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There's a reason they call it the Express - if you're looking at an early start, this is the quickest and easiest East Midlands airport hotel to set out from. After a tasty meal in the hotel restaurant and a restful night's sleep, you can wake up to a breakfast from as early as 4am! The best bit is, breakfast is included in the price!

For transfers to and from the Holiday Inn Express, East Midlands Airport, Derby, just hop on the direct bus. You'll be at check-in before you've had chance to say 'good morning' - the perfect airport hotel to get your holiday started early.

Our customers rated Holiday Inn Express on average 8/10 (5 reviews). Read Holiday Inn Express reviews.

Express options: firm pillow? Or soft? What time (from 4am) to take inclusive breakfast? You choose.

Getting to the airport

The Holiday Inn Express hotel is less than a mile from the airport. There is a shuttle bus that runs to the airport every 15 minutes, takes around 6 minutes and costs £2 per person. Between 11.30pm and 4am, it runs hourly.

Alternatively, the hotel can book you a taxi to the terminal, which costs £18.60 each way.

Directions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your booking confirmation.

Check in from 3pm, check out by 11am.


The hotel offers overnight parking for £10 per car if you need it.

This package doesn't include parking while you're away. If you need to park for the duration of your trip, search for an airport hotel with parking package instead.


Guests say the rooms are clean, comfortable and functional.

Rooms include:

  • TV
  • Phone
  • Work desk
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


Wifi is free to use throughout the hotel. Guests say it's fast enough for streaming, but can be a little on the slow side during busy periods.


Hotel accessibility includes:

  • Accessible entrance to the hotel
  • Accessible lifts

The hotel has accessible rooms with visual alarms. You can request one when you book.

Restaurant and bar

The Great Room restaurant offers your typical style pub grub, from burgers and curry to fish and chips.

Open: 5pm - 9pm daily.

There's also a bar you can enjoy your favourite tipple in at whatever time during the day, as it's open 24 hours.


Breakfast is a continental with four hot options, served in the Great Room. Best of all, it's included in the price of your stay.

Continental: 4am - 9.30am daily
Hot options: 6.30am - 9.30am daily.

Good to know

If you book a triple or family room, you can either have a sofa bed or a cot but unfortunately not both due to space limitations.

Holiday Inn Express with breakfast address

Pegasus Business Park,
Castle Donington,
DE74 2TQ

Holiday Inn Express with breakfast Additional Information

Star rating
AddressPegasus Business Park,
Castle Donington,
DE74 2TQ
Disabled facilitiesYes - there are five rooms suitable for disabled customers and are available on request.
En-suite bathroom
Phone in room
Satellite TV

Holiday Inn Express with breakfast room-only procedures

On the day of your stay

Make your way to the Holiday Inn Express - your booking confirmation will include directions and a postcode for satnavs.

Arriving by train? The nearest station is East Midlands Parkway.

Getting from the hotel to the airport

Catch the shuttle bus from the hotel. This runs every 15 minutes, takes around 6 minutes and costs £2 per person. Between 11.30pm and 4am, it runs hourly.

Alternatively, the hotel can book you a taxi to the airport, which costs £18.60 per car.