Long Stay 1 Parking at East Midlands Airport

address Long Stay 1 at East Midlands Airport, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donnington, Derby, DE74 2SA

Passengers departing from East Midlands Airport will love the ease and speed of using the Long Stay 1 car park. The terminal building is within easy walking distance, which means no waiting for transfer buses as you head to the check-in desks. Find out all you need to know here.

Why choose Long Stay 1

Simply park your car, grab your bags and make the short walk to the terminal - it really couldn’t be easier. This option is perfect for those who are going on holiday for at least a week. Using Long Stay 1 is a breeze. Simply drive to the barrier where the automatic numberplate recognition system will confirm your booking, issue a ticket and let you in. From here, just find a parking space, unload your bags and head to the nearby terminal.

Returning is just as straightforward. Walk back to the car park, locate your vehicle, drive to the barrier and insert your ticket. Don’t worry if you have any problems - there’s a 24-hour assistance button manned by staff who’ll be happy to help whatever your problem.

Security is paramount at the Long Stay 1 car park, so both you and your car will be safe while on the premises. Along with being a recipient of the Park Mark® Safer Parking Award holder, Long Stay 1 offers CCTV, security fencing, manned patrols and floodlighting.

Customer Reviews

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Overall rating
Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 462 reviews
9 out of 10


Mansfield GB
Parked in long stay 1 so a couple of minutes walk from departures at East Midlands . Had to drive round to find a space for few minutes. Did not meet any staff.
Confirmed purchase: 23 August 2015
Published on: 26 August 2015
7 out of 10


Shortage of spaces when we arrived although there was a notice at the entrance permitting use of disabled car parking spaces which we did.

When we returned home the parking meter rejected our ticket which has happened to us before on several occasions although we had booked and pre-paid in advance. The machine indicated we owed another £7 we were due back 12.30 am and it was 11.45 pm. The intercom was not working and we had a 2 year old child with us. An alternative intercom was used and eventually someone answered and the barrier was raised for us to egress.
Confirmed purchase: 19 August 2015
Published on: 26 August 2015
3 out of 10


St Neots GB
The gate did NOT open automatically on arrival - we had to contact them. On being let in the large car park was virtually full - we drove round and round to try and find a space. There were no people around at all. The car park spaces were so narrow even getting passengers out was difficult - let alone luggage. An experience not to be repeated!
Confirmed purchase: 23 August 2015
Published on: 26 August 2015
10 out of 10


Leicester GB older person,
Easy to find & less than five minutes walk to departures, simple entry & exit from car park, will use this car park again in the future.
Confirmed purchase: 21 August 2015
Published on: 25 August 2015
9 out of 10


West Bridgford GB
Had to park in disabled as all the regular bays were full
Confirmed purchase: 10 August 2015
Published on: 19 August 2015
10 out of 10


Rotherham GB
Very good but a little cramped
Confirmed purchase: 15 August 2015
Published on: 18 August 2015
10 out of 10


GB frequent user no problems
Use quite often very convenient. easy to use
Confirmed purchase: 16 August 2015
Published on: 17 August 2015
10 out of 10


belper derby GB regular passenger at eastmidds
no problems great experience
Confirmed purchase: 16 August 2015
Published on: 17 August 2015
10 out of 10


Worksop GB
Excellent location close to departures. Vehicle registration recognition was hassle free and ensured quick getaway.
Confirmed purchase: 24 July 2015
Published on: 12 August 2015
10 out of 10


Wolverhampton GB
We used this car park for a week-long holiday. The Long stay 1 is ideally situated and is within walking distance of departures. Entry and exit processes automatically log your car registration and were excellent; we had changed our car registration only two days' prior to travel and encountered no problems. Would definitely recommend and use again.
Confirmed purchase: 19 July 2015
Published on: 22 July 2015
8 out of 10


Sheffield GB very easy to book
Very straight forward to book, park and collect
Confirmed purchase: 19 July 2015
Published on: 21 July 2015
8 out of 10


East Midlands airport self read car registration number machines very slow. Difficulty in finding a space in car park although booked several months in advance and arriving well in time for check in
Confirmed purchase: 09 July 2015
Published on: 15 July 2015
9 out of 10


Matlock GB Frequent flyer
A system which better identifies location of parking spaces eg.by rows, would greatly assist.
Confirmed purchase: 10 July 2015
Published on: 14 July 2015
7 out of 10


Nottingham GB 40 degrees in Barcalona!
Fine...but could only find somewhere to park right at the far end of the car-park with very little options. Almost one in - one out.
But then it was a busy period.
Confirmed purchase: 03 July 2015
Published on: 07 July 2015
10 out of 10


Had difficulty getting into the car park. Exit no problem. All else excellent.
Confirmed purchase: 02 July 2015
Published on: 07 July 2015
9 out of 10


Sleaford lincs GB
Very easy to find. No problems getting in or out. Easy walk to terminals.
Confirmed purchase: 05 July 2015
Published on: 07 July 2015
5 out of 10


wantage GB
Very poor situation very unable to find a space when we did the space was too small for
parking having to park close to next vehicle to get out.
Confirmed purchase: 20 June 2015
Published on: 24 June 2015
5 out of 10


The barrier at entrance was not working, not recognising number plates, therefore queue built up and caused delay in getting to flight..Barrier on exit a week later still not working
Confirmed purchase: 29 May 2015
Published on: 18 June 2015
10 out of 10


Derbyshire GB
Excellent as ALWAYS with APH. We only ever book with them.

Car Park 1 at East Midlands is about a 5 minute walk with light luggage - you can see the entrance from the car park!

Barriers recognised my number plate and gave me a ticket which I didn't need to exit the following day (weird).
Confirmed purchase: 28 May 2015
Published on: 18 June 2015
8 out of 10


Lincoln GB
Only downside is you can't drive round the car park to find a space and it is v time consuming having to turn round and go back on yourself and go back to go up the next row!
Confirmed purchase: 10 June 2015
Published on: 17 June 2015

Important Information


  • Park Mark® Safer Parking Award holder
  • CCTV
  • Security fencing
  • Security patrols
  • Floodlit for your safety
  • Full perimeter security fencing


  • Short walk to the terminal

Important information

  • Self-park (you keep your car keys)
  • Walking distance to terminal building
  • Minimum stay charges apply on this car park
  • Check website for restrictions on commercial vehicles
  • All buses DDA compliant

Map and Directions


Approaching from the north, leave the M1 motorway at J24 and follow the signs to East Midlands Airport. The airport is approximately half a mile along this road on the right.

Coming from the South, leave the M1 at J23a and follow signs to the airport. The long stay car park is sign posted once you enter the airport concourse. Long stay 1 car park entrance N52.82462 W1.33297.

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