Leeds Bradford Airport couldn't be better situated as a gateway for international visitors into Yorkshire. The airport sits midway between two of Yorkshire's largest cities, (7 miles from Bradford and 11 miles from Leeds) and within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the North Yorkshire Moors and West Yorkshire literary hotspots such as the Bronte Sisters' historic home - the Bronte Parsonage at Haworth in West Yorkshire.
In 2005 2.6 million passengers passed through Leeds Bradford Airport, and by 2016 forecasts are at 5.1 million. Core catchment areas include business services to and from Leeds, Yorkshire's largest city, but also increasingly tourist visitors into the area. In 2003 around 900,000 international visitors came through Yorkshire's gateway airport visiting the Yorkshire and Humber Region with visitor numbers consistently on the increase.
The policy of a no frills service, with a choice of budget flights available from a wide choice of internal UK and European holiday destinations, and a limited service between the US and Pakistan has boosted Leeds Bradford Airport's growth. Destination flight choice from Leeds Bradford Airport is particularly good to other UK and Ireland destinations and to Mainland Spain, the Canary Islands and Majorca and the Balearics. Leeds Bradford International Airport, Leeds LS19 7TU. General Enquiries and Flight Information Tel. 00 44 (0) 113 250 9696.
A friendly, compact and efficient airport, Leeds Bradford Airport has one large terminal building spread over two floors. Arrivals, both domestic and international, plus check-in hall, food village and duty free shopping are all situated on the Ground floor of the terminal building.
Car parking at Leeds Bradford Airport with ample short stay car parking (ideal for upto 24 hour airport visits) situated closed to the terminal building.
Long stay car parking (over 24 hours) is best pre-booked on-line via the Leeds Bradford Airport Website (link to the right) for the cheapest long stay car parking rates. A frequent shuttlebus services runs between Leeds Bradford long stay car parks and the terminal building. An option to just turn up and park is available.
Extensive facilities are available to passengers within the Leeds Bradford terminal building, including Foreign Exchange service, Duty Free Shopping Outlet (see Alpha Airport Shopping Leeds Bradford webguide right), Nail bar and Manicure Lounge, on-site massage service, business executive lounge, wireless internet access service, kids play area and a quiet room on the ground floor in the departure lounge. Car Hire at Leeds Bradford Airport is offered from Avis, Hertz and Europcar. You'll find their desks near the international arrivals area on the ground floor of the terminal building.
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A number of stunning Yorkshire towns and villages and major Yorkshire cities are within easy reach of Leeds Bradford Airport. All these locations make excellent bases for easy access to Leeds Bradford Airport including Harrogate (12 miles) and Leeds (11 miles). The historic spa town of Ilkley, with its fine restaurants, specialist shops and superb walking territory around Ilkley Moor and on the Dales Way, is only around 11 miles from Leeds Bradford Airport.
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By road Leeds Bradford Airport is easy to access from main motorway links. (from the M62/M621/linking to the A65 and A658). From the west links are also direct via the the A65/A658.
Leeds Bradford is extremely well signposted from all surrounding road networks. For detailed directions check the airport's webguide right.
Alongside swift road links to the Yorkshire cities of Bradford and Leeds, a superb bus network service is available from Leeds Bradford Airport.
Direct bus services from Leeds Bradford Airport run regularly to York, Harrogate, Bradford city centre and Leeds city centre. (see bus services webguides right for details). Links to York are particularly well served via the swift YorkAir coach service.