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.

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.

Customer Reviews

East Midlands Long Stay 1 reviews verified by Reevoo

Friendliness and helpfulness of staff
Transfer service (to/from the airport)
Arrival and exit process
Location of car park
Overall rating
Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 362 reviews
10 out of 10

Confirmed purchaser

Good all round
Confirmed purchase: 01 March 2015
Published on: 04 March 2015
10 out of 10


corby GB
since it ot was at east midlands I didn't do the meet and greet but always love the job they do at birmingham meet and greet aardvark are fab
Confirmed purchase: 21 February 2015
Published on: 24 February 2015
10 out of 10

Confirmed purchaser

From booking to parking and exiting things could not have been any easier.
Confirmed purchase: 08 February 2015
Published on: 13 February 2015
10 out of 10


Mansfield GB
Just spot on especially if you are arriving in the dark and leaving late in the night sometimes machine on leaving doesn't always recognise your car number but was soon sorted out by pressing button and the friendly voice over the intercom after a couple of questions sets you free!!!!!
Confirmed purchase: 07 February 2015
Published on: 12 February 2015
10 out of 10


Somerset GB
It was easy to find. Right next door to the airport so didn't have to walk far. Would definitely use again.
Confirmed purchase: 31 January 2015
Published on: 05 February 2015
10 out of 10


Nottingham GB
Though the experience was fine, it is expensive to other airports, and I would only use as a last resort.
Confirmed purchase: 26 January 2015
Published on: 05 February 2015
6 out of 10


Nottingham GB
EMA automatic barrier lifting system did not work leading to confusion
Confirmed purchase: 09 January 2015
Published on: 21 January 2015
8 out of 10


Sheffield GB
Booked car parking in December 2014, managed to find a space close to Exit.
Used on line booking procedure which was ok to follow. Parked vehicle with 'number plate recognition' process and had no contact with any staff.
From parking spot, walked to Departure point [in snow].
Parked in Long stay 1 car park.
Will use service again.
Confirmed purchase: 05 January 2015
Published on: 21 January 2015
10 out of 10


Pinxton GB
Easily accessible
Confirmed purchase: 29 December 2014
Published on: 16 January 2015
9 out of 10


Arrival no probs. On exiting the car park the barrier went up without us inserting the ticket. When we have used this service before the ticket had to be inserted? We were a bit concerned that our departure time from the car park was not recorded correctly?
Confirmed purchase: 29 December 2014
Published on: 09 January 2015
9 out of 10


Nottingham GB
Excellent location less than 2 minutes walk to Departures so no need for a transfer. Such an easy process of arrival and exit.
Only negative was we arrived a few days after the snow on Boxing Day yet the car park hadn't been cleared at all. I think the lanes could have been cleared even if the parking spaces couldn't because of all the parked cars.
This is just unfortunate for that time of year however. Overall, we would definitely use again and also recommend to anyone.
Confirmed purchase: 02 January 2015
Published on: 09 January 2015
10 out of 10


Leeds GB
Great as always..........
Confirmed purchase: 01 December 2014
Published on: 09 December 2014
10 out of 10


easy,can easily walk to terminal ,easy to book ,entry and exit problem free
will use again
Confirmed purchase: 03 December 2014
Published on: 09 December 2014
9 out of 10


Worcester GB
Easy & good.
Confirmed purchase: 05 December 2014
Published on: 09 December 2014
9 out of 10


leicester GB
easy and fast service,close to the airport ,no hassle in getting to the carpark and ticket was correct on arrival good all round service
Confirmed purchase: 26 November 2014
Published on: 06 December 2014
9 out of 10


newark GB
I cannot comment on questions 2 and 3 as I did not use these.

The only problem I experienced was the shortage of spaces on arrival. I do not have time to drive round and round the car park looking for a space and eventually having to park outside a designated space. When pre-booking I expect there to be a space.
Confirmed purchase: 27 November 2014
Published on: 06 December 2014
1 out of 10


Leeds GB
I rang your office and made a booking with a your person who I thought was rushing and this was confirm on the day when I was leaving for the airport when I realised I had received no email from you confirming the booking. I had to ring several car parking agents to narrow down who i had indeed booked with and this delayed me in leaving for the airport.
I think sending an email confirmation is the basic thing of a booking that staff can perform but you failed in that,therefore I will not be booking in January when booking the same car park again unless I get some sort of recompense for the situation.
Confirmed purchase: 26 November 2014
Published on: 04 December 2014
7 out of 10

Confirmed purchaser

The barrier did not record my car registration and therefore as we exited we had to call for assistance.
Confirmed purchase: 25 November 2014
Published on: 02 December 2014
10 out of 10


sheffield GB
Very safe,secure and reliable service. Will definately use again. Will also recommend to family and friends.
Confirmed purchase: 22 November 2014
Published on: 27 November 2014
2 out of 10


Royal Sutton Coldfield GB
At 4.00 am in the morning the registration number plate recognition devise to lift the barrier did not work! Eventually we had to take a ticket to gain entrance to the car park!
Confirmed purchase: 16 November 2014
Published on: 19 November 2014

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