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With a choice of stations nearby, it has never been easier to travel by train to East Midlands Airport

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Trains to East Midlands Airport

Getting to and from the airport

There are four train stations near East Midlands Airport. Which station you connect at depends on where you’re travelling to and from. Regular buses and shuttle services connect each station to the airport.

East Midlands Parkway train station

Connect at East Midlands Parkway train station, just 5 miles from the airport, for journeys to and from destinations outside the East Midlands region. The Railink shuttle service connects East Midlands Parkway train station to the airport.

The Railink

Frequency: Every hour (from 9am – 5pm), seven days a week
Average journey time: 14 minutes

There’s no need to pre-book. Simply step off the train at East Midlands Parkway, buy your ticket and board the next scheduled shuttle service. However, if a return journey from the airport is required - outside of the scheduled timetable - you should book this in advance.

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Derby train station

Derby train station is 12 miles from East Midlands Airport. Connect at Derby train station for journeys to and from Sheffield, Chesterfield and Birmingham, as well as other destinations to the north and west of the UK. The frequent Skylink bus connects the train station to East Midlands Airport.

Nottingham train station

The train station at Nottingham is 12 miles from the airport. Connect at Nottingham train station for journeys to and from Lincoln (and the east of the UK). The frequent Skylink bus connects the train station to East Midlands Airport.

Long Eaton train station

Long Eaton railway station is 7 miles from East Midlands Airport. Connect at Long Eaton station for journeys to and from London and destinations to the south of the UK. The frequent Skylink bus connects the station to the airport.

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