Budget Friendly Accommodation - Best Deals

Jaylets Motel

LE12 5JB, Hathern, Loughborough Road

Set in Hathern, Jaylets Motel features free WiFi. Certain rooms have a kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave and a toaster. Nottingham is 19 km from the motel, while Leicester is 19 km away. The... read more

91 reviews 6.1
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£ 28.60

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Days Inn Hotel Donington and East Midlands Airport

DE72 2WW, Castle Donington, A50 Westbound, East Midlands, Donington

With free parking, a fully licensed bar, continental breakfast and 24-hour reception, Days Inn Hotel Donington offers free Wi-Fi in rooms and is just off the A50 road. Rooms at Days Inn Donington feature private... read more

1169 reviews 7.3
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£ 30.00

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Novotel Nottingham Derby

NG10 4EP, Long Eaton, Bostock Lane

Just off junction 25 of the M1, the Novotel Nottingham is located between Nottingham and Derby. It has rooms with king-sized beds, and a restaurant. The Novotel Nottingham Derby has large rooms with en-suite bathrooms.... read more

1105 reviews 8.6
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£ 42.00

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Kegworth Hotel East Midlands Airport

DE74 2DF, Kegworth, Packington Hill

Just off junction 24 of the M1 and only a 5-minute drive from East Midlands Airport, this hotel offers free, secure parking and a free health club. Donington Race Track is also 5 minutes’ drive... read more

502 reviews 7.8
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£ 42.19

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Donington Manor Hotel

DE74 2PP, Castle Donington, High Street

Ideal for events at Donington Park and East Midlands Airport Park & Fly, this boutique hotel is in the village of Castle Donington, less than 3.2 km from the M1, A50 and A42. The Donington... read more

488 reviews 7
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£ 44.10

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Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport

DE74 2TQ, Castle Donington, Pegasus Business Park, Castle Donington

Just 4 minutes from the terminal, Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport offers modern rooms and excellent access to the M1. There is also an on-site restaurant, luggage storage space, along with free WiFi. Each... read more

1362 reviews 8.8
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£ 45.00

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Donington Cottage

DE74 2PP, Castle Donington, 37/43 High Street

With East Midlands International Airport just a 5-minute drive away, Donington Cottage provides bed and breakfast in Leicestershire. Around 5 miles from the M1 in Castle Donington, this guest house has a central England location... read more

280 reviews 8.9
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£ 47.00

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Link Hotel

LE11 4EX, Loughborough, New Ashby Rd

Link Hotel offers air-conditioned en-suite rooms, a lounge bar and an on-site restaurant. It is just off junction 23 of the M1, close to Loughborough University. Free WiFi and free parking are also available. Rooms... read more

1123 reviews 8.7
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£ 47.00

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Best Western Premier East Midlands Airport

DE74 2DF, Kegworth, 33 Packington Hill

Just minutes from the M1 Highway and 3 km from East Midlands Airport, this Best Western offers an onsite health club and spa. The elegantly furnished rooms include free Wi-Fi. Guests of Best Western Premier... read more

654 reviews 8.2
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£ 48.60

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Bennetts Hotel

NG10 1LW, Long Eaton, 20/22 Derby Road, Nottingham

Bennetts Hotel is offering accommodation in Long Eaton. Featuring a restaurant, the property also has a bar. Free WiFi is provided. At the hotel, each room has a wardrobe. Guests at Bennetts Hotel can enjoy... read more

313 reviews 8.5
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£ 50.00

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Best Western Nottingham Derby

NG10 4EP, Long Eaton, Bostocks Lane

The 3-star Best Western Nottingham Derby has easy access to the M1 motorway and free guest parking. Conveniently located between Nottingham and Derby, just off the M1 at junction 25. Free WiFi is available in... read more

1454 reviews 8.1
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£ 52.57

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Jurys Inn East Midlands Airport (on-site)

DE74 2SH, Castle Donington, East Midlands Airport

At the entrance to East Midlands Airport, the 4-star Jurys Inn East Midlands Airport (on-site) offers free WiFi, a range of accommodation and parking options only a 5-minute walk from the terminal. Derby, Leicester and... read more

1948 reviews 8.6
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£ 54.40

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Hilton East Midlands Airport

DE74 2YZ, Kegworth, Junction 24, M1

Just a 5-minute drive from East Midlands Airport, this Hilton hotel features an indoor pool and a gym. The spacious rooms have soundproofed windows, work desks and 32-inch TVs. Living Well Health Club has a... read more

602 reviews 8.5
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£ 60.00

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Melbourne View Hotel

DE73 8BR, Melbourne, Station Road

Just 9 minutes’ drive from East Midlands International Airport, Melbourne View Hotel provides accommodation alongside its restaurant and bar. In a quiet location surrounded by fields, en suite rooms have free Wi-Fi and car parking.... read more

108 reviews 9.3
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£ 60.00

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Holden House

DE72 2GL, Shardlow, 1 Canal Bank

Holden House is located in Shardlow. It is situated on the River Trent and features a sun terrace and garden. The bed and breakfast offers free WiFi and parking. The Grade II listed building features... read more

204 reviews 9.4
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£ 67.15

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Radisson Blu Hotel East Midlands Airport

DE74 2TZ, Castle Donington, Herald Way, Pegasus Business Park

Located at East Midlands Airport, this brand new Radisson Blu Hotel features a state-of-the-art leisure club, a stylish restaurant and free high-speed WiFi. The M1 motorway is just 5 minutes’ drive away. With free Wi-Fi,... read more

1125 reviews 9
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£ 71.20

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No.42 Kegworth House

DE74 2DA, Kegworth, 42 High Street

Kegworth House offers 5-star luxury just minutes from the M1 and a 10-minute drive from the East Midlands International Airport. This 17th Century character property provides free Wi-Fi and free private parking. All rooms at... read more

153 reviews 9.3
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£ 75.05

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The Royal Oak

LE12 5DB, Long Whatton, 26 The Green

Situated in picturesque Long Whatton, The Royal Oak is 10 minutes’ drive from East Midlands Airport. With spacious rooms and cooked breakfasts, there is also a restaurant and free Wi-Fi. The individual rooms at Royal... read more

470 reviews 9.5
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£ 76.00

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The Priest House On The River

DE74 2RR, Castle Donington, Kings Mills, Castle Donington

This hotel is set in some of Derbyshire's most idyllic countryside, built around a Norman mill tower along the banks of the River Trent. The Priest House is conveniently located close to the M1 and... read more

333 reviews 8.2
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£ 77.00

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The Barn Courtyard

LE12 9EF, Shepshed, The horse 196 ashby road west

Set in Shepshed, The Barn Courtyard provides a garden and bar. Pizza cuisine is served at the restaurant. At the bed and breakfast, each room is fitted with a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a... read more

23 reviews 9.7
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£ 80.00

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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

Train Transport

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.

Bus Transport

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.

By Car

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.