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East Midlands Airport Guide

If you are travelling to or from East Midlands Airport, you may wish to know a little about the local transport links and the facilities the airport has to offer. To help you, we've created this guide.

East Midlands Airport (EMA) information

Airport Name: East Midlands Airport (EMA)

Location: The airport is located around 22km from Nottingham, 22km from Derby and 32km from Leicester.

Contact Information: East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2SA. Telephone: +44 (0)871 919 9000.



Transport links and parking

East Midlands Airport is well served by local transport so there are a number of options for your journey to and from the airport.

East Midlands Airport parking

If you are flying from East Midlands and would like to take your car, there are parking facilities available. There is a short stay and a long stay car park. There is no need to book in advance, although if you do, you will save money. There are also pick-up and drop-off points that are free of charge through the 'Shuttle Plus' scheme, which is signposted upon arrival. From here, you will be able to get a free transfer to the terminal. You can also use the short stay car park for picking up and dropping off purposes. It is priced at '2 for 30 minutes.

East Midlands Airport by public transport

The airport does not have its own railway station but it is easily accessible from East Midlands Parkway, Derby and Nottingham train stations. Nottingham and Derby are connected to the airport by the Skylink bus service which operates every 30 minutes, every day of the week. The best way to travel between East Midlands Parkway and the airport is by taxi. These are provided by Arrow Cars and can be arranged in advance of travel at a cost of '5.75. More details on how to do this can be found on the airport's website - the address is at the bottom of this page. It is also possible to get a bus from the airport to the various towns in the surrounding area.

East Midlands Airport taxis

Arrow Cars provide the taxi service at the airport and taxis can be booked in advance if required. There is an office located opposite Arrivals and all major credit cards are accepted.

East Midlands Airport car hire

It is possible to hire a car at the airport upon arrival. It is not necessary but you may wish to book in advance to secure your desired vehicle and the best possible deal.

East Midlands Airport information for business travellers

If you are flying to or from East Midlands Airport for business, you may wish to know a little about the facilities the airport has to offer.

Internet access

The airport offers up to 30 minutes free wireless internet access, with payment options if you wish to spend longer online. There are also pay-as-you-go internet terminals after security if you do not have a wireless enabled device with you.

Other business facilities

You may wish to book a spot in the Executive Lounge, whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, to escape the hustle and bustle of the main departure lounge. The lounge has the following facilities: writing desks, internet access, telephone and fax. Please contact the airport prior to travel if you intend to use the Executive Lounge.

For more information about East Midlands Airport, visit their website: East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport Flights

Flybe operates flights from East Midlands airport to the following destinations:

United Kingdom

  • Barra
  • Benbecula
  • Belfast City
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow Intl.
  • Kirkwall
  • Stornoway
  • Sumburgh
  • Tiree
  • Islay
  • Wick - John O Groats

Channel islands

  • Guernsey
  • Jersey


  • Vienna


  • Lyon
  • Nice
  • Paris CDG


  • Munich
  • Nuremburg


  • Budapest


  • Amsterdam


  • Madrid


  • Geneva
  • Zurich

Please note not all flights are direct. Please see our timetable for further details.

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