With a choice of stations connected to East Midlands Airport by the Skylink bus network, it’s never been easier to travel by train to and from East Midlands Airport!
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Train & Bus Connections
Connect at Derby for journeys to and from Sheffield, Chesterfield, Birmingham and other destinations to the north and west of the UK. The Skylink bus connects this station with the airport every 30 minutes, seven days a week, with a journey time of around 36 minutes.
If you’re travelling via Derby you can connect onto airport buses by buying a combined train and bus ‘add-on’ ticket from the railway station where your journey begins or online when purchasing your train ticket. For train timetable information and to book your train ticket please visit East Midlands Trains and select 'East Midlands Airport' from the menu.
Connect at Nottingham for journeys to and from Lincoln and destinations to the east of the UK. The Skylink buses connect this station with the airport up to every 20 minutes, seven days a week, with a journey time of around 55 minutes. Buses depart from Broadmarsh Bus Station, just 5 minutes walk from Nottingham Train Station.
Connect at Long Eaton for journeys to and from London and destinations to the south of the UK. The Skylink bus connects this station with the airport up to every 20 minutes, seven days a week, with a journey time of 20 minutes.
East Midlands Parkway
It is possible to connect at East Midlands Parkway for journeys to and from destinations outside the East Midlands region, however this station is not served by bus. We recommend you use Derby or Long Eaton train stations if you want to connect to East Midlands Airport by bus.
Travelling on your own?
If you are travelling on your own, the most cost effective way to travel between the airport and East Midlands Parkway is to pre-book the shared taxi service operated by Arrow Cars. This service must be booked online at least 12 hours in advance of the taxi being required. Please note there may be a wait of up to 15 minutes for other passengers who have booked in the same time slot. Book with Arrow Cars. (In order to book you will need to register. Simply click on 1st time user and follow the instructions. If you've registered before, simply sign in with your email address and password.)
* Savings on advance fares vs purchase on the day. Selected routes only, subject to availability.
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