Passenger guide - 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 and the Caribbean.

Official Website: eastmidlandsairport.com
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Airlines: Aurigny, BH Air, BMI Regional, Flybe, Jet2.com, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, TUI Airways.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 4.6 million passengers went through it in 2016.
Tel: +44 808 169 7032 / 871 919 9000. 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; £5.10), 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 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 +44 133 258 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. The trip to Derby takes around 20 minutes and to Nottingham 25 min.

Further information

 

There are car rental offices from Avis/Budget (Tel +44 344 544 6005 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, Saturdays from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Sundays from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm), Enterprise (Tel +44 133 281 2828), Europcar (Tel +44 133 285 3679 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 0:00 am, weekends from 8:00 am to 0:00 am) and Hertz (Tel +44 133 285 3552 - weekdays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm) in the Arrivals area.

 

The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus (4:00 am to 8:30 pm) 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 and opens from 4:00 am to 7:30 pm (until 6:00 pm on Saturdays); it provides newspapers and magazines, complimentary bar and buffet, Wi-Fi, computers, TV, air conditioning (accessible with Priority Pass or DragonPass membership, through online booking or by paying at the door - £30.00).

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, spa, pharmacy, chidren's play area.

 

There are several parking options inside the grounds and valet parking service in front of the terminal. More information: Tel +44 808 169 7032. Rates

JetParks 1 & 2 - Free shuttles every 15 minutes, for stays of 1 or 2 weeks.
Long Stay 1 & 2 - 5-7 min. away from the main building, with shuttle services.
Short Stay 1-3 - Situated directly opposite the terminal.
Mid Stay 1-3 - Within walking distance of the main building.

 

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.

 

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 +44 871 902 1609), Premier Inn East Midlands Airport (Tel +44 871 527 8350) and Radisson Blu Hotel East Midlands Airport (Tel +44 150 967 0575). Some alternatives a little further away are: Travelodge Nottingham EM Airport Donington Park M1 (Tel +44 871 984 6073), Lady Gate Guest House (Tel +44 133 281 1565), Old Boot Garden Cottages (Tel +44 795 821 4716), The Falcon Inn (Tel +44 150 984 2416), The Royal Oak (Tel +44 150 984 3694), Spring Cottage Bed & Breakfast (Tel +44 133 281 4289).

 
 
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Latest updates: March, 15, 2018
 
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