Transport Infrastructure

The borough's transport infrastructure is impressive with access to the M1, M6, M42, M69, A50 meaning that all of the major settlements in the country can be reached quickly and easily. There is also a mainline railway station at Loughborough (undergoing re-furbishment) with high speed services to London and the North. The borough is also well serviced for local train services with stations at Sileby, Syston and Barrow upon Soar. East Midlands Airport is only 10 minutes from Loughborough and as well as offering passenger flights it is also the UK's largest cargo airport.

General destinations from Loughborough by bus, coach and rail


Destination Time
Birmingham New Street 1hr 11mins
Derby 24mins
Leicester 14mins
London St. Pancras 1hr 30mins
Nottingham 18mins
Sheffield 1hr
Leeds 2hrs 11mins
Peterborough 1hr 25min

Air - Selected destinations from East Midlands Airport

Scheduled services to key European destinations including Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, Dublin, Edinburgh, Geneva, Glasgow, Milan, Paris and Rome. There are now nearly 90 destinations available to business travellers.

East Midlands Airport - Cargo

There are now 29 worldwide destinations available for cargo from East Midlands Airport

Location is one of the most important considerations of the air cargo operator and this is an area where East Midlands Airport scores top marks. Centrally located in the United Kingdom, the Airport possesses direct and immediate access to the UK’s premier motorway, the M1. Junction 24 is less than two miles away, linked to the Airport by the A453, the majority of which is dual carriageway. The M/A42 from Birmingham joins the M1 within a mile of the Airport at Junction 23A and the A50 Stoke-Derby trunk road (linking the M6 and M1) joins the M1 at Junction 24 by the airport.

East Midlands Airport has direct motorway or trunk road access to every major city in the country, enabling operators to provide effective pick-up and delivery services from London and Bristol in the south to Manchester and Newcastle in the north. Nearly 90% of the landmass of England & Wales is within a 4 hour truck drivetime of the airport.

More about East Midalnds Airport


Destination Miles Time
Birmingham 41 1hr
Bristol 133 2hrs 30mins
Derby 17 25mins
Leeds 87 1hr 35mins
Leicester 13 23mins
London 115 2hrs
Manchester 83 1hr 50mins
Nottingham 14 25mins
Peterborough 51 1hr 15mins
Sheffield 57 1hr 5mins
East Midlands Airport 9 12mins
Birmingham International Airport 39 53mins