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Last Updated: 24th April, 2024

Looking for the cheapest car hire at East Midlands Airport? We will source the Best Car Hire Rates from approved car rental companies in England to include Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Budget, Dollar, Sixt, Thrifty and Europcar.

East Midlands Airport is located in the heart of the UK, known to be an easy to use airport, can be easily accessed by several good road links to it such as the M1, A50 or A453.

The East Midlands region is a vast and varied area, including Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. Boasting a rich history dating back to Roman times, lush forestry and nature parks, incredible walking routes, as well as artisan foods and excellent shopping, the East Midlands is an excellent choice for travellers seeking to explore a pocket of England that retains its traditional charm and natural beauty

East Midlands Car Rental FAQ

Which is the best car hire company at East Midlands Airport EMA?

Based on feedback from over 10,000 customers who hired a car at at East Midlands Airport, Alamo Car Hire had the best customer satisfaction rating with a score of 8.7 out of 10.

Can I hire a car at East Midlands Airport with no deposit?

Yes you can rent a car at East Midlands Airport with no deposit or a low deposit. You choose how much deposit you want to pay, Zero - €500 or €500 - €1000. First get a quote and on the left hand side of the results page simply select the amount of deposit you want to pay. We will then send you a quote based on the amount you choose

Can I get car hire at East Midlands Airport with no excess?

Yes, you can get car hire at East Midlands Airport with no excess. You choose how much excess you want to pay. No deposit or €500 - €1000. First .get a quote and on the left hand side of the results page simply select the amount of excess you want to pay by ticking the revelant box. We will then send you a quote based on the amount you choose.

Can I rent a car at East Midlands Airport England if I am over 70?

Yes, you can hire a car in East Midlands from selected car rental companies up to 99 years of age with no extra charges. Contact us we will be glad to assist you by comparing the leading car hire companies to get you the best deal.

Can I rent a car at East Midlands Airport if I am under 25?

You can hire a car at East Midlands Airport at 21 years of age, with an additional fee. Young driver's age: 21 to 24 years. Charge 36 GBP per day. Young driver's age: 23 to 24 years. Charge 32.5 GBP per day. Maximum 325 GBP.Please contact us directly and we will be glad to explain how to get the best deal for your age group

Can I take a rental car from East Midlands to visit a different Country?

Yes some car hire companies will allow you to take a rental car cross border, but you will need to get permission first. There will be additional fees to cross an International border. Rental cars may be taken outside the UK to the following countries only: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Channel Islands, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Can I take a rental car from London and drop it off in a different city?

Yes some car hire companies will allow one way rentals to a different city. For example you can pick up a car East Midlands Airport and drop it off in London, a one way rental is a rental which starts at one location and terminates at another. Availability is subject to location restrictions and vehicle type. A fee may apply for this service and will be advised at time of reservation.

How long do I need to hold a licence in order to rent a car at East Midlands Airport?

A full licence held for minimum of 1 year with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photo card

Which documents do I need to hire a car at East Midlands Airport?

The principle driver will need to have the following documents in his or her name. A full licence, a credit card, the voucher we will send you when you complete your booking, and a passport.

What is the fuel policy for a hire car at East Midlands Airport?

The vast majority of cars have a full to full fuel policy, which means your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel. To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it.

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East Midlands Airport Car Rental Locations

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Airport East Midlands Airport, Castle Donnington, Derbyshire, DE74 2SA

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Nottingham 10-14 St. Mark's Street, off Huntingdon Street, Nottingham,, Nottingham, NG3 1DE, Nottinghamshire,
Leicester 33 St. Matthews Way, Leicester, LE1 2BU

East Midlands Airport Information

Airport Name: East Midlands Airport
Address: East Midlands UK
City: East Midlands
Country: UK
Telephone: +44 08719199000
Time Zone: GMT + 1
Driving Directions to East Midlands Airport
Car Parking: Long and Short Term Parking Facilities available
Taxi service: Taxi service can be found outside the Arrivals Terminal 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.
Train service: you can choose from 3 train stations, Derby train station, Nottingham train station and East Midlands Parkway station.
Bus service: Bus service are frequent to all major UK towns from the East Midlands Airport choose from Skylink, Airlink or Indigo bus services. The National Express Coach will take visitors on to Sheffield, Leeds and Coventry directly as well as Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.
Car Hire: The car rental desks are located in the arrivals hall
Information Desk: Located in the arrivals hall
Disabled Facilities: East Midlands Airport disability service provider, OCS – One Complete Solution is at hand to offer any assistance it can ie with wheelchairs and luggage. Passanger Assistance Lounge can be found in the Departures Lounge. For general enquiries please contact the OCS helpdesk on 01332 818426.

Enjoy a range of shops in the East Midlands Airport such as Boots, Aviation Gift Centre, Accessorize, WHSmith Books and resturants such as Burger King, Caffé Aitazza, Soho Coffee Co. Travelex Currency Exchange Service.
Relax at the Penauille Servisair Executive Lounge
Express Lane to allow quicker access through Security
Free Wifi
Auto Service Centre is a new on-site garage
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Aeropark which exhibits aircraft and engines being refurbished, run on a voluntary basis.

Flight Destinations from East Midlands Airport

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BMI Brussels
Bmibaby Alghero, Alicante, Almería [seasonal], Amsterdam, Barcelona Bastia , Belfast-International, Cork, Dubrovnik , Edinburgh, Faro, Geneva, Glasgow-International, Jersey, Málaga, Malta , Minorca Newquay Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Prague, Venice-Marco Polo
Eastern Airways Aberdeen
Hamburg International Banjul
Jet2.com Dalaman Corfu , Heraklion , Lanzarote Paphos , Sharm el-Sheikh Tenerife-South
Manx2 Isle of Man
Ryanair Alicante, Belfast-City, Bergerac, Berlin-Schönefeld, Budapest, Bydgoszcz, Carcassonne, Dinard, Dublin, Faro, Girona, Ibiza, Knock, Kraków, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Limoges, Łódź, Malaga, Marrakech, Milan-Orio al Serio, Murcia, Nantes, Palma de Mallorca Pisa, Reus, Riga, Rimini, Rome-Ciampino, Rzeszów, Tenerife-South, Turin, Valencia, Wrocław

East Midlands Region See & Do

Places to visit

One of the main sights you must visit is the infamous Sherwood Forest of Robin Hood fame, a Royal forest in Nottinghamshire. A natural nature reserve, the forest is over 1000 acres in size, with clearly marked walking routes and good visitor facilities. Other incredible sights in Nottinghamshire include the ice-age drawings at Creswell Crags, Nottingham, Belvoir and Newark castles, the underground City of Caves - a city below a city - walking tours that help you retrace the footsteps of some of the areas literary greats; Byron and DH Lawrence are two of the most popular.

Other areas of natural beauty in this region include the Leicestershire coast, stretching for an impressive 50 miles before terminating at the wetlands of The Wash, near Norfolk. Packed with bustling towns and quaint villages, this part of the East Midlands is known for its fishing, picturesque beauty, tourism and charm. While in Leicestershire, take a ride on a steam train, visit the National Space Centre for all things astronomical, and take a peek at the critters at Twycross zoo. The Battle of Bosworth Heritage Centre and the Jewry Wall Museum will help satisfy inquisitive minds and the shopping districts to hunt out include Highcross, St Martin's Square Stoneygate and Belgrave Road.

Northamptonshire is home to the grand country estates of Althorp House, Kirby Hall and Broughton Castle, to name but a few. Adventurers can also opt to swing, glide and clamber through the trees at the Irchester Country Park adventure course or search for kingfishers at Barnwell Country Park.

One of the most scenic areas is the 50 miles coastal stretch in Leicestershire that includes Cleethorpes, Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea and Skegness. The Lincolnshire Wolds are a stunning mix of low hills and valleys, perfect for walking, camping, cycling and exploring nature at its most beautiful.

For walking, drive out to the Peak District a wonderful national park covering more than 550 square miles across several counties, with its highest peak scaling over 2000ft. The fifth largest national park of its kind in England and Wales, there are a multitude of walks on offer, varying in length and difficulty.

A drive out to the Fenlands is also unbeatable, with a rich reward of handsome walks and quaint villages along the way. Take your time and stop off along the way to get the most out of this stunning area. Check out the cathedrals at Ely and Ramsey, the windpumps at Wicken Fen and salt marshes

Places To Visit

East Midlands as story would have it, was home to the world famouns Robin Hood and his Merry Men, he stole from the rich to give to the poor of the East Midlands area so a visit to Sherwood Forest is not to be missed.

Explore some of the visitor attractions which the East Midlands area has to offer in your rented car, such as Coton Manor Gardens, Biddulph Grange Gardens and Castle Ashby Gardens. In keeping with the gardens and castles continue on to visit Notthingham Castle, Newark Castle, Bolsover Castle and Lincoln Castle.

Lincoln Cathedral is not to be missed having being used as a location for the filming of the Da Vinci Code film starring Tom Hanks, its floodlit silhouette in the night sky is a wonderful sight. Also take a visit in your rent a car to Calke Abbey to view the Baroque architecture of this mansion and enjoy a stroll in the beautiful park all 600 acres.

Enjoy a day trip to see Gainsborough Old Hall to see this great 16th century manor house, which was visited by Henry VIII. Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge with many caves to be seen. It is said Robin Hood may have used it as an escape root from Edward II in times gone by. For all steam engine enthusiasts a visit to the Great Central Railway is a must in Loughborough, enjoy a trip out on a full size steam engine and have a meal on board or enjoy the event of Driving a Train. To take things at a easier pace travel out to see the Burrough Hill which offers excellent views of Leicestershire rolling countryside, where once an Iron Age Hill Fort could be see.

If you fancy doing some driving in your car rental in the East Midlands take a visit to these market towns and experience the character of each one while mixing with the locals in Oakham, Melton Mowbray, Bakewell, and Stamford.

Hotels Near East Midlands Airport

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Thistle East Midlands Airport

Thistle East Midlands Airport, Nottingham East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington The hotel is situated in a premium location for easy access to East Midlands Airport, making it perfect for those catching an early flight! We can offer you amazing packages to leave you car with us whilst you’re away. Guests can also get to enjoy the many leisure facilities that the hotel has to offer; swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. We also offer great dining options, from bar snacks to a la carte menus. Wi-fi internet connection is available throughout the hotel.

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport, Hunter Road,Castle Donington The Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport offers great value accommodation with rooms to accommodate up to 2 adults and two children. All room rates include our delicious complimentary hot breakfast buffet - a great way to start your day. Our modern guestrooms are equipped with en-suite power showers, hairdryers, satellite TV and in-room movies. We also offer tea and coffee making facilities, so that you can feel right at home while you are our guest! We also offer a fully licensed bar and our Great Room is an informal place in which to enjoy a tasty meal from our menu or make use of free WiFi. We are ideally located close to M1, A42, A50 and DHL, Powergen, British Midland and UPS. Nearby attractions include Robin Alton Towers, American Adventure, Twycross Zoo, Donington Park, Donington Exhibition Centre, National Exhibition Centre Birmingham, Nottingham Ice Stadium, Nottingham Forrest Football Club, East Midlands Airport, National Watersports Centre. Car parking is charged at £3 for the first night and £8.50 per night thereafter.

Donington Manor Hotel,

Donington Manor Hotel, 1 High Street, Castle Donington Ideally located for events at Donington Park and Park & Fly for East Midlands Airport, this boutique hotel is centrally situated in the village of Castle Donington less than 2 miles from the M1, A50 and A42. The Donington Manor Hotel is one of only four hotels in the The Finesse Collection, an exclusive selection of stylish hotels uniquely designed for style, comfort and service. Originally built as a coaching house in the 18th Century, the Donington Manor Hotel is a landmark building within the village of Castle Donington today.

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