Holidays from East Midlands Airport

Connecting four million holidaymakers with the world, holidays from East Midlands Airport are an absolute treat. Surround yourself with high-street favourites, holiday essentials and culinary delights and that pre-boarding wait will fly by.

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Award-winning East Midlands Airport

Winner of many prestigious awards including Best Regional UK Airport for Customer Service and World’s Leading Eco Friendly Airport, you’re only dealing with the very best when flying from East Midlands Airport.

The East Midlands Airport is owned by Manchester Airport Group, the largest British-owned airport operator and leading UK airport group. This friendly airport is the UK’s number one provider of pure freight, managing around 300,000 tonnes a year. In terms of passengers, East Midlands sends off 4.2 million passengers a year to more than 90 destinations. Interestingly, East Midlands actually has the longest civilian runway in the UK!

There’s more to holidays from East Midlands Airport than meets the eye, spending £12 million on investments to provide you with a family-friendly place full of exciting things and essential must-haves before you board your flight.

East Midlands Airport even offers an authentic experience at the Aeropark where you can simultaneously observe aviation history, past and present. Taking you back through time, view a whole range of static aircraft exhibits showcasing aeronautical history, and watch today’s aircrafts take off right in front of you.

Holiday your way

With a choice of a huge range of destinations, finding All Inclusive escapes, last-minute extravaganzas and cheap holidays from East Midlands Airport is easy peasy.

Enjoy flying to the sunnier climates of Benidorm with your friends or to the home to Disney paradise – Orlando, with the family. You’ll find the UK’s best airlines waiting on the tarmac, including TUI and Balkan Holidays raring to take you to your chosen holiday destination.

Explore top city break destinations like Barcelona, Berlin or Budapest, or hit the sandy beaches of Corfu, Fuerteventura or a little further afield in Egypt.

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Let the holiday begin

Beat the queues and start your holiday immediately with FastTrack, a dedicated channel for moving swiftly through those long security lines. After all, it gets you to the exciting bits faster. 

Once you’ve made your way through to departures, say hello to your shopping haven. All situated under one terminal, grab your favourite accessories in Accessorize or that book you’ve been waiting for from WH Smith.

Then make your way to your tax-free paradise, World Duty Free. You’ll be welcomed by your favourite beauty products, alcoholic brands and the sweet scent of aftershaves and perfumes. If you need any inspiration or advice, take full advantage of your no-obligation personal shopper service. You can also make the most of the Click & Collect service where you order your goods up to 30 days before your departure date and then you collect it once you arrive at the airport. It’s a great way to ensure you get what you need and avoid the queues! 

If you’ve spent a little too much time shopping, head to Starbucks or Burger King for fast service and some tasty treats for the plane.

But, if you’d rather a sit down meal, the ultimate family restaurant has your back with tasty Italian and American treats from Frankie & Benny’s. Still got time? Grab locally-brewed ale in Castle Rock.

The handy free hour of Wi-Fi is on hand to help you search for exciting excursions or locate the closest beach to your hotel – or to book your next holiday from East Midlands airport. We all know life is better with a holiday booked!

If 60 minutes is too short, check out the Escape Lounge for unlimited Wi-Fi. You can catch up on business emails or indulge in a good book away from the airport hustle and bustle. There’s also a complimentary buffet and a well-stocked bar with your name on it.

Frequently asked questions about East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport is situated in the heart of England making it a prime choice for holiday lovers and super easy to get to. It’s within an hour’s drive of millions of people, providing handy access not only from the M1 but the A42 to the centre of Birmingham.

Use postcode DE74 2SA if you’re driving to the airport.

There are official East Midlands Airport taxis operating 24 hours a day, all you need to do is give your flight details and they’ll handle the rest.

If you live close by, the bus will be the perfect travel transport with a whole range of services connecting through to Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and Long Eaton. If you’re a bit further afield, the National Express coach service operates all over, picking you up from Sheffield, Leeds, Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick.

East Midlands Airport parking has several options with varying transfer times to the terminal doors.

Meet & greet is the premium airport parking here and it’s ideal if you’re travelling with children or if you’ve got lots of luggage. Simply hand over your keys and your vehicle will be taken care of whilst you walk into the terminal.

The short stay car park is also right next to the terminal with less than a five minute walk, while the long stay is more suitable for those staying for 7 days or more and is just a five minute shuttle ride away. 

For those who are getting picked up or dropped off by family or friends, there are a number of options. Park for free up to an hour in the Long Stay 4 car park or opt for Rapid car park to be dropped-off directly outside the airport terminal.

East Midlands airport hotels are a great way to get your holiday off on the right foot, avoid early morning alarms and unpredictable traffic and stay just a stone’s throw from the terminal.

All the airport hotels cover varying budgets and needs, whether you like to bask yourself in luxury in the Radisson Blu or love the homely comforts of the Holiday Inn, the choice is yours.

They’re all equipped with restaurants, bars and some even have spas to get you in the holiday spirit.

Staying in an airport hotel gives you the perfect opportunity to explore local attractions such as the National Space Centre. Better yet, enjoy the perks of leaving your car in the secure hotel car park whilst you’re soaking up the sun. Holidays from East Midlands Airport have never been more relaxed – or cost efficient!