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

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Overall rating
Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 392 reviews
8 out of 10


Found the service easy to use, the car park was close to the terminal and we had no problems entering or leaving the car park. My only criticism is the spaces could be a bit bigger as there isn't much room between the cars.
Confirmed purchase: 19 April 2015
Published on: 21 April 2015
8 out of 10


Leciester GB
Incorrect info on entry procedure. When you go to the barrier, the system automatically generates you a ticket with your number plate registration on it and you need to take this and use it to exit. The written description you provided said - Do not press button, do not take ticket. This is confusing and was causing a queue of confused drivers at the gate entry. Can you look to update your info with the correct entry procedure. Thanks!
Confirmed purchase: 15 April 2015
Published on: 21 April 2015
4 out of 10


Oxford GB
This car park is convenient for the terminal but the system of entering and exiting is poor. You need to advertise to customers the procedures before they buy or at least once you have purchased. This was our first time at East Midlands airport so we did not even know if we're in the correct car park we assumed it was a APH car park but it would have okay if we had been told this before then we had to take a ticket on entering car park call the APH office to get advise, the lady advised us that if we had problems when we returned to press the intercom. We also spent 15 minutes finding a parking place not out usual experience of using APH at Birmingham.Sure enough on return the exit machine was showing we needed to pay £56.80 we had prepaid with APH already so pressed the intercom to be asked for our booking ref no which luckily we had to hand, the whole point of prebooking is not only the price but it should be less hassle and make the travelling less stressful. I understand that all car parks are different and operate slightly differently but if the process was explained before departure ie when booking it would have been a better experience
Confirmed purchase: 09 April 2015
Published on: 18 April 2015
2 out of 10


Rotherham GB
Car park booked into was full, directed to another one where barrier would not lift by reading reg number. Pressed assistance button and still waited 10 minutes before anyone lifted barrier. On trying to exit car park, again had to wait for someone to open barrier. We had a similar problem last year, so still no improvement. I will be using your car park again in 2 weeks time, lets hope we have no problems.
Confirmed purchase: 06 April 2015
Published on: 16 April 2015
4 out of 10


The parking barrier was broken on arrival, and no one could get in, this blocked all the road outside and delayed us arriving on time for our flight. Half the party had to get the luggage out on the road outside and run into departures to check in the luggage on time. Not efficient.
Confirmed purchase: 10 April 2015
Published on: 14 April 2015
5 out of 10


Number plate recognition does not work
Confirmed purchase: 11 April 2015
Published on: 14 April 2015
9 out of 10


Nottingham GB
Sometimes ANPR at car park doesn't recognise vrm, but easily sorted on intercom.
Confirmed purchase: 09 April 2015
Published on: 14 April 2015
2 out of 10

Confirmed purchaser

One mailed about not being able to get out of the car park.
Confirmed purchase: 04 April 2015
Published on: 11 April 2015
9 out of 10


Newark GB
Barrier didn't work for people in front so caused delays
Confirmed purchase: 05 April 2015
Published on: 08 April 2015
10 out of 10


Nottingham GB
Good overall service. however had a large queue due to the number plate recognition not working
Confirmed purchase: 05 April 2015
Published on: 08 April 2015
8 out of 10


Oadby, Leicester. GB
We missed the large car park sign and had to turn back. We had arrived in the dark
and the sign was not illuminated. This should be illuminated at all times of darkness
to avoid this happening regularly.
Also, the form we had stated that we were not to take a ticket. In fact, the barrier
would not raise until we had takena ticket. We had to clear this with the help person
at 4.30 a.m. Not the best start to our holiday. The lady in the car behind us also had
the same problem and had to summon help.
Confirmed purchase: 24 March 2015
Published on: 31 March 2015
10 out of 10


Donaster GB
Excellent car park couldn't be any closer.
Confirmed purchase: 27 March 2015
Published on: 31 March 2015
8 out of 10


hull GB
Only problem was getting out wanted to charge us 74 pound when already paid and staff talking to someone else when tried to ring but eventually we were let out
Confirmed purchase: 29 March 2015
Published on: 31 March 2015
8 out of 10


Corby GB
Easy access to departure lounge.Getting in and out of car park very easy.
Confirmed purchase: 20 March 2015
Published on: 24 March 2015
10 out of 10


Wombourne GB
Confirmed purchase: 09 March 2015
Published on: 17 March 2015
9 out of 10


Burton upon Trent Use GB
Very easy to find and really close to departures, 2min walk away.
Confirmed purchase: 10 March 2015
Published on: 17 March 2015
10 out of 10


Sleaford GB
excellent parking and can walk to terminal
Confirmed purchase: 15 March 2015
Published on: 17 March 2015
6 out of 10

Confirmed purchaser

The barrier didn't recognise my prebooking & tried to charge me £74 on exit :-(
Confirmed purchase: 15 March 2015
Published on: 17 March 2015
7 out of 10


Huddersfield GB
This is a self service car park, auto booking in with number plate reader. Keep your keys.
Confirmed purchase: 11 March 2015
Published on: 17 March 2015
9 out of 10


Rotherham GB
Quick and easy to use car park, less than 5 minutes walk from departures entrance. Would recommend
Confirmed purchase: 13 March 2015
Published on: 17 March 2015

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