East Midlands Airport (EMA) is in Castle Donington, within half an hour’s drive of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester and around hour from Birmingham, Stoke on Trent and Northampton.
Winner of the ‘World’s Leading Eco Friendly Airport’, it was also voted 2013’s ‘Best Regional UK Airport for Customer Service’ and serves destinations near ski resorts including Chambery, Salzburg, Milan and Geneva.
Driving to East Midlands Airport:
East Midlands Airport’s postcode for Sat Navs: DE74 2SA
Driving from the north: Take the M1 southbound, exiting at junction 24 for the A453 towards Airport / Loughborough. Take exits for Ashby Road at the roundabouts to stay on the A453 and the turning for Viscount Road and East Midlands Airport will be on your right.
Driving from the south: Head northbound on the M1, leaving at junction 23a. Continue onto the A453 towards Derby / Airport / Stoke and then take a right turn to Viscount Road for the airport.
Driving from the east: From the A42, turn left onto the A453 slip road (towards M1 South, Birmingham) and continue on the A453 until the right turning for Viscount Road and airport.
Driving from the west: Take the A50, then take a slight right onto the A50-A453 link road. Continue on the A453 until you reach the right turning for the airport / Viscount Road.
Parking at East Midlands Airport:
Jet Parks have cheap on-site parking, a 15 minute shuttle ride from the terminal.
There are 4 Long Stay car parks: 1, 2 and 3 are within a 7 minute walk of the terminal, and Long Stay car park 4 is a 5 minute bus ride.
The Short Stay car park is right outside the terminal – the closest self-park car park.
Express Park is a 3-5 minute walk from the terminal and Meet & Greet parking is also available.
Public Transport to/from East Midlands Airport:
East Midlands Airport Buses:
Nottingham & Long Eaton Skylink: Airport, Sawley, Long Eaton Train Station, Beeston, Queen’s Medican Centre, Nottingham Broadmarsh, Nottingham Friar Lane.
Derby Skylink: Derby city centre, Alvaston, East Midlands Airport, Donington Park, Hathern, Loughborough, Leicester
Leicester Skylink: Airport, Kegworth, Diseworth, Long Whatton, Hathern, Loughborough, Leicester
Coalville Airlink: Airport, Isley Walton, Tonge, Breedon on the Hill, Worthington, Newbold, Coleorton, Sinope, Coalville
Trains to/from East Midlands Airport:
The Skylink services link the airport with the following train stations:
Derby – for services to Sheffield, Crewe, Birmingham, London St Pancras (and others)
Nottingham – for services to Lincoln, Liverpool Lime Street, Norwich, Skegness (and others)
Long Eaton – London St Pancras, Birmingham New Street, Matlock (and others)
Taxis to/from East Midlands Airport:
Arrow Cars are the airport’s official taxi service, with an office outside arrivals.
Coaches to/from East Midlands Airport:
National Express have coaches to Derby, Nottingham and Leicester, from which you can connect to the airport via the Skylink buses. They also have direct services from the airport to Sheffield, Leeds, Luton Airport, Gatwick Airport and Gatwick Airport.
East Midlands Airport facilities:
The Escape Lounge has refreshments and free Wi-Fi.
Food and Drink:
The airport has a Burger King, LEON, Frankie and Benny’s and Pork & Pickle Coffee Shop.
You’ll find the likes of Accessorize, Boots, Superdrug, WH Smith and World Duty Free and last time we checked there was also a Massage Chair Company.
Travellers have access to Wi-Fi which is free for the first hour, then £5 an hour or £10 a day.