There are 6 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham by bus, train, taxi, car or towncar

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Bus, train via Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the train from Derby to Birmingham New Street

$38 - $59

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Derby, Bus Station Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the bus from Derby to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth National Express

$10 - $15

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) 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

$180 - $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

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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, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) and arriving at Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth via Derby. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 41 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 bus and train which takes 1 h 34 min and costs £29 - £50.

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It takes approximately 1 h 34 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, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) 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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Map of how to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham.
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  • Distance: 33.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 34 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 41 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
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $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
Bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
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 (Block 113) to Long Eaton, Rail Station Sycamore Road
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$180 - $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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