East Midlands Airport Information

East Midlands Airport - Serving the heart of England

With some five million passengers passing through its doors each year and boasting the sixth-longest runway in the UK, East Midlands Airport is a busy travel hub in central England.

East Midlands Airport offers flights to more than 100 different designations, including long-haul travel to Mexico, Kenya and Jamaica.

How to drive to East Midlands Airport

Located in the heart of England, East Midlands Airport can easily be reached by car from a number of different road links.

The travel hub is conveniently located near to the M1 and connections to Birmingham, Stoke and Nottingham via the A42, A50 and A453.

If you choose to travel by car to East Midlands Airport, passengers have several car parking options to select from. These include the Long Stay Car Park 6 and the Long Stay Car Park 7, which offer free transfers to the terminal building 24 hours a day, and Prestige Parking , located just a few minutes walk from the departures.

Getting there by bus and train

East Midlands Airport is equally easy to get to via public transport and several special bus services connect the travel hub to major towns and cities in the region. SkyLink buses operate between the airport and Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Coalville and Loughborough 24 hours a day - and they also serve the train stations.

National Express also runs coaches between East Midlands Airport and Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Coventry, Sheffield and Leeds.

Airport hotels at East Midlands Airport

If you are catching an early flight or are travelling a long distance to the travel hub, why not start your holiday early with an airport hotelstay?

Travellers can book the Express by Holiday Inn East Midlands Airport through FHR, which is located just five minutes from the terminal and offers a complimentary continental breakfast.

For added comfort, the East Midlands Thistle and the Hilton East Midlands Airport both offer leisure facilities and a swimming pool.

The East Midlands Thistle can also be booked as dinner, bed and breakfast.

Inside the terminal at East Midlands Airport

No matter what class of flight you are travelling on, why not start your trip off on the right foot by booking into the Servisair Globeground Lounge at East Midlands Airport?

You can enjoy a peaceful atmosphere before your flight and enjoy a range of complimentary drinks, snacks and entertainment.

Elsewhere in the terminal there are many places to sit back and enjoy a bite to eat, including Three Shire Foodmarket, 3Cities Bar, Pizza Hut Express, Soho Coffee Co, Costa and Burger King.

There is also plenty of opportunity to indulge in some last-minute shopping before your flight - from purchasing gifts to picking up any forgotten travel essentials.

Shops include Accessorize, AMT Coffee, Boots, WH Smith, JudiJudiWorld.com, Biza Tax and Duty Free and Spar.