Cheap flights to Leeds
These two Northern cities are so close that they've practically merged together, but Leeds and Bradford are still very much distinct entities with different atmospheres and attractions. With Leeds one of the fastest-growing and most up-and-coming cities in the UK, and Bradford undergoing a drastic regeneration, the area is guaranteed to give you a taste of the North at its best.
- Flight frequency: Daily
- Currency: GBP (£)
- Population: 1777934
Overview of Leeds
Leeds has undergone more than ten years of improvement work, which has resulted in an explosion of entertainment, culture, fashion destinations and food hotspots in the city. If you're hungry to learn everything you can about the city you're in, Leeds won't disappoint - it's crammed full of museums, including the fascinating and family-friendly Thackray Medical Museum, as well as the Abbey House Museum, which gives visitors a unique peek at what Leeds would have been like in the Victorian times. Keen shoppers will find themselves in heaven in Leeds; there are hundreds of outlets catering to bargain spotters and cash-splashing types alike. With thousands of students living in this vibrant urban centre, it's little surprise that the nightlife in Leeds is second-to-none, offering something for everyone. Bradford has its own fair share of attractions, including the Bradford Industrial Museum for budding historians, and an IMAX cinema for film buffs. Don't miss a famous Bradford curry at one of the city's top notch restaurants.
For holidaymakers with a soft spot for retail therapy, Leeds is practically paradise. The city is home to every kind of shop imaginable, including designer stores, high street favourites, eclectic boutiques, and characterful market stalls. If you want something unique to take back with you, pay the Grand Arcade a visit. One of the oldest shopping spots in Leeds, the Arcade is full to the brim with independent retailers. Bradford boasts various shopping centres to get stuck into, including Kirkgate Centre and Forster Square Shopping Park. Development of a Westfield Shopping Centre is currently underway, and will mark Bradford out as one of the UK's unmissable shopping destinations.
Find Hotels around Leeds
Whether your staying in Leeds, Bradford or further afield, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation. From rural retreats to city centre pads, find your ideal hotel with our booking tool below.
Travel to and from Leeds Bradford International Airport
Leeds Bradford Airport is situated 6 miles northwest of Leeds city centre, and both Leeds and Bradford are easily accessible by public transport.
IATA code: LBA
Name: Leeds Bradford International Airport
Address: Leeds Bradford International Airport, Leeds, LS19 7TU.
Telephone: +44 (0)871 288 2288
There are plenty of parking options at this busy international hub. Long Stay car parking can be accessed by a 4 minute shuttle from the terminal, while the Short Stay car park is only a 2 minute walk from the terminal. There are also Business and Premier parking options. You can pre-book online with us: http://parking.flybe.com
There are no train services at Leeds Bradford Airport, but regular bus services mean the city centres are a quick and easy journey away.
Arrow Cars operates a taxi service from Leeds Bradford Airport, and is the only private hire company that can drop you off on the terminal forecourt. You don’t need to book your taxi in advance, but it may be advisable to do so if you want a quick getaway after landing. You can pay your fare by card if you wish to.
If you want to travel quickly between Leeds and Bradford, or are planning to travel further afield on your Northern break, hiring a car is a good option. Avis operate in the airport and you can book a car in advance by with our booking tool.