I have received a letter today from Transdev about a new partnership to transform buses to Leeds Bradford Airport.  A summary of the letter is below. If you would like a copy of the full letter please email me at

From 30th August Transdev will take over the full network of routes serving the Airport. They will introduce a fleet of highly specified low emission buses that will have WiFi, USB charging, comfortable seats and room for luggage and live next-stop information. The livery will be golden yellow and burgundy and will be called FLYER.

To help signify this new approach there will be new route numbers:

  • A1 for Leeds (formerly 757)
  • A2 for Bradford to Harrogate (formerly 747)
  • A3 for Bradford & Shipley (formerly 737)

There are some changes to the routes which will mean:

  • A faster journey time on the A2 between Bradford and the Airport
  • An earlier departure from Bradford at 0430hrs and later departure back from the Airport at 2322hrs
  • An additional stop at Apperley Bridge Station.
  • To enable the changes to A2 there will be some route adaptions on the A3 to accommodate local bus users in Yeadon and Guiseley
  • Full route, fares and timetables are live on their website

Transdev are also working with Network Rail, Northern Rail and the Combined Authority (formerly Metro) to actively promote the through ticketing offer direct to the Airport from any station on the national rail network.

There will be a similar through-ticketing product on the UK-wide National Express and Megabus networks, as well as the regional Transdev networks too.  This will be alongside contactless, tap and cap ticketing on the bus, and the Transdev Go mobile ticketing app, and cash will still be accepted for those who need it.