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Leeds Bradford airport parking

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Compare prices for Leeds Bradford airport parking

What are your needs when it comes to parking at Leeds? Comparing Leeds Bradford airport parking can help you find the right deal for you.

Key points

  • Parking rates are lower if you pre-book at Leeds Bradford Airport
  • There's a free drop-off and pick-up car park for one hour
  • Parking outside the airport is usually cheaper than onsite

If you want choice you’ve come to the right place. There's a whopping eight different types of car parking at Leeds Bradford Airport. Ready? 

  • Meet and greet 
  • Premium short stay
  • Short stay 
  • Mid stay 
  • Viking airport parking (what?!) 
  • Long stay 
  • Terminal-front express parking 
  • One-hour free parking zone 

And that's just in the airport. There's even more options if you want to do park and ride with one of the car parks outside the airport. 

Now that's a lot of choice and that's why we've written this. So let's break it down and untangle Leeds Bradford airport parking... 

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Parking at Leeds Bradford Airport long stay 

If you're away for more than four days, then a long-stay car park usually offers the best value. There's only one long-stay car park in the airport, yet there are more offsite. It’s a five-minute ride on the shuttle bus to the one in the airport. Transfer times to the offsite car parks is a little longer. Factor this in when arranging, and book in advance for the best rates. 

Short-stay parking at Leeds Bradford Airport  

Now it's the turn of short-stay parking options that you can find inside the airport. Often pricier per day than long stay, what you get with short stay is convenience. At Leeds Bradford, the short-stay car park is a two-minute walk from the terminal. The premium short-stay car park is even closer, and you get access to the fast track lane at security. 

Off for a long weekend? There's a mid-stay car park at Leeds Bradford Airport. It tends to be a little bit more expensive than the long stay, but is a little bit closer. The mid-stay car park is a three-minute amble from the terminal.  

Leeds Bradford airport parking meet and greet 

You've got plenty of choice when it comes to meet and greet at Leeds Bradford Airport. There's two different types of meet-and-greet parking done onsite. These are Viking airport parking and meet and greet parking. From what we can tell, the only difference in service is that you need to jump on a shuttle bus to the terminal with Viking airport parking. No horned helmet required. 

Did you know...?

Leeds Bradford Airport opened in 1931 as Yeadon Aerodrome, and is often called Yeadon Airport

Alongside this, a couple of other companies also offer a meet-and-greet service for Leeds Bradford Airport. 

Meet and greet is usually more expensive than other types of parking. Yet it can be very convenient. Happy to pay a little extra for someone to park your car while you stroll to departures? Then consider Leeds Bradford airport parking meet and greet. Shop around and compare prices to find the right deal for you. 

Offsite car parking at Leeds Bradford Airport 

As the busiest airport in Yorkshire, you'll find a cornucopia of car parking options around Leeds Bradford. These tend to operate on a park-and-ride model, where they lay on a shuttle bus to transfer you to the terminal. Popular options include Sentinel Car Park and Leeds Car Parks, but search around for the right deal for you. Check that it has a Park Mark award and do a quick online comparison to find a great price. 

Leeds Bradford Airport hotels with parking and transfers 

Parking packages are a handy way to sort accommodation and car parking. The deal here is that you stay for a night, but your car stays at the hotel for the duration of your trip. There's a couple of Leeds Bradford airport hotels with parking and transfers. A few you might want to look at include the Mercure, Britannia and Travelodge. There's a lot of choice so compare what’s out there and see what you might save.  

Are there drop-off charges at Leeds Bradford Airport? 

Yes and no. Terminal-front express parking does what it says on the tin and is as pricey as it sounds. When we looked in June 2018, it was £3 for 30 minutes and £9 for an hour. If that sounds a little steep then there's the one-hour free parking zone. Again, another straightforward name, this car park is a four-minute walk from the terminal and is free for an hour. 

How to find cheap parking at Leeds Bradford Airport 

There are two basic rules when it comes to finding cheap airport parking. 

  1. Book in advance 
  2. The closer you are to the terminal, the more expensive it's likely to be 

So, if you have the time and don't mind a commute, consider parking offsite and jumping on a shuttle bus. If convenience is key, think about premium parking or meet and greet. 

Whatever type of airport parking you choose, book before you go as driving up on the day can be very expensive. Try a quick comparison to see your options and what you might save. 

By Sam Easterbrook