Leeds Bradford Airport has excellent train links to Yorkshire and the rest of mainland UK, via a convenient bus network. Many, therefore, who fly into this airport choose to take the train to their final destination. The airport is in Yeadon, only 6.9 miles northwest of Leeds city centre. A convenient Flying Tiger bus service connects Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds train station. This runs every half an hour, 7 days a week. Buses also run from the airport to Bradford Interchange and Harrogate train stations.
Virgin Trains, TransPennine Express and Northern run direct trains to London, various cities in Northern England and other stations from Leeds train station. This puts mainland Britain within easy reach of Bradford Airport.
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With Trainline, you can book cheap train tickets from Leeds, Bradford Interchange or Harrogate train stations to anywhere within mainland UK. This way, you save time and money on airport parking and taxis, which helps if you’re short of cash after your holiday. We recommend booking well in advance of travelling to get the lowest fares. National Railcards can save you a further 1/3 off adult fares and 60% off fares for kids.
To get from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds train station, you can take the 757 Flying Tiger bus. This bus journey takes around 30 minutes, with buses running Monday to Sunday at intervals of 30 minutes. The bus runs from just before 6 a.m. to just after midnight. You can also take the line 737 or 747 Flying Tiger buses from Leeds Bradford Airport to get to Bradford Interchange train station or the line 747 Flying Tiger bus in the opposite direction to get to Harrogate. Both buses run every hour.
A single from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds train station or Bradford Interchange train station costs £3.80 for a single and £6 for a return. The bus to Harrogate costs £5.20 for a single or £8 for a return.
If you have a late flight in or you need to be up early the next morning for a train, then a Travelodge hotel lies only 3 minutes’ walk from Leeds Bradford Airport terminal.
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West of Leeds lies the smaller city of Bradford which comes alive with colours every year in July during the multicultural Bradford Festival. Most of this happens within Bradford’s City Park, which also contains Mirror Pool – Britain’s largest water feature. Bradford is also famous for its curries and was voted Curry Capital of Britain in 2013.
Only 40 minutes from Leeds by train is the city of York, famous for its Viking heritage. This city has many remnants from its medieval past, including its 13th-century city walls, York Minister Cathedral and Clifford’s Tower – the only remaining part of York Castle. Jorvik Viking Centre is also an excellent museum that takes you back to York in the 9th Century. Leeds Bradford Airport also lies on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, an area of outstanding beauty and one of Britain’s National Parks.