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

East Midlands Long Stay 1 reviews verified by Reevoo

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Overall rating
Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 449 reviews
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
10 out of 10


leicester GB
no problems , easy to park, walking distance to airport. Would use this service again .
Confirmed purchase: 08 June 2015
Published on: 17 June 2015
10 out of 10


Barnsley GB
I parked at East Midlands Airport. APH do not have a faciliy there, but you can book on-airport car parking through their website rather than on the EMA website and save a couple of pounds.
Entry and exit is by number plate recognition barriers and this works well. No transfer bus involved as you are only a few minutes walk to the terminal.
Confirmed purchase: 11 June 2015
Published on: 17 June 2015
10 out of 10


Rugby GB Simple straightforward
Long walk. Almost no spaces. But car safe and better than waiting around for bus to offside parking
Confirmed purchase: 13 June 2015
Published on: 17 June 2015
10 out of 10


Nottingham GB
Barriers opened on arrival and at the end of the holiday. Good value for money.
Confirmed purchase: 06 June 2015
Published on: 12 June 2015
10 out of 10


Walsall GB
We did not use meet and greet so did not meet any staff. Everything else was fine.
Confirmed purchase: 06 June 2015
Published on: 11 June 2015
8 out of 10


Nottingham GB
Only issue, I parked on the end of a row next to a marked walkway only to find that on my return a vehicle had parked on the walkway and into the roadway and had also parked that close to me that I had to climb into the passenger side to move my car out of the space. This appeared to be happening in most of the rows, meaning the people had to walk in the roadway and not the marked out walkway.
Confirmed purchase: 15 May 2015
Published on: 04 June 2015
10 out of 10


Confirmed purchase: 30 May 2015
Published on: 03 June 2015
5 out of 10


Coventry GB Mature well travelled intellectual.
Extremely difficult to find a space. Parking was chaotic with no staff in sight.
Confirmed purchase: 28 May 2015
Published on: 03 June 2015
10 out of 10


Market Harborough GB
Quick and easy. Close enough to walk to terminal.
Confirmed purchase: 29 May 2015
Published on: 02 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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