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Start your holiday with less stress by travelling to East Midlands Airport by train with CrossCountry. As the gateway to Europe for the Midlands, East Midlands Airport connects Nottingham, Derby, and Leicester to a wide variety of European cities and holiday destinations. With many train stations connecting to East Midlands Airport via rail and bus it’s an extremely convenient way to travel to the airport.

Easy and stress free; there’s no better way to travel to the airport than with CrossCountry.

Getting to East Midlands Airport by train

East Midlands Airport can be accessed from many stations in the East Midlands. There is a Skylink bus service, which serves Long Eaton, Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. Derby is ideal for those travelling to and from the North, West Midlands and South West of the UK, Nottingham and Leicester are great for travelling from the East, and Long Eaton is served by services coming from the South East.

Before you travel, find out about the accessibility at Derby station, Leicester Station, Long Eaton Station, and Nottingham Station.

For more information about getting to East Midlands Airport, visit East Midlands Airport's website.

Our Top Travel Tips

Here are our top travel tips to make sure your journey runs smoothly:

  • Discover the best time to travel – Learn more about Anytime and Off-Peak fares and what they mean for your journey.
  • Skip the queues by purchasing your ticket on our website. Alternatively, buy them on our mobile site and have them immediately sent to your device as an m-Ticket via our app.
  • Download the CrossCountry app for real-time train information, tickets and live departure information.
  • East Midlands hotels – If you have an early flight and want to stay in East Midlands for the night, you’ll want to book a great value hotel.

Facilities at East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport has all the shops you would want to browse before you fly off on holiday. You can find beauty and pharmacy items, gadgets and travel tech, books and magazines, and clothes and accessories. Visit World Duty Free for exciting tax and duty free shopping in East Midlands Airport, and take advantage of great savings on fragrances, cosmetics, wines and spirits, sunglasses, and more.

Whether you want a sit-down meal before your flight or to grab a snack to take on the plane, East Midlands Airport has a selection of eateries to cater to your needs. You can enjoy family meals, fast food, or a glass of wine, as well as takeaway cakes and sandwiches from coffee shops.

While you're there, make use of the free WiFi available at the terminal. Relax in style before your flight in the Escape Lounge, where you can enjoy some extra pre-flight perks. The Prayer Room is a quiet space open 24 hours a day for prayer, meditation, or just sitting and thinking.

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