East Midlands Airport
The airport takes its name from the region in which it is located (East Midlands), in the midst of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. These three cities are in the middle of England and have about 300,000 inhabitants per city. East Midlands Airport has one terminal and one runway.
Where is East Midlands Airport situated?
The well-known M1 motorway is next to the airport. If you’re coming from the south by car, Junction 23a is the quickest way to get to the airport, from the north it’s advised to take Junction 24. The airport is situated northwest of Leicester.
How many terminals does East Midlands Airport have?
The airport has one terminal, south of the runway.
A good alternative for flying to or from East Midlands Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Kingdom.
|Doncaster Sheffield Airport||76km|
|Leeds Bradford Airport||118km|
|London Luton Airport||124km|
|London Stansted Airport||150km|
|London Heathrow Airport||163km|
|London City Airport||175km|
|London Southend Airport||197km|
The distance from East Midlands Airport to the centre of Leicester is 30 kilometres. By car, it takes 35 minutes to get to the centre of Leicester.
From EMA Airport to Leicester City centre by Car
Unfortunately, there are no public transport possibilities at this airport. Check out our transportation page for other ways to travel from the airport to the city.
You can also choose for an airport express bus service at East Midlands Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.
A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from East Midlands Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Leicester is about £ 35.-. Book your taxi at East Midlands Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.
From EMA Airport to Leicester City centre by Taxi
At East Midlands Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Enterprise, Hertz, Budget, Avis, Europcar, National (Enterprise Holdings) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to East Midlands Airport?
We offer you a list of airlines at East Midlands Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:
- Ryanair (FR)
- Jet2 (LS)
- TUI Airways (BY)
- flybmi (BM)
- Flybe (BE)
Hotels near the airport
Looking for the best hotels near East Midlands Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.
Best Western Premier East Midlands Airport Yew Lodge Hotel, Castle Donington
Just minutes from the M1 Highway and 3 km from East Midlands Airport and Castle Donington, this Best Western Premier East Midlands Airport Yew Lodge Hotel offers an onsite health club and spa. The elegantly furnished rooms include free Wi-Fi.
Hotels in Leicester
Looking for the best hotels in Leicester? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.
Things to do
It is possible to book tours in the city and near East Midlands Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!
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