Leeds Airport Guide to Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)

Leeds Airport car hire

For exploring West Yorkshire region and move freely on your own, Leeds Airport has at their passengers’ disposal a Car Rental Centre, from where you’ll be able to rent a car.

Leeds is a city where you won’t have any problem to move through it by foot since it is perfectly walkable. If you choose to move by car through Leeds, please take into account that the city centre is Victorian – That means it isn’t designed for getting there by car.

For further information, please keep reading.


See attached below the car hire companies available at Leeds Airport:

- Avis: +44 113 250 3880.
- Enterprise: +44 113 391 1999.
- Europcar: +44 113 250 9066.
- Hertz: +44 113 250 4811.

Opening hours: From 08:00 am to 23:00 pm.


The car hire companies are located in the Car Rental Centre, which is located at the Whitehouse Lane. In order to get there, you can ride the free shuttle bus 24/7 which connects Leeds Airport with the airport parking lots. It stops facing the main terminal building.

Online car rental

Just remind you can book your car online through our search engine, it’s easy and fast to use!

Distances to nearby cities from Leeds

West Yorkshire region:
- York: 40 kilometres (48 minutes).
- Wakefield: 17 kilometres (20 minutes).
- Kirklees: 39 kilometres (45 minutes).
- Calderdale: 36 kilometres (34 minutes).
- Bradford: 23 kilometres (26 minutes).
Other cities:
- Newcastle: 158 kilometres (2 hours).
- Sheffield: 56 kilometres (53 minutes)
- Manchester: 70 kilometres (1h 11 minutes).
- Liverpool: 117 kilometres (1h 32 minutes).

Hiring a car in the United Kingdom – Tips and advices

- To be able to hire a car in the UK you should be at least 21, instead, you’ll be surcharged. On the other hand, in case of being under 25, you won’t have access to higher performance vehicles.

- You have to drive on the left hand side of road and overtake on the right.

- The use of mobile phones or electronic devices while driving is strictly prohibited.

- You mustn’t drive faster than 112 km/h since it is the maximum limit speed in a motorway, on a single-carriageway is of 97 km/h.

- Traffic lights run in the sequence: RED – RED & AMBER – GREEN – AMBER – RED. Please respect the signals.