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How to get from Leeds Bradford Airport to the City Centre

One of the country’s most popular cultural centres, Leeds, is thought of as the foodie capital of the North. The city is home to many cultural institutions and historic buildings and has much to offer travellers in search of culture, architecture, fashion, and entertainment.

There are two ways to get from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds city centre; you can go by taxi or private transfer, or by bus. A Leeds taxi or private transfer is the fastest and easiest option as it takes 23 minutes for the cost of about £50 (€59.39) and will drop you off right outside your hotel. Alternatively, the A1 Flyer is the most direct bus service from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds Bus Station. It runs every 20-30 minutes, roughly between 5am through to midnight, with an estimated travel time of 50 minutes to reach Leeds city centre and a single ticket costing £5.50 (€6.53).

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €60 23min 24/7
Bus €13.06 50min 05:10–00:05

How to get from Leeds Bradford Airport to the city centre by taxi

The easiest, fastest, and most comfortable way to get from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds city centre is a taxi or private transfer. Under normal traffic conditions, the trip takes about 20-25 minutes.

Taxi fare from Leeds Bradford airport to city centre

Leeds taxi prices are on the pricier side in comparison to other cities in the UK. On average, the transfer from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds takes about 20-25 minutes and costs £50 (€59.39). However, the cost can differ depending on the operator, the time of day, the distance and the duration of the trip. To secure a competitive set rate and no unexpected costs, we recommend that you book your taxi in advance.

Cost

€60

Trip Duration

23 Min.

*Prices vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Leeds Bradford airport.

Where do I get the taxi from?

At Leeds airport, you can find the taxi stand for both drop-offs and pick-ups on the terminal front, whilst you can also call a taxi from the touchscreen kiosk in the International Arrivals hall.

Convenience

To get from Leeds airport to Leeds city centre, the most comfortable and direct way is a taxi or private transfer. This way, you won’t have to purchase tickets for public transportation or figure out the closest stop to your destination and how to get to your hotel. You also won’t have to wait around for the next bus, which, unlike a taxi, isn’t available 24 hours a day. For an easy and quick transfer from the airport, we recommend booking a private transfer to drop you off right outside your hotel.

Editor’s Note

If you arrive at the airport between midnight and 5 am, a taxi or private transfer is your only transportation option to reach the centre.

Useful Tips

The majority of Leeds taxis accept all major credit and debit cards with no additional charge.
As it is customary to tip your driver in Britain, you can do so by adding 10-15% or by rounding up the fare to the nearest pound.
Before you begin your journey, make sure the meter has been reset to the initial fare.

How to get from Leeds Bradford airport to Leeds by bus

Taking the Flyer A1 bus from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds City Centre is the more budget-friendly option, but it is the slowest way to get from Leeds airport to city centre locations, taking about 50 minutes. The bus runs every 20 minutes, from about 5:00 am to midnight and a single ticket costs £5.50 (€6.53).

How much is the bus from Leeds Bradford airport to the city centre?

A single ticket for the Flyer A1 from Leeds airport to the city costs £5.50 (€6.53). You can purchase your tickets online, through the Transdev Go app, or directly from the driver with cash or by debit/credit card.

Cost

€6.53

Trip Duration

50 Min.

There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for the buses.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

On most days, the Flyer A1 bus runs from 05:10-00:05.

Where do I get the bus from?

The Leeds Bradford Airport bus stop can be found on the terminal front.

Convenience

The Flyer A1 bus runs quite regularly between 05:10-00:05, so it might be a convenient option for you depending on the time your flight gets in and the location of your hotel. However, you will probably need another mode of transport to get you to your hotel from one of the main central stops, so make sure to check that in advance.

Editor’s Note

The last buses of the day often make fewer stops, so make sure you check the official Transdev website for more information.

Useful Tips

You can buy your ticket online, via the website or Transdev Go app, or from the bus driver using cash or card.
Rather than buying two separate tickets from Leeds airport to Leeds city centre and vice versa, you can save money by purchasing a return ticket.
If you are travelling with a group and want to purchase return tickets, you can save money by asking for the airport group return.
Travellers under the age of 18 can get a discounted ticket.

Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Leeds Bradford airport to Leeds?

You can get from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds city centre by taxi or private transfer, or by bus. A Leeds taxi or private transfer is the fastest and easiest option as it takes around 23 minutes and, on average, costs £50 (€59.39). This is also the only option that is available 24/7. Alternatively, the A1 Flyer is the most direct bus service to Leeds city centre and it runs every 20-30 minutes. It takes about 50 minutes to reach the centre, with a single ticket costing £5.50 (€6.53).

How much is a taxi from Leeds airport to the city centre?

A Leeds taxi or private transfer is the fastest and easiest option for reaching Leeds. The ride takes 23 minutes, and costs around £50 (€59.39).

Is there a direct bus from Leeds Bradford airport to Leeds city centre?

The Flyer A1 is a bus that goes from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds and runs every 20 minutes, from about 5:00 am to midnight. From Leeds airport to the city centre, it takes about 50 minutes, and the ticket costs £5.50 (€6.53) per traveller.

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