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Public Transport and Parking

Special Assistance with Transport To and From the Airport

Drop off

If you are being dropped off at the airport, there are two options available that are the closest to the terminal:

  • Rapid Drop Off Zone (RDO) – this area costs £2 for 10 minutes and is located across the road from the main check-in hall.
  • Short Stay 1 Car Park – show your Blue Badge at our car parking office and you can park for free for 30 minutes. This car park is located behind the RDO. 


We have several car parks that have dedicated disabled bays: 

Once you arrive in your designated Car Park then please park in a disabled bay and proceed to the bus stop located in the following table. All our buses are wheelchair accessible with all bus drivers trained to support passengers with additional needs.



Blue Badge Spaces Available

Assistance Point Location

Time Taken to walk to the Assistance Desk with in Departures

Short Stay 1


28 Spaces

Assistance point located next to the Disabled bays

6-minute walk

Mid Stay 3


18 Spaces

Bus stop Located next to Disabled bay

9-minute walk

Long Stay 1


57 Spaces

Bus Stop located next to Disabled bay

1-minute walk from disabled bays to bus stop

Long Stay 2


6 Spaces

Bus Stop located in front of Disabled bay

1-minute walk from disabled bays to bus stop

Should further assistance be required please call 07711 574187, which will connect you to a member of our Passenger Services Team. This is a priority number and should be used for mobility assistance related enquiries only.

Meet & Greet

Our Meet & Greet service is located across the road from the terminal – Blue Badge holders can book this service and receive a 20% discount.

If you would like to book this please call our Contact Centre on 0808 169 7032.

Public transport

Local bus services

We have various bus routes that service the airport from the surrounding area. Please click the following link for local bus services:

Arriving by train

We do not have any train services that directly service East Midlands Airport.

Please see: for more information.

Further Links