leeds Bradford is situated in Bramhope. Contact details can be found in the Links section, below.
Leeds Bradford International Airport
0113 250 9696
0871 226 1737
0870 737 8282
08703 669 100
0870 607 0555
0871 246 0000
Leeds Travel Info provides live data to assist public transport and car journeys around Leeds. Features maps and up-to-the-minute information on traffic blackspots, roadworks and available car parking, as well as live departure boards for the airport and train station.
West Yorkshire Metro
0113 245 7676
0113 381 5550
0113 244 3322
0113 279 2222
0113 246 9999
Avis Car Hire
0113 250 3880
0113 250 9066
0113 250 4811
National Car Hire
0870 600 6666
Sixt Car Hire
08701 576 576
LBIA car park
0870 013 4999
Chevin Country Park Hotel
01943 467 818
Holiday Inn Leeds Bradford Airport
0870 400 9093
Travelodge Leeds Bradford Airport
0870 191 1775