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East Midlands Airport

Nottingham, GB

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Getting to nearby cities

Local bus is best

There aren't so many transport options away from the airport. However, buses go to all the nearby cities and are reasonably regular and well priced.

Bus

The Skylink bus service, run by Kinchbus and Trent Barton, offers regular services to the surrounding cities. Services run daily, every 20 minutes during the day and every hour during the night. There's free Wi-Fi on the buses. 

Skylink buses go to Leicester (53 minutes) via Loughborough (25 minutes), as well as Derby (40 minutes), Nottingham Broadmarsh (55 minutes, then a five-minute walk to Nottingham Rail Station) and other towns en route. 

The Airlink 155 bus goes to Coalville (35 minutes) every 60 minutes during the day, Mon-Sat 07:00-19:00.

You can also take National Express coaches further afield to Sheffield, Leeds and Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Book here: www.eastmidlandsairport.com/emaweb.nsf/Content/Coach

Tip: If you're travelling to/from East Midlands Airport with your family, ask your Skylink driver for a family ticket with open return. This ticket permits up to five people, maximum two adults, to travel together to and from the Airport. It is valid for one month. You can also save money by buying a MANGO card.

Cost:

  • Nottingham: GBP 5 one-way, GBP 8 return
  • Loughborough: GBP 3.10 one-way, GBP 5.90 return
  • Leicester: GBP 7 one-way, GBP 12 return 
  • Derby: GBP 4.20 one-way, GBP 8 return
  • Coalville: GBP 2.90 one-way, GBP 4.90 return, GBP 9 family return
  • Family return (Skylink): GBP 16

Buying tickets: On the bus (more expensive) or online

Taxi

All taxis from the airport are run by Arrow Cars. You can pick up a car at the airport, or pre-book here: www.arrowprivatehire.co.uk/book-east-midlands

Cost (approximate): 

  • Nottingham: GBP 29
  • Loughborough: GBP 17
  • Leicester: GBP 38
  • Derby: GBP 27
  • Coalville: GBP 20
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Getting around the airport

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East Midlands Airport lies in the middle of the UK, 24km south-west of Nottingham, 23km south-east of Derby and 30km north of Leicester. It serves mostly low-cost carriers and there have been some problems with long queues at check-in and security, so make sure you leave enough time to catch your flight. 

It has one terminal, with a decent(ish) amount of facilities for a small airport. There are landside cafés, and airside fast-food outlets and an Italian restaurant. The Food Court on the first floor offers a coffee shop, burger chain and bar. There are also adequate shopping options. 

You'll also find a prayer room, a fish therapy spa, a children's play area on the first floor, and can pay extra for facilities like the Escape Airport Lounge and an Express Lane to get you to your gate quicker.

An Aeropark, accessible by bus from the terminal, is a good place to spend some time if you have a few hours at the airport. A mix of aviation museum and viewing platform, it's the perfect distraction for airplane enthusiasts, large and small. 

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Save 20% at Pork n Pickle

After security, behind Duty Free and seating area

Pork n Pickle has award-winning pork sausages and melt-in-your-mouth pork pies – Melton Mowbray’s finest. Supplied by the famous local bakery Dickinson & Morris, who also bring delicious cakes and treats to the table. 

Location: After security, pass through Duty Free and seating area, Pork and Pickle is located on your left just before the escalator.

Hours: All day 

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Save 20% at Frankie & Benny's

After security

Everyone knows and loves Frankie’s, the family-friendly, American-Italian restaurant chain.

Location: After security
Hours: 04:00-last flight, Daily

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Save 20% at Leon

Before security, in front of the security queue

Leon is based on fresh, organic ingredients, ranging from a burger and fries – with a healthy twist – to other nutritious dishes with bursts of herb and spicy flavours.

Leon are also big on breakfasts. Think: handy pots of Greek yoghurt or sausage, eggs, bacon and beans. Or smoked salmon & egg muffins with dill yoghurt. 

Location: In the departures hall head towards security, Leon is situated directly in front of the security queue

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Save 20% at Castle Rock

After security, behind Duty Free, up the escalator after seating

Castle Rock brewery has an eclectic selection of real ales on tap. Pub grub includes classics such as bangers & mash, fish & chips, and a terrific Ploughman’s lunch. Think: hand-carved ham, Cheddar cheese, pickled onions and a mini pork pie from renowned Melton Mowbray bakery Dickinson & Morris. 

Location: After security, head through duty free. Head up the escalator after the seating area, located across from Pork and Pickle to Castle Rock.

Hours: All day

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Kids Eat Free at Frankie & Benny's

After security

Everyone knows and loves Frankie’s, the family-friendly, American-Italian restaurant chain.

Kids eat free when an adult main meal is purchased from the main menu, only with FLIO, available all day.

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Play areas

For young children

Newcastle Airport has a purpose-built soft play area for young kids. It's conveniently located in the food court on the first floor, where you can keep the kids entertained while you grab a quick bite to eat. The play area is suitable for children up to eight years old.

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