There are 5 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Manchester Airport (MAN) by bus, train, car or towncar

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

Bus, train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
  2. Take the train from Derby to Sheffield
  3. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport

$33 - $83

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Market Place (Stop B) Transpeak
  2. Take the bus from Buxton, Market Place (Stop B) to Manchester Airport The Station Skyline 199

$19 - $20

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Long Eaton to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport

$34 - $62

Drive  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Manchester Airport (MAN) 82.2 miles

$17 - $26

Towncar  •  1 h 26 min

  1. Take a town car from East Midlands Airport to Manchester Airport (MAN) 82.2 miles

$170 - $240

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to bus which costs £15 - £16 and takes 4 h 47 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Manchester Airport (MAN) is to drive which costs £13 - £21 and takes 1 h 26 min.

More details

The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Manchester Airport (MAN) is 54 miles. The road distance is 82.2 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 3 h 22 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Manchester Airport (MAN), including transfers.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Manchester Airport (MAN) station. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) and arriving at Manchester Airport The Station via Derby, Bus Station and Buxton, Market Place (Stop B). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 47 min.

More details

Map of how to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Manchester Airport (MAN).
Launch map view
  • Distance: 54.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 22 min

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

You can take a train from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Manchester Airport (MAN) via Long Eaton, Rail Station Sycamore Road, Long Eaton, and Sheffield in around 3 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Manchester Airport (MAN) via Derby, Bus Station and Buxton, Market Place (Stop B) in around 4 h 47 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$8 - $12
Off-Peak Single
$16 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Single
$23 - $35
Train from Long Eaton to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Derby to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Long Eaton to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Sheffield to Manchester Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Day Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $29
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
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to Buxton, Market Place (Stop B)
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Market Place (Stop B) to Manchester Airport The Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from East Midlands Airport to Manchester Airport (MAN)
Estimated price
$170 - $240

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including South Korea: Travelling from Seoul to Busan , How to get from Gatwick Airport into central London and How to get from Luton Airport into central London - to help you get the most out of your next trip.