Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • In 2007 Leeds Bradford was sold to Bridgepoint Capital.
  • Leeds Bradford Airport is part of the City of Leeds Metropolitan District.
  • In 2012 Leeds Bradford Airport was the sixteenth busiest airport in the United Kingdom.
  • 3m passengers used it in 2012
  • Leeds Bradford Airport is the highest airport in England as it has an elevation of 208 metres

Leeds Bradford Airport Mini Guide

About the Airport
Leeds Bradford International Airport is situated in the town of Yeadon, near Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It is 11km into Leeds city centre and 7km into Bradford.

Leeds Bradford Airport

How do I get There?
Most of the flights from the airport are to holiday resorts in Europe, plus a few of the major cities. These are operated mostly by charter and budget airlines and routes change according to season. There are a few domestic services within the UK. To travel beyond Europe, you would have to join a connecting flight in Amsterdam or Brussels.

Can I get to the City Easily?
The area is well served by public transport, you can travel by bus to the cities of Bradford (737 and 747) and Leeds (757) easily. You can also get to Harrogate on the 767 service. Both Leeds and Bradford have rail stations for travelling outside the city.
Coach services are also available from the city centres. Driving to both cities is easy, Bradford is just 15 minutes by car and Leeds takes 22 minutes, both are great bases for exploring the Yorkshire region by car.

What Facilities Does the Airport Have?
You can change your currency in arrivals or departures at Travelex. If you need to check your email, the airport has terminal-wide Wi-Fi, for a small charge. Start your journey in style at the Yorkshire Premier Lounge and browse the newspapers and enjoy a fresh coffee or local tea. The lounge prides itself on its local heritage and the Wi-Fi there is free. There are also designated areas for business, families and a chill-out area. Car hire desks are located near to international arrivals area, if you have booked a Rhino hire car.

Can I eat There?
Landside you can eat at Burger King or have a coffee at Café Ritazza, before you check in. There is also Yate’s Bar where you can choose from one of their meal deal offers. Once you are airside, the Danby Bar offers traditional pub meals in a contemporary setting or if you are short on time, grab a sandwich on the go at Café Bar. The Food Village has something for everyone, from chicken jalfrezi to fish and chips.

Are There any Shops?
Alpha Airport Shopping and World Duty Free offer tax free prices and have a wide range of luxury goods for you to browse, before your flight. Treat yourself to some new sunglasses or the latest fragrance. For your journey, choose from the latest bestselling books at WHSmith. If you forgot your travel adapter or need some travel sickness tablets, you’ll be able to get them at Superdrug.

What if I Need Special Assistance?
OCS aim to make the airport experience easier for passengers with reduced mobility. Wheelchairs are available as is assistance through the airport. There is an induction loop for passengers with impaired hearing, at the information desk.

Latest Update from Leeds Bradford Airport:

26/02/13 - Both Monarch and Thomson have recognised the value of Leeds Bradford Airport and have introduced eighteen new routes between them this summer to popular summer holiday destinations. 

Driving in Leeds Bradford Airport

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    Road Driving Side

  • 30mph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 60mph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 70mph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  • GBP £

    Currency

  • 25

    Min Rental Age

  • YES

    Tolls

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Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is an international airport in West Yorkshire and the largest airport in the Yorkshire area. The airport has a long history having been open since 1931 when it was known as the Yeadon Aerodrome.

Now Leeds Bradford Airport is one of the biggest airports in the UK and it serves a wide area including Wakefield and York. Car hire at Leeds Bradford Airport can cover all these areas. We also offer low cost GPS systems to help our customers navigate and the airport coordinates are 53 51 57 North and 001 39 38 West.

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