Trains to Leeds Airport

Getting a train to Leeds Bradford Airport is simple, with excellent links from Yorkshire and Northern England.

How to get to Leeds Airport by train

Avanti West Coast trains run direct trains from London, various cities in Northern England and other stations to Leeds Station. This makes Leeds Bradford Airport terminal easily accessible via train.

To get to Leeds Airport by train, you first need to travel to Leeds train station. While there is no designated Leeds Airport train station, FLYER bus services link the airport with the major rail hubs of Leeds and Bradford Interchange stations.

FLYER buses run every 20-30 minutes. You can catch it at the square opposite the train station, near The Queens Hotel.

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Top routes to Leeds Airport

London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly 2h 10mins £32
Stockport to Manchester Piccadilly 8mins £4.60
Stafford to Manchester Piccadilly 54mins £27.30
Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly 34mins £15.50
Macclesfield to Manchester Piccadilly 22mins £11.50

What to do at Leeds Airport

Retail therapy is a big feature of most airports, and Leeds is no different. Here you’ll find the likes of WHSmith, Boots and Accessorize. There’s even a Leeds United Club Shop, although this may have slightly more niche clientele.

For some refreshments, Caffè Ritazza is the ideal meeting point for arriving passengers. Situated before security, this serves fresh coffee, fresh pastries, and soft drinks.

After security, you’ve got lots more options. For a no-nonsense bite, you’ll find the likes of Camden Food Co, Greggs, and Starbucks if you missed out on a coffee beforehand.

If you have the extra time, perhaps you’d prefer to sit down. For this, Cabin Bar offers travellers fine wines and craft beers, while The Beer House has an easy-going pub atmosphere. The Saltaire Bar is also available, offering a great food menu and a well-stocked bar.

Finally, Leeds Bradford Airport has two excellent airport lounges. Our Yorkshire Lounge and The 1432 Runway Club are both open from 04:00 to 20:00. These spaces offer a quiet and convenient place to relax, charge up your phones and enjoy some complimentary refreshments.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Leeds Airport

First up, set up a Priority Ticket Alert. This allows you to get hold of the lowest price tickets ahead of time, whether travelling to Leeds train station or not.

These are usually released 12 weeks in advance for weekdays and eight weeks for weekends. Be prepared and be rewarded.

Next, travel off-peak. If you have a flight time that allows it, getting your train in off-peak times means you can get much more on your ticket. Midweek off-peak times are between 10:30 and 14:30, or after 20:00. So check your flight time and see if it aligns.

If you’re booking train tickets as a family, our Family Tickets page has everything you need to know about child tickets and Family Railcards.

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Get the app

Whether it is picking your own seat, keeping in tune with train times or generally making your life easier download the Avanti West Coast App to get special perks.

As well as the above, the app allows you to track your train live, buy tickets with your payment method of choice and store all your tickets in one place. You’ll also find zero booking fees.

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