Sleeping in Airports

Leeds Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Leeds Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Security ignored us completely, and we found a set of chairs without armrests in the corner of check-in hall A. My friend slept on the chairs, i slept on the floor, both of us in our sleeping bags. – jollyroger

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Leeds Bradford Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small two-story international airport with clean facilities and a limited variety of shopping and dining options.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • After security checkpoints close for the night, passengers are restricted to landside only. Passengers sleeping airside will be required to go back to landside until security reopens, and will need to clear security again to re-enter.
  • Reviewers who spent the night in this airport described their overall experience as quiet and peaceful.
  • The Arrivals hall is very popular with overnight sleepers, because it is darker, warmer and has a vending machine for hot beverages.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass and through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Passes  The 1432 Runway Club – Location: Main Terminal, Airside, near Gates 4 & 5. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  The White Rose Suite – Location: Airiside, near Gate 4/5. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Yorkshire Premier Lounge – Location: Airside. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Leeds Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Travelodge Leeds Bradford Airport Hotel – (5 minute walk from the airport) Located on airport grounds. No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Premier Inn Leeds Bradford Airport Hotel – (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Leeds Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free unlimited WiFi is available at Leeds Airport. Connect to the “LeedsBradfordAirport_Free_Wifi” network. First time users will need to register information.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by Travelex, are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: International Arrivals (landside) and Departures (airside, near Gates 9/9A/10).

Currency Exchange – Travelex offers currency exchange services in the airport. Locations: International Arrivals (landside) • Check-in Hall A • Departures (airside, near Gates 9/9A/10).

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available airside, as well as a WHSmith and a small travel essentials shop. An additional WHSmith shop is located landside, near Domestic Arrivals.

Fast Track Service – As a premium service, customers with Fast Track security passes will be given priority service to ensure that waiting is kept to a minimum. Cost: £4.00 book online.

Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Burger King • Caffe Ritazza • Camden Food Company • Sports Bar • The Saltaire Bar & Eatery.

Information Desk – There is one each at Check-in Halls A and B, landside.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Pharmacy – Superdrug is located airside in the departure lounge.

Prayer Room – A multi-faith prayer room is available. Location: Check-in Hall A, landside, near WHSmith. Hours: unknown.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – There is a smoking area located near Gate 8.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.


As of February 2018, Leeds airport is served by the following airlines: Air Europa • Aurigny • Aer Lingus • British Airways • Flybe • Jet2 • KLM • Ryanair • TUIfly • Austrian Airlines • Siavia.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Flying Tiger buses offer four convenient routes from the airport connecting to Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate with stops along the way. The Leeds Railway Station is a stop along the bus route #757, from this station you can connect to onward destinations. For fares (you may be able to combine bus and train tickets), routes and schedules, visit the Leeds Airport Website.

Car Rentals

Avis, Enterprise, Europcar and Hertz are located onsite in the main terminal, near International Arrivals


Arrow Cars offers exclusive access to pickup and drop off points at the airport, and is the only company authorized to drop passengers off in the terminal forecourt.

Last updated: 2018-10-23

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.