Easier travel to Leeds Bradford Airport from CrossCountry

Leeds Bradford m-ticket
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CrossCountry has announced that they have teamed up with Yorkshire Tiger to offer easier travel to Leeds Bradford Airport.

Passengers travelling to and from Leeds Bradford Airport can take advantage of easier and more affordable journeys when travelling by rail, with a bus connection.

Arriva Group operators, CrossCountry and Yorkshire Tiger, have teamed up to offer a new range of m-Tickets to offer simpler through ticketing for the airport.

The move will also mean cheaper journeys to and from the airport and can only make Leeds Bradford Airport a more attractive place for people planning to fly to the many European destinations that can be reached from the airport.

What did the officials say?

Leeds Bradford Airports Corporate and External Affairs Manager, Phil Forster, said:

“The launch of these new combined m-Tickets is great news for travellers to and from Leeds Bradford Airport. We continue to work closely with all our partners to deliver better connections to the road and rail network, making it easier for passengers across the Leeds City Region and beyond to access their local airport.

Air travel should be part of an integrated transport network, and enhancing surface links, including better connectivity to both our region’s gateways, is key to unlocking the full economic potential of the airport by making best use of existing capacity.”

Managing Director of Flying Tiger, Matt Ashton, said:

“I’m delighted that we’ve teamed up with CrossCountry to provide travellers with a seamless transfer ticket. The Flying Tiger 757 service links Leeds Train Station to Leeds Bradford Airport with buses departing up to every 20 minutes, 7 days a week. It’s a hugely popular route that is one of the fastest city to airport transfers in the country, and we’re proud to be working with CrossCountry to connect Yorkshire with the rest of the world.”

Ben Simkin, Commercial Director at CrossCountry, said:

“We are delighted to be able to provide customers travelling to and from Leeds Bradford Airport with easier affordable travel options. The new m-Tickets mean customers will no longer need to queue at ticket machines and can chose from a wide range of cheaper Advance fares to and from the airport and the many places our trains serve.”

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I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.
  • Will there be a new railway line to link from Bradford Interchange/Bradford Forester Square and Leeds to the Airport with Northern, Transpennine Express and dew other rail operators to serve the airport.

    And possibly Grand Central to introduce the new London Kings Cross-Bradford-Leeds Airport direct service via Leeds.