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Located at the very heart of the UK, on the crossroads of the M1 and M62 motorways, Leeds is one of the country’s most accessible cities, with excellent transport links by road, rail and air.
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Leeds Bradford Airport is only eight miles from the Leeds city centre, with direct flights from 75 international destinations and 8 UK destinations. The airport is just a 50 minute flight from Amsterdam Schiphol a hub to the rest of the world.

The city lies on the east coast main rail line, offering direct train travel from London, Edinburgh, Newcastle and York. Rail links from other UK cities are also excellent, with direct trains several times a day to Leeds from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff.

Connectivity is only set to continue improving, with major investment coming for the high-speed railways HS2 and HS3. Once complete, HS2 will reduce travel time between London and Leeds to just 82 minutes

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Arriving to Leeds by Air

Leeds Bradford Airport also offers excellent transport links providing national and international flights to over 75 international destinations and eight UK destinations. The airport is also just a 50 minute flight from Amsterdam Schiphol a hub to the rest of the world.

Click here for a short guide to travelling to Leeds after landing in the UK. With routes to Leeds and travel times from the key connecting UK Airports: Leeds Bradford, Heathrow and Manchester.


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By Road

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 from all directions. The the M1 runs North to South and M62 runs East to West right through West Yorkshire, with the M621 leading from it into the centre of Leeds and the M606 into Bradford.

National Express coaches run into the city from a host of UK destinations and our coach station is located in the city centre with many of our venues and hotels just a short walk away.

Leeds Station and Athena Rising Mural - Carl Milner Photography for VisitLeeds

By Rail

Frequent direct trains cary visitors from London to Leeds in just over two hours, with all other UK cities also easily reached by train. Leeds, Wakefield and Bradford all enjoy regular services from London with LNER, as well as connecting to Edinburgh.

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.

With Eurostar connections at St Pancras, journeys to Leeds from Brussels and Paris take just over five hours. The 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.


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