East Midlands Airport Arrivals

east midlands airport arrivals Arrivals

When your Flybe flight to the East Midlands has landed, reaching the neighbouring cities and towns couldn’t be easier due to the airport’s central location. Leicester is just 19 miles away, with Nottingham and Derby approximately 14 miles’ distance. Below we have all the information you need to get from East Midlands airport to your destination following your flight, including details on airport and travel options, plus ideas on places to visit during your stay in the region.

Find our Visiting Leicestershire page for ideas on things to see and do in the surrounding area. If you’re on a business trip and need a meeting room or to book a conference venue, see our Business in Leicestershire, and for information on getting back to the airport for your return flight, see our Getting to East Midlands airport page.

Facilities at East Midlands Airport Arrivals

At East Midlands airport you’ll find cafes, eateries, shops, cash points and a currency exchange, so you’ll be able to pick up any last minute essentials as soon as you alight from your plane. For full details on East Midlands airport facilities, see our East Midlands Airport page.

Getting to your destination by public transport

East Midlands airport has good public transport links to the surrounding cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham, as well as several neighbouring towns including Coalville and Long Eaton. Bus routes run from the airport to most destinations, with a dedicated taxi operator in Arrow Cars.

By bus

Many of the surrounding cities and towns are linked to the airport via Skylink bus routes, including Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Loughborough, Beeston, Coalville and Long Eaton. Remember to plan your journey in advance as traffic into the cities can be busy at times. Check East Midlands airport’s to and from the airport page.

By train

East Midlands airport is not on a direct train route, but several bus routes call at surrounding train stations, with East Midlands Parkway the closest. From there a connecting rail service to your destination can be taken.

For all the latest information on train services, including buying tickets and times, check the National Rail website.

By coach

Links via National Express coach go direct to Heathrow, Gatwick, Sheffield, Leeds and Luton if travelling further afield than the surrounding cities and towns.

Getting to your destination by car

Travelling from East Midlands airport to Leicester takes around 30 minutes, to Derby approximately 20 minutes, and Nottingham 25 minutes. Remember that all times are traffic dependent, so it is recommended that you plan your journey in advance.

Car hire at East Midlands Airport

Several approved car operators run from East Midlands airport, including Flybe’s car hire partners Avis and Budget. We would recommend booking your hire car in advance to ensure the best prices and guarantee your vehicle.

Booking a hire car with Avis and Budget is easy – simply add a car hire option when booking your flights online.


Arrow Cars is the airport’s authorised operator, picking up close to the Arrivals building.

Other taxi operators are able to drop off and collect just a short walk from the terminal building.