There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff 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  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Long Eaton

$77 - $114

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff University to Derby National Express

$18 - $25

2 alternative options

Bus Megabus UK  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Loughborough, Holywell Way (489 New Ashby Road) M33

$30 - $46

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to East Midlands Airport (EMA) 149.2 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and East Midlands Airport (EMA) is 196 km. The road distance is 239 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to bus which costs £13 - £19 and takes 5 h 24 min.

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to drive which takes 2 h 31 min and costs £24 - £35.

No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to East Midlands Airport (EMA). However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Kingsway and arriving at East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) via Loughborough, Holywell Way (489 New Ashby Road) and Shepshed, Bull Ring (footpath to Hall Croft). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 51 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 32 min to get from Cardiff to East Midlands Airport (EMA), including transfers.

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

CrossCountry operates a train from Cardiff to East Midlands Airport (EMA) every 2 hours. Tickets cost $75 - $120 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, Megabus UK operates a bus from Cardiff to East Midlands Airport (EMA) once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 45 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Loughborough, Holywell Way (489 New Ashby Road)
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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