Leeds airport (LBA)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Leeds Bradford Airport, opened on October 17, 1931, is one of the busiest in the United Kingdom and serves the Yorkshire region. It operates with domestic flights and international destinations within Europe.

Official Website: leedsbradfordairport.co.uk
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 4 million passengers went through it during 2018.
Tel: +44 871 288 2288. There are information counters next to check-in halls A and B.


The airport is located 18 km (11 miles) to the northwest of Leeds and 11 km (7 miles) northeast from Bradford.

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Public and private transportation

Bus - Several services from Flying Tiger (Tel +44 344 800 4411) are available. Line 737 travels to Yeadon, Guiseley, Shipley and Bradford. Route 747 runs to Bradford, Greengates, Rawdon, Yeadon, Pool Bridge, Weeton and Harrogate. Bus 757 goes to Rawdon, Horsforth, Kirkstall and downtown Leeds. Fares and journey time: Leeds - £3.80, 45 minutes; Bradford - £3.80, 50 min.; Harrogate - £5.20, 50 min.
The Keighley Bus Company (Tel +44 153 560 3284) operates line 62 to Pool Bridge, Otley, Menston, Ilkley, Silsden and Keighley between 7:00 am and 10:35 pm (Sundays from 9:00 am).

Train - The closest stations are located in the cities of Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate, which can be reached through the bus services. More information: Tel +44 345 748 4950.

Taxi - The official operator at the enclosure is Arrow Cars (Tel +44 113 258 5888), with ranks directly outside the terminal. The trip to Leeds city centre takes 25 minutes.

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Car rental agencies

The car rental centre is connected to the terminal through courtesy shuttles.

Avis (Tel +44 344 544 6018 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Sundays from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Enterprise (Tel +44 113 391 1999 - 7:00 am to 10:30 pm)
Europcar (Tel +44 371 384 3421 - weekdays from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sundays from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +44 843 309 3038 - Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, Sunday from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm)


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Parking services at Leeds airport (LBA)

There are different parking options inside the grounds, in addition to a passenger pick-up and drop-off area which is free for one hour. Rates

Terminal Front Express - Directly opposite the terminal.
Premium Short Stay - Located just one minute away from the terminal, with complimentary access to the fast lane in the security area.
Short Stay - 2 min. away from the main building.
Mid Stay - Lot for medium stays 2-3 min. away from the terminal.
Long Stay - Courtesy shuttle buses available 24 hours a day.
Viking Airport Parking - Car park with no public access, with valet parking and shuttle services.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Lifts, adapted restrooms, reserved parking spaces, access ramps, induction loops and ambulifts to board the aircraft. Notify your airline about your needs at the time of your booking and no more than 48 hours before your arrival. More information: Tel +44 113 391 1607.

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Latest updates: May 17, 2019