East Midlands Airport

General information

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.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

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.

Airport Distance
Birmingham Airport 50km
Doncaster Sheffield Airport 76km
Manchester Airport 86km
Humberside Airport 106km
Liverpool Airport 116km
Leeds Bradford Airport 118km
London Luton Airport 124km
London Stansted Airport 150km
London Heathrow Airport 163km
London City Airport 175km
Bristol Airport 186km
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
30 km
35 min

Travel by car

Public transport

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.

Bus services

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.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

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
30 km
35 min
£ 35.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

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.

Airport parking

East Midlands Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at East Midlands Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at East Midlands Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at East Midlands Airport.

Flight tickets

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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
  • Jet2
  • TUI Airways
  • Loganair
  • Flybe


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.


Radisson Blu Hotel East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington

Located at East Midlands Airport, this brand new Radisson Blu Hotel features a state-of-the-art leisure club, a stylish restaurant and free high-speed WiFi. The M1 motorway is just 5 minutes’ drive away.


Jurys Inn East Midlands Airport (on-site), Castle Donington

At the entrance to East Midlands Airport, the 4-star Jurys Inn East Midlands Airport (on-site) offers free WiFi, a range of accommodation and parking options only a 5-minute walk from the terminal.


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.


Belmont Hotel Leicester, Leicester

In the heart of Leicester, this elegant Victorian townhouse is less than 500 metres from the railway station. The family-run boutique-style hotel offers free parking, stylish en-suite rooms, and unlimited free WiFi.


Campanile Hotel Leicester, Leicester

Campanile Leicester has a city-centre location and easy access to major routes and motorways. It offers free car parking. The hotel has a comfortable bar and a restaurant on site.


Mercure Leicester The Grand Hotel, Leicester

In Leicester city centre, this grand Victorian hotel features a Marco's New York Italian restaurant, original features and a 24-hour front desk. On-site parking is available, and Leicester Rail Station is just 300 metres away.

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!

Tour & transport

Private Transfer East Midlands Airport to Nottingham

Enjoy a comfortable transfer between EMA airport and Nottingham city center on your very own private transfer.


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