Parking at Leeds Bradford: Parking Types

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When beginning your search for parking at Leeds Bradford it can feel a bit overwhelming. There are so many different services competing for your attention, that it can be difficult to know which option is the best for your trip. Do you want an off-site Park and Ride service where you need to catch a shuttle, a Meet and Greet service where you can drop your car off directly at the terminal, an official on-site service operated by the airport, hotel parking on-site or nearby…? The good news is that with so much choice, you will definitely be able to find what you are looking for with a service fitting every budget and need available at Leeds Bradford!

To help you find that ideal parking option, we at Parkhero have done the research for you and condensed it into a quick guide which you can find below. We will show you the parking types available at Leeds Bradford, what they are, how much they cost, what facilities they have and the positive and negative aspects of each option.


Leeds Bradford Long Stay

If you are looking for parking at Leeds Bradford for 4 days or more, then you will need to consider long stay parking options. Leeds Bradford Airport long stay parking offers the best value for longer stays and you have plenty of options to choose from, whether you want Park and Ride or Meet and Greet services.

For the best value for money you should consider opting for a Park & Ride service. While these services do require a maximum 5-minute shuttle transfer to reach the terminal, you can save £30.00 or more for a week’s parking compared to other parking services! As you will see in the table below there are clear differences in price with Meet and Greet and Short Stay services being a lot more expensive due to their convenience.


Compare Long Term Parking Leeds Bradford Airport

Parking Service1 week2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks
Viking Parking£48.00£71.00£104.00£132.00
Long Stay*£49.00£75.00£110.00£145.00
Meet and Greet*£85.00£126.00£161.00£196.00
Short Stay*£89.00£136.00£190.00£295.00

Prices are based on travel in March 2021 booked 6 months in advance. *These services cannot be booked through Parkhero.


Park2Travel Park and Ride Leeds Bradford


With Park2Travel you can make use of either indoor or outdoor parking in this well-established business just a 2-minute shuttle transfer from the airport. Shuttles run on-demand at this popular car park and our customers always come away more than satisfied with their parking experience.


Viking Parking Leeds Bradford

Viking Parking

Operated directly by the airport, Viking Parking is a long stay car park located on the airport terrain. It is just a 3-minute shuttle transfer to the terminal forecourt with friendly, helpful staff always on hand to help you with luggage and questions.


Long Stay Parking Leeds Bradford

Long Stay

Another official airport car park, the Long Stay service is located a 2-minute shuttle ride or a 7 to 10 minute walk from the terminal entrance. It is a self-park service where you can choose your own space and keep your car key with you. It is not possible to book this service with Parkhero at this time.


Sentinel Parking Leeds Bradford


Our most popular Park and Ride service with an excellent customer rating of 9.7 out of 10, Sentinel Parking is a great choice. It is just a 2-minute on-demand shuttle ride from the terminal and the welcoming staff are always mentioned in the reviews. Guarantee yourself a stress-free experience with this service.


Pros and Cons of Long Stay at Leeds Bradford

Long Stay parking offers fantastic value for stays over 4 days at the airport. It is a great budget option that allows you to save money for the fun things during your trip. While you will most likely have to wait a short while for the bus on your return, this will be maximum 5 minutes and the low cost of the service compared to Meet and Greet and Short Stay options more than makes up for this small inconvenience. The shuttle trip itself takes between 2 and 3 minutes with all the car parks mentioned above being located right next to the airport.

Other things to consider are:

  • Most services require you to leave your car key with the car park
  • Not all large luggage items are permitted on the shuttle buses e.g. ski equipment


Leeds Bradford Short Stay

If you are planning to park at Leeds Bradford for up to 4 days, then the Short Stay car park is a good option to consider. It is an official car park operated by the airport (and cannot be booked through Parkhero) that is located right opposite the terminal building. You can walk to the terminal entrance from the car park in less than 5 minutes. Ideal for those with lots of luggage, children or simply those who enjoy the convenience of being so close!

It is also a popular choice with those picking-up or dropping-off at Leeds Bradford. Below you can see how much it costs by hour and day to park at the Short Term car park.


Parking at Leeds Bradford Airport Short Stay

Parking Duration


0 to 60 minutes£10.00
1 to 2 hours£13.00
2 to 3 hours£17.00
3 to 4 hours £26.00
4 to 24 hours£38.00
2 days£70.00
Every extra day£30.00


We recommend that you only consider the Short Stay car park Leeds Bradford Airport for short trips of a couple of days or less. As you can see in the Long Stay section above, there are far better value options available, if you consider a Park and Ride service.


Leeds Bradford Airport Hotel and Parking

If you live more than an hour’s drive from Leeds Bradford Airport, it might be worth considering staying at a hotel near the airport the night before your early morning flight. As well as a good night’s sleep before your flight, you can also park at the hotel for the duration of your trip! It is a convenient choice and allows you to find a great value combination hotel parking deal.


HotelPrice per nightPrice with 1 week's parkingDistanceTransfer TypeTransfer Cost (one way)
Britannia Leeds Bradford Airport Hotel£32.00£79.005 minsTaxi£20.00
Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel£72.20£85.008 minsTaxi£25.00
Leeds Bradford Airport Travelodge£31.99£116.002 minsWalkN/A

Prices are based on travel in March 2021 booked 6 months in advance for 2 people sharing a double room.


Leeds Bradford Airport Hotels with Parking

Britannian Hotel Leeds BradfordBritannia Leeds Bradford Airport Hotel

Located just 5 minutes from the airport, the 3-star Britannia Hotel is your best value Leeds Bradford hotel and parking option at just £79.00 for a night’s stay and one week’s parking. It is a great value option as the hotel has a leisure centre attached which includes a heated indoor pool, a gym and a sauna complex! There is both a buffet Continental and hot breakfast (again from January 2021) available, a restaurant serving traditional British meals and a café bar open from 8am to 11pm. When you arrive, you can park in any spot in the car park and unlike similar options you get to keep your car keys with you. To get to the airport you will need to book a taxi at the hotel reception.


Mercure Parkway Leeds BradfordMercure Leeds Parkway Hotel

The 3-star Mercure Hotel is another great option just 8 minutes from the airport with its own spa and salon. The hotel is surrounded by lovely gardens, offering guests great views over the countryside and is the ideal place to relax before your flight. Guests can make use of the gym, sauna, pool and beauty salon during their stay and there is a restaurant and bar serving local Yorkshire dishes. You can park your car in any spot in the car park and keep your keys with you. When you arrive at the hotel make sure to book a taxi directly at the hotel reception.


Travelodge Leeds BradfordLeeds Bradford Airport Travelodge

Offering the cheapest price per night at £32.00 is the 3-star Leeds Bradford Travelodge, located right next to the terminal building. This is the most convenient of the 3 hotel parking options as you can walk just a couple of minutes from the hotel to the terminal. The Travelodge is a basic but comfortable hotel, so it does not have a bar or restaurant and breakfast bags are offered at reception for £5.25. Parking with this hotel is in partnership with Sentinel Parking. You will need to drive directly to the Sentinel car park, just outside the airport, drop-off your car and hop on the on-demand shuttle to the terminal. It takes just 2 minutes and you can walk from the drop-off point to the airport in a couple of minutes.

It is not possible to book any of these 3 Leeds Bradford Airport parking and hotel services with Parkhero.


Pros and Cons of Hotels with Parking

If you have an early flight and do not live a short drive from the airport, then opting for a hotel with parking is a great option. It means that you can get a relaxed full night’s sleep, safe in the knowledge that you are less than 10 minutes away from the airport.

However, as you can see in the table, you need to keep in mind the cost of the taxi transfer to the airport for some hotels. In combination with the cost of staying the night, parking and potentially food and drink at the hotel, it could be better value to opt for one of the Long Stay options instead. Don’t forget that you can also enjoy convenient parking at Leeds Bradford with a Meet and Greet service, that could work out cheaper and offer you a compromise.


Why book with Parkhero?

Parkhero is one of the UK’s leading comparison platforms for airport car parking and helps thousands of travellers annually to save money on their holidays. With our simple to use comparison tool, which you can find at the top of the page, you can find the best value parking options at your airport in seconds. Simply choose your airport, enter your travel dates and you will see a list of the best value parking services available ranked from the cheapest to the most expensive. You will find all the information you need from the distance to the airport to our customer reviews and can book directly from the results page in less than 5 minutes.

Booking through Parkhero ensures that you can easily find reliable parking services and can rely on the help of our customer service team if you require any assistance. We do not charge a booking fee and you do not need to make an account to finalise your booking. Finding airport parking with Parkhero couldn’t be easier!


Please note that the information above is provided for reference only, and does not constitute as travel advice. Prices and availability may change at any time. It is not possible to book all of the services above via Parkhero. 

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