Flights to East Midlands Airport

How to find cheap flights to East Midlands

Flights to the East Midlands from Dublin are relatively cheap, however price depends on a number of factors – how early you book, what time of year you want to fly and even which day of the week can all impact the price. With Skyscanner you can always find the cheapest flights from Ireland to the East Midlands, as we compare fares across a range of airlines and travel agencies. If you're flexible, it's even easier. You can use our exclusive flight search tools to compare prices across a whole month to find the very cheapest East Midlands flight deals.

When is the best time to book flights to East Midlands from Ireland?

Generally speaking, the earlier you book the better the price will be. Ryanair (the only airline flying direct to East Midlands from Ireland) usually open their booking calendar five to six months before departure. That said, flights prices do tend to fluctuate. They can jump up and down in the space of a few weeks. If you want to keep an eye on the cost without the work, use our Price Alerts. We'll drop you an email whenever the flight to East Midlands you're interested in changes – whether that's for better or for worse – so you find the perfect time to book.

Airports with direct flights from Ireland

You can fly direct to East Midlands from Dublin and Knock.

Airlines that fly to East Midlands from Ireland

Ireland's favourite budget airline, Ryanair, is currently the only airline offering direct flights from Ireland to East Midlands.

Find out more about airlines that fly to East Midlands from Ireland.

Airports in East Midlands

East Midlands Airport serves the Nottingham, Derby and Leicester area.

If you can't find cheap flights to East Midlands Airport for your travel dates, try looking at flights to nearby airports such as Doncaster-Sheffield, Manchester and Birmingham.

When to visit East Midlands

The East Midlands are at their best from May to August. The weather is generally pleasant, although it is in Britain so you should expect the unexpected and pack for rain. Nottinghamshire hosts lots of music festivals during the summer, such as Splendour, Dot-to-Dot and Forest Live. The European Arts and Theatre Festival runs from May to June.

The weather in East Midlands

Unlike the Spanish costas, England's East Midlands aren't well known for their weather. December to February are the coldest months, with an average temperature of 4°C. During the summer, you can expect temperatures to sit around 16°C – just right for relaxing in Nottingham's fantastic beer gardens

What to Do in the East Midlands

The East Midlands is one of England's nine regions. It's home to the sprawling Peak District National Park and Sherwood Forest, as well as the buzzing cities of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. Even if you're flying to the East Midlands on business, it's worth taking some time out to discover the area.

The city of Nottingham is famous for the legend of Robin Hood, and has a fascinating history which you can discover at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery. It's also home to one of Britain's oldest pubs – Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. Compare hotels in Nottingham now.

The nearby city of Leicester is famous for its role in the Richard III legend, and the unfortunate king was recently reinterred at the city's abbey after his body was discovered buried beneath a car park. Derby is another great place to stay in East Midlands, and its unique attractions include a gothic cathedral and a gallery with paintings by Joseph Wright.

Top attractions: Peak District, Chatsworth House, National Tramway Museum, City of Caves, National Space Centre, and many more.

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Airports near East Midlands

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