Frequent direct trains carry visitors from London to Leeds in just over two hours with Virgin Trains East Coast. The quickest journey time between Leeds and London is just over two hours and during peak times, services run at least every half an hour. Leeds is also well connected with all other UK cities by train; First TransPennine Express service provides excellent links from Liverpool, Manchester and York. Cross Country run frequent services to Leeds from many of Britain’s major cities including Newcastle and Birmingham. Internationally, Eurostar connections at St Pancras, allow journeys to Leeds from Brussels and Paris to be made in just over five hours.
Leeds and West Yorkshire is located at the cross roads of the M62 and the M1, with the A1/M1 link making it easy to reach by road from all parts of the UK. The M62 runs East to West through West Yorkshire, with the M621 leading from it into the centre of Leeds.
National Express coaches run into the city from a host of UK destinations too.
Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is situated at the heart of the Leeds City Region, approximately eight miles from Leeds city centre and is one of the fastest growing regional airports in the UK.
Yorkshire’s gateway airport connects to a wide range of domestic and international destinations, either via direct flights or through the European ‘hub’ airports of London Heathrow, Amsterdam and Brussels. Visitors can now fly direct to LBA on a scheduled flight from over 75 destinations including Geneva, Paris, London, Berlin and Rome. British Airways fly from London Heathrow to Leeds three times daily.