Getting to Yorkshire from Overseas
Served by a wide range of rail, sea, and air links, Yorkshire is one of the most accessible regions within the UK.
The Yorkshire region is served by three airports, providing daily flights to and from many destinations. With excellent transport links, Yorkshire is also easily accessible from many other airports throughout the UK, through high speed train links and an extensive motorway network.
Flybe are Europe’s largest regional airline and operate flights from Alicante, Amsterdam, Berlin-Tegel, Chambery, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Faro, Guernsey, Jersey, Malaga, Newquay, and Paris CDG, direct into Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Tourists from the United States can connect through Dublin thanks to a codeshare with Aer Lingus, and on the return trip a U.S. pre-clearance service in at Dublin Airport means passengers clear not only U.S. immigration, but also full U.S. customs and agriculture controls too! Visit www.flybe.com or www.flydsa.co.uk for more information.
Jet2.com offers direct flights to Leeds Bradford, Yorkshire's local airport, from 40 destinations in the UK, Europe and beyond including year round direct flights from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast, Budapest, Paris, Düssseldorf, Rome, Prague and Venice.
Jet2.com offers great value friendly low fares for its customers with a superior service including a market leading 22kg baggage allowance, allocated seating, great flight times and a free to join loyalty scheme for frequent flyers.
Ryanair offers the guaranteed lowest fares with 17 destinations to Leeds Bradford including: Carcassonne, Faro, Ibiza, Knock, Krakow, Limoges, Malaga, Malta, Montpellier, Murcia, Nantes, Palma, Pisa, Venice Treviso, Alicante, Barcelona Girona and Dublin. In addition to its lowest fares, Ryanair also delivers Europe's No1 on-time performance across over 1,100 routes.
Visit www.ryanair.com for more details.
Come discover Yorkshire from Geneva. easyJet flies to Leeds Bradford International Airport five times a week, so don't hesitate - book on easyJet.com or telephone: 0848 888 222.
Visit www.easyjet.com for more information.
Onward travel from regional airports
As well as car hire facilities, the airports all offer direct links into the county's public transport network.
The Flying Tiger are the only company that offer transport from Bradford / Harrogate / Leeds train station to the airport 24 hours a day
Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Enjoy the limited stop X4 service provided by First South Yorkshire – a 22 minute journey to Doncaster Interchange / Doncaster Train station, which provides direct onward train connections to Sheffield, Leeds, Hull and York and other local towns.
Humberside Airport - The Stagecoach X1 'Humber Flyer' operates frequent services between Hull, Humberside Airport and Grimsby. The nearest train station, Barnetby, is three miles from the airport and has regular services to Doncaster.
With Eurostar now based at St Pancras International (serving London from Paris, Brussels & Lille), it's never been easier to visit Yorkshire by train from mainland Europe. Eurostar tickets are cheapest when tickets first go on sale (four months before departure).
A short walk will take you to St Pancras Domestic or King's Cross where you will find fast trains that speed to York, Leeds, Sheffield, Doncaster and Hull in as little as 100 minutes, with connections to many other parts of Yorkshire. Find out more about onward connections here.
For international visitors planning on making several long distance journeys, it's worth considering a Britrail pass. Visitors can book a ticket up to 6 months before departure. Remember to buy before you leave as BritRail Passes cannot be purchased in Britain.
Ferry services to Hull and Newcastle conveniently link Yorkshire with Holland, Belgium and Germany.
P & O Ferries operate overnight services to Hull from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge, offering excellent links onto the motorway network. For onward coach travel, National Express operates daily direct services to and from the terminal, to York, Leeds, Bradford, and Thirsk.
DFDS Seaways operates regular services to Newcastle from Amsterdam. The ferry terminal is located just outside Newcastle city centre, with access onto the major road networks. There are regular connections from the terminal to Newcastle Central station on the DFDS Seaways Bus or the Tyne & Wear Metro.