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 275 reviews
9 out of 10


Burton upon Trent GB
It took some time to find a space in Car Park One
Confirmed purchase: 11 October 2014
7 out of 10


nottingham GB
Overall a good experience, the only issue we had was on our exit, our ticket was not recognised and it took some time for the issue to be resolved.
Confirmed purchase: 11 October 2014
5 out of 10


Huddersfield GB
My car did not automatically enter- I was told I was at the incorrect car park when when I returned to enter it was in fact the correct one - putting time pressures in me
Confirmed purchase: 10 October 2014
8 out of 10


nottingham GB
barrier would not open had to ring for assistance again this has happen to us a few times we have park here
Confirmed purchase: 10 October 2014
10 out of 10


stoke on trent GB
car park spaces are a bit tight
Confirmed purchase: 08 October 2014
8 out of 10


Nottingham GB
On arrival at car park barrier did not open and there was no reply when I pressed buzzer for assistance. I had to take a ticket so that barrier would open.
Confirmed purchase: 07 October 2014
4 out of 10


Lincoln GB
I couldn´t really rate staff friendliness (because there was no human contact), or transfer service, because I used the car park within walking distance of the terminal buildings; hence median scores for each of those.
Better lighting and clearer directional signage would help with finding a parked car. You tend to remember your parking location in relation to Departures and can easily be disorientated when returning via the Arrivals area in the dark.
Early booking fails to achieve a nearer space. For the 2nd time, I ended up in a remote, overspill space but that problem exists at all airports. It´s down to luck on the day.
Current roadworks and resulting detoursfrom the normal approach roads are problematic and the temporary airport signs are completely inadequate.
Confirmed purchase: 30 September 2014
6 out of 10


Chesterfield GB
Car park 1 parking can be close to the terminals, OR, as in my case, ( having driven around for several minutes ) a good distance away. Thankfully it was fine weather and I was not in a hurry but it's a long drag with a suitcase even if you're fit. It would be impossible for the old or frail and there should be a prominent warning about the possible distance and the time needed, : on the website.
Confirmed purchase: 26 September 2014
4 out of 10


Derby GB
The car park was a long way from the departure building and was almost full.The only space we could find was at the far end and the road surface was poor making it difficult to push the luggage trolley.
To reach the departure building you have to cross a busy road and as my wife and I are both in our late 70ies this was a most unpleasant experiance. it would be awfull in wet weather.
In contrast your Birmingham car park which we have used many times is excellent and transfer to the airport swift and comfortable.
Confirmed purchase: 19 September 2014
9 out of 10


derby GB
Sometimes it is difficult to find a parking space without having to ride around
Confirmed purchase: 18 September 2014
10 out of 10


Nottingham GB
No contact with staff. All done on internet and entrance and exit to car parks was flawless. Car park not easily signposted or navigated though.
Confirmed purchase: 13 September 2014
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

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