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Leeds has a good bus system that serves the city and much of West Yorkshire. Day passes are good value for travellers, and can be bought on the bus. The Leeds CityBus loops around the city centre, passing every six to seven minutes. It is a slow, but scenic way to get around the city and see the sights, operating on a hop-on, hop-off capacity for £1 a ride. For visitors staying in the city centre, the easiest way to get around Leeds is on foot. Central Leeds is mostly pedestrianised, making car travel impractical. Taxis are available, with pre-booked taxis generally cheaper than the black and white cabs that can be hailed on the street. Uber and other taxi apps are also available.
GMT (GMT +1 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
The electrical current in the UK is 230 volts, 50Hz. Flat, three-pin plugs are standard.
The currency is the British Pound (GBP), which is divided into 100 pence. ATMs are available in almost all towns and Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels, however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks.
The international country dialling code for the UK is +44. Mobile phone coverage is extensive. Internet cafes are available in all major towns and cities, train stations, and airports. Wifi is also widely available.
The bus services run frequently from the airport to Leeds and Bradford city centre bus and rail stations. The bus services link the airport to Leeds City Rail Station, from where connections can be made to all parts of the UK. Taxis and mobile app based taxi services are also available.
Avis, Europcar and Hertz are represented in International Arrivals.
Arrow Cars are available from the airport taxi rank outside the terminal building.
Facilities at the airport include banks, ATMs, bureaux de change and a tourist information desk. There are also shops, bars and restaurants. The Yorkshire Premier Lounge on the first floor of the Departure Lounge offers a full bar service, complimentary newspapers, high-speed wifi and telephones. Entry to the lounge is through membership or a once off entry fee of around £25. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
There is short- and long-term car parking available. Parking can be booked in advance on the airport website. There is a courtesy bus service between the long-stay car park and the terminal building, operating 24 hours a day. Passengers should allow extra time to park and get to the terminal.
Free wifi service is available within the terminal.