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East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport is the closest international airport to Leicester and is less than an hour away from the campus by road. The airport is relatively small and serves primarily destinations in Europe.


Skylink operates a regular bus (coach) service from the airport to Leicester, which runs every 30 minutes during the day and hourly through the night. The journey takes around 1 hour and tickets should cost around £8 per person.

On arrival at St Margaret’s Bus Station in Leicester, we suggest taking a taxi for the short journey to the DMU campus. You will see a rank of black taxis near the coach stop. The taxi fare to the DMU campus should be between £5 and £10.


A pre-arranged taxi from East Midlands Airport to DMU would usually cost around £30. If several people are travelling together this might be a good option because you could share the cost.

There are a number of Leicester taxi companies with whom you can book advance pick-ups. You will need to make your own arrangements directly with the taxi company and pay the driver yourself in cash. Please note that these companies are not connected to or endorsed by DMU in any way. Should you choose to use one of these companies it is entirely at your own risk and any such liability is expressly disclaimed by DMU. 

 Please be aware that using a taxi waiting at the airport will usually be much more expensive than a taxi that you have booked in advance.