Leeds Bradford Airport Parking
Lying just seven miles to the north of Leeds and nine miles from Bradford, Leeds Bradford is known as Yorkshire’s Airport.
With over four million passengers passing through each year, it’s wise to book your Leeds Bradford Airport parking in advance, to secure the best price.
Here at APH, we have over 43 years’ experience in airport parking; it’s what we do and what we know, so you can be sure we can help you find the parking deal that’s right for you.
Use this page to guide you through parking option available at Leeds Bradford – and pick up money-saving tips along the way.
Having been voted Best Airport Parking Company at the British Travel Awards 12 years in a row, we are proud of our great service and loyal customers, and you can be sure that we only offer parking facilities that will keep your car safe and secure while you are away.
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Transfer time 2 minutes
Park Mark Safer Parking Award – Why It’s So Important
We work only with car parks and parking operators that we know provide secure parking.
The Park Mark Safer Parking Scheme is a Police Crime Prevention Initiative designed to reduce both crime and the fear of crime in car parks across the UK. The Park Mark Safer Parking Award is given only to car parks that meet certain standards of security, maintenance and management, so it is wise to look out for this accreditation when looking at parking options.
APH are proud to support the Park Mark Safer Parking Scheme and our Leeds Bradford Airport parking products are holders of the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.
Leeds Bradford Airport Car Parks Reviews
Our mission is to provide our customers with secure car parks at Leeds Bradford Airport, which is also good value, easy to book and backed up by a friendly team of staff. The following reviews are genuine, independent responses from verified APH customers, collected by Reviews.io.
Leeds Bradford is a single terminal airport, so there’s no need to worry about checking which terminal you are flying from. We say you can’t go wrong with booking Sentinel Secure Airport Parking, which offers Park Mark Safer Parking just a two-minute shuttle bus ride from the terminal entrance.
You can find more information on facilities at the terminal with the help of our handy guides, such as how much change you’ll need for baggage trolleys, how to find free WiFi and where to eat and drink before you fly.
History of Leeds Bradford Airport
Leeds and Bradford Municipal Aerodrome, also known as Yeadon Aerodrome, opened on 17 October 1931, and operated mostly as an aviation club and training centre. Scheduled flights began in 1935, initially to Newcastle, Edinburgh, Blackpool, and the Isle of Man, and the first terminal building opened in 1936.
During the second world war, the aerodrome was used by a nearby aircraft factory (which was camouflaged), to deliver planes to the war effort. The aerodrome returned to civilian use in 1947 and in the 1950s and 60s, new routes were added including Belfast, Dusseldorf, and Dublin.
In the 1980s, the runway was extended over the A658, with a tunnel constructed for the road to run underneath. The first transatlantic flights took off in 1984 and the first chartered Concorde flight landed at Leeds Bradford in 1986. In 1994, the airport went open all hours and passenger traffic grew from 1.2 million a year in 1997 to 2.9 million in 2007.
In 2014, the airport was crowned Best UK Airport by the Travel Weekly Globe Awards.
Passenger traffic peaked in 2018 at just over four million and in 2019, plans were drawn up to expand the terminal with additional gates, additional seating and expanded baggage reclaim and immigration facilities.
New routes to destinations in Romania and Poland were added in 2022, when TUI and Wizzair transferred their flights from Doncaster Sheffield Airport, which closed in November of that year.
Leeds Bradford Airport has one terminal with two air bridges and 24 aircraft stands. There are two check-in halls, both on the ground floor; Hall B is for Jet2 flights and Hall A for all other airlines.
The departures area is up on the first floor, after security. Here there are shops, cafes and bars, seating areas and a special assistance desk.
If you are travelling to the airport by car, it is a good idea to book your airport parking in advance.
Flights from Leeds Bradford go to multiple destinations across Europe with airlines including:
- Aer Lingus
- BH Air
- Balkan Holidays
Check-in Hall A is at the left end of the concourse, on the ground floor, with check-in desks numbering A1 to A17 serving all airlines except Jet2. Check-in Hall B has a separate entrance on the right-hand side of the terminal building, with check-in desks numbering B40 to B55 serving Jet2 flights.
Follow the instructions on the documentation from your airline for how and when to check in for your fight. Check your passport – and those of everyone else in your travelling party – is valid and up to date in advance of travel. Some countries require passport validity to be a minimum of six months, but all countries have different requirements. You can refer to the government foreign travel advice as well as advice from your airline.
It is recommended that you check in and are ready to proceed through security at least two hours prior to your scheduled departure time. Allow extra time if you require special assistance or have oversized luggage or pets traveling with you.
If you have already checked in online before arriving at the airport and have only hand luggage, you can head straight to security and the departures lounge. Boarding passes may be printed or mobile.
If you have already checked in online but have bags to go in the hold, then you must first go to the bag drop area. The bag drop area for Jet2 is in check-in Hall B. The self-bag drop area for Flybe and Ryanair is in check-in Hall A. When using the self-bag drop, simply follow the on-screen instructions on the self-bag drop machines. Once your bag has been weighed, a baggage tag will be automatically printed, which you need to attach to your bags before placing them on the baggage belt.
Double check hand luggage restrictions at home before you pack.
Main travel connections
Leeds Bradford Airport lies beside the A658 road in Yeadon, just seven miles northwest of the centre of Leeds and nine miles northeast of the centre of Bradford. Harrogate is just over 12 miles away.
The post code for the airport is LS19 7TU and the airport is signposted from all the major roads in the surrounding area, including the M1 and M62 motorways and the A1.
The airport is easy to reach by car and it is recommended to book airport parking in advance.
There are regular Flyer bus services to Leeds Bradford Airport from Leeds, Bradford, and Harrogate.
The Flyer services have free WiFi on board as well as USB power.
- The A1 Flyer departs from Leeds Bus Station every 20 minutes, seven days a week, and travels via Leeds York Street, Leeds Rail Station, Kirkstall Lights (northbound) and Horsforth Fleece Hotel.
- The A2 Flyer departs from Harrogate Bus Station every hour, seven days a week, and travels via Oatlands, Leeds Road, Pannal, Spacey Houses Jct, Huby, Weston Station and Main St Arthington Lane.
- From Bradford, the A2 Flyer departs from Bradford Interchange and travels via Bolton Junction, Greengates, Sainsbury’s, Apperley Bridge Station grounds and Yeadon Harper Lane.
- The A3 Flyer departs from Bradford Interchange every hour, seven days a week, and travels via Keighley Road Oak Lane, Shipley Market Square, Otley Road/Acord Park, Hollins Hill/Esholt Station Road, Guiseley Morrisons and Yeadon Harper Lane.
- From Otley, the A3 Flyer travels to Leeds Bradford Airport via Pool Bridge, Main Street.
National Express services operate in and out of Leeds Coach Station, from where there is a connecting Flying Tiger service 757 to Leeds Bradford Airport.
There are connecting bus services to Leeds Bradford Airport from the rail stations in Leeds, Bradford, and Harrogate.
Find more information on rail travel at National Rail.
Drop-off and pick-up
Pick Up and Drop Off car park
The Pickup & Drop Off car park is a one-minute walk from the terminal. Follow the signs from Whitehouse Lane and as you enter the approach road, look for a lane signposted Pick Up & Drop Off but note there are different lanes for cars, minibuses and coaches.
The Pickup & Drop Off car park uses cameras to record your number plate on entry to the car park and again on exit, when you will be charged the applicable parking fee. Payment can be by cash (with change given), bank card or Apple Pay and receipts are available upon request.
Pick Up & Drop Off car park charges:
- up to 10 minutes £5.00
- 10 – 20 minutes £7.00
- 20 – 30 minutes £9.00
- 30 – 60 minutes £11.00
- each additional hour or part thereafter £11.00
Higher parking fees apply for larger vehicles, such as minibuses and coaches.
There are specified Blue Badge parking bays in the Pickup & Drop Off car park at a cost of £5.00 for extended stays of up to one hour. You need to take your Blue Badge and travel documentation to the Special Assistance Desk inside the terminal building, which is a one-minute walk, to validate your car registration for the discounted rate.
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One Hour Free car park
You can also drop off and pick up passengers in the One Hour Free car park, which is a three to four-minute walk from the terminal. Follow the signs from Whitehouse Lane and as you enter the approach road, stay in the right-hand lane through the barrier, and continue right.
To reach the terminal from the car park, use the walkway through the Mid Stay car park.
Stays of more than one hour will be charged £49.00, as will any return to the car park within one hour.
One Hour Free car park charges:
- up to 1 hour FREE
- 1 hour – 1 day £49.00
- each additional day or part thereafter £25.00
The One Hour Free car park post code is LS19 7UE.
Short Stay car park charges
The Short Stay car park is a short walk to the terminal. Note that you may need to use stairs to access the terminal building depending on which level you park.
To access the Short Stay car park, follow the signs from Whitehouse Lane. As you enter the approach road, stay in the right-hand lane, and follow the signs.
Short Stay car park charges:
- up to 1 hour £13.00
- 1 – 2 hours £16.00
- 2 – 3 hours £18.00
- 3 – 4 hours £28.00
- 4 hours to 1 day £59.00
- 2 days £99.00
- per day thereafter £35.00
The Short Stay car park post code is LS19 7TU.
Alternatively, you can book your airport parking in advance and save on cost.
Premium Short Stay car park
The Premium Short Stay car park is a one to two-minute walk from the terminal.
To access the Premium Short Stay car park, follow the signs from Whitehouse Lane and go through the first barrier on the left. The car park uses number pate recognition to record vehicle entry and exit.
Premium Short Stay car park charges:
- up to 1 day £89.00
- per day thereafter £45.00
The Premium Short Stay car park post code is LS19 7UA.
Fast Track security lane
Beat the queues at security and reach the departure lounge facilities quicker. Located in the right-hand walkway of the entrance to the security zone, the lane takes you to the boarding card check, where you need to show confirmation of your Fast Track booking.
Fast Track bookings must be made at least one hour prior to your arrival at the airport and places are limited. The Fast Track Lane is open every day for all flights and one child under 12 years goes free with each paying adult. You cannot purchase Fast Track access at the airport on the day; you must book in advance.
Amendments or cancellations are permitted up to four hours prior to the entry time shown on your booking confirmation. Bookings are limited to six passengers (over 12 years) per booking.
Some airlines and ticket types include complimentary access to Fast Track.
Fast Track passes cost from £6.00 per person.
Special assistance and disabled facilities
Special assistance requests should be made with your airline, tour operator or travel agent at the time of booking, or at least 48 hours prior to travel. Once you have arrived at the airport, use the help points, or go to the special assistance desk opposite the main entrance, to notify the special assistance team that you have arrived.
Assistance is available from any of the on-site car parks, through check-in and security, up to the aircraft, and up to your seat on the aircraft, as required.
When flying back into Leeds Bradford Airport, assistance can be provided from the aircraft, through immigration and baggage reclaim, and to a designated point within the car parks.
If you are travelling with your own mobility aid, such as a wheelchair or scooter, you need to inform the airline and advise them of its specifications.
There are dedicated Blue Badge parking bays in all the official on-site car parks. The transfer bus from the off-site Sentinel Secure Parking is wheelchair accessible and staff will provide assistance.
If you are being dropped off at the airport, Blue Badge holders receive an extended minimum charge stay in the Pickup & Drop Off car park, which is just a one to two-minute walk to the terminal. The minimum charge is £5.00 and the extended stay is one hour. Just make sure you or the driver take your Blue Badge to the Special Assistance Desk inside the terminal building to receive the extended stay.
Passengers with restricted mobility can access the security area via an easily accessible route and passengers with mobility aids or wheelchairs can receive assistance during the security process.
Private search rooms are available upon request.
If you need to carry liquid medicine of more than 100ml through security, you must provide a supporting prescription or written documentation from your doctor. Some airlines allow for a secondary hand luggage bag for medications but please check with your airline in advance of travel.
Accessible toilets and changing place
Accessible toilets are available throughout the airport terminal on all floors.
There is also a changing place facility in the departure’s hall, which is equipped with height adjustable bed, tracking hoist (slings not provided), privacy screen and centrally placed toilet. For access you need to use the assistance phone outside the changing place room, or by contacting the Special Assistance team upon arrival at the airport.
You can remain in your own mobility equipment all the way to the departure gate.
Passengers travelling with electric mobility aids must confirm the specifications of their equipment, such as weight, dimensions and battery type, with the airline in advance.
Assistance animals are welcome at Leeds Bradford Airport if travelling on approved airlines and routes as part of the Pet Travel Scheme. You must notify your airline at the time of booking.
Well-behaved pet dogs are welcome in the landside area of the terminal providing they are kept on a lead and do not enter the café servery or seating area.
Leeds Bradford Airport operates a hidden disabilities lanyard scheme. Hidden disability lanyards are recognised by airport staff as identifying someone who may need some extra assistance or consideration when travelling through the airport or boarding the aircraft.
The help available includes:
- extra time to prepare at check-in and security
- allowing you to remain with your family at security, passport control and when boarding your flight
- offering a briefing on what to expect at the airport
- assistance with navigation, such as reading signs
Passengers with autism may wish to download the Leeds Bradford Easy-read Guide To Travelling By Air. If you do not have access to a printer, a copy of the guide can be posted to you upon request.
When travelling with children, you are permitted to carry more than 100ml of baby milk, baby food and sterilised water through security, as required for the duration of your journey. Sterilised water should be carried in a baby bottle and all items should be placed on a specialised tray, available upon request. Note that security officers may need to open the containers and test the liquids.
Any special drinks required for children’s dietary needs must be accompanied by supporting documentation from your doctor.
Nappies and wet wipes may be carried in hand luggage.
You might want to let your younger children know in advance that their toys and teddies will be going on an adventure through the screening machine.
There is a Boots store in the departure’s hall after security for all your baby essentials including nappies, baby food and formula milk. You can order in advance to collect on the day of travel.
You’ll find baby changing facilities throughout the terminal, both before and after security. Just look for the baby change sign.
If you are travelling with a pushchair or buggy, you can usually take it right up to the gate, just before you board your flight, providing it is totally collapsible. However, different airlines have different restrictions so please check with them in advance. Buggies must be collapsed when going through security screening.
Business travellers may want to take advantage of the Fast Track pass to save time through security. Passes must be purchased in advance and cost from £6.00 per person. Book Fast Track.
Leeds Bradford Airport has three hosted airport lounges in the departures zone, where you can relax in comfortable seating, access super-fast WiFi and charging points and enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks. Guests are welcome to the lounge up to three hours prior to flight departure time.
The Yorkshire Lounge
Located to the left of Gates 4 and 5, beside the lift, the Yorkshire Lounge is tastefully styled with a Yorkshire theme and runway views. Enjoy a tasty selection of hot and cold food and a range of hot and cold drinks as well as beer, wine and spirits available at the bar.
- Opening times: 05:00 – 17:00 as per flight departures
- Price from £30.00 per adult
- Price from £20.00 per child (age 3-11)
The 1432 Runway Club
Located to the left of Gates 4 and 5, beside the lift, the 1432 Runway Club offers a first-class lounge experience. Enjoy floor-to-ceiling window views of the runway, seasonal, fresh food and complimentary premium wines, beer, and spirits.
- Opening times: 05:00 – 17:00 as per flight departures
- Price from £40.00 per adult
The White Rose Lounge
Located to the left of Gates 4 and 5, beside the lift, the White Rose Lounge offers spacious surroundings with runway views, as well as a barista service and self-serve hot and cold food throughout the day. There is an open-bar access to draught beer, wines and spirits.
Opening times: closed for refurbishment from January 2023
There is a multi-faith prayer and reflection room in the check-in area, Hall A. This is before security, near to WHSmith
Food and drink
Choose from a range of pre-flight refreshment options at Leeds Bradford Airport.
Café-style coffee shop with outside seating
Next to check-in Hall B, by International Arrivals
Food on-the-go favourites
Next to check-in Hall A
Quick flame-grilled favourites from touchscreen terminals
In the departures lounge, straight ahead from the escalator
Fine wine, craft beers and delicious food in a contemporary setting
In the departures lounge between WHSmith and The Saltaire
Camden Food Co
Convenient self-service food and drinks for eat-in or take-away
In the departures lounge to the left of Burger King
Huge selection of speciality coffees accompanied by tasty snacks
In the departures lounge towards Gates 4 and 5
The Beer House
As it says on the tin, and more
In the departures area, ground floor, towards Gates 7 and 8
The Saltaire Bar
Takes its name from the nearby town and World Heritage Site
In the departures lounge, just before Gates 4 and 5
There is a designated smoking area after security; just follow the signs. For e-cigarettes, check with your airline if they are permitted on board.
You can refill water containers at the water fountain after security, which is on the ground floor of departures, towards the designated smoking area. Free water is also available at all the airport bars and restaurants.
The World Duty Free store is located in the first-floor departures hall, after security. Just follow the walkway straight ahead once you have cleared the screening process. World Duty Free is open from the first to last flight of the day.
Products include fragrances, fashion, beauty, wine and specialised whiskies and cognacs, as well as watches and sunglasses.
Shop ahead using the World Duty Free Browse & Reserve service up to one month prior to departure. You don’t need to pay for your items until you collect them at the airport. Orders must be placed at least 24 hours prior to travel.
Other shops at Leeds Bradford Airport include:
WHSmith for books and snacks
- Accessorize for bags, sunglasses, jewellery
- Boots for suncare, toiletries and baby essentials
- InMotion for electronics
- Leeds United Club Shop for merchandise
EV charging points
Sentinel Secure Airport Parking
- 1 charger
- 10p per Kwh
- Min charge £3.50
Park2Travel - 1 charger
Free, unlimited WiFi is available throughout Leeds Bradford Airport. Simply connect to Leeds Bradford Airport Free WiFi on your device and complete the browser form.
Luggage trolleys cost £1.00 and you’ll need a £1.00 coin, as card payment is not accepted. The £1.00 coin is non-refundable.
If you leave any items behind on the aircraft, or if any part of your luggage does not appear on the baggage carousel in Baggage Reclaim, you need to contact your airline, as follows:
Contact direct: LBABaggage@jet2.com
Customer Services: 0113 2387334
All other airlines
Contact handling agent Swissport: firstname.lastname@example.org
Items lost within the airport
If you lose any items within the airport terminal or car parks, the best way to contact Lost Property is by email to: email@example.com. Make sure you include a full description of your lost items.
- Clothing, suitcases and pushchairs will be held for four weeks.
- Electronic goods will be held for eight weeks.
- Miscellaneous valuable items will be held for eight weeks.
- Passports will be returned to the Passport Office after eight weeks.
- Bank cards will be securely destroyed after 24 hours.
Collection of items should be arranged in advance, to avoid delays in locating your property.
There is an ATM on the ground floor of the airport terminal before security. There are no currency exchange facilities, so you should organise this in advance.
The Boots store in the departure’s hall after security stocks non-prescription medicines, suncare, toiletries and baby essentials including nappies, baby food and formula milk. You can order in advance to collect on the day of travel.
You’ll find special assistance desks both before and after security. Before security, the special assistance desk is right opposite the main terminal entrance. After security, the special assistance desk is near to Gate 6 and the Camden Food Co.
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How to get cheap Leeds Bradford Airport car parking
We all want to know we are getting value for money, especially when it comes to all things travel. And that includes airport parking too. We also want to know that our vehicles are safe and secure while we are away.
Here we share a couple of tips to help you maximise savings and secure the best possible parking deal.
Book early to save on your parking at Leeds Bradford Airport
Leeds Bradford parking charges fluctuate with availability, just like most airfares. So, an easy way to save on costs is to book in advance. Analysis of our own booking data has revealed that by booking Leeds Bradford parking with APH six months prior to travel, you could save up to 40 per cent, compared with making a reservation just one week ahead.
In cash terms, this translates to paying £29 instead of £48, for a week’s parking.
You can see how parking prices shift over a period of six months on the chart below. Prices are the average price per day.
Based on prices for stays between 1st August 2022 to 31st March 2023
Our cheapest car parking at Leeds Bradford Airport
Here’s a quick look at the Leeds Bradford parking we currently offer. Look out for more services coming soon.
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*prices based on 1 week’s parking in April 2023
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There are various types of airport parking – some off-airport, which are usually the most economical, and some on-airport, which offer extra convenience.
Passengers flying from Leeds Bradford Airport have various options when it comes to parking at Leeds Bradford Airport. Currently, APH offers just long-stay off-airport parking.
Here is all you need to know about Leeds Bradford Airport car parking.
Short-stay parking: How it works
Usually located within the airport perimeter, Short Stay parking is within a few minutes’ walk of the airport terminal. Ideal for those away for just a few days, Short Stay parking is easy to use and saves on taking a transfer bus from car park to terminal.
Simply drive to the Short Stay car park, find a space, unload your luggage, and walk across to the check-in area in the terminal building.
Here's a quick overview of how it works.
Best for: those wanting the convenience of parking next to the terminal who are away for just a short break or business trip.
Long-stay parking: How it works
Usually an off-airport Park & Ride option, Long Stay parking is more economical than Short Stay parking or Meet & Greet services. Long Stay parking at Leeds Bradford, such as Sentinel Secure Airport Parking, is fully secure and easy to access.
The terminal doors are just a two-minute bus transfer away, with transfers on demand.
For your safety and peace of mind, Sentinel Secure Airport Parking is a holder of the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.
For Long Stay parking at Leeds Bradford, simply follow the directions to the car park, offload your luggage and take the free bus transfer to the terminal.
Here's a quick overview of how it works.
Best for: all travellers wanting to leave their car somewhere safe and secure and the best value-for-money Leeds Bradford Airport parking.
Meet and greet parking: How it works
Meet & Greet parking is the fastest way to get from the car to the check-in desk. Offering the ultimate in convenience, you drive straight to the terminal forecourt or nearby designated meeting point, hand your keys over to your Meet & Greet operator, take your luggage and walk to the check-in desks. Your car will be driven away to a secure parking facility for the duration of your trip.
Upon your arrival back into Leeds Bradford, your vehicle will be brought back to the terminal for you to collect.
Best for: families with young children, travellers with bulky luggage such as sports equipment, or those simply looking for a quick getaway.
APH does not currently offer this form of parking at Leeds Bradford Airport. Take a look at Sentinel Secure Airport Parking for your trip.
Use the map to find directions to our Leeds Bradford Airport car parking facilities. We look forward to welcoming you.