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    Car hire at East Midlands Airport - Book & save

    Located in the central part of England, more precisely in Leicestershire, East Midlands Airport is a well-known hub for affordable low-cost airlines. The airport handles both domestic and international flights year round, many of which are organised as charter flights by national tour operators.

    Car hire from East Midlands Airport is an excellent way to return home after your flight. The airport is located between Sheffield and Birmingham and is quite close and well-connected with Derby and Leicester. Let Auto Europe reservation agents organise your car hire from East Midlands Airport at some of the best prices on the market. Read the car hire reviews in East Midlands page to see what past customers have thought of our service in the region.

    Airport Information

    East Midlands Airport (EMA)

    Official Name: East Midlands Airport

    Address: Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2SA, UK
    Location: The airport lies 13.5 miles from Derby, 15 miles from Nottingham and 20 miles from Leicester.
    Airlines operating at East Midlands Airport: Flybe, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airline are some of the airline operators at the airport.

    Car hire Pick-up and Drop-off

    Choose your best car hire deal from a number of reliable suppliers present at the airport. Simply follow the car rental signs to come to the suppliers' desks. They are located in the Arrivals. Here are the opening hours of some of the desks.

    Car hire desks operating hours

    Company Opening Hours
    Alamo 06:30 - 23:59
    Europcar 07:00 - 23:59
    Hertz 7:00 - 23:59

    Airport Facilities

    The airport, with only one terminal, is quite compact and easy to navigate. The building is divided into Arrivals and Departures. The Arrivals zone has several shops and eateries as well as a taxi desk and car hire counters.
    Departures offer more eating and shopping options including a big food hall situated on the first floor. Families with children can take advantage of an indoor space for spotting airplanes or a video game zone.


    Despite its important role in the British air travel industry, the airport in East Midlands does not have any direct rail connections and relies heavily on bus and taxi services. Regular bus service (Skylink) connects the airport with Derby, Leicesester, Nottingham and other cities from which you can take the train. The most convenient means of transport is car.

    Parking Tips

    With many parking options at the airport, you will have no problem leaving your car rental, be it a long or a short stay. You will also have JetParks at your disposal, situated only 10 minutes from the terminal building by the free shuttle bus.

    Useful links

    East Midlands Airport Website