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

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Recommended option

Train East Midlands Trains, bus  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham
  2. Take the bus from Nottingham Railway Station to East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals) skylink Clifton

$23 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Derby National Express
  2. Take the bus from Derby, Bus Station to East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) Skylink Leicester Derby

$12 - $18

4 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 46 min

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

$34 - $62

Train, bus High Peak  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton
  2. Take the bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station Transpeak

$20 - $26

Drive  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Manchester Piccadilly Station to East Midlands Airport (EMA) 88.7 miles

$19 - $28

Towncar  •  1 h 36 min

  1. Take a town car from Manchester Piccadilly Station to East Midlands Airport 88.7 miles

$190 - $260

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to bus which costs £9 - £14 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station station to East Midlands Airport (EMA). However, there are services departing from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and arriving at East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) via Derby, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 12 min.

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The distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station and East Midlands Airport (EMA) is 59 miles. The road distance is 88.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to East Midlands Airport (EMA) without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 h 31 min and costs £17 - £50.

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It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to East Midlands Airport (EMA), including transfers.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to East Midlands Airport (EMA) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to East Midlands Airport (EMA) is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £25 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £14 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to East Midlands Airport (EMA).
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  • Distance: 58.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from Manchester Piccadilly Station to East Midlands Airport (EMA) via Sheffield, Long Eaton, and Sawley, The Bell in around 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station to East Midlands Airport (EMA) via Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St, Derby, and Derby, Bus Station in around 3 h 12 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$19 - $28
Off-Peak Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $80
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Single
$19 - $30
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $29
Anytime Single
$28 - $40
Train from Sheffield to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Single
$29 - $45
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
5 times a week
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 Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $14
Off-Peak Day Single
$16 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $25
Bus operators
Trent Barton
Phone
01773 712265
Email
talk@trentbarton.co.uk
Website
trentbarton.co.uk
Bus from Nottingham Railway Station to East Midlands Airport, Coach Park (Arrivals)
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to Derby
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from Derby, Bus Station to East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
High Peak
Phone
0844 351 1120
Email
help@centrebus.com
Website
highpeakbuses.com
Bus from Buxton, Railway Station (Rail Station) to Derby, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
highpeakbuses.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Manchester Piccadilly Station to East Midlands Airport
Estimated price
$190 - $260

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