Regular buses from East Midlands Airport serve Derby, Leicester and Nottingham. East Midland Airport buses also serve small towns and villages around the airport. Nottingham Skylink buses run from East Midlands Airport to Nottingham city centre and train station. Leicester Skylink buses connect Leicester with the airport in less than an hour. The Derby Airline Shuttle calls at Derby and Loughborough city centres and train stations. The Loughborough Airline Shuttle runs to East Midlands Airport from Loughborough and Loughborough train station. East Midlands airport shuttle buses run 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Buses to East Midlands Airport also include routes from Long Eaton and Coalville.
Trains To East Midlands Airport
There is no train station at East Midlands Airport itself. Airport buses link East Midlands Airport with train stations at Derby, Nottingham and Loughborough. If travelling by train to East Midlands Airport from Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds or York, head for Derby. Rail travellers from London, Northampton and Luton should head for Loughborough. Rail passengers from Lincoln, Newark, Peterborough and Mansfield should travel to Nottingham. Getting to East Midlands Airport by train will be considerably easier when the new East Midlands Parkway station is opened.
Driving To East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Airport is easily accessed from towns and cities in the Midlands via the M1 and M42. If you are using a satellite navigation system for directions to East Midlands Airport, the postcode is DE74 2SA. Cars should drop off and pick up at the short stay car park. There is free parking at East Midlands airport short stay car park for the first 10 minutes. See the page on East Midlands airport parking. East Midlands Airport taxis can be pre-booked. Full details on getting to East Midlands Airport can be found at the official airport website. The AA has East Midlands airport information regarding directions, traffic conditions and road works. If your East Midlands flights involve early and late departures you may find East Midlands Airport hotels useful.