Make sure you book the right parking at Leeds Bradford Airport
One of the smaller international airports in Britain, Leeds Bradford receives around 4 million passengers every year. With many people arriving by car, the airport has created a series of parking options for every visitor and vehicle. To make sure you find the right parking for you, our parking partners have put together a few helpful hints and tips.
When picking-up and dropping-off at Leeds Bradford you can choose between two options; the free One Hour Parking Zone and the Terminal Front Express Carpark. If you’d like to be directly in front of the terminal, you can pay to park up in the Terminal Front Express Carpark. However, if you’d rather avoid paying, you can use the Whitehouse Lane One Hour Parking Zone, which is a four minute walk from the terminal doors and offers visitors a free hour of parking. It may also be a good idea to consider short-stay parking if you’re planning on leaving your vehicle longer than an hour.
Visitors can choose between standard short-stay and Premium Short-Stay at Leeds Bradford. Each short-stay package includes a space in the same car park near the terminal, however, the premium package also includes access to the Fast Track security area for up to four people. It’s also recommended that visitors who’re planning to stay longer than 24 hours consider more cost-effective long-stay parking.
The airport offers long-stay parking in a car park slightly further away from the terminal than the short-stay parking. As there are regular shuttle-buses ferrying passengers to and from the terminal, you can be sure the distance between the car park and the main building won’t be an issue.
As Leeds Bradford airport only has a single terminal, there’s no need to worry about which terminal each car park is connected to. Every car park has good travel links to and from the terminal.
Leeds Bradford is much smaller than transport hubs like Manchester and Heathrow, however, this also means that the parking facilities are smaller - so it can be just as hard to find a space on your day of travel as it would be at the largest international airports. The only way to be certain you’ll get the best space for the best price is by pre-booking.
Make use of the free One Hour Parking Zone: Be sure to make full use of the free parking at the airport as it’s rare to get such a service so close to the main terminal.
Check for traffic: The combined traffic of the A658, A660 and the city of Leeds can make it difficult to get to and from the airport around rush hour. Give yourself plenty of time to make each journey and check local traffic reports to avoid major disruptions.