Did you know? Leeds has a thriving independent scene, from music and arts to food and fashion. Don't miss Leeds Indie Food, a huge celebration of independent food and drink culture, or Thought Bubble Festival, the UK's largest comic arts event.
As the largest city in West Yorkshire, the nearest main airport to Leeds is in Manchester, which serves around 200 destinations globally. Direct trains from Manchester Airport to Leeds take around 90 minutes, with driving taking a little longer. Leeds Bradford Airport, around eight miles to the northwest of Leeds city centre (a 30 minute drive), also has connections to more than 75 European destinations, while National Express coaches provide routes into Leeds from both airports.
Leeds is highly accessible from all corners of Britain. Frequent train services are available from London - the fastest of which takes just over two hours - alongside TransPennine Express and Cross Country train links to Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham and York. An excellent bus network provides routes to the surrounding area, while much of Leeds city centre is pedestrianised.