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Leeds Bradford International (LBA)

Airlink bus service Leeds Airport

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Manchester Airport (MAN)

Manchester airport is far bigger than Leeds with a larger selection of destinations. Generally flights are cheaper

Transport Buses

MetroLine West Yorkshire bus and train information

Bus Operators

First Leeds Local buses
First Leeds/Bradford
Black Prince
National Express National services
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Transport Buses Leeds & Yorkshire

Leeds has a very good system of bus routes and buses that are operated by several bus companies under the overall control of Metro. On most buses you pay the driver, except for the long bendy buses which have a conductor on board who sell the tickets.

The buses also have schemes where yo can buy a ticket that last foe a day, week or month offering cheaper fares for frequent users.

The day rider ticket is useful if you are making 3 or more bus jouneys in a day. But there are time restrictions on when you can use them. They are purchased on the bus. For longer periods enquire at the main bus station.


All bus shelters have route information, and Most bus shelters in the city centre and some of the shelters in the outskirts have sreens that display the times for the next few buses.. Mobile phone users can ring a number along with the bus shelter number to obtain times of next buses.



Leeds City centre bus  LBC

This service is no longer Free & runs every few minutes from 6.30am to 7.30pm, Monday to Saturday 


The service runs on a clockwise circular route around, and through the city centre, the shopping, business and cultural districts. see route below


Brand new, easy access buses, built by Yorkshire firm Optare and operated by First, will run every few minutes from 6:30am to 7:30pm, Monday to Saturday.  Free Leeds City Bus will provide an ideal, free link to key parts of the city centre for people arriving in Leeds by train, bus or coach, reducing the need for them to bring their cars into the city.

The buses will be brightly marked with the Leeds Free City Bus logo, which will also be on the roof so it can be spotted by people from their office windows.



Leeds Citybus - city centre bus Route


Leeds Rail station, Wellington Street, King Strre, Westgate Town Hall / Art Gallery/ Westgate , Westgate Cout houses, Park lane, Park Lane College, Hanover Way, Claridon Road Maternity Hospital, Hyde Street, Clarendon Way Dental Hospital, Clarendon Way   rear of Leeds University, Leeds General Infirmary, Portland Way, Leeds Metropolitan University, Woodhouse Lane Merrion Centre Shopping, St John centre, The Headrow, Eastgate, Leeds Bus & Coach station West Yorkshire Playhouse / College of Music/ BBC Leeds / rear of Leeds Market, Eastgate, Vicar Lane Leeds Market, Duncan Street, Boar lane, New Station Street Station,


Leeds Bus Maps & Bus Information Downloads


Leeds area map (pdf, 297k)

Leeds City Centre Bus stops & Routes  Note this is the Enlarged central area of the above map

Alphabetical list of places & Routes

The above 3 downloads are available a single double sied foldable map fro the informaton office in Leeds Bus Station.



MetroLine West Yorkshire bus and train services


Tel: (0113 245 7676)
MetroLine is open from 0800 to 2000 every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

If you are going to do a lot of travelling on public transport, check for special tickets such as Day Rover, also check out any restrictions that apply.


Bus Timetables:


  • If you know where you want to go from and to, but don't know the route number. Use the Journey Planner
  • If you know the route number of the service you want to travel on, use Timetable Finder


First Leeds Local buses

WebSite Tel: (0113) 245 7676


National Express National services

National Express is the UK largest intercity coach public transport company. National Express coaches use The Leeds Coach station is located next door to the larger Leeds Bus Station, Dyer St, Leeds. Dyer St is a one way street running towards Saint Peter Street and the west Yorkshire Playhouse.

More information National Express coaches



Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA)

For full information about Leeds & bradford Airport including:

  • Airport Information Desk
  • Nearest Railway station
  • Leeds Airport Airlink bus service 757
  • Driving to Airport

See Leeds & Bradford International Airport


Alternative airports


Manchester International Airport
Manchester Airport is a far larger airport than Leeds Bradford, with a wider selection of schedule and charter flights. The disadvantage being that it is futher away, but there is a regular train service from Leeds City station to Manchester Airport station. The service runs 24 hrs,frequent during day & evening & not as frequent during the early hours of the morning

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Transport Railways


Leeds Stations


The main railway station is
Leeds City station
. located next to City Square and behind the Queens Hotel

Outlying stations within or bordering the City of Leeds.

  • Bramley
  • Burley Park
  • Cottingly
  • Cross Gates
  • Guisley One of the two nearest stations to Leeds Bradford International Airport. Because this is a local station, it may be better to use Leeds Main Line City Station
  • Headingly
  • Horseforth One of the two nearest stations to Leeds Bradford International Airport. Because this is a local station, it may be better to use Leeds Main Line City Station
  • Morley
  • New Pudsey
  • Woodlesford


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