Long Stay 1 Parking at East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, 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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Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 679 reviews
8 out of 10


Tamworth GB
Low scores (6) as we saw no staff and the car park was with walking distance, so no transfer service.
Our only gripe was that we spent 30 minute's driving round the car park trying to find a parking place. This was unusual as we have used this car park before and caused us to be nearly late checking in.
Confirmed purchase: 26 June 2016
Published on: 29 June 2016
8 out of 10


Sleaford Lincs. GB Once a year flyer.
We used car park No 1 from 13th to 23rd of June 2016. We booked months in advance and we arrived in very good time, thankfully, because we drove round for about half an hour, before dawn, before we eventually found a vacant parking space. Very frustrating! However, once that was done we walked to departures and walked back fro arrivals upon our return, very convenient! The number plate recognition system worked perfectly so we had no occasion to interact with staff so cannot comment on them. Our flight home was delayed so we were late picking our car up, just into the next day, but no problems at all, so the staff must be OK. The last point is that the parking spaces are really small, but hey ho?
Confirmed purchase: 23 June 2016
Published on: 27 June 2016
8 out of 10


Worksop GB Regular traveller
Easy to book online and good locat of car park.
Confirmed purchase: 25 June 2016
Published on: 27 June 2016

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.