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

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Bus, train CrossCountry  •  2h 43m

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

$33 - $69

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Bus  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street National Express / ...

$13 - $18

3 alternative options

Bus, train Northern Rail  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park to Nottingham station skylink Clifton
  2. Take the train from Nottingham to Wakefield Kirkgate

$27 - $40

Drive  •  1h 13m

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

$15 - $23

Towncar  •  1h 13m

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

$160 - $230

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Wakefield is to bus which costs £9 - £14 and takes 3h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Wakefield is to drive which costs £11 - £18 and takes 1h 13m.

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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 and arriving at Wakefield City Centre, Westmorland Street via Leeds City Centre, Bus Stn. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 51m.

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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 2h 43m and costs £25 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2h 43m 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 National Express, depart from East Midlands Airport station.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Wakefield bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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

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There are 490+ hotels available in Wakefield. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Wakefield.
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  • Distance: 60 miles
  • Duration: 2h 43m

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

National Express operates a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Wakefield 5 times a day. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 3h.

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
1h 6m
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, Coach Park to Derby, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 10 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, Coach Park to Nottingham station
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
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 to Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
National Express
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from East Midlands Airport to Wakefield
Estimated price
$160 - $230

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