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East Midlands Airport car hire tips

  • Where to pick up your car

    The car hire pickup points are located at the main terminal, in the arrivals hall.

  • Top car rental brands

    The most popular car rental brands in East Midlands Airport are Europcar, Hertz, Firefly, Interrent and Alamo.

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Hire a car at East Midlands Airport

East Midlands is one of the UK’s top 15 airports, and the ideal starting point for an English adventure.

Surrounded by the cities of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, East Midlands serves four million passengers each year. From East Midlands Airport, you can fly to over 100 destinations. Or if you’ve just arrived, venture out into the heart of England with your hire car, and experience the area’s great cities, nature and heritage.

Local knowledge

Airport fast facts

There are 17 different airlines that fly to and from East Midlands, including several low cost airlines.

Top destinations
The busiest routes from the airport include: Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, Tenerife and Dublin.

The airport offers 60 minutes of free WiFi to travellers on any device, just search for EMA Public WiFi.

Money exchange
You will find one Travelex desk before security and a second one after security.

There are numerous shops and eateries to keep you occupied while waiting, as well as an Escape Lounge – book online in advance for better rates.

Tips on hiring a car at EMA

Driving directions
The airport is conveniently located next to the the A42 to Birmingham. It is also a couple of minutes from Junction 23A, providing excellent connections to the M1, for those travelling to the South or North of England.

There is a 24 hour BP station located at the airport where you can refuel before dropping off your car hire.

Car hire location
The Car Rental Village is situated in the Arrivals Hall and some companies have shuttles to take you to your awaiting vehicle.

Note: Car hire companies are often charged for using airport property, so to cover this fee, some rental providers add on an airport surcharge.

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Out and about

Around the Midlands

Peak District
No matter how you choose to experience this national park – by car, foot, horseback or bicycle – the landscape is a refreshing piece of English countryside. Cross over from the White Peak to the Dark Peak, while admiring the district’s undulating hills, moorlands and stately homes.

This family-friendly city is the perfect place to explore with kids. The city’s castle and maze of underground tunnels offer two contrasting views of Nottingham, while lingering tales of Robin Hood give it an air of enduring entertainment.