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
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Arrival and exit process
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Overall rating
Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 375 reviews
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
10 out of 10


Burntwood Staffordshire GB
Had to change car at last minute so when leaving car park they had no details of the car they were using. The exit barrier machine requested payment but we just pressed the buzzer explained to the man what had happened. He used the original registration plate to find out booking and just let us out. Very efficient service no problems at all. Would highly recommend.
Confirmed purchase: 08 March 2015
Published on: 11 March 2015
9 out of 10


Market Harborough GB
Excellent location for long stay parking. We could walk to the departure area without need for a coach transfer - beneficial for departure and arrival - and good value for money.
Confirmed purchase: 05 March 2015
Published on: 11 March 2015
10 out of 10


Leicester GB
Collected by s bus marked car park 4 but i think in winter lack of travellers mesnt he dropped us off at our drop. For that im grateful. Signs for busses out of ema vague ended up walking out main entrance to find them. So much construction over the ladt few years it became comfusing. Otherwise fine.
Confirmed purchase: 25 January 2015
Published on: 06 March 2015
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

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