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How to get a ride from East Midlands Airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready to walk outside, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions to a pickup point directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
East Midlands Airport tips
East Midlands Airport wifi
Wifi is available to all passengers at East Midlands Airport for up to 4 hours in any 24-hour period. To connect, select the EMA Public Wifi network.
East Midlands Airport currency exchange
Currency exchange facilities are available at East Midlands Airport, where passengers can exchange money for GBP and other currencies. ATMs are also available throughout EMA.
East Midlands Airport parking
EMA Airport has several options for parking, including Meet and Greet, mid-stay, long-stay, and Jetparks, which is a budget option located a 15-minute bus transfer from the airport.
Top questions from riders
Uber is available at East Midlands Airport, so you can enjoy a convenient and comfortable ride to wherever you need to go.
Uber pickup locations at airports are subject to change, so to find your Uber East Midlands Airport pickup location, check the Uber app after you request a ride.
Uber rates to and from East Midlands Airport may be affected by time, traffic, and other factors. Check the Uber price estimator in the Uber app for approximate trip prices.
When you go to request a ride, the app will provide an estimate of how long it will take for your driver to arrive at the pickup location.
East Midlands Airport visitor information
East Midlands Airport is an important transport hub at the heart of the UK. It welcomes more than 4 million passengers every year and flies them to 80-plus leisure and business destinations, both domestic and international. EMA Airport is located close to several large urban centers, including Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, and Stoke-on-Trent. Birmingham is around 64 kilometers (40 miles) away, a journey of about 40 minutes, making Uber a great choice for a quick and convenient trip into the city. East Midlands Airport is also well situated for the popular tourist destination of the Peak District, which is about an hour’s Uber trip to the north.
East Midlands Airport terminal
EMA Airport has one terminal comprising 2 levels. Airlines operating from East Midlands Airport include:
- Balkan Holidays
- Channel Islands Direct
- Thomas Cook
East Midlands Airport restaurants
Though one of the UK’s smaller airports, EMA still has plenty of places where passengers can grab a bite to eat. Several cafes offer sandwiches, soups, pastries, and cakes, and one allows you to order your food before you arrive so it’s waiting as you pass through the airport. There are high-quality restaurants offering sit-down meals of several courses, alongside pleasant bar areas serving beers, wines, spirits, and cocktails. If you’d prefer a healthy option, salads, rice boxes, and vegetarian and vegan options are available.
East Midlands Airport shops
East Midlands Airport duty-free has a wide selection of products from world-class brands, including fragrances, cosmetics, sunglasses, fashion accessories, beers, wines and spirits, cigars and tobacco, confectionery, and gifts. Other shopping areas throughout the airport offer passengers the chance to purchase beauty products and pharmaceutical items, newspapers, books and magazines, sportswear, tech, and last-minute travel items.
East Midlands Airport lounge
Passengers wishing to escape from the hectic pace of the Departures lounge can head to EMA Airport’s lounge, where they can work or relax in peace. The lounge offers complimentary snacks and drinks, newspapers, wifi, magazines, and comfortable seating. All passengers can use the lounge on payment of a fee.
Services at EMA
EMA Airport provides a soft play area for families traveling with children, allowing the kids to burn off some energy before flying. Dedicated breastfeeding and changing rooms are also available. Assistance is on offer for passengers with limited mobility to make the journey through the airport as smooth and convenient as possible. This assistance should be requested at least 48 hours in advance of flying.
East Midlands Airport hotel
Several hotels are located at East Midlands Airport, suitable for a wide variety of budgets and perfect if you have an early-morning flight or arrive late at night. More hotels are located in the areas surrounding the airport, all of which can be reached by a quick Uber trip. Many more accommodation options are located within the city of Birmingham, which can be conveniently reached by an Uber trip.
Points of interest near East Midlands Airport
EMA Airport is located in the middle of England and is surrounded by many large towns and cities that are worth a visit, including Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough, and Leicester. Birmingham is the area’s major city, famous for its history as a key location of the Industrial Revolution. Interesting things to see and do in the area include:
- Botanic gardens, Birmingham
- Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham
- Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
- Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham
- Cadbury World, Birmingham
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