East Midlands airport (EMA) 


East Midlands Airport, opened on April 2, 1965, serves the metropolitan areas of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham. It operates with domestic and international flights within Europe, Northern Africa, North America and the Caribbean.

Official Website: eastmidlandsairport.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 4.4 million passengers went through it in 2015.
Tel: +44 871 919 9000 / 800 083 8759 / 133 285 2852. Information desk in the central hall.


The airport is located 18 km (11 miles) southeast from Derby and 21 km (13 miles) to the southwest of Nottingham.

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Bus - Several services from Skylink (Tel +44 177 371 2265) are available, with a frequency of 20 minutes during the day and 1 hour at night: to Nottingham Broadmarsh Station (55 min. trip; £5.00), going through Friar Lane, Beeston, Long Eaton, Shepshed and Coalville; to Derby bus and train stations (45 min.; £4.60), via Castle Donington, Shardlow and Alvaston; to St. Margaret's terminal, in Leicester (60 min.; £7.20), with intermediate stops at Kegworth Square, Diseworth, Long Whatton and Hathern; and to Loughborough (30 min.; £3.30). Stops are found in front of the terminal and tickets can be acquired from the driver. 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. More information

Train - The closest station is in East Midlands Parkway, connected to the enclosure through a shuttle service (EMArailink - Tel +44 133 258 1581) that operates from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with a fare of £6.00.

Taxi - Opposite the Arrivals Hall there are cabs from Arrow Cars (Tel +44 133 281 4000), available around the clock.

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There are car rental offices from Avis/Budget (Tel +44 344 544 6005), Enterprise (Tel +44 133 281 2828), Europcar (Tel +44 133 285 3679) and Hertz (Tel +44 133 285 3552) in the Arrivals area.

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The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, public telephones and Wi-Fi access free of charge for 60 minutes. Conference facilities at the Radisson Blu hotel, situated nearby. The Escape Lounge is situated opposite gate 17, has a cost of £27.50 and opens from 4:30 am to 7:00 pm (until 4:30 pm on Saturdays); it provides newspapers and magazines, complimentary bar and buffet, Wi-Fi, work and charging stations.

Food and Drinks- Inside the terminal there are fast food outlets, bars, restaurants and coffee shops.
Shopping- In addition to a duty-free shop, there are stores selling electronics, cosmetics, gifts, books, newspapers, magazines, sweets, fashion and accessories.
Baggage- For enquiries about lost property, contact Tel +44 871 919 9000 Mondays through Fridays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Other Services- Prayer room, smoking lounge, changing room, aviation museum, pharmacy, chidren's play area.

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There are several parking options inside the grounds and valet parking service in front of the terminal. More information: Tel +44 800 083 8759. Rates

JetParks - Free shuttles every 20 minutes. Minimum stay of 6 days.
Long Stay 1-3 - 5-7 min. away from the main building.
Long Stay 4 - Minimum duration of 4 days, with complimentary shuttle service.
Short Stay - Situated directly opposite the terminal.
Express Park - Adjacent to the terminal, within short distance of the check-in area.

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Facilities include elevators, induction loops for the hearing-impaired, adapted toilets and reserved parking spaces. Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should notify their airline about their particular needs at the time of booking.

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In the vicinity of the airport are located the Jurys Inn East Midlands Airport (Tel +44 161 774 2985), Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport (Tel +44 150 967 8000), Radisson Blu Hotel East Midlands Airport (Tel +44 150 967 0575) and Travelodge Nottingham EM Airport Donington Park M1 (Tel +44 871 984 6073). Some alternatives a little further away are: Premier Inn Hotel East Midlands Airport (Tel +44 871 527 8350), Lady Gate Guest House (Tel +44 133 281 1565), Spring Cottage Bed & Breakfast (Tel +44 133 281 4289), Donington Cottage Guest House (Tel +44 133 281 0618), The Lawns Hotel (Tel +44 133 270 1553), Castletown House (Tel +44 133 281 2018).

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Latest updates: February, 16, 2017