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Car hire East Midlands Airport

Need a fast, reliable car hire service at East Midlands Airport? Rent with Budget, we provide quality hire cars and friendly service at a great price.


Rent a car at East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Apt
DE74 2SA

Tel: 03445446005

Opening hours

08:00 - 16:00 Hrs
08:00 - 16:00 Hrs
08:00 - 16:00 Hrs
08:00 - 16:00 Hrs
08:00 - 16:00 Hrs
09:00 - 13:00 Hrs

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Picking up and dropping off your car

How to find us

Directions from M1
Take either junction 23a or 24 off of the M1 and pick up signs for the airport.

Directions from M42
Continue until M42 turns into A42, you will pick up signs for the airport.

Picking up your hire car at East Midlands Airport

When arriving at East Midlands Airport please go to our desk opposite WH Smiths in the arrivals terminal.

Your rental car is approx. 10 min walk away - no vehicles are located at the Arrivals Terminal.  To collect your car, leave the arrivals terminal via the doors next to Greggs.  Keep walking and pass in front of the departures building and cross over the road using the pedestrian crossing. At the roundabout turn left and follow the path around the corner.  Cross the road using the Zebra crossing and follow the path until you see the Car Rental Village on the left hand side.  Cross back over the road using the Zebra crossing to enter the Car Rental Village where you will find the Avis cabin. 

Upon arrival, Avis Preferred customers will need to announce themselves as a Preferred customer where we will have their pre-printed rental documentation and vehicle keys ready.

There is no additional charge if you have a reservation with a valid flight number and your flight is delayed or diverted. However our agents will only stay for a maximum of 2 hours after the normal closing time of station. No out of hours reservations will be accepted. 

Returning your car
Cars should be returned to the car rental village located on Dove Road.

Directions to the car rental village
When turning into the airport main roundabout: take the first left onto Viscount Road; then proceed straight on at the next two mini roundabouts; and then take the next right onto Dove Road.

In-hours return procedure
When arriving at the car rental village, you just need to park your rental car in the return bays marked 'Avis Budget'. One of our rapid return agents will check your car in.

Out-of-hours return procedure
If you need to return your car when we're closed, you just need to park your rental car in the return bays marked 'Avis Budget', and then leave your keys in our drop box which is located inside the arrivals building opposite WH Smiths. Please remember to lock your rental car. 

Any cars returned to the short-stay car park at the airport will incur a parking charge and liability will be the renter.


Car rental at East Midlands Airport

The East Midlands is in the very heart of England, surrounded by fascinating tourist attractions and highways that can take you throughout mainland UK.

With a rental car, the entirety of the country is open to you. Whether it is a day trip to the hustle and bustle of cosmopolitan Nottingham for a shopping expedition, or a visit to Sherwood Forest to follow in the shadow of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, the East Midlands has something to suit all tastes and ages.

From Lincolnshire to Derbyshire, a holiday in the East Midlands allows a glimpse into the past and present of England, and having rented a car makes the exploration all the easier. Cheap car rentals from Budget are ideal for exploring the local area.

Shakespeare country is in the East Midlands, with William Shakespeare's home town of Stratford-upon-Avon packed with the inspiration that gave the great writer his ideas.

Visit the town to get a glimpse into Olde England with its rich architectural buildings and winding streets. Celebrate Shakespeare in the World Shakespeare Festival as well as a dozen other festivals.

The surrounding countryside of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds provide enough attractions to keep everyone entertained for days, all within easy driving distance with Budget rental cars.

Take the kids on a spin around the East Midlands and visit some of the family-friendly attractions such as the zoos, safari parks and aquariums - attractions that are sure to entertain kids of all ages, big and small!

In Stoke-on-Trent there are attractions such as the Central Forest Park, which is right next to Europe's biggest street-styled skate park. Car hire is a cheap way of allowing you to add these to your itinerary, no matter where in the East Midlands your holiday is based.

Lincolnshire is the largest county in the East Midlands, perfect for going for long drives in your cheap car rental and littered with ancient medieval ruins to explore and beautiful canals to relax by.

Clambering through the ruins of historical castles, churches and Roman forts is fun for all the family, while beautiful gardens and parks create a romantic setting for a couple’s retreat.