How to get to and from East Midlands Airport from Birmingham


East Midlands Airport to Birmingham

Only 40 miles southwest of East Midlands Airport, Birmingham has lots of travel links with the transport hub. Whether you’re driving, taking a coach or hopping on a train, getting to and from East Midlands Airport is easy.


By Train

While there isn’t a train station built into the airport, you’ll be able to take trains from Birmingham New Street Station to Long Eaton where you can catch the regular Skylink bus straight to the airport. The journey takes around 1 hour 45 minutes and trains run several times a day.

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By Coach

With regular buses taking as little as an hour to run between the airport and the city centre, travelling by coach can be cheaper and faster than car or train.

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By Car

The journey by car between East Midlands Airport and Birmingham only takes around 40 minutes, depending on traffic. There’s also the option to hire a car from the airport if you don’t have your own. If you’re travelling to East Midlands Airport from Birmingham for a flight, you may want to consider driving up the night before and booking a hotel room to avoid the traffic around Birmingham.

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