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Car Hire at East Midlands Airport

This information is correct as of May 2015

Whether you want to roam the countryside of Derbyshire, get cosy in the spa town of Buxton or live it up to live music in Nottingham, you can find the best car hire at East midlands Airport with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at East Midlands Airport

There are eight car hire companies with desks at East Midlands Airport: Enterprise, Europecar, Budget, Car Hire Nottingham and Hertz. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near East Midlands Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

Luckily there is no need to worry about filling the hire car up with petrol before you get to the airport as there is a petrol station on site. Just off the Beverley Road roundabout, opposite the Thistle East Midlands Airport Hotel there is a BP service station.

Driving around East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads, particularly to the M1 motorway which provides direct access from London, Sheffield and Leeds to the whole region and each of its urban centres, Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln and Leicester. Luckily the airport itself is very small and easy to find your way out of.

Getting to your destination

We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations on the Costa Blanca from East Midlands Airport.


Derby is a buzz of lively local markets, historic architecture and art and culture with a tasty restaurant scene and some great local pubs. Take a ghost tour to see the spooky side of Derby.

Just thirty minutes from East Midlands Airport is Derby. Simply take the A453/Ashby Road out of the airport and follow for a mile. Take the A50 then the A6 towards Derby until you reach the town centre. Derby is a very compact city with some on –street Pay and Display parking and a handful of local car parks.


This ancient spa town is in the spectacular Peak District and is ideal for romantic couples who want to get away from it all. Follies, limestone hills, woodlands, caverns and an opera house add to the magic while the surrounding countryside is some of the most beautiful in England.

From East Midlands Airport get onto the A453 Ashby Road and follow this to Derby and the A52 and the A6. From here follow signs for the Peak District and Buxton. The drive should take no longer than one and a half hours.


Known as the ‘Queen of the Midlands’ Nottingham’s tales of Robin Hood are legendary. Today so are its art, culture, shopping and nightlife. Historic sights, ancient architecture and leafy parks temper make this a city for everyone!

It takes just 40 minutes to reach Nottingham by car from East Midlands Airport. Take the Ashby Road from the airport, take the second exit on the roundabout, then the first exit onto the M1 motorway. From junction 25 take the A52 exit to Nottingham and follow the signs to the city centre;

Parking in Nottingham consists of Park and Ride, on-street parking and various car parks. On-Street parking is in zones however all operate charging hours from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday (Zone 1 also from 6pm to 8pm) and 8am to 8pm on Sundays . Blue Zone 1 is £1 for 30 minutes, £1 for two hours in the evening and £1 for two hours on Sunday. Red Zone 2 is £1 for one hour, £1 for two hours in the evening and £1 all day on Sunday. Green Zone 3 is £1 for two hours during the week and £1 all day on Sunday. On-street parking is FREE between 8pm and 8am. Nottingham operates the RingGo pay system where, once registered, you can pay for parking via mobile. Car park tariffs are from £3.00 for up to two hours, £5 for twelve hours and £8* for twenty-four hours. Occasionally, hotels in the East Midlands offer car parking; some is free, some is at a cost.

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