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

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Bus, train  •  2 h 22 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 Wakefield Westgate

$33 - $69

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Bus  •  3 h 51 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 Wakefield National Express

$12 - $17

4 alternative options

Bus, train via Long Eaton, Rail Station Sycamore Road  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Long Eaton, Rail Station Sycamore Road Skylink Nottingham
  2. Take the train from Derby to Wakefield Westgate

$37 - $108

Bus National Express, train  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange 240
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Wakefield Kirkgate

$18 - $26

Drive  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Wakefield 71.8 miles

$15 - $23

Towncar  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take a town car from East Midlands Airport to Wakefield 71.8 miles

$160 - $230

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The cheapest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Wakefield is to bus which costs £9 - £13 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Wakefield is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Wakefield. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) and arriving at Wakefield via Derby. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 51 min.

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The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Wakefield is 60 miles. The road distance is 71.8 miles.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Wakefield without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 h 22 min and costs £25 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Wakefield, including transfers.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Wakefield 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 Wakefield bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Wakefield station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Wakefield is 72 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 13 min to drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Wakefield.

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There are 457+ hotels available in Wakefield. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 60 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 22 min

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

You can take a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Wakefield via Derby, Bus Station and Derby in around 3 h 51 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Derby to Wakefield Westgate
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$14 - $21
Off-Peak Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $45
Anytime Single
$40 - $60
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 - $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, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Long Eaton, Rail Station Sycamore Road
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
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 East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) to Sheffield Centre, Sheffield Interchange
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Derby to Wakefield
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from East Midlands Airport to Wakefield
Estimated price
$160 - $230

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