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East Midlands Airport car hire

Airport Code: EMA

The East Midlands Airport in England is a small but modern airport offering a fair number of flights from destinations around Europe, the USA and the Caribbean.  Located at Castle Donington in North West Leicestershire, the East Midlands Airport is close to Derby, Leicester, Loughborough, and Nottingham.  You can book an East Midlands Airport car hire for your next visit to the East Midlands of England 

A great start to an affordable tour of England by cheap car hire, the East Midlands Airport is a hub for low fare airlines.  The popular low cost carriers Bmibaby and Ryanair offer a range short haul destinations, and First Choice Airways offers holiday flights to the Dominican Republic, Orlando, and Cancún.

East Midlands tends to be a bit drier than other parts of England and there are plenty of places there to get out and enjoy nature.  It is the home of the Trent River, the third largest river in England, and is the southern end of the Bennine range of hills.

The car hire office in East Midlands Airport is easy to find, conveniently located after security check.  East Midlands Airport has a partnership with Europcar car rental providers.

Additional Airport Information

Airport Name: East Midlands, England

Airport Code: EMA

Telephone: 0871 919 9000, International: +44 1332 852 852

Distance: East Midlands Airport || 13 km / 8.1 mi / 25 minutes by rental car from Downtown Derby

Address: East Midlands Airport Castle Donington Derby DE74 2SA

Population: 236,300


Peak District

East Midlands car hire

One might think, after having a good look around at all the rounded hills of this park, that its name was an ironic joke but Peak District is actually named for a local tribe from the area. This is a lovely area for walking. The park has many natural features such as the caves of limestone at Castleton.

Lincoln Cathedral

The town of Lincoln is one of the smaller towns in East Midlands, England and you can easily see everything there in one afternoon with an East Midlands car hire. The cathedral in Lincoln is one of the most beautiful structures in Europe. Lincoln also houses one of the four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta.

Wildlife Sanctuary

Head over to Donna Nook on the East coast in your East Midlands car rental to enjoy this protected natural area and view some animals.  If you're visiting in the right time of year you can see seals who visit Donna Nook seasonally.  There are also beaches here, and though they make for some great scenery they are a bit too cool for swimming.

Day Trips


Located just west of the East Midlands, Lichfield in the West Midlands and offers several nice attractions to visit on a day trip by East Midlands car rental.  Check out the only Medieval Cathedral with three spikes, the Darwin House, and the Dr. Johnson Birthplace Museum; the single most quoted English writer after Shakespeare.


If you would like to visit a big city during your stay without going into London Birmingham is located just 16 miles south of Lichfield and doable as a day trip from East Midlands.

Birmingham offers travellers a plethora of museums, parks, historic and religious buildings, as well as a lively nightlife and club scene. Go out for drinks and some live music in Birmingham during your visit to East Midlands by car hire.

Warwick Castle

Also located in the West Midlands, the town of Warwick sits on the River Avon and offers day trippers lovely scenery.

Warwick Castle is one of the top tourist attractions in England and offers a rather accurate look at what life was like in the castle through the centuries.

Warwick Castle's haunted tower and dungeon are also open to the public.


Cathedral Quarter Hotel

St Marys Gate, Derby, DE1 3JR 

☎ 0115 8523207

Rutland Square Hotel

St James Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6FJ 

☎ 0115 941 1114

Airlines Providing Airport Services to East Midlands, England

  • Air Europa
  • Aurigny Air Services
  • Austrian
  • BMI
  • Eastern Airways
  • Flybe
  • Freebird
  • KoralBlue Airlines
  • Onur
  • Ryanair
  • Saga Airlines
  • Thomas Cook Airlines
  • Travel Service
  • Viking Airlines
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