East Yorkshire busses do a £7.50 return (adult) over the winter to Leeds, when I tried to book (during the half term) there wasn't enough bookings so I had to use the other company, Stagecoach.
This was the X62 "Ridings Express" service from Jameson Street (the side of BHS) stopping at Hull Royal Infirmary, KC Stadium, Fiveways roundabout, Darleys roundabout, Brough Welton Road, Goole Airmyn Road, Castleford Outlet and Leeds City Bus Station. It took about 1.5 hrs and cost £8.50 adult return, not bad as the train is about £20.
I took a first class rail trip from Kingscross Station in London to Leeds. The rail was no different to the coach class (I think) except maybe they served drinks in the ticket. One good thing is that free wifi was available in the car so you can surf the net while waiting to get to your destination
Jet 2 is a lesser known low-fare carrier based at Leeds/Bradford airport. It flies Boeing 737-300 aircraft to many airports in the UK and western Europe. Many flights are cheaper than travelling by coach or train within the UK.
Leeds has a very efficient bus service, and has a cheap "Day Rider" ticket that you can buy on the bus after 9.30 every day. It gives you unlimited travel for that day .
The buses are clean and modern, some drivers are more helpful than others. You should try to have the correct change before you board - the drivers do not like to take large notes. The buses have room for luggage and baby buggies, try to make sure that you do not sit in the seats for buggies/pushchairs as you may have to move.
I arrived in Leeds by train after almost missing the train in Luton due to my flight from Amsterdam being late. When I finally made it to Leeds the station was very quiet as it was 9pm on Easter Monday, hardly a soul around. I was the last person off the train so my uncle thought I had missed it! How close he was to being right, I made it with 5 minutes to spare.
The train station is in the city centre, within walking distance of a lot of attractions. Taxis are usually sitting outside to take you to where you want to go.
I tend to use The Trainline for booking train tickets.
See the website below for all kinds of transport information about arriving in and travelling around the Leeds area.
You will need a car to explore the lovely countryside. There are a lot of towns that it would be just too difficult to get to without your own private transport. Plus you can stop at will and go wherever you fancy. We stopped a lot for lamb pics :)
National Express offer many routes to and from Leeds. Inlcuding London, Manchester, Sheffield and an Airport Link coach services to East Midland Airport, London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport.
The best way to travel around Leeds and west yorkshire Cheaply is to get hold of a Weekly, or if your here longer Monthly, quarterly metrocard available for Bus & Train or Bus only. See the Metro site for details. All Local Bus 7 Train Timetables available here.
There are many routes to and from Leeds Bradford Airport. I will add individual airline routes at a later date but take a look at the airport site as all the routes are listed there with the relevant Hyperlinks to airlines.
Trans - Pennine Express is the only way to travel trans Pennine. Their Trains are the Gateway to the world as they operate directly from Manchester International airport taking around 1 - .5 hrs to get to Leeds. For those Travelling from Continental Europe who arrive by ferry at Hull they offer a direct service to Leeds which takes about 1hr.
The quickest way to travel from London to Leeds. The quickest train takes around 2hrs. Bring your laptop with wireless technology and use the UK's only Wireless ready trains. If you also want to sample what a Eurostar train is like without having to travel to Europe then GNER are the only operator in the UK to use a few of their trains.
Hull trains operate a minimal service from London to Hull. To get to Leeds you MUST travel to DONCASTER then buy a seperate ticket from Doncaster to Leeds. This is a fabulous way to save money if you are travelling from London and you can't get a cheap ticket on GNER!!!!! However, it is a little more time consuming and a little bit of messing about.
Getting here couldn't be easier. Most visitors from abroad will fly to the region. Yorkshire has its own international airport - Leeds/Bradford. It has scheduled links to Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Barcelona, Malaga, Palma, Alicante, Murcia, Venice, Prague, Geneva, Cork, Nice and Paris together with many domestic services. Many foreign visitors can utilise the many charter flights that cover the whole of the Meditteranean and North Africa. In addition if a suitable flight is not available (non European) Manchester International is only an hour away by car or train.
Cheap flights are always available from JET2 to Leeds Bradford and their service is excellent. They were winners of the most punctual airline at Amsterdam Schiphol last year!
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Train services are frequent and link all regional centres. Road connections are excellent via the M1 and M62.
Link to Leeds Bradford International Airport http://www.lbia.co.uk/
From the Midlands take the M1 North and then the M621. Elland Road is one of the easiest football grounds to get to as it is situated right next of the motorway. There is plenty of cheap parking around the ground and it doesn't take too long to get back onto the main road once the game has finished.
Leeds has its own airport. However, whichever way u enter Leeds city centre from, you will find the city centre loop. Major attractions and car parks are identified on the loop signs. National Express brings u straight into the city centre.
It's best to go by foot so u can see more things and stop anytime u wish! So walk away...!!!
If you are in the City Centre and want to get to Elland Road to go to a football match don't bother driving, head towards the trainstation and under the rail bridge is a bus cue. Here you can get a bus to and from the game and it saves on having to park and waiting an hour an half to get out the car-park.