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East Midlands airport information

Everything you need to know about East Midlands airport

If airports are confusing to you then fret no more as Holiday Extras airport guide is here to help. The information we provide on both this page and the links below should assist you with any queries you have whilst using East Midlands airport.

Facilities at East Midlands - great shopping, great food

East Midlands airport has a single airport terminal equipped with places to eat, shops and a host of other facilities. If you feel like trying something a little special then why not take a look at an East Midlands airport lounge?

Getting to East Midlands airport

Nottingham East Midlands airport is situated close to a number of UK cities including Derby, Sheffield and Nottingham and is easy to reach by road. The airport can be directly accessed from the A42 and junction 24 and 23a of the M1 motorway. It is situated 18 miles south of Nottingham city centre.


East Midlands airport has a great range of parking both on-airport and off-airport. With most visitors to an airport arriving by car you will be glad to know that East Midlands airport can cater to every need you may have. Pre-booking your airport parking is essential for saving you money so why not see just how cheap pre-booking is on the East Midlands airport parking page.


East Midlands airport has a great selection of bus routes getting you to the airport with the minimum of fuss. A range of Skylink services operate from destinations such as Derby, Nottingham and Leicester as well as Coalville and Long Eaton. There are also other services that run to smaller destination to and from the airport. If you need a good connection to and from the airport by bus then you will be spoilt for choice at East Midlands airport.


If you plan to use the train to get to and from East Midlands airport then you will be glad to know the connections are excellent. Loughborough, Nottingham and Derby train stations are only a short distance from the airport by car, taxi or bus. Rail connections from every every part of the UK make East Midlands airport highly accessible.

East Midlands hand luggage information

  • Liquids are permitted in containers of up to 100ml
  • Pushchairs and wheelchairs are allowed after they have been screened
  • Laptops are now allowed as hand luggage
  • Some airlines allow no more than one item
  • Dimensions no bigger than: H:56cm, W:45cm, D:25cm
  • No more than one liquid item in the agreed container

For more information about baggage restrictions including hand luggage allowance and liquid containers, see our East Midlands baggage and security page.