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)

Transportation

 
COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
 

Bus - Several services from Skylink (Tel +44 150 981 5637) are available, with a frequency of 20 minutes during the day and 1 hour at night: to Nottingham Station (55 min. trip; £5.10), going through Friar Lane, Beeston, Long Eaton, Shepshed and Coalville; to Derby bus and train stations (45 min.; £4.70), via Castle Donington, Shardlow and Alvaston; to St. Margaret's terminal, in Leicester (60 min.; £7.30), with intermediate stops at Kegworth Square, Diseworth, Long Whatton and Hathern; and to Loughborough (30 min.; £3.40). Stops are found in front of the terminal and tickets can be acquired from the driver.

The my15 service runs to Castle Donington, Broad Rushes, Long Eaton, Stapleford and Ilkeston from 6:00 am to 0:00 am (£5.10).
The Airlink Coalville (Tel +44 153 081 7444) departs every 60 min. Mondays through Saturdays to Isley Walton, Tonge, Breedon on the Hill, Worthington, Newbold, Coleorton, Sinope and Coalville. It operates from 8:05 am to 7:05 pm, travel time is 35 min. and the fare is £2.60.

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

Train - The closest station is in East Midlands Parkway, connected to the enclosure through a shuttle service (EMArailink - Tel +44 345 712 5678) that operates from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a fare of £6.00.

 

Car rental search

 
Taxi - Opposite the Arrivals Hall there are cabs from Arrow Cars (Tel +44 115 956 5757), available around the clock. The trip to Derby takes around 20 minutes and to Nottingham 25 min.

Further information

Latest updates: May 19, 2019

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, 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 more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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