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 collected by Reevoo

Friendliness and helpfulness of staff
Transfer service (to/from the airport)
Arrival and exit process
Location of car park
Overall rating
Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 231 reviews
10 out of 10


Barton on HumberR GB
Easy parking .walking distance from the airport. Excellent.
Confirmed purchase: 25 August 2014
8 out of 10


leicester GB
Only negative is that the barrier never seems to recognize our numberplate so there is a delay on exiting as we have a ticket which displays a fee to pay so have to press the cntact button and wait!
Confirmed purchase: 31 July 2014
9 out of 10


Stoke-on-Trent GB
I thought the cost of parking was high compared to, for example, Liverpool airport. I will take this into consideration when next deciding which airport to use.
Confirmed purchase: 16 July 2014
8 out of 10


Derby GB
Will be better when improvements are completed, I did not require any contact with your staff.
Confirmed purchase: 06 July 2014
10 out of 10


lichfield GB
the only criticism was on arrival took 20 mins to find a parking space !!! surely having booked it there should be a space allocated and we be notified of where ?
Confirmed purchase: 30 June 2014
10 out of 10


Derby GB
Very smooth.....number plate recognition system worked a treat.
Confirmed purchase: 26 June 2014
10 out of 10


Stoke GB
I find this car park very good because you can walk to the terminal, however I have tried to book since and cannot book long stay 1, why?
Confirmed purchase: 23 June 2014
1 out of 10


Rotherham GB
used this parking service two or three times a year and this is the worse we have ever experienced. On arrival it took us 20 mins to get a parking space in car park 1 and only by following a lady that had just landed and going back to her car. Then to top it all on departing through the barrier on our way home we had to pay an extra £7 because i had changed a time for arrival back and it had not registered which on my e-mail from you it said that it had been amended. We now are going to get a taxi to the airport because your system is atrocious at the moment and we are considering another airport for our holidays.
Confirmed purchase: 22 June 2014
7 out of 10


tamworth GB
i paid a premium for car park 1 at east midlands but was still a fare distance to walk (with cases )
with no buses to see and use at all !

was not worth the extra !
Confirmed purchase: 21 June 2014
8 out of 10


cleethorpes.. GB
never had a problemwith parking and one time when car woudnt start they got staff to come to our rescue... well done and thank you ...
Confirmed purchase: 18 June 2014
10 out of 10


Halesowen GB
Easy, very close to departures overall well executed added to the holiday experience, thank you
Confirmed purchase: 13 June 2014
8 out of 10


Wolverhampton GB
Signage for Car Park Nos is not brilliant but otherwise a first class service
Confirmed purchase: 12 June 2014
9 out of 10


Nottingham GB
The car registration number was recognised this time both on arrival and departure which was a lot easier than last time. This is a very full car park so trying to find a space takes time which needs to be taken into account. The car was fine on our return which was reassuring.
Just one thing, a ticket is issued when you enter the car park but we did not need it when we left which was a bit confusing! Minor point though.
Confirmed purchase: 08 June 2014
10 out of 10


Nottingham GB
Entrance to and exit from the car park was easy. It is within a couple of minutes steady walk to the depature terminal. The cost was cheaper than taxi fare with the added advantage that my car was there and waiting on my return, so no worries as to whether a taxi would turn up.
Have used this service previously and will certainly do so in the future.
Confirmed purchase: 08 June 2014
3 out of 10


Daventry GB
This is a very large and busy car park. Upon arrival at 4.30am we had to park a long way away from the terminal building as finding a space was difficult. Also we had to unload the cases before parking as the spaces allocated are very narrow. I'm slightly disabled and the whole process was quite daunting. It's much better to park further away from the terminal and catch a courtesy bus.
Confirmed purchase: 31 May 2014
8 out of 10


evesham GB
Only one critisim is that it can be difficult to find spaces near the terminal end of the car park.
Confirmed purchase: 27 May 2014
9 out of 10


nottingham GB
Good location had to drive round the car park for a short while to find a free space but would recommend to friends as quick service
Confirmed purchase: 26 May 2014

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