Transfer to/from - East Midlands airport (EMA)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in East Midlands airport (EMA)




If you need an Uber service at the airport, you can use the app to request a ride. Drivers can only pick up passengers in designated areas. It is advisable to check the app for more specific information on pick-up locations and prices.


A range of Skylink services (Tel +44 150 981 5637), are available, running every 20 minutes during the day and every hour in the evening: to Nottingham station (55 min. trip; £6.00), via Friar Lane, Beeston, Long Eaton, Castle Donington, Shepshed and Coalville Memorial Square; to Derby bus and train stations (45 min.; £5.30), via Castle Donington, Shardlow and Alvaston; to St. Margaret's terminus, in Leicester (60 min.; £8.20), with intermediate stops at Kegworth and Hathern; and to Loughborough (30 min.; £4.10). Stops are opposite the terminal and tickets can be purchased on board.

The my15 service runs to Castle Donington, Broad Rushes, Long Eaton, Stapleford Memorial Garden, Trowell Church and Ilkeston from 5:07 am to 0:00 am (£5.80).

Midland Classic (Tel +44 128 350 0228) operates bus 9 to Melbourne, Ashby, Swadlincote, Newhall and Burton from 4:20 am to 11:00 pm, departing every hour (£4.80).

Alternatively, National Express buses (Tel +44 871 781 8181) connect the enclosure with Sheffield and Leeds, and Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick airports.


The nearest station is East Midlands Parkway, which is accessible by taxi, for journeys to and from locations outside the East Midlands region.

The Skylink bus runs to Derby, Nottingham and Long Eaton railway stations, connected to Sheffield, Chesterfield, Birmingham, Lincoln, London, and other locations around the United Kingdom via Trainline (Tel +44 871 200 2233).

Rent a Car



Arrow Cars (Tel +44 133 281 4000) are available 24 hours a day in front of the Arrivals Hall. The journey to Derby takes about 20 minutes and to Nottingham 25 min., costing £30.00-45.00.

Further information


Latest updates: April 22, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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