Leeds Bradford International Airport essential travel guide
Postcode for GPS: LS19 7TU

Leeds Bradford International Airport serves the two cities after which it is named and the wider Yorkshire region, with a catchment area stretching as far as York and Wakefield.

It is the largest airport in Yorkshire and, based on traffic of more than 2.7 million passengers in 2011, the 16th busiest in the UK.

How to get there

Bus
Public transport options for people heading to the airport include buses that operate from the centre of Leeds and Bradford from early morning until late at night, including weekends and bank holidays.
 
Train
Both cities are also home to major railway stations providing links to other destinations and regions across the UK.
 
Car/motorist
Motorists will come across signposts leading them to the airport on all major roads spanning a wide area. The M1 and M62 motorways are among the main routes for drivers heading to the base, along with the Yorkshire section of the A1.
 
There is a drop-off and pick-up car park in front of the terminal in addition to short and long-stay parking points within easy reach of the airport's main building.

The airport

Amenities on offer to passengers at Leeds Bradford International Airport include two Travelex outlets in the departures check-in hall and international arrivals area, which offer in-store currency collection and zero per cent commission.
 
Plenty of useful holiday items are on sale at the airport's shops, from books, magazines and games at WHSmith to health and beauty accessories at Superdrug. Bargain hunters might want to stop off at World Duty Free to make the most of discounts on all sorts of products.
 
Dining venues worth checking out include AM Express, which serves Halal curries and Asian cuisine on the go, and the Food Village, where customers can pick up snacks and family-friendly meals.
 
Leeds Bradford Airport is also home to the Yorkshire Premier Lounge, a luxury facility offering amenities that will come in useful for business and leisure travellers alike, including a complimentary bar, snacks, free Wi-Fi and games consoles.

Other facilities at Leeds Bradford International Airport

People who want to make their journey through Leeds Bradford International Airport as swift and stress-free as possible can pre-book the fast-track service, which gives departing passengers direct access to the security area.
 
Internet desks are available for travellers who want to head online before catching their flight. Laptop users will find a number of Wi-Fi hotspots in the terminal.
 
Other provisions that members of the public might find useful at the airport include a chaplaincy offering help and support for people of all religious faiths and on-site assistance for people with disabilities and reduced mobility.

Direct Flights travel tip

Holidaymakers looking forward to setting off on a late-summer trip from Leeds Bradford this year will be able to check out the airport's newest dining venue - the Saltaire Bar and Eatery.
 
Due to open in August, the establishment will celebrate regional produce and local heritage by serving food with strong links to Yorkshire and a range of beverages including cask-conditioned ales from two breweries based in the county - Theakston and Black Sheep.

Hotels nearby Leeds Bradford International Airport

The first choice for many travellers looking for a hotel near Leeds Bradford International Airport will be the on-site Travelodge, which is served by a courtesy bus to the terminal building.
 
Other options include the Premier Inn just half a mile from the base and the Britannia Leeds Bradford Airport five minutes' drive away, both of which have three-star ratings.