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Trains to Airports

Trains to Airports

Take the train to the airport with East Midlands Trains. We serve three airports and several more through connections with other train operating companies. 

Trains to London Luton Airport

Luton Airport Parkway is only 25 minutes from London and just over an hour from Leicester.

Take the train to Luton Airport Parkway station, where a shuttle bus will take you to the terminal, five minutes away. The bus services coincide with the train timetable and leaves every 15 minutes.

For airport information, visit London Luton Airport.



Trains to Liverpool John Lennon Airport

If you are flying from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, change at Liverpool Lime Street or Hunts Cross for your airport bus.

  • From Liverpool Lime Street: Take Airlink 500
  • From Hunts Cross:  take bus 89 and 81A
  • From Liverpool South Parkway: take bus 80A or 86A

A taxi from Liverpool Lime Street to John Lennon Airport takes about 20 minutes.

For airport information, visit Liverpool John Lennon Airport.



Trains to East Midlands Airport

If you are travelling on your own, the most cost effective way to travel between the airport and East Midlands Parkway is to pre-book the shared taxi service operated by Arrow Cars.  This service costs £7.45 per person each way and must be booked online at least 12 hours in advance of the taxi being required.  You will receive an e-mail to confirm your booking.  Please note that the reduced fare pre-booked service is a shared taxi scheme and therefore there may be a wait of up to 15 minutes for other passengers who have booked in the same time slot.

The taxi will pick you up outside East Midlands Parkway station from the dedicated taxi rank.  If you have booked a return journey from East Midlands Airport, please follow the signs for Arrow Cars.  

The journey between the station and airport takes 10-15 minutes depending on traffic.

Click here for Arrow Cars booking.

When booking a shuttle to the airport please enter "TRAIN SHUTTLE" in the pick up or destination field in order to get the discounted fare. If you are traveling in groups of two or more you should pre-book a local private hire service.  Arrow Cars can be contacted on 01332 814000 for a quote.  

Alternatively, if you wish to travel by public transport, Skylink bus connections are available from Derby and Nottingham train stations. Skylink bus timetable information is available here.

For airport information, visit East Midlands Airport.



London Airports

All London airports can be reached via connections through London St Pancras.

London Heathrow

London Heathrow is reached directly in around 50 minutes from London St Pancras, via the London Underground Piccadilly Line from Kings Cross St Pancras underground station.

For other routes, including the Heathrow Express, via Paddington, visit the Heathrow Airport travel page

London Gatwick

Gatwick Express can be reached in around an hour, via Victoria train station, which can be reached easily by the London Underground Victoria line from Kings Cross St Pancras Underground station.

For more information, visit the London Gatwick Airport train travel page

London City

London City Airport station, on the Docklands Light Railway is easily reached via London St Pancras on the high-speed link to Stratford. London St Pancras is just six minutes to Stratford and Stratford to London City Airport takes another 17 minutes. 

For more information, visit the London City Airport travel page.

London Stansted

From London St Pancras, the Victoria line on the London Underground takes you up to Tottenham Hale station in around 20 minutes. From Tottenham Hale the Stansted Express train takes around 25 minutes directly to London Stansted.

Visit the London Stansted travel page