Nottingham East Midlands Airport is centrally located near Castle Donington in Leicestershire. The cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham are within a 30-mile radius of the airport: from the M1 motorway take exit 23 or 24, and if you are traveling on the M42, follow this road until it finally turns onto the A42 and then follow the signs for the airport. Nottingham East Midlands Airport has become the hub of EasyJet, bmibaby and Ryanair, which are not superfluous, and serves many national and European destinations over a short distance. You can catch both scheduled and charter flights from East Midlands Airport, and we provide detailed information about all airlines and holiday companies, and where they are going.
You can get to East Midlands Airport by a variety of methods, including private transfers, where the driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and then take you to the destination of your choice. A taxi from the airport is run by Checker Cars, which has a desk in the arrivals hall. You can either book a taxi in advance or hop in a taxi when you arrive, although the queues can be quite long at peak times.
There are no trains from the airport, but you can take a bus to Derby, Nottingham, Loughborough and Long Eaton. Buses depart from outside the arrivals area and include National Express coaches that travel to Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Full details of routes and timetables are included in our airport guide.
If you want to rent a car upon arrival, you have four companies based in the terminal building to choose from. It is advisable to pre-book the rented car, because it guarantees that you will get the make and model you need, as well as shorten the time of completing formalities upon arrival. We provide full contact details of all car rental companies at the airport and others in the area, as well as local car rentals with chauffeurs and limousines.
The arrival hall at the airport is quite small. Going to the arrivals hall, you'll see car rentals and a taxi, as well as a cafe and newsagents. Airport buses (for parking lots) are on the right hand side of the arrivals, where the Easyjet building is located. We also provide information on live arrivals at East Midlands Airport
The departure lounge at the airport is on the ground floor and is relatively small with only one row of check-in desks. On the left is the Easyjet check-in hall, which is adjacent to the main check-in. We provide live departure information at East Midlands airport, as well as details about East Midlands airport stores, which include a duty-free facility and newspaper kiosks where you can buy something to read while traveling. Our guide to bars and restaurants provides detailed information on where to get something to eat and drink in the arrivals and departures areas.
If you want to leave your car at East Midlands Airport, there are over 4,000 parking spaces offering parking for short, medium and long stays. For more information, see our parking guide at East Midlands.
We have written a general information section at the airport with detailed information on facilities for the disabled, internet access, VIP / executive lounges and where you can exchange money at East Midlands airport as well as local weather conditions and forecasts for the next 5 or 10 days.