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East Midlands

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Introduction

The East Midlands is a region in east England, covering the southern half of the Peak District and the cities of Derby, Nottingham and Leicester.

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Counties

  • Derbyshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Rutland
  • Northampton­shire
  • Nottingham­shire
  • Most of Lincolnshire

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Getting There

By Plane

East Midlands Airport (EMA) is the main gateway, located about 25 kilometres from Derby and also the main gateway of Leicester and Nottingham. Ryanair flies to Alicante, Belfast, Bergerac, Berlin, Budapest, Bydgoszcz, Carcassonne, Dinard, Dublin, Faro, Girona, Granada, Ibiza, Knock, Krakow, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Limoges, Lodz, Málaga, Marrakech, Milan, Murcia, Nantes, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Reus (Barcelona), Riga, Rimini, Rome, Rzeszów, Tenerife-South, Turin, Valencia and Wroclaw.
Many more budget airlines and charter airlines fly to places throughout Europe, including Bmibaby, Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomson Airways.

To/from the airport
The airport has excellent connections to the motorway network by using the M1 and M42. The closest railway station is East Midlands Parkway, which is 6 kilometres away. If you book a taxi in advance you can have a reduced price getting to the railway station, as buses don't go here anymore. Skylink branded bus services operate to and from Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and Coalville.

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