Leeds Bradford Airport is in Yeadon, 6.9 miles northwest of Leeds city centre. It serves Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate and the rest of Yorkshire. One of the best ways to get there is by train, which can save you money and time. A convenient Flying Tiger bus service runs from Leeds to Leeds Bradford Airport terminal. Buses run 7 days a week, every half an hour. Buses also run from Bradford Interchange and Harrogate train stations.

Avanti West Coast trainsTransPennine Express and Northern run direct trains from London, various cities in Northern England and other stations to Leeds train station. This makes Leeds Bradford Airport terminal easily accessible from mainland UK via train.

Read on to learn more about buying train tickets, timetables and possible connections.

Getting to Leeds Bradford Airport by train

You can use Trainline to book cheap train tickets to Leeds, Bradford Interchange or Harrogate train stations. This will save you time and money on taxis and airport parking, so you’ll have more cash for your holiday. For the lowest price fares, we recommend you book your tickets well in advance of your journey. National Railcards can save you a further 1/3 off an adult’s journey and 60% off fares for your kids.

Avanti West Coast services run directly to Leeds train station from London and Bradford, TransPennine Express trains from York, and Northern trains from NottinghamSheffield and Manchester. This makes it easy to get to Leeds Bradford Airport from other stations across mainland Britain. To get from Leeds to Leeds Bradford Airport, you can take the 757 Flying Tiger bus service from the train station. The bus journey takes around 30 minutes and buses run Monday to Sunday every 30 minutes from just before 05:30 to just after 12:30.

You can also get take the line 737 or 747 Flying Tiger bus from Bradford Interchange or the line 747 Flying Tiger bus from Harrogate to Leeds Bradford Airport. Both buses run every hour. It costs £3.80 to for a single from Leeds or Bradford Interchange to Leeds Bradford Airport or £6 for a return. The bus from Harrogate costs £5.20 for a single or £8 for a return.

If you need to be up for an early flight the next morning, a Travelodge hotel lies only 3 minutes’ walk from Leeds Bradford Airport terminal.

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Things to do at Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford is a reasonably-sized airport, catering to over 3.5 million passengers a year. It has a selection of shops and eateries for your travel needs. You’ll find the check-in desks on your left and right as you enter the terminal. The departures screens will direct you to your designated area. Once you’ve checked in, you’ll find departures upstairs.

There’s a duty-free after security selling spirits, confectionery, cosmetics and other products. If you’re hungry or thirsty, you can also find Burger King, Camden Food Co., Caffè Ritazza and a few other bars and restaurants. You’ll also find WHSmith, Boots and Cargo Travel Essentials stores to allow you to get what you need before you fly.

If you’re planning a holiday in Europe, then why not take the train for a memorable experience? You can use Trainline to book cheap fares to major European cities such as ParisAmsterdamMadridBrusselsBarcelona and Rome.