East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • East Midlands Airport is located at Castle Donington.
  • East Midlands Airport is the 13th busiest airport in the United Kingdom, slipping a place from last year.
  • Manchester Airports Group owns East Midlands Airport.
  • East Midlands Airport is the second largest airport in the country for cargo transport.

East Midlands Airport Mini Guide

How do I get There?
The airport is very well connected to all modes of public transport, bus, coach and taxi. It is also easy to connect from any of the nearby train stations directly to the airport by bus or taxi. If driving, East Midlands Airport can be reached easily from the M1 motorway. Coming from Birmingham take the A42 from Stoke the A50. If approaching from Nottingham simply follow the A453. The proposed High Speed 2 rail link from London to the North is expected to include a station at East Midlands Airport.

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Flying out of East Midlands Airport?
Travelling to any destination from the East Midlands Airport should serve to be a pleasant experience and a good start to your vacation as the airport prides itself on its efforts to provide a comfortable, passenger friendly experience to all its guests. In particular the airport offers exceptional standards in assisting passengers with special requirements.

Do you Require Some Extra Assistance?
To ensure you sample the best levels of service it is recommended that you discuss any needs you may have with your travel provider at the time of booking. The service provider for East Midland Airport is OCS - One Complete Solution who will take care of all your requirements allowing you to relax and start your holiday at the terminal. There are help points located in each of the car parks as well as in the passenger terminals and there is an excellent passenger assistance lounge that provides access to a hearing loop and passenger assistance help line.

Forgotten Your Best Friend's Birthday?
Don’t sweat it, pop into the Aviation gift centre - an aviation themed gift shop stocking a wide range of last minute gift items. If jewellery would be more suitable a quick look in the Accessorize branch at the airport will set you up with all the bling you’ll ever need.

For the unimaginative among you, the classic standby gifts of alcohol are available from the Biza Tax and Duty free store in the departure lounge. If you’ve forgotten to pack your toothbrush just stop by the Boots branch and for last minute nibbles drop into the Spar convenience store. Whatever your shopping needs, solutions for all are available at East Midlands Airport.

Got the Munchies?
Fear not, from the national classic fish and chips to organic milk and Fairtrade coffee, there is a whole host of food and drinks options available at the airport including your favourite burger chains and classic coffee houses. For a beer or a cool glass of Chardonnay grab a seat at The Runway Bar in the departure lounge and enjoy a toast to the start of your journey.

Latest Update from East Midlands Airport:

23/02/13 - This summer there's an explosion of new flights at the airport with Jet2 and Ryanair adding several new routesto top holiday destinations including Ibiza and Menorca.

Driving in East Midlands Airport

  • L

    Road Driving Side

  • 30mph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 60mph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 70mph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  • GBP £


  • 25

    Min Rental Age

  • YES


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East Midlands Airport (EMA) mainly serves the cities of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. An estimated four million passengers use the airport on an annual basis but passenger traffic has decreased slightly over the last year. Most of the airport's passengers come from a twenty mile radius and the airport is marketing itself to its local customer base in an effort to increase business.
Destinations in South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire are all within easy reach with the good transport links from the airport and for tourists the stunning north England countryside gives you all the reasons you need to hire a car at East Midlands Airport.

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