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Arriving to Leeds by Air

This is a short guide to travelling to our historic city after landing in the UK. With routes to Leeds and travel times from the key connecting UK airports Leeds Bradford, Heathrow and Manchester.
Planes at Leeds Bradford Airport

Landing at Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford is located just 8 miles outside of the city centre of Leeds. Transport to and from the city is easy and can be made by:

Bus - A regular bus service the Flying Tiger runs daily from around 4.30am to midnight. The journey time is approximately 30 minutes and fare are from £3.50 per person. Timetables and fare can be found here

Taxi - Arrow Cars is the official taxi company for Leeds Bradford Airport and have kiosk just outside of the arrivals hall. Delegates have the option to pre-book or book at the kiosk on arrival. Journeys to Leeds City Centre take approximately 30 minutes. Book a taxi here

Car Hire - Leeds Bradford has a dedicated Car Rental Centre with a 24/7 free of charge shuttle bus that leaves from just outside the main terminal to take you to the car hire companies at the centre which include Avis, Enterprise, Europcar and Hertz. More information can be found here

Leeds Train Station

Landing at Manchester Airport

Located in the North West of England, Manchester Airport has great transport links to Leeds City Centre. Journeys can be made by:

Train - Direct trains operate regular direct trains to Leeds Train Station. The average journey time ranges from 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes. Book your train here

Taxi - Arrow Cars are the official private hire taxi partner of Manchester Airport. There are manned desks in arrivals in each terminal and at Manchester Airport Train Station. Journey time to Leeds City Centre is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes and a taxi will cost around £100. Book your taxi here

Car Hire - Manchester Airport has a Car Rental Village which can be reached by a dedicated free of charge shuttle for each terminal every 10 minute. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz and Sixt are all represented at the airport. More on car hire here

Candle House, Granary Wharf, Leeds - (c) Al Crow

Landing at London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow has fantastic connectivity to Leeds.

Plane: British Airways fly to Leeds Bradford Airport from London Heathrow 3 times per day and the journey time is 1 hour. You can search and book flights here

Train: Train connections to Leeds City Centre from London Heathrow are straight forward. The Heathrow Express train links to London Paddington Station. Leeds Train Station sits on the East Coast Mainline and trains can be caught from London Kings Cross Station, which is a short tube or taxi ride away from London Paddington Station. Book your trains from London to Leeds here

Taxi: A private hire taxi can be booked from any terminal at London Heathrow to Leeds City Centre. Advanced booking is advised and you can book here. Journey by taxi will take approximately 4 hours 30 minutes.

Car Hire: There are car hire desks in the arrivals area of each terminal. All major car hire brands are represented. Journey time to Leeds City Centre is approximately 4 hours 30 minutes.

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