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East Midlands Airport is an international airport in the United Kingdom. It is 16 km from Loughborough, 20 km from Derby, 23 km from Nottingham, and 32 km from Leicester. Over 4.9 million passengers travelled through East Midlands Airport in 2017. It is the hub for DHL Air UK, West Atlantic UK, and UPS Airlines and the base for Jet2.com, Ryanair, TUI Airways, and Loganair.


Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2SA, United Kingdom


Arrivals (flight irregularity)

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Departures (flight irregularity)

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East Midlands Airport MCT

The Minimum Connection Time (MCT) needed in an airport is essential to note if there is a connecting flight in the route. It's always better to check this before booking a ticket. The MCT is also a determining factor when a passenger needs to claim compensation for a missed connection. Below you can see the MCT for connecting flights in East Midlands Airport.

  • Between domestic flights: 30 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 30 min.
  • Between international flights: 30 min.

East Midlands Airport terminal

Airport terminals are the areas or different buildings which enable passengers to transfer between ground transport and the facilities for boarding and disembarking from an aircraft. It is very important to check the terminal before arriving at the airport when you depart or have a transfer to another flight, due to the fact that the terminals in bigger airports might be far away from each other and travellers often require more time to get to the right one. There is 1 Terminal in East Midlands Airport.

Terminal 1 – Blue Islands, Jet2.com, Loganair, Ryanair, TUI Airways and others

East Midlands Airport transportation

It might be a challenge when travelling to a destination for the very first time to find the best way to reach the city centre. It’s not always possible to take public transportation straight from the airport and taxis can be pricey. It’s a good idea to review all transport possibilities before travelling so you can prepare for your trip.

For the most up-to-date information and connections go here.

East Midlands Airport bus

  • Derby Skylink
    Direction: Derby
    Travel time (approx.): 40 min.
    Operating hours: more information here
    Ticket price: adult single ticket starts from 5.15 EUR, child single ticket starts from 2.60 EUR
  • Nottingham Skylink
    Direction: Nottingham
    Travel time (approx.): 60 min.
    Operating hours: more information here
    Ticket price: adult single ticket starts from 5.70 EUR, child single ticket starts from 2.85 EUR
  • Leicester Skylink
    Direction: Leicester
    More information: here
  • The Airline 9
    Direction: Melbourne, Ashby, Swadlincote, Newhall, and Burton
    More information: here

East Midlands Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: outside the Terminal
    Travel time (approx.): 35 min. to the city centre
    Approximate price: 34 EUR to Derby and Nottingham; 39 EUR to Leicester

Where to have a rest in East Midlands Airport

On occasion you can experience a lengthy wait between flights, for instance an overnight layover or a delayed flight until the following day. In such cases, it’s important to note the places in the airport where you can have a nice break or spend time before your flight.

East Midlands Airport lounge

Airport lounges provide travellers with the benefit of waiting for their flight in a comfortable environment and provide services, for example food and drinks, WIFI, spaces to rest in and showers.

  • Escape Lounge
    Location: after security
    Opening hours: more information here
    Price: 23 EUR

East Midlands Airport hotels

If your flight departs the next day or the lounge isn’t so relaxing, you can opt for staying in a hotel near the airport. In some cases, hotels are located in the airport building, however at others you may need to leave the airport vicinity to get to a nearby hotel. In the event you decide to stay overnight between flights, we have chosen some comfortable options for you.

  • Jurys Inn East Midlands Airport
    Price: from 99 EUR per night
    Address: Ashby Road East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2SH, United Kingdom
    Contact: +44 133 281 5880
    Website: click
  • Radisson Blu
    Price: from 86 EUR per night
    Address: Pegasus Business Park, Herald Way, Derby DE74 2TZ, United Kingdom
    Contact: +44 150 967 0575
    Website: click
  • Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport
    Price: from 90 EUR per night
    Address: Pegasus Business Park, East Midlands Airport, Derby DE74 2TQ, United Kingdom
    Contact: +44 871 902 1609
    Website: click

East Midlands Airport restaurants

Feeling hungry or thirsty while travelling is the last thing you want. We have a variety of alternatives for your needs, whether you're looking for an early breakfast, a sit-down dinner during a long layover, or a bite to take on board with you.

Go here to find a comprehensive list of places to dine in East Midlands Airport.

  • Starbucks
    Description: coffee, drinks, desserts, sandwiches, snacks
  • Greggs
    Description: bakery products, salads, fresh fruit, coffee
  • Frankie & Benny's
    Description: Italian cuisine and burgers
  • Castle Rock
    Description: bar & restaurant
  • Leon
    Description: Mediterranean cuisine

East Midlands Airport shops

The airport shops are the perfect place to buy that last-minute souvenir, or just to kill some time before the flight. Our guide below can help you to discover the top shopping locations for your needs.

Go here to find a comprehensive list of shops.

  • World
    Description: Duty Free
  • Dixons Travel
    Description: electrical store

East Midlands Airport car hire

Sometimes driving is the most suitable way to explore a destination. This list of car hire companies will make it easier for you to pick the best choice for your journey.

  • Hertz
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 843 309 3024
  • Europcar
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours:
    Contact: +44 371 384 0293
  • Avis
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Sat: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM, Sun: 08:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Contact: +44 344 544 6005
  • Budget
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Sat: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM, Sun: 08:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Contact: +44 344 544 6005
  • Enterprise
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 06:30 AM - 12:00 AM, Sat and Sun: 08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Contact: +44 133 281 2828

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