According to the 2000 Philippines Census, about 60% of the population of Leyte province speak Cebuano/Bisaya. About 40% of the population speak Waray. Most of the people in the capital city, Tacloban, speak Waray.
Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport is the main gateway to the province and the entire region of Eastern Visayas including the provinces of Samar (Western), Eastern Samar and Southern Leyte. There are three airlines connecting the provincial capital Tacloban City to Manila and Cebu City. The following airlines have daily flights to Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport:
- Ormoc Airport
- Cebu Pacific to/from Cebu
- The San Juanico Bridge, which connects Leyte with the neighboring island of Samar, is well over 2 km long.