Getting There

A train pulls into a snowy East Midlands Parkway station (Photo: Alan Murray-Rust)

East Midlands airport is the closest international airport to the heart of England, serving nearly five million people a year from all over the country, bolstered no doubt by its status as a hub for low-cost airlines. That said, the airport is not particularly easy to reach. But worry not: in our Getting There section, you can read all about how to get to the airport.

If you’re taking a car, there is loads of airport parking space, varying from drop-off to short stay and long stay. And you can leave your car there without worrying, as all car parks are CCTV-protected. There is ample disabled parking, too.

If you’re going the other way in a car, there are plenty of companies around from whom you can hire one, including most of the big car hire companies, as well as lots of smaller ones.

If you want to take a car but don’t want to drive it, fret not: there are taxi companies galore at East Midlands Airport. Most allow you to book in advance online to get the best deal.

The easiest and best-served form of public transport to take to and from the airport is undoubtedly bus. The surrounding towns of Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and Loughborough are all served regularly, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the prices are very reasonable too, especially for families.

Derby and Nottingham train stations are served every half hour by an airport shuttle bus, and a dedicated station, East Midlands Parkway, can be accessed by a £4.50 taxi, booked in advance.

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