There are six East Midlands airport parking lots to choose from. “Prestige” is on-airport and is only a short walk from the terminal. “Airparks” is off-airport, but the lot has a transfer shuttle to get you from your car to the terminal.
Some information about East Midlands Airport:
- East Midlands Airport is between the cities of Derby, Leicester, and Nottingham, all of which are 20 miles or less from the airport.
- Wifi is available free for 30 minutes & longer for a fee.
- The airport has both regular scheduled flights on commercial airlines and a number of charter airlines as well. Ryanair, easyJet and bmibaby are the airport’s hub airlines, and serve the most destinations from the East Midlands airport.
- Because people outside the UK have trouble placing East Midlands Airport on a map (they have no idea where the “East Midlands” are), the airport’s name was changed for a short time to include Nottingham in the name – even though the airport is actually closest to Derby. The name was changed again in 2006 to the airport’s current official name: East Midlands Airport: Nottingham, Leicester, Derby (although everyone still refers to it as simply East Midlands Airport).
- For traffic information, see the Frixo site here.
Alternative ways to get to East Midlands Airport:
- Taxi: Checker Cars is the airport’s official taxi company and taxis are available near the airport’s information desk 24 hours a day. The approximate fares between the airport and area cities are: Loughborough £19, Derby £26, Nottingham £28, Leicester £37, Birmingham £78, Sheffield £85.
- Rail: There is no rail station at the airport, but the stations in Loughborough, Nottingham and Derby are all linked by bus to the terminal.
- Bus/Shuttle: There are Skylink buses which run from Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and Loughborough. Schedules vary from city to city.