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Air

Leeds Bradford International Airport is 11 miles northwest of the city via the A65, and has flights to a range of domestic and international destinations. The Flying Tiger 757 bus (£3.80, 40 minutes, every 20 to 30 minutes) runs between Leeds bus and train stations and the airport. A taxi costs about £20.

Bus

National Express (www.nationalexpress.com) serves most major cities, while Yorkshire Coastliner (www.coastliner.co.uk) buses run to York, Pickering, Malton, Scarborough and Whitby. A Daytripper Plus ticket (£16) gives unlimited travel on all Coastliner buses for a day. The Central Bus Station is near Victoria Gate Shopping Centre.

London £7.50 to £20, 4½ hours, hourly

Manchester £3 to £6, 1¼ hours, at least hourly

Scarborough £12, three hours, hourly

Whitby £13, 3½ hours, four daily Monday to Saturday, twice daily Sundays

York £6, 1¼ hours, at least hourly

Train

Leeds train station has good rail connections with the rest of the country and Manchester's international airport. It's also the starting point for trains on the scenic Settle–Carlisle line. Tickets for Manchester and York can be had for a song if you book ahead and can be flexible on times.

London King's Cross £65, 2¼ hours, at least hourly

Manchester £10, 1 to 1½ hours, every 10 to 20 minutes

Manchester Airport £24, 1½ hours, three hourly

Sheffield £11, one hour, six hourly

York £7, 25 minutes, at least every 15 minutes