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Hilton East Midlands Airport

DE74 2YZ, Castle Donington, 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 an... read more

806 reviews 8.3

£ 75.00

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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

1427 reviews 7.8

£ 42.10

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Kegworth Hotel & Conference Centre

DE74 2DF, Castle Donington, 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. Donington Race Track is also 5 minutes’ drive away. Located in the small,... read more

1133 reviews 6.7

£ 72.98

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Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, an IHG Hotel

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

Just a 4-minute drive or 15-minute walk 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... read more

1658 reviews 7.9

£ 34.53

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Days Inn by Wyndham Donington

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

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

1862 reviews 7.5

£ 28.69

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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

2319 reviews 8.6

£ 67.15

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Harpur's of Melbourne

DE73 8FE, Melbourne, 2 Derby Road, Melbourne, Derbyshire

Situated in the market town of Melbourne in South Derbyshire, this boutique hotel has a stylish bar and restaurant, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Castle Donington is a 15-minute drive away. Rooms at Harpur's of... read more

552 reviews 8.4

£ 1.00

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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, features a sun terrace and garden, free WiFi and parking. The Grade II listed building features a lower lawn on the edge... read more

157 reviews 9.2

£ 82.17

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The Queens Head

LE12 9TP, Belton, The Queens Head 2 Long Street

Set in Belton, 8.1 km from Donington Park, The Queens Head offers accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant. This 4-star hotel features free WiFi and a bar. The property... read more

372 reviews 8.5

£ 79.00

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The Lawns Hotel

DE73 6TB, Derby, 23 high street The Lawns Hotel

Situated in Derby, 11 km from Donington Park, The Lawns Hotel features accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a shared lounge and a restaurant. Featuring a bar, the property is located within 29 km... read more

685 reviews 7.8

£ 63.25

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DBS Serviced Apartments - The Townhouse

DE74 2JB, Castle Donington, 7 Spitfire Road

Located in Castle Donington in the Leicestershire region, DBS Serviced Apartments - The Townhouse has a patio. This property offers access to a terrace, free private parking and free WiFi. The apartment features 3 bedrooms,... read more

10 reviews 8.2

£ 1.00

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Aparthotel Hathern

LE12 5JB, Hathern, Loughborough Road

Set in Hathern, 13 km from Donington Park, Aparthotel Hathern offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The property is around 24 km from Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, 24 km from Leicester Railway... read more

174 reviews 7.6

£ 30.68

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The Star

LE12 5RQ, West Leake, The star inn

Situated 13 km from Donington Park, The Star features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hair dryer, free toiletries... read more

376 reviews 9.2

£ 70.00

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The Barn Courtyard

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

Situated 15 km from Donington Park, The Barn Courtyard features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hair dryer, free... read more

451 reviews 9.1

£ 75.00

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DBS Serviced Apartments - The Terrace

DE74 2AP, Castle Donington, 9 Spitfire Road

Located in Castle Donington, 3.3 km from Donington Park, 24 km from Trent Bridge Cricket Ground and 25 km from Nottingham Castle, DBS Serviced Apartments - The Terrace provides accommodation with a terrace and free... read more

13 reviews 9.7

£ 1.00

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Bondgate Hotel East Midlands Airport

DE74 2NR, Castle Donington, 78 Bondgate

Set in Castle Donington, 3.6 km from Donington Park, Bondgate Hotel East Midlands Airport offers accommodation with a garden, free private parking and a shared lounge. The property is situated 22 km from Trent Bridge... read more

616 reviews 8.8

£ 1.00

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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)


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.