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.

A shuttle bus located at the front of the terminal operates from April to October. At all other times, it’s a short walk to the Car Rental Centre.


Rent a car at East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport

Car Rntl Cr Pk Ambassador Rd
DE74 2SA

Tel: 03445446005

Opening hours

10:00 - 20:00 Hrs
07:00 - 20:00 Hrs
07:00 - 20:00 Hrs
07:00 - 20:00 Hrs
07:00 - 20:00 Hrs
07:00 - 20:00 Hrs
07:00 - 15:00 Hrs

Explore the East Midlands with Budget

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.

Collecting and returning your vehicle 

Arriving by air, exit the arrivals terminal and follow the car rental signs to the car hire village. It is a short 5-minute walk to Ambassador Road.

Collecting or returning by road, as you drive into the Airport follow the signs for car hire return on Ambassador Road, drive up to the barrier which will automatically open and park into an Avis Budget bay. If there is nobody in the cabin, please leave your keys in the Avis Budget drop box provided next to the cabin door

In-hours return procedure
At the Car Rental Village, please park your rental vehicle in the return bays marked ‘Avis Budget’. A Rapid Return Agent will check your vehicle in.

Out-of-hours return procedure
If you need to return your vehicle outside of our opening hours, please park in the return bays marked ‘Avis Budget’. Remember to lock your rental vehicle and then leave your keys in the drop box at the ‘Avis Budget’ cabin.

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.


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