Getting to Leeds
With a thriving international airport and one of the busiest train stations outside London, there's really no excuse not to visit Leeds.
More than 90,000 people pass through Leeds City Train Station every day. As well as being West Yorkshire’s transport hub, Leeds has speedy connections from all major destinations in the UK. East Coast trains leave London Kings Cross for Leeds every half hour on weekdays and take around two hours.
If air travel is more your style then Leeds Bradford International Airport is one of the UK's fastest growing regional airports. LBIA provides speedy domestic links and is also the city’s international gateway to the world, with daily flights from more than 65 destinations and a wide network of inbound connections worldwide.
The Yorkshire-run low-cost airline Jet2.com
operates from Leeds Bradford International Airport. They offer flights
from nearly 30 European sun, city and ski destinations, 26 of these
direct to Leeds Bradford, with fares from as little as £9 including
Leeds is at the heart of the UK motorway network, with excellent connections in all directions. The A1 and M1 link to the north and south, and the M62 to the east and west.
Getting around Leeds
Once you’ve arrived in Leeds, getting around couldn’t be easier.
Leeds City Bus Station is located on York Street in the city centre and buses are frequent and efficient. There is a freecitybus service that provides complimentary travel around the city centre, running between the bus and train stations and the universities, business and shopping districts.
For those who prefer to get about on foot, you can generate a walking route map at walkit.com between any two points in the city centre . Each route map includes a journey distance, the walking time (according to a slow, medium or fast walking pace), a calorie burn, and even the amount of CO2 saved by not going by car, taxi or bus.
Like most cities, Leeds operates a one way road system - the City Centre Loop. The city is well signposted and parking plentiful, though it's a good idea to look at the maps on the left to check your route and destination.
Leeds Travel Info provides live travel information for the Leeds area, including traffic incidents, roadworks, car parking availability and live bus times.
Taxis in Leeds are black and white and can either be booked in advance or hailed on the street for convenience.