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East Midlands Airport
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    Traffic Information:

    East Midlands Airport is located 13.7 miles (22km) south-west of Nottingham city centre. East Midlands airport has only 1 terminal and is easily accessible via the M1, A5, A42 or A50.

    When you are traveling from afar to East Midlands airport parking you are most likely taking the M1. From the M1 you can take the exit at junction 23A when arriving from the south and junction 24 when coming from the north. From this point it’s just a short and simple route. We advise you to follow the road signs to the airport. The M1 connects with the M69, M6, M45, M24, M18 and M62.

    If you’re using satnav the postcodes are:
    Main Terminal: DE74 2SA

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    Under normal weather conditions you can expect the following travel times:

    Nottingham -> East Midlands Airport (EMA) 13.7 miles / 0:20 hours
    Derby -> East Midlands Airport (EMA) 14.4 miles / 0:20 hours
    Leicester -> East Midlands Airport (EMA) 18.8 miles / 0:24 hours
    Peterborough -> East Midlands Airport (EMA) 58.1 miles / 1:20 hours
    Sheffield -> East Midlands Airport (EMA) 53.8 miles / 0:55 hours
    Birmingham -> East Midlands Airport (EMA) 37.5 miles / 0:35 hours

    On the road information:

    Arriving on time is important when going to the airport. Therefore you should always make sure your car is in goo condition by checking your tire pressurem coolandm engine oil and lights.


    It is advisable to fill up your tank before you leave. That way you don’t have to spend time looking for a gas station or fueling your car. Please keep in mind that LPG is not always available in built up areas.

    Roadside assistance

    Always keep your roadside assistance phone number in your phone or car. Even with all the precautions it is still possible to get into car trouble. Roadside assistance can help you on your way again as soon as possible so you won’t miss your flight.

    Maximum Speed

    The maximum speed limits near East Midlands airport are: Built-up areas: 30 mph, Single carriageway/Single-track road: 60 mph and Motorway/Dual carriageway: 70 mph

    Before you leave please pay attention to any road & motorway construction.

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