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There are 7 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham by night bus, train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Night bus, train  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the night bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park to Derby, Railway Station Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street

$38 - $59

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park to Derby, Bus Station Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the bus from Derby to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express

$10 - $15

5 alternative options

Bus, train via Derby, Railway Station  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park to Derby, Railway Station Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street

$38 - $59

Bus, train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building to Long Eaton, Rail Station Sycamore Road my15 / ...
  2. Take the train from Long Eaton to Birmingham New Street

$38 - $63

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham 40.7 miles

$190 - $230

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham 40.7 miles

$8 - $13

Towncar  •  42 min

  1. Take a town car from East Midlands Airport to Birmingham 40.7 miles

$110 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham is to taxi which costs £140 - £180 and takes 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham station. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth via Derby. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Birmingham is 34 miles. The road distance is 40.7 miles.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham without a car is to night bus and train which takes 1 h 33 min and costs £29 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham, including transfers.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham bus services, operated by Kinchbus, depart from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park station.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham is 41 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham.

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Map of how to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 33.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 33 min

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

You can take a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham via Derby, Bus Station and Derby in around 2 h 43 min.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$22 - $35
Train from Long Eaton to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Bus operators
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Night bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park to Derby, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building to Long Eaton, Rail Station Sycamore Road
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
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 Derby to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Taxi from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$190 - $230
Trent Cars Ltd
Phone
+44 115 950 5050
Website
trentcars.com
Fon-A-Car
Phone
+44 115 950 0500
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 116 255 5111
Website
abc-taxis-leicester.co.uk
Swift Fox Cabs
Phone
+44 116 262 8222
Jayride
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from East Midlands Airport to Birmingham
Estimated price
$110 - $160

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