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Coach hire to and from East Midlands.

Coach hire to and from East Midlands Airport.

Coach hireto and from East Midlands Airport is the most popular mode of airport transfer. East Midlands Airport is an international airport located near Castle Donington. Castle Donington is 10miles (16 km) away from Loughborough and 12.5 miles (20 km) away from Derby. The airport was initially built as a Royal Air Force Station in 1943 yet it transformed into a civilian airport in 1965. The distance away from any main city and town centres can easily be compensated with coach hire to East Midlands Airport.

Saving you not only money, as coach hire is estimated as 3 x more cost-effective than a medium-sized car, coach hire can help in our bid to save the environment. Using roughly 82% fewer carbon emissions than a car, coach hire isthe greenest modes of transport available to East Midlands Airport. 

Despite its distance from surrounding cities and towns, East Midlands Airport is still a very popular and busy airport. In 2017, the airport successfully transported 4,878,781 passengers through 77,067 aircraft movements; the busiest routes being to Alicante, Palma de Mallorca and Tenerife-South with over 300,000 total passengers. There are many things for passengers to do at the airport. Shopping is a great way to spend time awaiting your flight. Shops available at East Midlands Airport include:

  • Accessorize
  • Beautifly
  • Dixons Travel
  • JD Sports
  • Superdrug
  • Traveller
  • WHSmith
  • And World Duty Free.

It is possible to reserve items for payment and collection once you are at the shop. This makes for a hassle-free shopping experience! Please visit the East Midlands Airport website should you wish to pre-order any items. 

 

A caffeine fix can be found in numerous cafes across East Midlands Airport. These are:

  •  Starbucks
  • Greggs
  • And Flat White

 If a hearty meal will put you in the holiday spirit, look no further than these restaurants available at East Midlands Airport:

  • Proof 65- Food options include build your own breakfast, small plates, salads, breads, and dips. Drink options include soft drinks, hot drinks, beer, cider, wine, spirits, gin and cocktails.
  •  Castle Rock – Food options include breakfast, small plates, gourmet burgers, hot dogs, hot sandwiches, pub classics, salads, sides and puddings. Drink options include cold drinks, 0% alcohol drinks, hot drinks, wine and draught.
  • Frankie & Benny’s – Food options include all-day breakfast, pasta, salads, burgers, hot dogs and wraps. Drink options include milkshakes, hot drinks, mocktails, American classics, soft drinks, wine, beer and cocktails.

If you would rather relax in some peace and quiet, East Midlands Airport offers an executive lounge for its passengers.

 

ESCAPE LOUNGE

  • About: Facilities include complimentary food, drink, newspapers, magazines, charging points and unlimited WiFi.
  • Open: Weekdays and Sunday: 04:00 am – 19:00 pm, Saturdays 04:00 am – 18:00 pm

The Escape Lounge is closed on Christmas Day.

  • Cost: From £20 per person (pre-booked) Infants (0-23 months) free of charge
  • Cardholders Accepted?: Yes, DragonPass, Diners Club, Holiday Extras, Lounge Pass, Lounge Club, Lounge Key and Priority Pass. Subject to availability on the day
  • Dress code: Smart – casual 
  • Groups Accepted? Groups over 6 must have prior authorisation from the lounge before booking. Please call 0808 169 7032 to discuss options.

Location: Past security checks and duty free area. Located opposite Gate 17.

FAQ's

Coach hire to and from East Midlands Airport

Bus hire to and from East Midlands Airport

Minibus hire to and from East Midlands Airport

Coach Hire 4U guarantees to accommodate every passenger with our wide range of vehicles including  24 seater coach hire up to 70 seater coach hire. Our executive vehicles include facilities ensuring your journey is completed in maximum comfort; these facilities include a toilet, aircon, PA system, luggage capacity and DVD monitors.

 Alternatively to executive coach hire to and from East Midlands Airport, Coach Hire 4U also provides bus hire and minibus hire. Bus Hire to and from East Midlands Airport is a cost-effective method when considering transporting a large group of people. Perfect for shorter journeys, bus hire may be a suitable option for you and your group.

 Our fleet also consists of minibus hire available for your journey to and from East Midlands Airport. Minibus hire is a great way to transport a smaller group of passengers. Our minibus hire options range from 16 seater minibus hire to 19 seater minibus hire. This means that you won’t be spending additional money on empty seats!

You can be sure our friendly Sales staff will talk you through all of your available options and meet any requirements you may have. On your day of travel, our efficient Operations team shall track your flight and dispatch your driver. They’re here to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. A Duty Manager will always be on the other end of the phone no matter what time to answer any queries you may have. Put your faith into us and allow yourself to have a stress free coach, bus or minibus journey to or from East Midlands Airport.

Attractions and Group Activities Around East Midlands Airport

  • East Midlands Aeropark (Junction of the A42, A453 and M1 J23a, Derby DE74 2PR)
  • Break Escape (58/59 Baxter Gate, Loughborough LE11 1TH)
  • Donington Park (Donington Park Race Circuit Donington Park, Derby DE74 2RP)
  • Owl House Spa (The Crew Yard, Diseworth DE73 8BB)
  • Castle Donington Museum (4 Apiary Gate The Stone House, Castle Donington DE74 2JA)
  • Great Central Railway (Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW) 
  • Tarpey Gallery (77 High Street, Castle Donington)
  • Mount St Bernard Abbey (Oaks Road, Coalville LE67 5UL)
  • Houdini’s Escape Room Experience (Yew Lodge Ltd Packington Hill, Kegworth DE74 2DF)
  • Elvaston Castle (Elvaston Castle Country Park, Elvaston)

Contact information for East Midlands Airport

Address: Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2SA

General Enquiries: 0808 169 7032

Lost Property: 0808 164 0792

Please provide us with this information before your inbound flight:

  • Lead passenger name and number
  • Flight number
  • Passenger quantity and luggage capacity

With this information, we can make sure your airport transfer runs as smoothly as possible. 

Vehicles with less than 30 seats(minibus hire, bus hire, small coach hire):

Short Stay Car Park

  • Very close to the Arrivals terminal
  • Can be accessed by walking from the terminal
  • Help points located in the car park

If you wish to be picked up from the Short Stay car park, please confirm this with our back office team.

Step 1

The driver shall make contact with you after your flight has landed to update you on his whereabouts. You also have the option to make contact with him first as your driver’s name and number shall be given to you the day before your journey. If you are struggling to get in touch with the driver, our Duty Managers are available 24/7 on 07795 011301 (00447795 011301 for non-UK phone).

Step 2 

Make your way towards the Short Stay car park. This shall be clearly signposted throughout the airport. There shall be airport personnel wearing highly-visible jackets to assist you if you are struggling with directions. 

Step 3

Once you are united with your driver, he shall assist you in loading your luggage and perform a quick headcount before swiftly departing to your desired destination.

Fee

Subject to an airport pricing review

30 minute stay – £4.00.

Long Stay Car Park

  • Free parking for up to an hour
  • 12 – 15 minute walk from the terminal
  • No bus service from October 31st 2019 – March 31st 2020.

Step 1

The driver shall make contact with you after your flight has landed to update you on his whereabouts. You also have the option to make contact with him first as your driver’s name and number shall be given to you the day before your journey. If you are struggling to get in touch with the driver, our Duty Managers are available 24/7 on 07795 011301 (00447795 011301 for non-UK phone).

Step 2 

Make your way towards the Long Stay car park. This shall be clearly signposted throughout the airport grounds. There shall be airport personnel wearing highly-visible jackets to assist you if you are struggling with directions. 

Step 3

Once you are united with your driver, he shall assist you in loading your luggage and perform a quick headcount before swiftly departing to your desired destination.

Fee

Subject to an airport pricing review

1 hour – free

Overstay – £1 per minute thereafter.

Vehicles with more than 30 seats(30+ seater coach hire):

Vehicles with more than 30 seats shall have to use the Coach Park facility. There are dedicated bays outside the Arrivals terminal that can be used for Private Coach hire. This shall be booked in and organised by our back office team.

On your day of travel, the driver shall call you and inform you which Coach Bay he is parked in. 

When you meet the driver, he shall help you load your luggage and perform a headcount before a prompt departure.

Contact information for East Midlands Airport

Address: Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2SA

General Enquiries: 0808 169 7032

Lost Property: 0808 164 0792

Vehicles with less than 30 seats(minibus hire, bus hire, small coach hire)

Short Stay Car Park

  • Very close to the Arrivals terminal
  • Can be accessed by walking from the terminal
  • Help points located in the car park

Step 1

Arrive at the Short Stay car park and pay the fee. Help points are located in the car park should you need assistance with this. 

Step 2

Make contact with the lead passenger and update them on your positioning. 

Step 3

Once you are with your passengers, help them load their luggage. Perform a headcount and check the number correlates with that on your working ticket. Confirm their desired destination and progress onwards with your journey.

Fee

Subject to an airport pricing review

30 minute stay – £4.00

Long Stay Car Park

  • Free parking for up to an hour
  • 12 – 15 minute walk from the terminal
  • No bus service from October 31st 2019 – March 31st 2020.

Step 1

Arrive at Long Stay car park. Please press for a token to enter. Help points are located in the car park should you need any assistance.

Step 2

Make contact with the lead passenger and update them on your positioning. 

Step 3

Once you are with your passengers, help them load their luggage. Perform a headcount and check the number correlates with that on your working ticket.

Step 4

Exit the Long Stay car park and progress on with your journey. Payment at the exit is card only.

Fee

Subject to an airport pricing review

1 hour – free

Overstay – £1 per minute thereafter.

Vehicles with more than 30 seats(30+ seater coach hire):

Vehicles with more than 30 seats shall have to use the Coach Park facility. There are dedicated bays outside the Arrivals terminal that can be used for Private Coach hire. This shall be booked in and organised by our back office team.

Once you are in position, please make contact with the lead passenger and inform them on which bay you have been allocated.

Please help passengers load their luggage and perform a headcount before a prompt departure.

Contact information for East Midlands Airport

Address: Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2SA

General Enquiries: 0808 169 7032

Lost Property: 0808 164 0792

How To Book

To get a quote for one of our coaches, call or email us, or fill in the online booking form. One of our expert travel managers will get in touch and answer all your queries. We will also work with you to ensure you get the best transport solution for the best possible price.

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