East Midlands

East Midlands City Info

If flying into East Midlands there are a whole host of different places to visit and explore. With Derby only a short drive away, the Derbyshire peak district is well within reach and offers some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes in Britain. What's more, with the opportunity to take a trip down memory lane at Crich Tramway Village or to explore the beautiful English Heritage-owned Bolsover Castle, there is so much to see and explore. The peak district is also home to a number of landscapes, caves, caverns, houses and gardens appealing to a range of different interests and age groups. What's more, East Midlands is just a short drive from Nottingham, Loughborough and Leicester ensuring you are in a perfect location to visit a number of the surrounding areas.

  • Derby City Centre: Derby itself offers a great shopping experience with not only a 125-shop Westfield shopping centre (equipped with 12-screen multiplex cinema) to explore but a bustling Cathedral quarter and various street markets. As well as this, Derby offers a number of different interesting tours. Being hailed the 'ghost capital of the UK' Derby offers a great ghost tour through the haunted city streets as well as a tour around the crumbling remains of the famous Derby Roundhouse.
  • Alton Towers: Only an hour's drive from the airport, Alton Towers is one of Britain's best Theme Parks. Experience the thrill of Air, the terror of Oblivion and the menace of Thirteen all in this great Theme Park. Enjoy fun for all the family with water rides, mini rollercoaster's and some great kid's entertainment such as Sonic Spin ball and Cloud Cuckoo Land as well as some great dining experiences.
  • Pennine Way: Fancy something more in tune with nature? Explore Pennine way, a 270 mile stretch through 'England's backbone'. Pennine Way offers some exhilarating walking experiences that twist and turn through the Yorkshire Dales and up into Northumberland.
Airport Info

East Midlands Airport is located in Castle Donington in North West Leicestershire and is the 11th busiest airport in the UK. Currently the airport welcomes around 5 million passengers a year, establishing itself as a hub for a wide mix of domestic and European short haul connections. East Midlands airport is also home to the short haul flight provider bmibaby who expanded their presence at the airport by growing their operation by 40% at the airport in recent years.

East Midlands Airport is located 8 miles from Derby and within a 20 mile radius of both Nottingham and Leicester.

East Midlands Airport prides itself on its ability to create a great service and environment for the millions passengers travelling through every year. With excellent facilities for disabled passengers including generous disabled parking facilities, wheelchair availability, disabled access throughout the airport and assistance boarding aircrafts, East Midlands airport is well equipped to assist with each and every passengers needs. Moreover, East Midlands airport has an executive lounge, equipped with bar, complimentary drinks, snacks and newspapers as well as free Wi-Fi zones throughout the airport.

To and from the airport

By Taxi
Taxi's are available from outside the arrivals area of the terminal building 24 hours a day. Phone ahead and book a taxi with Arrows Cars (T: 01332 814 000) connecting you with Derby in 15 minutes and Leicester and Nottingham within 30 minutes.

By Bus
Frequent bus services run 24 hours per day into Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, Loughborough and Coalville. It will take you a little longer to get into Leicester (around 60 minutes) however you can be in Derby city centre within 30 minutes. All bus services have full wheelchair access, ensuring every passenger is fully catered for.

By Train
Getting to East Midlands airport is extremely easy, with taxi and bus services connecting the airport to Derby train station, Nottingham train station and East Midlands Parkway it is a piece of cake to get to and from the airport via rail links. For extra convenience, pre-book a shared taxi service from East Midlands parkway for as little as £4.50 per person. This connection will have you from East Midlands Parkway station to East Midlands Airport in around 10 minutes.

By Car
East Midlands Airport is easily accessible from not only the M1 but the A42 from Birmingham, the A50 from Stoke and the A453 from Nottingham. However feel free to put the postcode into your Satellite Navigation System (DE74 2SA).


T: (+44) 133 285 2852

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