With a choice of stations nearby, it has never been easier to travel by train 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.
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.
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.
You can buy train tickets online or at the station. Booking tickets on the day of departure is easy, but it can also be more expensive than pre-booking your train ticket.
Yes. You can buy your train tickets online or at the station. Save money by pre-booking your ticket rather than buying it on the day of departure.
It depends where you’re travelling from. Buses and shuttle services connect the airport and the nearby train stations. You should research your journey beforehand, to see which is the best route for you. If you would like more information, you can view a bus and train information leaflet