There are 4 ways to get from Bedford to East Midlands Airport (EMA) by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to Loughborough (Leics)
  2. Take the bus from Loughborough, High Street (Jim) to East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) Skylink Leicester Derby / ...

$35 - $48

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Bay C) to Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station) 41
  2. Take the bus from Market Harborough, The Square (New Look) to St Margaret's Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113)

$24 - $25

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to Leicester
  2. Take the train from Leicester to Long Eaton

$36 - $51

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to East Midlands Airport (EMA) 81.4 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Bedford to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bedford station to East Midlands Airport (EMA). However, there are services departing from Bedford, Bus Station (Bay C) and arriving at East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) via Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station), Market Harborough, The Square (New Look) and St Margaret's Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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The distance between Bedford and East Midlands Airport (EMA) is 60 miles. The road distance is 81.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Bedford to East Midlands Airport (EMA) without a car is to train and bus which takes 1 h 24 min and costs £26 - £40.

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It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to get from Bedford to East Midlands Airport (EMA), including transfers.

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Bedford to East Midlands Airport (EMA) bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Bedford, Bus Station (Bay C).

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The best way to get from Bedford to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs £27 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £19 and takes 4 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to East Midlands Airport (EMA).
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  • Distance: 60.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 24 min

What companies run services between Bedford, England and East Midlands Airport (EMA), England?

You can take a train from Bedford to East Midlands Airport (EMA) via Leicester, Long Eaton, and Sawley, The Bell in around 2 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bedford to East Midlands Airport (EMA) via Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station), Market Harborough, The Square (New Look), and St Margaret's Bus Station in around 4 h 25 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Bedford to Loughborough (Leics)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Single
$28 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
Train from Bedford to Leicester
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$11 - $17
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Train from Leicester to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $7
Off-Peak Single
$9 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Single
$14 - $20
Bus operators
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from Loughborough, High Street (Jim) to East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals)
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Loughborough, Swan Street (Mario's Pizza) to East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113)
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, Bus Station (Bay C) to Northampton Bus Interchange (North Gate Bus Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Market Harborough, The Square (New Look) to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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