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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Derby

£95 - £314

3 alternative options

Train, line 9 bus  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Burton-on-Trent
  3. Take the line 9 bus from Burton upon Trent, Railway Station to East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building 9

Bus, train, line 9 bus  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Burton-on-Trent
  3. Take the line 9 bus from Burton upon Trent, Railway Station to East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building 9

Drive  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) 137.7 miles

£21 - £35

Bristol Airport (BRS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) by bus and train

The journey time between Bristol Airport (BRS) and East Midlands Airport (EMA) is around 5h 49m and covers a distance of around 153 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 6m. Operated by First, CrossCountry and Midland Classic, the Bristol Airport (BRS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) service departs from Bristol Airport, Airport Terminal and arrives in East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building. Typically 79 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 49m
Fastest journey time:
4h 6m
Journey distance:
153 miles
Services per week:
79
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
16 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:30
Last service departs at:
23:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bristol Airport (BRS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) bus and train schedules

Bristol Airport (BRS) → East Midlands Airport (EMA)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in East Midlands Airport (EMA) is 111.

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The social distance requirement in East Midlands Airport (EMA) is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to drive which costs £21 - £35 and takes 2h 23m.

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The fastest way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to drive which takes 2h 23m and costs £21 - £35.

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The distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) and East Midlands Airport (EMA) is 116 miles. The road distance is 137.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) without a car is to train which takes 4h 38m and costs £95 - £320.

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It takes approximately 4h 38m to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA), including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol Airport (BRS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is 138 miles. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Bristol Airport (BRS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA).

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Map of how to get from Bristol Airport (BRS) to East Midlands Airport (EMA).
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  • Distance: 116.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 38m

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Bristol Temple Meads to Derby hourly. Tickets cost £60 - £190 and the journey takes 2h 1m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Derby
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£60 - £190
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£60 - £80
Anytime Day 1st Class
£130 - £190
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£45 - £150
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£45 - £60
Anytime Day 1st Class
£100 - £150
Train from Birmingham New Street to Burton-on-Trent
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£26 - £110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£26 - £32
Anytime Day 1st Class
£75 - £110
Bus operators
Midland Classic
Phone
+44 1283 500228
Email
info@midlandclassic.com
Website
midlandclassic.com
Bus from Burton upon Trent, Railway Station to East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Midland Classic
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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