By air:  The airport serving Leeds is the Leeds Bradford International Airport (lbia.co.uk). This is north-west of the downtown area of Leeds.  The airport is served by many major airlines such as KLM (klm.com), jet2.com (jet2.com) and Ryanair (ryanair.com). Upon arrival at the airport, travelers can opt to rent a car, use the bus or hire a taxi to get to their hotel destinations. Taxis must be requested and the fare paid in advance at the taxi company's office outside the airport terminal.   The airport's website has a driving map and a helpful page about public transportation including taxis.  Note that the airport makes a £2 charge for the first thirty minutes to drivers of private cars collecting or dropping off passengers at the terminal.    

By train/coach/bus: Travelers can also reach Leeds by train, coach and local bus. These are convenient options which are often preferred by travelers who are spending time in several cities throughout the area, as well as by travelers who are getting to Leeds on a budget.  The train station (wymetro.com/traintravel or nationalrail.co.uk) is located near downtown Leeds. Be warned that Leeds station is one of the busiest in the UK and if you are departing Leeds then give yourself enough time to buy tickets and get to the platform etc. Tickets must be purchased before accessing the platform area.

The coach and bus station (wymetro.com/bustravel) is located on New York Street. If you are taking a local bus then a number of these do not stop at the bus station itself but they do stop a few streets and a very short walk from the bus station. The bus station currently has luggage lockers.

Useful Websites: Leeds City Council has a page about getting to Leeds: http://www.leedstravel.info/cdmf-webs...