When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Leeds Bradford?
The August bank holiday is a peak time for travelling to Leeds, when the huge annual Leeds Festival takes place at Bramham Park. The finale of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race takes place in Leeds in May in 2018. You should be able to find cheaper flights to Leeds Bradford if you travel outside of the school summer holidays, Easter holidays and December.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Leeds Bradford?
It’s best to book your flight to Leeds Bradford at least two weeks before travel to take advantage of the best prices on return flights. If your dates are flexible, you can use Netflights’ ‘flexible dates’ search tool to find the cheapest day to fly to Leeds Bradford and it’s always worth keeping an eye out for cheap last-minute flights.
Flying to Leeds Bradford Airport LBA
Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is approximately eleven kilometres from Leeds city centre and the same distance from the city of Bradford. It serves more than 3.5 million passengers per year and is an important international gateway to Yorkshire and the north of England, operating a wide range of domestic and international flights.
British Airways operates direct flights to Leeds Bradford from Glasgow International Airport and London Heathrow Airport and FlyBe offers direct flights to Leeds Bradford from Aberdeen Airport, Newquay Airport and Southampton Airport. You can also find indirect cheap flights to Leeds Bradford from other airports in the UK, including London City Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Jersey Airport and London Gatwick Airport, with connections in cities such as Southampton or Belfast.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) has one terminal building with two floors. Domestic and international Leeds Bradford flights arrivals are on the ground floor and departures are on the ground and first floors. Check-in desks can be found on the ground floor. The airport offers many services and facilities for travellers, including a range of cafes and restaurants, shops including duty free, baby change facilities, currency exchange, an information desk and a prayer room. Information desks are located on the ground floor near both the domestic and international arrivals areas. The airport offers high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the terminal.
Getting to the City from Leeds Bradford Airport LBA
It is easy to reach the Leeds and Bradford city centres from the airport using public transport. The Flying Tiger bus 737 connects Leeds Bradford Airport with Bradford and the 757 runs between Leeds city centre, the railway station and the airport. The number 747 bus also links the airport with Harrogate. Alternatively, you can take a taxi – there are also a few different car hire companies available, which can be reached using a free airport shuttle.
Why Visit Leeds Bradford?
With its world-class arts scene, fascinating Victorian industrial heritage and excellent array of shops and bars, Leeds is a vibrant city with plenty to offer visitors. It’s a popular destination for both leisure and business travellers. Kick off your trip with a visit to the Henry Moore Institute; the Yorkshire-born sculptor Henry Moore learned his craft in the city and the museum hosts a vibrant programme of exhibitions year-round devoted to sculpture from around the world. Discover the city’s past with a ride on the oldest working railway in the world, Middleton Railway, a former colliery line located a mile from the city centre.
For shopping, head to the Grade I-listed Kirkgate Market, which is home to hundreds of market stalls, or the Corn Exchange, where you’ll find independent shops and regular craft, vintage and food fairs. In the evening, sip cocktails at the city’s Sky Lounge, with its panoramic views over Leeds, or on the roof terrace at Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen, before catching a performance at one of the city’s many theatres.