Why Book East Midlands Airport Short Stay 3 Parking

If you’re flying out for a quick trip then Short Stay Parking could be the ideal solution. Located just moments from the terminal, you get to skip the transfer bus and stroll straight to the check-in desk.

Car Park Features

  • Top-rated by customers
  • On-airport
  • Walking time 5 - 7 minutes
  • 24-hour operation
  • Keep keys
  • Walk to terminal
  • Self-park


  • Barrier-controlled
  • CCTV
  • Park Mark Award (Police Approved)
  • ANPR

Transfers to and from East Midlands Airport

No need for transfers, just make the 5-7 minute walk to the terminal.


Security is paramount at this car park, so both you and your car will be safe while using the facility. Along with being a recipient of the police-accredited Park Mark Safer Parking Award, it offers CCTV, security fencing, manned patrols and floodlighting.

Disabled Facilities

This car park has bays for Blue Badge holders.

Opening Times

This long stay car park is open all year, 24 hours a day.

Additional Information

No trailers are permitted.

East Midlands Airport Short Stay 3 Parking

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East Midlands Airport Short Stay 3 Parking, East Midlands Airport Castle Donington Derby DE74 2SA


From the south:

  1. Exit M1 at J23a and take the second exit on the roundabout.

From the north: 

  1. Exit M1 at J24, take the fourth exit on the first roundabout and the third exit on the second.
  2. Follow signs to East Midlands Airport.

Once in the airport grounds:

  1.  Follow signs for Other Car Parks.
  2. At the following roundabout take the first exit and follow signs for Short Stay Car Parks.

Arrival Procedure

Dropping your car off couldn’t be easier:

  1. Approach the entrance barrier.
  2. Wait for the automatic system to read your number plate – this can take up to 60 seconds.
  3. Drive into the car park once the barrier has lifted and park in a convenient space.
  4. Take a short walk to the terminal.

Please ensure you allow time to park your car and make your way into the airport terminal.

Return Procedure

Returning is just as easy:

  1. Walk back to the car park.
  2. Collect your car.
  3. Drive to the exit barrier, the barrier will rise once it has recognised your number plate.
  4. Exit the car park and continue your trip.

Reviews of East Midlands Airport Short Stay 3 Parking Verified by reevooReevoo speech bubble

Find out what fellow travellers thought about East Midlands Airport Short Stay 3 Parking car park. All our reviews are collected and confirmed through independent ratings and reviews services co-ordinator, Reevoo.

Friendliness and helpfulness of staff
Transfer service (to/from the airport)
Arrival and exit process
Location of car park
Overall rating
Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 107 reviews
10 out of 10


Oakham GB
Close to air port
Confirmed purchase: 27 January 2018
Published on: 13 February 2018
10 out of 10


Nottingham GB Regular traveller from EMA
only criticism is the sign posting to the short stay car parking Especially short stay 1
Drove around in circles and then wasnt sure we were in the right place other wise excellent
Confirmed purchase: 29 December 2017
Published on: 02 January 2018
10 out of 10


Leicestershire GB Hassle free parking
Hassle free parking. No issues when leaving either. Would definitely recommend.
Confirmed purchase: 03 December 2017
Published on: 04 December 2017
8 out of 10


Telford GB
I did not use the transfer service hence the middle of the road mark. Everything else was good and the automatic barrier recognised my number plate quickly entering and leaving the car park. The proximity to the terminal was also good. I did not need to contact staff.
Confirmed purchase: 02 December 2017
Published on: 05 December 2017