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There are 4 ways to get from Leicester to East Midlands Airport (EMA) by train, taxi, bus, car or towncar

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Train, taxi, bus  •  42 min

  1. Take the train from Leicester to East Midlands Parkway
  2. Take a taxi from East Midlands Parkway to East Midlands Gateway, Interchange
  3. Take the bus from East Midlands Gateway, Interchange to East Midlands Airport, Coach Park 9

£19 - £33

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Leicester to East Midlands Airport (EMA) 19.6 miles

£40 - £55

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Leicester to East Midlands Airport (EMA) 19.6 miles

£3 - £5

Towncar  •  23 min

  1. Take a town car from Leicester to East Midlands Airport 19.6 miles

£30 - £120

Leicester → East Midlands Airport (EMA)
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The cheapest way to get from Leicester to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leicester to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to taxi which costs £40 - £55 and takes 23 min.

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The distance between Leicester and East Midlands Airport (EMA) is 15 miles. The road distance is 19.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Leicester to East Midlands Airport (EMA) without a car is to train and taxi and bus which takes 42 min and costs £19 - £35.

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It takes approximately 42 min to get from Leicester to East Midlands Airport (EMA), including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leicester to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is 20 miles. It takes approximately 23 min to drive from Leicester to East Midlands Airport (EMA).

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Map of how to get from Leicester to East Midlands Airport (EMA).
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  • Distance: 15.5 miles
  • Duration: 42 min

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

There is no direct connection from Leicester to East Midlands Airport (EMA). However, you can take the train to East Midlands Parkway, take the taxi to East Midlands Gateway, Interchange, then take the bus to East Midlands Airport, Coach Park. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to East Midlands Airport (EMA).

Train operators
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from Leicester to East Midlands Parkway
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£11 - £17
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £17
Off-Peak Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
£11 - £17
Bus operators
Midland Classic
Phone
+44 1283 500228
Email
info@midlandclassic.com
Website
midlandclassic.com
Bus from East Midlands Gateway, Interchange to East Midlands Airport, Terminal Building
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Midland Classic
Other operators
Taxi from East Midlands Parkway to East Midlands Gateway, Interchange
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
£10 - £13
Mac Taxis
Phone
+44 1509 434 369
Website
mactaxis.co.uk
Loughborough Taxis
Phone
+44 1509 230 230
Arrow Taxis Loughborough
Phone
+44 7770 194 548
Taxi-Man Ilkeston
Phone
+44 1159 306 306
Website
taxi-man.co.uk
Near N Far
Phone
+44 115 9 300 300
Website
near-n-far.co.uk
Ilkeston Taxis
Phone
+44 7789 696 211
Albany Taxis
Phone
+44 115 932 6200
Notts Cars
Phone
+44 115 919 1919
Website
nottscars.co.uk
My Cars Nottingham
Phone
+44 115 919 9999
Website
mycarsnottingham.com
Lenton Cars
Phone
+44 115 978 1781
Forest Cars
Phone
+44 115 950 0600
Website
forest-cars.com
DG Taxis
Phone
+44 115 960 7607
Website
dgcars.co.uk
DG Cars
Phone
+44 115 950 0500
Website
dgcars.co.uk
Western Cars
Phone
+44 1332 331 331
Website
westerncars-derby.co.uk
PJ Cars
Phone
+44 1332 202 010
Website
pjcarsderby.co.uk
City Taxis Derby
Phone
+44 1332 75 75 75
Website
citytaxis.com
Chads Cars
Phone
+44 1332 666 222
Website
chadscars-derby.co.uk
A2B Cars
Phone
+44 1332 207 207
Terry's Ripley Taxis
Phone
+44 1773 742 929
Smart Cars
Phone
+44 1773 748 718
Terry's Taxis
Phone
+44 1283 550 255
Swad Cars
Phone
+44 1283 550 255
Acorn Cars
Phone
+44 1283 220 220
Jayride
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Leicester to East Midlands Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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