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

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Recommended option

Bus Kinchbus  •  1 h 6 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, Bus Station to Ilkeston, Market Place Ilkeston Flyer / ...

$6 - $9

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Ilkeston, Market Place my15

$4 - $6

4 alternative options

Bus, tram, train  •  1 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Clifton P&R
  2. Take the tram from Clifton South Tram Stop to Nottingham Station Tram Stop
  3. Take the train from Nottingham to Ilkeston

$10 - $14

Taxi  •  18 min

  1. Take a taxi from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Ilkeston 12.9 miles

$60 - $80

Drive  •  18 min

  1. Drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Ilkeston 12.9 miles

$2 - $4

Towncar  •  18 min

  1. Take a town car from East Midlands Airport to Ilkeston 12.9 miles

$75 - $110

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) and arriving at Ilkeston, Market Place. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 18 min.

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The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Ilkeston is 10 miles. The road distance is 12.9 miles.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Ilkeston without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Ilkeston, including transfers.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Ilkeston 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 Ilkeston bus services, operated by Trent Barton, arrive at Ilkeston, Market Place station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Ilkeston is 13 miles. It takes approximately 18 min to drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Ilkeston.

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There are 556+ hotels available in Ilkeston. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Ilkeston.
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  • Distance: 10.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 6 min

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

You can take a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Ilkeston via Derby, Bus Station in around 1 h 6 min.

Train operators
Nottingham Express Transit
Website
thetram.net
Tram from Clifton South Tram Stop to Nottingham Station Tram Stop
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
thetram.net
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Nottingham to Ilkeston
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$2 - $3
Off-Peak Single
$3 - $6
Anytime Day Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Single
$5 - $8
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, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 15 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 Derby, Bus Station to Ilkeston, Market Place
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Ilkeston, Market Place
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Clifton P&R
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
trentbarton.co.uk
Yourbus
Website
catchyourbus.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Ilkeston, Market Place
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
catchyourbus.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Ilkeston
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$60 - $80
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
18 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from East Midlands Airport to Ilkeston
Estimated price
$75 - $110

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