Flying to Leeds-Bradford Airport

If you’re visiting the north of England, then one of the most convenient ways to travel there is by flying into Leeds- Bradford Airport – which is the largest airport in the county of Yorkshire. It’s located in Yeadon, within the city limits of Leeds, 6 miles from the city centre. It’s been open since 1931 and was built mainly to serve Leeds and Bradford, as well as the wider Yorkshire region.

Bare in mind that the airport isn’t one of the busiest in the UK so it doesn’t have a large amount of shops and cafe’s, but there are enough for a short stay. It is a base for Monarch Airlines, Jet2.com, Ryanair and Thomson Airways, and KLM, British Airways, Eastern Airways and Flybe all fly from the airport to and from a broad selection of destinations including Innsbruck, Glasgow, Alicante, Geneva, Amsterdam, Alicante, Copenhagen, and the airports only long distance destination – Islamabad, which is operated by Pakistan International Airlines. The busiest routes are between Malaga, Amsterdam and Alicante – each of which serve a little over 200,000 passengers each year.

Once you’re at the airport, you’ll find a nice selection of shops and outlets including world duty free, WHSmith and Travelex for any money exchanges you need make, and if you’re hungry after your flight, you can head to the Saltaire bar and eatery which offer traditional English and Yorkshire food and drink, or take a coffee break at the AM Express or Caffe Ritazza – both found in hall B. If you’re renting a car at the airport, then you will find the car hire desks within the main terminal building next to the international arrivals area. There is only a small selection of desks including Avis, Enterprise and Hertz, and as such there are often queues to the desks after busier flights, so t’s recommended to book your car rental for Leeds-Bradford Airport in advance using Car Rentals Network. When you’re returning the car after your trip, just head left when you turn into the terminal frontage road.

From the airport you have a huge selection of destinations available within a short drive, though if you arrive late at night it’s generally better to take a night in one of the airport hotels situated close by, so you can get a fresh start in the morning. A short drive into the centre of Leeds will bring you to one of Yorkshires liveliest cities, while historical cities like York and the Spa town of Harrogate which is a nice place to head if you want to unwind after a busy days shopping in one of the larger cities.