East Midlands Airport Guide

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The East Midlands Airport Guide outlines traveller related information and practical resources for both holiday travellers & business travellers. The guide contains important information about the Nottingham East Midlands airport, including details on how to get to the airport, car hire & airport car parking, airport maps, weather and other useful information & resources relating to foreign currency & airport lounges. Travellers that are more familiar with the facilities at an airport and having some useful knowledge of the airport can help to ensure you have a more pleasant time travelling through airports.


Information on East Midlands Airport

Airport Name: East Midlands Airport

Address: East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2SA, United Kingdom

Airport Code: EMA

Telephone: +44 (0)871 919 9000

Website: East Midlands Airport

Lost Property Number: +44 (0)871 919 9000

Check in Times:

Usually 3 hours prior to departure for worldwide Flights.

Usually 2 hours prior to departure for European Flights.

Usually 1 hour prior to departure for UK & Ireland flights.

Flights: To a range of short haul destinations in Europe & some destinations in North Africa, Asia, Caribbean & Central America

Terminals: One

Tips & Advice: When travelling by air, it is useful you check the latest Traffic Updates well in time to check for any delays or incidents. It also advisable to arrive at the airport well in time factoring in to your journey time possible delays due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances etc. See our various Travellers Tips guides for further information.

Baggage Rules: Baggage rules and regulations are subject to changes & alterations at short notice, it is recommended you check exactly what is allowable, weight limits and any other concerns with your airline. Being aware of the latest rules can help ensure you are up to date with the latest rules & requirements and pack your bags accordingly to comply with the regulations. For more information please see: Baggage Rules

Travel Checklist: See our Travel & Holiday Checklist for useful checklist for travellers that includes practical steps & reminders to ensure you take everything you need on your trip.

Getting To East Midlands Airport

By Public Transport

Train: There are no train terminals at the airport itself, the closest train stations are Derby, Loughborough & Nottingham that are a bus ride away from the airport. There are airport shuttle buses that can take passengers to and from the train stations. For further information and resources on planning a train journey to the airport please see: Train Services


Bus & Coach: There are a range of options for passengers to get to the airport by bus, the nearby towns and cities all offer services.

The Nottingham Skylink allows passengers to travel to and from Nottingham on the direct Nottingham Skylink bus. The bus links the airport with Nottingham city centre and railway station, the frequency is every half an hour 7 days a week and 24 hours.

The Leicester Skylink allows passengers to travel to and from Leicester on the Leicester Skylink bus. The bus links the airport with Leicester the journey time is around one hour. The frequency is once an hour during day time and once every two hours at night.

The Derby Skylink allows passengers to travel to and from Derby to the Airport on the Derby Skylink bus. The bus links the airport with Derby city centre and Derby railway station. The frequency is every half an hour during day time and hourly at other times, 7 days a week.

The Loughborough Skylink allows passengers to travel to and from Loughborough to the Airport on the Loughborough Skylink bus. The bus links the airport with Loughborough town centre and Loughborough railway station. The frequency is every half hour during the day time and hourly at other times, 7 days a week.

For more information on East Midland airport buses please see: Skylink

Passengers can connect with National Express Services to travel to other destinations around the UK. For further details please see: National Express Coaches


By Car

Nottingham East Midlands Airport is located in the central region of England, it is close by to Derby, Leicester and Nottingham. On the M1 motorway drivers can take either junction 23a or 24 for the airport, the airport is signposted. For those using the M42, drive until the M42 becomes the A42 and you can then follow the signs for the airport.


Airport Car Hire

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Airport Car Parking

East Midlands airport has facilities for both Short Term & Long Term Car Parking. Short term There is a facility that allows free parking for up to 10 minutes in the short stay parking, this is ideal if you are dropping off someone of collecting them from the airport. If you stay over 10 minutes you will be subject to the parking charges that start at £1.60.

Long Term parking is available the price is approx £22 for up to 2 days paying if you book on the day. Cheaper prices are available if you book earlier, if you do need long term airport parking it is well worth booking in advance rather than on the day to both guarantee a parking space and save money on parking costs.

To book East Midlands Airport Car Parking please see: UK Airport Parking




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