Leeds Bradford Airport
Leeds Bradford Airport Overview
Leeds Bradford Airport resides in West Yorkshire, England in the city of Leeds Metropolitan District. Often referred to as Yeadon Airport, the facility serves residents and visitors to the greater Yorkshire region of England. The early history of the site began in the 1930s with commercial service to U.K. destinations. The facility was heavily used during WWII for aircraft production and support for the RAF. In recent years, massive redevelopment efforts have increased the terminal size and passenger amenities. Over 2.5 million travellers fly through Leeds Bradford to destinations in Europe, the U.S. and holiday favourites.
Leeds Bradford, airport code LBA, is accessible by car from the M1 and M62 motorways and the Yorkshire section of the A1. Travellers may reach the facility through the public rail station located in Leeds with interconnection bus and taxi service to the airport.
Inside the terminal before the security checkpoint, the Cafe Ritazza and Yates Bar provide food and beverages for passengers and guests. After security, a selection of food choices can be purchased from the Food Village vendors. Several duty-free shops, a Superdrug and W.H. Smith feature books, magazines, gifts and toiletries and beauty supplies.
A newly designed Premiere Lounge offers passengers of any airline privileges including full bar service and snacks, Wi-Fi Internet access and private meeting rooms. Access is granted for a one-time fee or by purchasing a club membership.
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Ample car parking options at LBA include two short stay and two long stay lots. Both short stay lots are an easy walk to the terminal and Car Park 1 provides Fast Track service connecting directly to the security checkpoint. Pre-booking information may be found through www.secure-parking.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk. Both long stay car parks are serviced by a 24-hour courtesy shuttle to the terminal and are covered with security surveillance.
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A full selection of car hire options including major international companies, Avis, Hertz, National, Budget, Alamo, Enterprise and Europcar operate directly from the airport terminal. Pre-booking arrangements and a complete listing of the agencies is available at www.leedsairportcarhire.com.
Leeds Bradford Airport Hotels
The Chevin Country Park Hotel is a lovely lakeside property located 2.88 km from the airport site. Guests receive a complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi access as well as free parking. Holiday park/fly packages are available. Property amenities include a fitness centre, swimming pool and tennis court.
The Britannia Leeds Bradford Airport Hotel resides 3.2 km from the terminal and offers large modern non-smoking rooms. Shuttle transportation to the airport and breakfast are offered for a fee. The property features an onsite restaurant (breakfast only), bar, swimming pool and health club.
The roadside Ramada Leeds Parkway Hotel can be reached in 4.16 km from the airport. An onsite restaurant serves meals including breakfast. Guests receive free parking and use of the fitness centre.
Passengers choosing Leeds Bradford may select Jet2.com to reach New York, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Rome and Prague among other European destinations. Holiday travellers will find many choices from Jet2.com to destinations in Greece, Spain, Switzerland and Austria. Ryanair offers service to Venice and Dublin and Thomas Cook and Thomas Airways schedule flights to the Balearics, Canary and Greek Islands.
The Leeds City Rail Station is the closest option for train passengers (Click here to check the train timetables) and is serviced by the MetroConnect Bus Service, no. 757, for airport transfers. The trip entails a 20 minute ride and buses run every 30 minutes.
Other destinations including Bradford, Yeadon, Menston, Harrogate and smaller towns are serviced by the local bus and coach system. Click here to check the National Express coaches timetable
There are several taxi companies in the West Yorkshire area that can take you to and from Leeds Bradford Airport. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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