Car Hire Bradford
Address & Contact DetailsLeeds Bradford Airport, Whitehouse Lane, Yeadon, LS19 7TZ. Tel: 03445446018
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|Tuesday||08:00 - 22:00|
|Wednesday||08:00 - 22:00|
|Thursday||08:00 - 22:00|
|Friday||08:00 - 22:00|
|Saturday||08:00 - 15:00|
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Find car hire in Leeds Bradford Airport
Collect your Avis car rental from Leeds Bradford Airport and let the open road drive you.
Pick up your preferred hire car from the arrivals hall quickly and easily then set off to explore the English roads of Bradford, Leeds and the surrounding West Yorkshire countryside.
What to do in Bradford and Leeds
Leeds and Bradford are only a 30-minute drive from the airport, making it entirely possible for you to visit both during your road trip.
Bradford’s Saltaire Village offers you the opportunity to stroll through its streets, enjoying beautiful examples of 19th-century, Italian-style architecture. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saltaire provides a fascinating window into the industrial Victorian era.
One of Bradford’s more contemporary points of interest is the National Media Museum. Spread across seven floors, the museum houses over 3.5 million media-related items, all of which hold historical significance, including motion picture equipment and optical toys. Here you can also catch a film in the UK’s first ever IMAX cinema.
On a warmer day, spend a relaxing afternoon at Bingley Five Rise Locks. The steepest series of locks on any canal in Britain, Five Rise Locks is a great place for people watching. From the side of the canal you can witness the lockkeeper working the mechanisms to let boats pass through.
Drive along the A660 for about 25 minutes and you’ll reach Leeds – the UK’s third largest city. An old mill town, Leeds is now a hive of activity boasting a wealth of museums, restaurants, bars and shops. The city is also home to Roundhay Park – one of the largest urban parks in Europe. This haven of tranquillity spans over 700 acres and houses an array of wildlife, including woodpeckers, swans, foxes and deer. The park also features a number of specialist gardens for you to browse at your leisure.
Driving your Avis hire car in and around Bradford and Leeds is an experience not to be missed.
Beyond Leeds Bradford Airport
While Leeds and Bradford offer much to see and do, traveling beyond these cities promises an unforgettable experience.
Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Set in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, the name of this impressive attraction says it all. The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just 45 minutes from Leeds (via the A660 North) and is centred on the dale of the Nidd river. Here you’ll stumble across heather moorlands, meadows, river valleys, reservoirs and a wide range of wildlife. Bring your hiking boots to tackle some of the more challenging trails.
Take an hour’s drive along the A658 and A59 from Leeds Bradford International Airport and you’ll arrive in York. The city’s ancient architecture has stood the test of time, with walls from the 13th century still encircling the city’s medieval centre. Inside is a labyrinth of streets where you’ll discover traditional pubs, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and bars. Make your way to York Minster – an immense gothic cathedral – to admire a true architectural masterpiece.
Head west away from Leeds Bradford International Airport (via the A65) for just under two hours and you’ll arrive in Blackpool – one of Britain’s most popular seaside resorts. Stop off at any of Blackpool’s three piers to stroll along the seaside and enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding areas from the top of Blackpool Tower. Tuck into some fresh fish and chips and pick up a few souvenirs from the shops along the seafront while you’re here.
From the vibrant cultural hubs of Leeds and Bradford to the rolling Yorkshire countryside beyond, an Avis hire car makes the journey memorable.
Driving rules in United Kingdom
Which side of the road?
In the United Kingdom, please drive on the left side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a headset or hands-free device
- There is a congestion charge payable when driving in London
- Use the outside lane to overtake on motorways and dual carriageways
- Zebra crossings (black and white stripes on the road) give pedestrians right of way to cross the road
All speed signs will be in mph.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailers:
- Urban areas: 30 mph (48 km/h)
- Motorways: 70 mph (112 km/h)
- Rural areas: 60 mph (96 km/h)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 12 or less than 135cm tall must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.