Leeds Bradford Airport Duty Free

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About Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)

IATA/ICAO Code:
LBA/EGNM
Address:
Whitehouse Ln, Yeadon, Leeds LS19 7TU
City: Leeds
Country:
United Kingdom
Phone:
+44 (0)871 288 2288
Website: https://www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lbiairport
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialLeedsBradfordAirport
Arrivals: Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) Arrivals
Departures: Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) Departures
Latitude/Longitude
53.86589813, -1.660570025
Map: Click to view airport map
Reviews:
Leeds Bradford Airport Duty Free
3.3 rating based on 12,345 ratings
Overall rating: 3.3 out of 5 based on 10 reviews.
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Leeds Bradford Airport (IATA: LBA, ICAO: EGNM), is an airport serving the Leeds area in United Kingdom. Scroll down or click here to see what Leeds Bradford Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 4 shops, 1 cafes, and 3 restaurants at Leeds Bradford Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

This airport has one concrete runway 2,250 meters long where 35,641 aircraft movements and 3.9 million passengers were served in 2019. 10 airlines use this airport, and five of those are seasonal flights to destinations like Rome, Split and Burgas.

LBA was built in the 1920s and used by an aeroplane club. It saw its first scheduled flights in 1935 and was the home of a camouflaged aircraft factory – complete with dummy cows and buildings on the roof – during WWII. In the 1970s, seasonal travel made the British Isles a destination, which meant that the airport needed a new runway and a modernized terminal. The terminal has been in a state of continuous renovation ever since, and many low-cost flights come and go from the airport.

Parking includes premium short-stay and long- and short-term parking. There is a one-hour free zone, as well as motorcycle and bicycle parking. Buses, taxis, coaches and trains all take passengers to and from the airport.

How far away is Leeds Bradford Airport from from the centre of Leeds?

It takes approximately 23 mins to drive the 7.4 mi (11.9 kilometres) between the centre of Leeds and Leeds Bradford Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside LBA airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from United Kingdom.

What are the parking options at Leeds Bradford Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Leeds Bradford Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Leeds Bradford Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 4 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 4 different shops around Leeds Bradford Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Leeds Bradford Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Leeds Bradford Airport include:

The Saltaire Bar and Eatery
  • Frist Floor
  • After Security
AM Express
  • Open Wednesday, Friday and Sundays
  • Check-In Hall B
  • After Security
Burger King
Cafe Ritazza
  • Check-In Hall B
  • After Security
Camden Food Company
  • Frist Floor
  • After Security
Sports Bar
  • After Security
Superdrug
  • Frist Floor
  • After Security
The Danby Bar
  • Ground Floor
  • After Security
The Danby Bar
  • Ground Floor
  • After Security
Travelex
  • +44 (0)113 214 7100
  • Check-In Hall A
  • After Security
WHSmith
World Duty Free

What airlines operate passenger services out of Leeds Bradford Airport?

The following airlines all fly passenger services out of Leeds Bradford Airport:

Duty Free Allowance at Leeds Bradford Airport

If you are travelling to United Kingdom from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Leeds Bradford Airport from inside the EU

Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:

  • 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Leeds Bradford Airport from outside the EU

If you are entering United Kingdom from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer
  • up to £390 worth of all other goods
Leeds Bradford Airport Reviews

★★★★★
Whilst getting to the airport may be a little harder for others outside the area, once at the airport, the small regional airport is a fantastic airport in the sense that every part of my journey was a hassle free. The airport was clean and tidy, easy to navigate, and well suited for every type of person.
- Luke

★★★★☆
Reasonably easy to reach by car or bus from surrounding area. Check-in and security smooth and quick. There are two lounges, one for business class (excellent bacon buttie) and another for tourist who have paid for upgrade. Departure area can become crowded at busy times
- Steve Dean

★★★☆☆
On the top of a hill so flights cancelled easily. Fairly small airport with not many amenities. Small check in but there was bio queue for our morning Jet2 flight so we quickly got through, security made me concerned, it seemed you could easily sneak through the area. Burger King in the decent sized, modern waiting area and a large duty free store. From the waiting area there is a large viewing window out onto the runway and taxiways, you can see flights take off/land.
- Luke Dyson

★★★☆☆
I love LBA because it's near home BUT because of the very scare landings I have had there I am afraid I have to stick with Manchester from now on. I just can't stand the short runway again. Its always windy and if it's windy AND raining it's just awful. The landings are heavy and breaking sharply, it's just too much for me and it's such a shame because the rest of the airport is great. Short stay/drop off parking is ridiculous price though! Food and drink mega expensive as usual!
- Lorraine Conway Crut

★★★★★
Great small airport, bag drop desk opened about 15 mins earlier than advertised, which was fantastic. Security seemed rather lackluster though. Once airside, a good variety of places to grab a bite to eat and while away the time before boarding.
- Robert Brooks

★★☆☆☆
this airport seems to have got slightly better but it may be that it was not as busy .but there is still limited amount of seating areas and these seem to be scattered at Radom. But the main compliant is the £3 drop and pick up charge Plus the cosy cartel that the Airport have with the Taxi firm .Also they have put pressure on other taxis by stopping the parking limits and cost and also they have pressured the Police to enforce dropping off on the public road
- Brian Taylor

★☆☆☆☆
Use this airport most often, but after resent trip and compared to other airports the departure lounge is lacking ie unless you are in a bar or having a meal there are very few seats to actuly sit on while waiting for flight !. the ground floor gents is allso in definate need of a renew or refurb the walls and floor are apalling. flights and the staff are all ok ,its just the facilitys that need upgrading
- Paul Whincup

★★★★☆
Very good airport but be careful as the departure lounge is loud and you can barely hear the announcements for flights so make sure to check the departure boards frequently wifi is good and airport is clean
- Bevan Emmott

★☆☆☆☆
Perhaps I'm too familiar with this airport but it's my joint least favourite. Public transport to it is poor and the drop-off charge extortionate (although you can walk 500m from the Long Stay for a free hour). It's cramped and often very crowded. Security is an affront to humanity - they like humiliating as many people as possible (even making a disabled guy in a wheelchair stand). The retail areas are cramped and unimpressive, there isn't really any lounge area, and unless you're lucky and get an airbridge, expect a bus ride or a walk along the world's longest shabby bus shelter to your aircraft. It's on a hill, built cross-wind, so landings are often eventful.
- Chris Wood

★★★★★
Very busy terminal for early morning departures, but all security lanes were open and moving well. Boarding for our flight was announced earlier than expected as well which was a bonus.
- Robert Brooks
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