There is no train connection with the airport, but there are plans to realize this by making a division in the railway between Leeds and York (Harrogate Line).
Car and bus
The airport is 18 kilometers northwest of Leeds and 11 kilometers north of Bradford. From Leeds you follow the signs to Yeadon and Otley on the A660. From Bradford the airport is accessible from the A658 in the direction of Yeadon.
There are various bus lines that go from the airport to destinations in the surrounding areas. Line 737 goes to Bradford, through Shipley, Guiseley and Yeadon, line 747 leaves every half hour to Bradford through Greengates, Apperley Bridge and Yeadon. The Airlink 757 connects the airport with Leeds train station and bus station and Otley. Line 767 goes every one and a half hours to Harrogate and Knaresborough. A direct bus connection with York came in March 2007.
Car rental - Leeds and Bradford Airport
In the Arrivals Hall there are counters from car rental companies: Avis, Hertz and Europcar. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
There are three taxi companies that are allowed to transport from the airport: Streamline (tel: +44(0)113 244 3322), Telecabs (tel: +44(0)113 279 2222) and City Cabs (tel: +44(0)113 246 9999). A ride to Leeds costs approximately £15.00 and £13.00 to Bradford.
There is a large parking area at the airport, short-term parking costs £2.00 for the first half hour and £5.50 for two hours. Long-term parking costs £46.00 for a week and £5.00 per day after that.
If you want to be certain to get a parking place, and in addition, receive a discount on the rate, then you can reserve a place online or (tel: +44(0) 121 410 5105). The Sentinel Security Car Park (tel: +44(0)113 239 1555) is outside the airport. Please be advised, you cannot pick up or drop off passengers in front of the terminal building, to do that you must park in the Express Car Park that costs approximately £1.00 per 15 minutes. The Airport Parking Directory website offers a service where you can compare the rates of multiple Leeds Airport parking suppliers. They work together with Airport Parking Shop.