Getting to East Midlands Airport - Rail, Coach and Bus

East Midlands is easily accessible 24 hours a day from anywhere in the UK by public and private transport. Served by National Express coaches direct to the terminal door, trains and by a network of taxi and bus services, it couldn't be easier to reach the airport.

East Midlands Airport by Coach and Bus


The National Express Airport service offers direct connections daily to and from Nottingham, Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield, Chesterfield and further afield to destinations such as Luton, Heathrow and Edinburgh.

With plenty of great rates and routes available, National Express is one of the most cost-effective ways of getting to and from East Midlands Airport.

The National Express service offers plenty of routes to and from East Midlands Airport

Bus to East Midlands Airport

The Skylink bus service is on hand every 20 minutes to transport you from the airport to both Nottingham and Long Eaton, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There's also a link to Shepshed and Coalville, operating 7 days a week every hour between 5am to 11pm.

Skylink also runs a service to Derby, Leicester and Loughborough, which again run every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day.

Alternatively, the my15 bus service runs hourly from East Midlands Airport to places such as Ilkeston, Castle Donington, Sandiacre Long Eaton and Long Eaton train station.

Train to East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Parkway, Long Eaton, Nottingham and Derby stations are all located a short shuttle or taxi ride from the airport.

Use the RailLink service from East Midlands Parkway to connect straight to the airport itself. Services run hourly between 9am and 5pm daily and takes around 14 minutes door to door. Or terminal to terminal, however you want to look at it..! Train times, cheapest fare finders and discounts on UK attractions can be found from . Booking in advance can save you up to 43% as opposed to booking at the train station, so it's worth getting your tickets sorted online today!

Taxi to East Midlands Airport

Taxis are a great, hassle-free and convenient way to get to the airport. There are plenty of taxi companies serving East Midlands Airport and the surrounding areas, many of which specialise in airport taxis and can offer great rates.

Find cheap airport taxis near you by checking out our East Midlands Airport Taxi Listings. The listings include contact details and a description of each company's services to help you book a taxi to suit your needs.


Car to East Midlands Airport

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Travelling to East Midlands by car is a great option for most people. If you have your own car there are plenty of cheap airport parking options to choose from.

As the airport is easily accessible by car from the M1, which is connected to the M25 motorway and other major roads, it's no wonder it's growing in popularity!

You can find out much more about directions, and view interactive transportation and terminal maps by visiting our East Midlands maps & directions page.