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.

Additionally, within an hour’s drive, and a relatively short and comfortable train ride, you can find a major international airport at Manchester Airport, as well as a small, friendly, airport at Newcastle Airport.

Manchester Airport

Manchester is a good place to target if you’d also like to take in the Lake District – though hiring a car would be highly advantageous for a visit of this nature. The TransPennine train service runs from Manchester to most of Yorkshire, which can be reached in 45 minutes on the Western side.

Newcastle Airport

Newcastle is worth a visit too, with it’s iconic quayside and compact, friendly city centre. Visitors wishing to travel to Yorkshire by train may enjoy spending some time in Newcastle – which is a Metro (train) ride away from the airport, then connecting through to York or Leeds via Newcastle Central Station.


British Airways

Flying up to twice daily from London  Heathrow, British Airways offers seamless connections from destinations worldwide to Yorkshire. Connections via other OneWorld partners, such as Japan Airlines, Qantas and American Airlines are also available.

Aer Lingus

Flying twice daily from Leeds Bradford to Dublin, Aer Lingus offers tourists from the United States easy connections through Dublin Airport. With US Immigration based in Dublin, US visitors are able to pre clear immigration and customs on their return flight.


With three flights a day to Amsterdam Schiphol, KLM is a key gateway to Yorkshire from the rest of the world. With an array of connections available from North America, Africa, Asia and South America and codeshares with Delta, China Eastern, Virgin Atlantic and Air France, there is no easier way to fly to Yorkshire.

Jet2 offers direct flights to Leeds Bradford, Yorkshire’s local airport, from 50 destinations in the UK, Europe and beyond including year round direct flights from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast, Budapest, Paris, Rome, Prague and Venice. 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 over 15 destinations to Leeds Bradford including: Faro, Ibiza, Warsaw, Wroclaw, Riga, Vilnius, Krakow, Limoges, Malaga, Malta, Murcia, Palma, 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

Onward travel from regional airports

As well as car hire facilities, the airports all offer direct links into the county’s public transport network.

For information on bus services and other travel options for Leeds Bradford Airport click here.

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.


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.