Leeds travel guide

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You're Going to Love Leeds

With a population of 11,773, Leeds is a must-see destination in Alabama, United States. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Leeds to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Leeds

Leeds in January
Estimated hotel price
$98
1 night at 3-star hotel
Leeds in January
Estimated hotel price
$98
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Leeds

Plane

When flying to Leeds, you’ll arrive at Birmingham (BHM), which is located 12 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Leeds include American Airlines, Delta and WestJet. The shortest domestic flight to Leeds departs from Tampa and takes around 3h 15m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Leeds. The train journey from Leeds to Atlanta takes 4h 37m and costs around $29 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Alexandria, expect to pay about $163 for a 18h 56m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Leeds is to pick up a car rental from Atlanta, which is about 125 miles from Leeds. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Hertz, among others, in Atlanta.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Leeds, including Greyhound, Tornado Bus and FlixBus. From Charlotte, the bus ride to Leeds takes 600 miles and will cost you around $160. From Dallas, the ticket costs about $195 for a journey of 640 miles.

Plane

When flying to Leeds, you’ll arrive at Birmingham (BHM), which is located 12 miles from the city center. Airlines that fly from the United States to Leeds include American Airlines, Delta and WestJet. The shortest domestic flight to Leeds departs from Tampa and takes around 3h 15m.

Train

Amtrak is the only carrier operating train routes to Leeds. The train journey from Leeds to Atlanta takes 4h 37m and costs around $29 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Alexandria, expect to pay about $163 for a 18h 56m trip.

Car

Another option to get to Leeds is to pick up a car rental from Atlanta, which is about 125 miles from Leeds. You’ll find branches of Kyte and Hertz, among others, in Atlanta.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Leeds, including Greyhound, Tornado Bus and FlixBus. From Charlotte, the bus ride to Leeds takes 600 miles and will cost you around $160. From Dallas, the ticket costs about $195 for a journey of 640 miles.

Airlines serving Leeds

Lufthansa
Good (4,685 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,649 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,564 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Air France
Good (987 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,105 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,413 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,994 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,027 reviews)
Finnair
Good (854 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,782 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (735 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (777 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (490 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (957 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (807 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (785 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (133 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (558 reviews)
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Where to stay in Leeds

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Days Inn by Wyndham Leeds and Best Western Plus Bass Hotel & Suites.

Where to stay in popular areas of Leeds

Most booked hotels in Leeds

Hampton Inn Birmingham/Leeds
2 stars
Excellent (9.1, 401 reviews)
$131+
Drury Inn & Suites Birmingham Grandview
3 stars
Excellent (9, 1340 reviews)
$145+
DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, 463 reviews)
$153+
Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, 722 reviews)
$142+
Comfort Inn & Suites Leeds I-20
2 stars
Excellent (8.2, 315 reviews)
$117+
Hilton Birmingham Downtown at UAB
4 stars
Excellent (8, 541 reviews)
$174+

Renting a car in Leeds

Renting a car in Leeds costs $39 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 65% cheaper than airport locations in Leeds.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Leeds (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Leeds is Compact (Buick Encore or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Class Full-size Car or similar) are, on average, 48% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Leeds costs $39 per day, on average.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 65% cheaper than airport locations in Leeds.

Expect to pay $3.82 per gallon in Leeds (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $45.88 and $61.17. The most frequently booked car type in Leeds is Compact (Buick Encore or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size rental cars (Class Full-size Car or similar) are, on average, 48% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.