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Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA)

Overview

Serving Yorkshire and the surrounding areas, Leeds Bradford International Airport hosts many flights to holiday resorts in Greece and Spain offered by discount airlines. The airport is located seven miles (11km) northwest of Leeds.

Leeds Bradford International Airport has an unfortunate reputation for congestion and chaos. Visitor frustration has prompted officials to plan major renovations for the facility, which will allow it to handle more than five million passengers per year by 2016 (up from its current load of 2.7 million). The airport is also prone to difficult weather conditions, meaning flights are often delayed or re-routed.

Despite these drawbacks, Leeds Bradford International Airport has some nice facilities for passengers, including good duty-free shops and a selection of restaurants in the Food Village.

Location

The airport is situated nine miles (14km) northwest of Leeds.

Getting to the city

The MetroConnect bus services run every 30 minutes from the airport to Leeds and Bradford city centre bus and rail stations, calling at all metro stops along the way. Trains are available to and from Leeds City Rail Station, from where connections can be made to all parts of the UK. Taxis are also available.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 (0)113 250 9696.

Car rental

Avis, Europcar and Hertz are represented in International Arrivals.

Airport Taxis

Arrow Cars are available from the airport taxi rank outside the terminal building.

Facilities

Facilities at the airport include banks, ATMs, bureau de change and a tourist information and hotel reservations desk. There are also shops, bars, restaurants and a children's play area. The Executive Lounge on the first floor of the Departure Lounge offers a full bar service, complimentary newspapers, fax machine and telephone. Entry to the lounge is through membership of the Yorkshire Executive Lounge or a once off entry fee of £14. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.

Parking

There is short- and long-term car parking available. Parking can be booked in advance on the airport website. There is a courtesy bus service between the long stay car park and the terminal building from 5:30am and 10pm, seven days a week. Passengers should allow extra time to park and get to the terminal. Short-term parking at Leeds Bradford is charged at £2 for the first half hour, £5 for an hour, £7.50 for two hours, £10 for three hours, £18 for six hours and £24 per day, and is located directly in front of the terminal building. Long-term rates are £35 for two days.

Departure Tax

None.

Website

www.lbia.co.uk

Airlines

Flights to Leeds Bradford International Airport are available via Air Europa, bmi, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2.com, KLM, Ryanair, Thomas Cook and Thomson Airways.

Internet

Wifi service is available within the terminal for £5 per hour.

Business Lounges

The Yorkshire Club offers free wifi and multimedia facilities, as well as refreshments, for members. There is also a boardroom on the first level with conference facilities for up to 150 delegates.


Leeds Bradford Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.