How to get to and from East Midlands Airport from Leicester


East Midlands Airport to Leicester

With as little as 18 miles from the centre of Leicester to East Midlands Airport, it’s super-easy to get between the two by car, coach or train.


By Train

With regular Skylink buses between Long Eaton Station and the airport, taking the train to East Midlands Airport is a breeze. Services run once an hour from Leicester to Long Eaton and take just over 20 minutes.

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By Coach

Several coaches and buses run from Leicester and its suburbs to East Midlands Airport. The journey from the city centre via coach takes 37 minutes and services run daily.

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By Car

By using the M1 and A50 you’ll be able to get to and from the airport in 28 minutes each way. The route can get a little congested around Loughborough but, with a few alternatives to take if you get stuck, you can normally find a way to minimise the effect on your journey. We offer a car hire service if you don’t have your own vehicle to make the journey. And if you have an early flight you might want to book a hotel room near the airport to avoid traffic delays.

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