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How to get from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds Train Station

Leeds is one of the country’s favourite cultural centres and is often referred to as the foodie capital of the North. Travellers visiting Leeds can expect to find many historic buildings and institutions to explore, as well as an array of activities for lovers of culture, architecture, fashion, or entertainment.

There are two ways to get from Leeds Bradford Airport to the Leeds train station; 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 around 20 minutes in light traffic and costs about £45 (€52.72), dropping you off right outside the train station. Alternatively, the A1 Flyer is the most direct bus service from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds Railway Station. A single ticket costs £5.50 (€6.53) and the service runs every 20-30 minutes from 05:10 in the morning until 00:05 at night. It takes about 40 minutes to reach City Square, the stop for Leeds Train Station, but keep in mind that the train station is a 6-7 minute walk from the bus stop, so make sure you allow yourself enough time to get there in time for your train.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €52.72 20min 24/7
Bus €13.06 40min 05:10–00:05

How to get from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds Train Station by taxi

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

Taxi fare from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds Train Station

In comparison to other cities in the country, taxi prices in Leeds are on the higher end. On average, the transfer from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds Train Station takes about 20 minutes and costs £45 (€52.72). However, the cost can differ depending on the operator, the time of day, and the duration of the trip. To secure a competitive set rate, we recommend that you book your taxi in advance.

Cost

€52.72

Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Prices may 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 Bradford airport, you can find the taxi stand at the terminal front. There are also touchscreen kiosks in the International Arrivals hall that you can use to call a taxi.

Convenience

A taxi or private transfer is the most comfortable and direct way to get from Leeds airport to Leeds train station. This is the only mode of transport that takes you directly to the train station without having to wait for the next bus or walk to the station carrying heavy luggage. For a fast and easy trip from Leeds Bradford airport to the train station, we recommend you book a private transfer in advance.

Editor’s Note

Between midnight and 5 am, a taxi or private transfer is the only available transportation at Leeds Bradford Airport.

Useful Tips

Taxis in Leeds generally accept all major credit and debit cards, and there shouldn't be any additional charges.
As it is considered polite to tip your driver, you can do so by adding 10-15% to the fare, or simply by rounding up 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 Train Station by bus

The Flyer A1 bus from the airport to the city centre is the most budget-friendly way to get to Leeds Railway Station. However, it is also the slowest as it takes 40 minutes to go from Leeds Bradford airport to the train station. Keep in mind that once you get off the bus at the Leeds City Square stop, you will also have to walk 6-7 minutes to get to the train station. 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 Leeds Train Station?

A single ticket for the Flyer A1 bus from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds train station (Leeds City Square stop) 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. If you are planning on taking the same bus on your way back from Leeds train station to Leeds Bradford Airport, make sure you have a look at the return ticket options as they offer better value for your money.

Cost

€6.53

Trip Duration

40 Min.

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

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Flyer A1 bus generally runs from 05:10-00:05.

Where do I get the bus from?

The bus from Leeds Bradford Airport to the Leeds train station can be found on the terminal front. You should be able to easily identify the Flyer A1 bus shelter from the branded signage.

Convenience

The Flyer A1 bus runs quite regularly between 05:10-00:05, so it might be convenient for you depending on the time your flight gets in and the time of your train. However, keep in mind that the bus will drop you off at Leeds City Square, a 6-7 minute walk to the train station.

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

Tickets can be bought online, via the Transdev Go app or website, or straight from the driver using cash or card.
You can save money by purchasing a return ticket if you are planning on using the Flyer A1 to return to the airport.
If you are travelling with a group and want to purchase return tickets, you can save money by asking for the airport group return.
There are discounted tickets available to travellers under the age of 18.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Leeds Bradford airport from Leeds train station?

Leeds Bradford airport is roughly 14 km northwest of Leeds Railway Station. It takes 20 minutes to get there by taxi or private transfer, or about 40 minutes by bus.

Is there a bus from Leeds Bradford airport to Leeds train station?

The Flyer A1 bus runs quite regularly from the airport to the city centre and a single ticket costs £5.50 (€6.53). It takes 40 minutes to get to Leeds City Square and then a 6-7 minute walk to the Leeds train station is required.

How much is a taxi from Leeds train station to Leeds Bradford airport?

The average transfer from Leeds Bradford Airport to Leeds Train Station takes about 20 minutes and costs £45 (€52.72). However, as the cost can differ, we recommend you book your taxi in advance to secure a competitive set rate.

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