EMA Airfield – easy to reach
If you require shuttle service upon arrival or departure, or parking, be sure to inquire about these amenities when making a reservation, as not all nearby properties offer these options. Airlines that serve this hub include Ryanair, Flybe, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Thomson Airways, and others. Be sure to check for cheap flights and last minute deals when booking your flight!
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East Midlands Airport is located at Castle Donington in North West Leicestershire, between the United Kingdom cities of Derby, Leicester (the county town of Leicestershire), and the city of Nottingham. It is also situated close to Long Whatton, Risley, Kegworth, and Loughborough, and convenient for visitors to any of these UK cities, where there are plenty of cheap hotels and affordable rooms at b&b’s, easily reached by car, and some hotels also offer shuttle service for your convenience.
It is easy to reach here by East Midlands Trains, which stop at nearby railways stations of Derby, Nottingham, Long Eaton, and East Midlands Parkway. The airfield is also easy to reach by bus or coach, which connects it with Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Coalville, and Long Eaton.
The transportation hub is easy to reach by car via the M1 motorway or from junction 23a or 24. Plenty of budget friendly establishments nearby offer shuttle service and free parking on site, providing hassle-free comfort and convenience upon your arrival.
Stay at one of the many afforable b&b’s nearby so you don’t have to worry about finding your way to your hotel rooms after your flight.
There is also a direct National Express coach service connecting EMA with the city of Sheffield and central Leeds. Coaches travel to Luton international airfield and the major London airports Heathrow and Gatwick located in Horley.
Places to Stay before or after a Flight
How about booking a b&b? Expect a warm welcome and a hearty English breakfast before exploring the region or connecting to your flight. There are lots of attractions and places of interest in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. Spend a day out at Peveril Castle, the Foxton Canal Museum, Lincoln Cathedral, Castle Ashby Gardens or Sherwood Forest Fun Park.
It’s best to reserve properties online if travelling during the peak season. To avoid disappointment, book a cheap room well before your flight by browsing online and finding the best place to stay. You can also benefit from secure car parking at the terminal building itself via the net. Do this well in advance and save money.
Rooms are always a premium especially when there are events going on in and around the East Midlands. Book a room at a b&b most of which have private parking areas. There’s a great choice of country fairs, beer festivals, culture and historical events in the area, something to keep everyone entertained.
Expect to find amusement funfairs for the whole family like Alton Towers, safe play areas for the children or beautiful gardens for those love colourful, pretty flowers. There’s always something to do and see before jetting off into the sunset from Donacster or Sheffield to Paris, Greece, Turkey, Egypt or Ireland, to name but a few destinations.
Wherever your travel destination, it’s best to reserve cheap hotels sooner rather than later. Some accommodation is only a short walk away from the terminal itself so rooms are generally snapped up quite quickly.
A bed and breakfast establishment gives you the freedom to go where you like, maybe to the Donnington Park Circuit or Calke Abbey. Derby and Nottingham are only a short drive away where there are also ample car parking spaces. Many rooms are spacious with many having free Wi-Fi, TV with Freeview, complimentary toiletries, a work desk, a safe and much much more.
Holiday as well as business guests are more than welcome at one of the cheaper accommodations and by bed and breakfast proprietors. Other attractions close to the East Midlands include the Derby Space Centre, Twycross Zoo, the Natural History Gallery and Wollaton Hall.
All are easy to reach and great places to visit. Many nearby towns offer affordable lodging options with friendly service and free parking on site, as well as last minute deals for travelers. Overnight places to let are conveniently located close to plenty of public transportation options, so even if you choose not to rent or travel by car, you’ll find getting around is easy by train or bus.
Visit nearby Donington Park Race Track and Alton Towers during your stay. Take advantage of free parking at your hotel and take a drive to visit nearby towns, or go on an extended road trip and survey the United Kingdom’s countryside.
Look for fly and stay packages and last minute deals when reserving your place to stay. B&B’s that offer breakfast, beverages, and snacks to guests are a perfect way to save money and stay comfortable while traveling. With a little research, you are sure to find a place to stay that best suits your needs and your budget.
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Overnight Stay with Parking DE74 2SA area
One of the accommodations with free parking we can recommend is 3 star Donington Manor Hotel.
This boutique hotel is located in the village of Castle Donington, less than 2 miles (3.2 km) from the airport, M1, A50 and A42. The hotel is ideal for those wishing to stay a night before or after flying.
Located in Caste Donington England UK
Name : East Midlands Airport
Location : the terminal is situated at Castle Donington in North West Leicestershire, between the cities of Derby, Leicester and Nottingham.
Another major airport in the area is Birmingham International Airport (BHX), 43 miles from Derby, United Kingdom. Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield (DSA) near the city of Doncaster and Manchester MAN are both within easy reach. All airports provide international and domestic flights.
Address : Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2SA, Leicestershire England, United Kingdom (UK)
IATA Code : EMA
Main Airlines : mainly served by Jet2.com, Monarch Airlines, Flybe, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways.
Terminals : one passenger terminal.
Postcode District : DE74 2SA
Region : East Midlands
County : Leicestershire
Tel. : +44 871 919 9000
Served by East Midlands Trains. Nearest railway stations are Derby train station, Nottingham rail station, Long Eaton railway station and East Midlands Parkway train station.
There are bus and coach services with Nottingham, Leicester, Derby, the town center of Loughborough, Long Eaton, Coalville and other parts of the UK.
The Coach Park is located east of the EMA Arrivals Hall. Bay A for National Express, hotel shuttles and Coalville Airlink 155. Bay B for Car Park Coaching. Bay C for Skylink Bus services for Nottingham, Derby and Long Eaton. Bay D for Skylink Bus services for Loughborough and Leicester.
EMA International is easily accessible from junction 23a or 24 from the M1 motorway. If travelling on the M42, continue until it turns into the A42 and follow airport signs.
Donington Park race circuit is located right next to East Midlands airport.
Address Donington Park Race Track
Castle Donington, Derby, Leicestershire DE74 2RP, United Kingdom
Nearest Hotels : in the towns and villages of Castle Donington, Kegworth, Long Whatton, Melbourne, Loughborough, Derby, Risley and Long Eaton.
Things to do and see nearby
Aeropark (Hill Top, Castle Donington, Derbyshire, DE74 2PR England UK): located in the north-west corner of the airport site. Great place to see planes up close. There are a number of classic famous aircraft on show (Vulcan, Nimrod, Lightning and Buccaneer).
Donington Park (Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2RP, England): motorsports circuit. It’s a great race track with good views. The circuit is very easy to find with excellent directions from the motorway.
Calke Abbey (Ticknall, Derby DE73 1LE, England UK): Grade I listed country house, set in magnificent grounds, near Ticknall, Derbyshire. See also the surrounding buildings and stables.
Attenborough Nature Centre (Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England): award winning Visitor and Education facility. Attenborough Nature Reserve is a vast sprawling area stretching from Beeston Marina to Long Eaton, there are plenty of circular walks of varying distance including river walks, ideal for photographers and bird spotters. Lovely walks around the lake. Ideal for children and adults alike.