East Midlands Airport Duty Free

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About East Midlands Airport (EMA)

Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2SA
City: Nottingham
United Kingdom
+44(0)871 919 9000
Website: http://www.eastmidlandsairport.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ema_airport
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EastMidsAirport
Arrivals: East Midlands Airport (EMA) Arrivals
Departures: East Midlands Airport (EMA) Departures
52.83110046, -1.328060031
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East Midlands Airport (IATA: EMA, ICAO: EGNX), is an airport serving the Nottingham area in United Kingdom. Scroll down or click here to see what East Midlands Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 7 shops, 2 cafes, and 3 restaurants at East Midlands Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

This airport has one 2,893-meter asphalt runway and one terminal. It serves eight airlines with five of those airports using the airport seasonally. 4.8 million passengers and 77,067 aircraft movements came through East Midlands Airport in 2017. It is a major cargo hub for Europe due to its location and the rail port north of the airport.

EMA was opened by RAF in 1943 during WWII, and in 1964, the airport was purchased by the area governments for civilian use. It was not until the 2000s that holiday flights from places like Orlando, Florida, the Dominican Republic and more brought traffic to the airport, prompted the need for a remodel of the terminal.

Parking is available for short- and long-term stays, all within a short walk. JetParks offer less expensive parking, but they require a shuttle transfer to the airport. Ground transportation includes taxis, trains, coaches and rental cars.

How far away is East Midlands Airport from from the centre of Nottingham?

It takes approximately 25 minutes to drive the 14.2 miles (22.9 kilometres) between the centre of Nottingham and East Midlands Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside EMA airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from United Kingdom.

What are the parking options at East Midlands Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from East Midlands Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at East Midlands Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 5 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 7 different shops around East Midlands Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

East Midlands Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at East Midlands Airport include:

Aviation Gift And Hobby Centre
  • Before Security
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
Dixons Travel
  • 05:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
Flat White Coffee Club
  • Before Security
Frankie & Benny
  • After Security
  • Arrivals
  • Before Security
Lavazza Espression
  • Before Security
Pork & Pickle
  • 01332810821
  • After Security
The Massage Chair Company
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
The Runway Bar
  • 24/7
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security

What airlines operate passenger services out of East Midlands Airport?

The following airlines all fly passenger services out of East Midlands Airport:

Duty Free Allowance at East Midlands Airport

If you are travelling to United Kingdom from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at East Midlands Airport from inside the EU

Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:

  • 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at East Midlands Airport from outside the EU

If you are entering United Kingdom from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer
  • up to £390 worth of all other goods
East Midlands Airport Reviews

Bad airport. You dont have seperate lines to put baggage on to the conveyor belt. Also the baggage bags came back very destroyred. Mine was missing a wheel. Also the baggage claim is very slow. 20 mins of waiting for the first bag to come. The food is ok and wifi is pretty bad.
- Nejc Prašnikar

Great little airport. Easy to drive to and even though it was busy still room to sit. Some nice places to get a bite to each and although lots of budget flights leave from here there has never seemed to be the noisy drunken people you often find waiting for flights. If you have the choice to fly from here or Birmingham choose here.

First time for many years I've flown from EMA and have to say it has improved. Facilities are good for a regional airport and the presence of a smoking area off the departure lounge shows consideration (whatever your thoughts regarding the habit) for a group of travellers that are often ostracised and forgotten. A pleasant and quick experience both in and out.
- @Saggitair

Skylink service to and from EMA to Loghborough, Leicester, Nottingham or Derby was brilliant, quick and easy check in, security was fast and boarding was great! Altogether, a great experience with plenty of destinations, and would definitely use EMA again!
- Owen Gunn

Yet again extensive delays at baggage claim. 40 minutes wait for the bags, while later flights were getting their baggage first. Always a shambles at EMA, never gets any better.
- inflight Video

Decent airport for its size. Security was very fast in the early morning however I may have arrived before the morning rush. Facilities are limited but there are all of the usual shops. WH Smith, Burger King etc. Sitting space is also limited and in the morning rush hours the terminal is quite packed. Overall however decent.
- Edward

In the summer, allow plenty of time to get through the security. It took us 45 mins. The food outlets are good upstairs, but there appeared to be confusion as to the departure gates.
- Alex Jaycock

Very unlucky location of car rental facilities, long to walk and without any rain protection. Could be much better.
- Heinz

Brilliant airport especially when traveling from Ireland because you don't have to go through border control. The WIFI is great but at busy times baggage claim can be busy and you have to wait
- Angus

It took 30 minutes to get through immigration at midnight. Families with tired young children having to wait. Terrible
- Craig Wood
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