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Low season

March

High season

June

Average price (return flight)

£232
Best time to beat the crowds (39% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (42% more expensive on average)
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When to book flights from London Gatwick Airport to East Midlands

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from London Gatwick Airport to East Midlands

  • High season is considered to be May, June, and July. The cheapest month to fly from London Gatwick Airport to East Midlands is March.
  • Morning departure is around 36% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top airline flying London Gatwick to Nottingham East Midlands

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

6.2
Ryanair
Overall score based on 18,352 reviews
6.4
Boarding
6.1
Comfort
7.2
Crew
5.2
Entertainment
5.5
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Staff is really fine."
Cons: "There was no food and drinks at the flight. Not even the water. Also I dont understand the point of priorirty biarding as 90% of passengers were on that row."

Pros: "Flight was ok"
Cons: "Delayed leaving Malta owing to too few staff attending to boarding. Arrival at East Midlands was dire, although I believe mainly due to inefficiency of East Midlands rather than RyanAir"

Pros: "It was short"
Cons: "Ryanair website and use of cookies is designed to confuse and extract as much money off what should be a simple process. At the point of booking after inputing card details the price went up £208 pounds. Removing cookies and rebooking was over £300 cheaper. There's so much more to say"

Cons: "AC needs to be on as the cabin was extremely warm on entering"

Pros: "Flight Price"
Cons: "Not charging £45 for ski baggage when an oversize Check in Bag bag for same weight is £20"

Pros: "fast boarding with no fuss"
Cons: "ususl no leg room"

Cons: "Daylight robbery. I got charged 55pound for not checking in online 2 hrs before. I felt disgusted by this ridiculous amount as I had no idea. Really frustrated with your search engine and Ryan air for not making this very clear"

Pros: "Great experience at Tenerife airport. Fast, efficient check in and through security with ease. Boarding was ok and on time."
Cons: "Plane seats are very uncomfortable. I thought it was just me on the way out but it was as bad on the return and even my husband was complaining of being uncomfortable. The seats made this journey seem much longer than our 9 hour flight to Florida earlier in the year and the backs of my legs still haven’t recovered from yesterday’s flight. I am 5ft 1in and the seats are too high off the floor and too deep for my legs to be comfortable and not have too much pressure in the wrong place. They need foot rests to allow legs to be raised and pressure eased."

Pros: "There was nothing great about Ryan air. We flew with Flybe on the way back and it was a much better experience"
Cons: "Very disappointed with Ryanair and lack of communication from kayak regarding the checking in process. This was our first time to Europe and we booked a last minute trip to Dublin. We arrived at the airport 3 hours in advance to check in and allow time for navigation. We waited in line for an hour only to know that we were either supposed to check in online or upstairs at the airport. We had 4 minutes to check in when we got to the front desk. Staff was incredibly useless and did not assist whatsoever. We had to logon the airport WiFi and watch the video then missed the checkin by 1 minute. This is absolutely unacceptable. We were then directed to another service department for a 55 pound charge each! Which was the same as our original flight. I did not receive any notification email to check in ahead of time. This was a very stressful time for my traveling partner and I and do not feel obliged to be paying the consequences given the circumstances. I am hoping kayak will honor us as loyal customers and reimburse us for these unforseeabke fees. This would be greatly appreciated. I can provide receipt and documentation if needed. Thanks"

Pros: "For the price, you just can't beat Ryanair. The only thing that spoilt the flight were 3 drunk passengers opposite and behind who were noisy and kept annoying other passengers, however the cabin crew handled the problem very well."

Pros: "Priority boarding."
Cons: "Crammed airport shuttle buses and a delayed flight home."

Pros: "Efficiency"
Cons: "They made is walk around barriers carrying our bags slowly shuffling forward to get into the seated area in front of the gate. It took 15 mins . They could set up the ticket check inside the seated area so we could relax."

Pros: "Price; travel light, and take own food and it’s fine."
Cons: "Wait for the drinks/food service, and we would be on the way into land before they reach the middle of the plane on London -Dublin flight"

Cons: "Sat on the plane for 1:30 due to delays and missing our departure slot then to be informed that there was no water ,drinks or any food on the plane due to “supply issues”. Then the conveyor system to broke down at East Midlands and all the cases had to be moved into the collection area by had by 2 security staff All in all 3 hours later for the booked taxi and didn’t arrive home till 4am ! Never had such a bad experience with Ryanair and East Midlands airport"

Cons: "The heat in the cabin was way too high"

Pros: "Good flight times and on-time flight arrivals. Helpful crew and plenty of crew passes with drinks & food."
Cons: "Nothing to criticise."

Pros: "Value for money"

Cons: "No pockets"

Pros: "The boarding system"
Cons: "The delay"

Pros: "Polite cabin staff."
Cons: "Delays, no information given until After entering the gate area, and even then not until after we should have been boarded. Not enough information and not clear when eventually given. Tray table and back of the seat in front were both dirty, dried on spillage from a previous flight."

Cons: "A little late setting off"

Pros: "Boarding was quick and the crew efficient, a shortish 2hr flight comfort was perfectly adequate"
Cons: "The breakfast burrito was tasteless, i would have rather have done without."

Pros: "But quick boarding glad I had priority"

Cons: "On both flights we were called tbrough for boarding only to be kept queueing for over half an hour before actually boarding the plane. On the flight to East Midlands when everyone was on board we were then told due to an air traffic restriction we had to wait another 45 minutes before we could take off. On the return flight after queueing for half an hour only after I asked why we had waited so long were we told that the plane HADN't EVEN LANDED YET. So both flights were delayed with no explanation from anyone. Also all announcements on both flights were very difficult to hear above the engine noise. I am afraid that this experience has made me realise that I will NEVERTHELESS fly with Ryanair again. I would rather pay the extra and fly with a better airline."

Cons: "I don't like the fact that you have to pay to sit with your companions. As a protest for this I refuse to buy any food or drink on the flight."

Pros: "Cabin crew handled the gypsies well, flight arrived home ahead of schedule. Plenty of choice of food and drinks although expensive it was nice."
Cons: "We managed to choose a flight and sit next to a party of 17 gypsies. It was non stop. The kids couldn't stay still, always shouting or just screaming, running up the aisle. Banging seat tables and armrests up and down. At one point a young boy maybe 3 yrs old was stood on the table with his hands on his own seat back bouncing on the table. I have never wished for turbulance and the seatbelt signs to be on, But I did on this flight! The adults looked drunk while bording and one even asked me if I'd been to Tenerife while we were in Tenerife airport!"

Pros: "Good coffee (for £3)"
Cons: "Flight was delayed for an hour. Looked like the crew were a bit overworked."

Cons: "Awful service from Ryanair , first time using them and definitely last time. Told to put my bag in storage underneath but I was travelling with only one bag and was in a rush. Such an inconvenience."

Cons: "I had to miss one of the legs of my trip to Dublin due to connection problems and struggled to find out if I could reschedule the flight. In the end I resorted to simply missing it and booked elsewhere as there were no tickets available on either Ryanair or your site.Ryanair need to be more accommodating of people who need emergency contact."

Pros: "The price"
Cons: "It appears that all the flights are late. We ended up over 2 hours late. This has been occurring more frequently."

Cons: "Having to pay extra on top of fare to sit beside my own wife!!"

Pros: "Flight arrived on time"
Cons: "Limited food on board and ran out of most stock at the beginning of the flight Wasn't able to sit with my family yet again Lack of leg space My table was broken and wasn't in use"

Pros: "crew very professional and friendly and boarding was quick and efficient.."
Cons: "flight price extortionate......flight delayed by over an hour resulting in me missing my bus connection and having to wait 2 hrs at airport"

Cons: "2hr 30 minute delay with no information or vouchers"

Pros: "Staff polite and helpful. Swift check in."
Cons: "Difficult to identify priority boarding. Queues merged into one."

Pros: "Cheap and cheerful.....but that's fine"
Cons: "Delayed flight and quite turbulent but can't be helped"

Cons: "£50 x2 charge for not being checked in We checked in 24hrs before hand but they said it wasn't on the system When we checked in we checked our bags in and choose our seats. Absolutely disgusting a £17 flight ended up over £200"

Pros: "I liked getting off the plane."
Cons: "Hidden fees after hidden fees... The lady at the check in counter said my bag was fine... At the gate they said it was to big and weighed too much. £50 Extra. I bought an exit row seat because I'm big guy. The seat belt didn't fit so I asked for an extension and the flight attendant got very snippy with me and said she would not give me an extension because ​of "safety reasons". (This has never been the case on any other airline I have flown.) She then very rudely said because of your rather large size we are going to have to move you to another seat where we can give you an extension. Like I said I know I'm a big guy but you don't have to so loud and rude about it. At least say it with a smile and some kindness... Wow. It was just uncomfortable and not a good feeling. Later when I got to sitting in my new seat, they came through with the convince cart (no free snacks or drinks, you pay for everything.) She nor the other attendent with her asked if we wanted and thing, if we were doing alright, nothing. Thank God it was only a 1.5 hour flight. So glad that experience is over."

Pros: "The price..."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for over 2 hours with little information to passengers about why/with new expected times. Boarding was a mess with people all of a sudden rushing towards the door. On board, the crew seemed very flustered and was constantly rushing around, unsure who ordered what, etc. At a minimum, I would expect free coffee and water and was surprised to find out that was not the case on this flight. Not a positive experience and will try not to fly Ryanair in the future, will also not recommend to friends."

Pros: "Missed as flight from.larnaca was cancelled"

Pros: "The plan was clean and seats comfortable with enough leg room for all but the longest legs. Hot drinks, as in all flights way to expensive. Flight crew very nice and helpful. Over all we were very pleased and we fly quite a lot."

Pros: "The flight was good and on time. Crew were kind and professional."

Cons: "Extortionate prices for water!! Water of all things should be complimentary on flights in my opinion! Air-conditioning on flights can make you dry and when you have to pay for it at this price it makes it hard to fathom how they get away with this kind of pricing!!"

Pros: "On arriving at London, Gatwick, for our trip to Dublin, discovered that Ryanair wanted 105 pounds sterling for our luggage for the 3 of us. That was a surprise I did not appreciate as was not highlighted on their website when I made the reservations. Also, the lift to allow our daughter, in a wheelchair, access to the plane was broken and her Mom and I had to help her carefully and with a lot of effort up the plane 20 step ramp from the tarmac to the plane's rear door. Not fun at all. Rick Sickles"

Pros: "Quickness"
Cons: "Crying baby"

Pros: "nothing really"
Cons: "Paid for priority boarding then had to wait at the bottom of a stairwell for 15 minutes with the rest of the passengers coming down the stairs and off the lift to get in front so that was a complete waste of money. Then the plane had not been topped up with water so no hot drinks or flushing toilet, good job it was a shortish flight, then passengers could only get offf the plane by the rear exit as there was a problem with the front one, what a shambles, I will think twice about flying with Ryanair again"

Cons: "The one thing you would expect is to be able to purchase a tea or coffee on a short haul flight. Not with Ryanair. Then had to wait 10 mins to be assisted into the parking slot, with a further wait for the bus ( we arrived at rush hour, midnight, really). Not a good experience."

Pros: "It was on time and everything ran smoothly so in my opinion,the flight was fine"

Pros: "This Ryan air trip was a bit more relaxed, smooth and fast. I paid Ymir the extra suitcase check in and geared that Ryan air and extremely particular in weight. My 20 kg bag came a little over but it was fine, nothing said. It was smooth and no issues. I would book Ryan air again"

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