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East Midlands Ground Transportation

The airport serving the East Midlands of Britain, which includes the cities of Leicester, Nottingham, and Derby, is the East Midlands Airport, or the EMA. Positioned as a low-fare airline hub for Ryanair and Bmibaby airlines, this airport provides commercial airline access for nearby counties. Both European and domestic short-haul destinations make up its flights. After London's Heathrow, EMA is the next busiest cargo airport in the United Kingdom.

In terms of ground transportation options, the EMA is close to both the M1 and M42 motorways, which makes car, bus, and taxi choices very viable.

EMA provides car rental in partnership with Europcar; the Europcar rental station is located in the Arrivals Hall.

Bus service is available from the airport to Coalville, Loughborough, Derby, Nottingham, and Leicester. This service, provided by the Skylink Company, ensures bus coverage every 30 minutes around the clock, seven days a week. A nice feature of bus travel is the ability to connect to nearby train stations, which lead to other areas of the United Kingdom.

The Skylink bus connects directly to the Derby and Nottingham train stations. Take the Derby station if heading for points north and west; the Nottingham station leads to points on the eastern side of the UK. The East Midlands Parkway station connects to destinations outside of the region, such as Sheffield, Lincoln, and London. Should you choose to take a train from this rail station, 4 miles away, pre-book a taxi at least 12 hours in advance to receive a reduced fare.

Arrow Cars, the EMA-sanctioned taxi service, connects quickly and directly from the airport to the station. Please note that this is a shared taxi service, so a delay time of up to 15 minutes may occur while waiting for other passengers who have also booked taxi service during the same time slot.

EMA is working with local planning authorities to facilitate both pleasant and safe cycling routes from the airport. Check airline requirements to see if a bicycle is permissible. If this is feasible, and you're a cycling enthusiast, once you've claimed your bicycle you can utilize a new cycle link situated at Bleak House. This location is where Diseworth Lane links up to the A453 roadway. Aimed at facilitating safer travel, the cycle link is designed to trigger pressure sensitive detectors when you approach the link, and these then flash a "Slow Down" message to A453 motorists.
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