East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Airport is mainly a destination for budget airlines like EasyJet, Ryanair and Bmibaby.
IATA airport code: EMA
ICAO airport code: EGNX
There's no train connection with East Midlands Airport. The nearest train station is East Midlands Parkway at more than 6 kilometers. There used to be a shuttle service to this station, but it has been cancelled.
There are plans though to have the high-speed train (under construction) from London Euston to the north of England run via the airport.
Car and bus
East Midlands Airport is situated between Derby, Leicester and Nottingham. The airport is easily accessible by rental car thanks to the proximity of freeways M1 and M42. From Nottingham you drive via the A52 to the M1. The way to the airport is well indicated on all roads.
There are several bus connections with places in the vicinity. The company Skylink runs to and from Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and Coalville.
Car rental East Midlands Airport
There are counters of car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall. Six rental companies are present at East Midlands Airport: Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and National/Alamo. You can also book a rental car in advance by using the service provided by EasyTerra; they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Checker Cars taxis, the only taxi company allowed at the airport, can be found outside the Arrivals Hall. A ride to Derby or Nottingham costs about £30.00, to Leicester a bit more.
In the short-term parking garage you pay £2.20 for the first half hour and then £4.00 per hour. On the long-term parking lot the rates are £27.00 for the first day, £13.00 for the second day and thereafter £10.00 per day. For online bookings, make sure to check out Airport Parking Directory or Airport Parking Shop.
There are no hotels at East Midlands Airport. Hotels in the vicinity include Thistle East Midlands Airport Hotel (Tel. +44(0)871 376 9015), Express by Holiday Inn (Tel. +44(0)1509 678 000) and Hilton East Midlands Airport Hotel (Tel. +44(0)1509 674 000). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to Booking.com. They offer a large range of hotels, at competitive internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
East Midlands Airport offers a fairly wide range of restaurants, cafés, (snack) bars and shops, including large duty-free shops.
You cannot store your baggage at East Midlands Airport. There's a lost-and-found desk in the Arrivals Hall.
For questions about East Midlands Airport, flight schedules and airport services you can turn to the information desk in the central hall.
You can fax and copy at the information desk, but East Midlands Airport doesn't offer any further business facilities. These are available at business hotels nearby the airport (see Hotels).
East Midlands Airport has excellent accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators and toilets, low-hanging telephones and facilities for the hearing-impaired. Parking places have also been reserved for disabled travelers on the short-term parking lot. For assistance you can call the central number +44(0)871 919 9000.
You can find exchange offices and ATM's in the central hall. In the northwestern part of the airport there's an open-air museum, where historical planes are being exhibited.