Why Book East Midlands Airport Long Stay Car Park 1

On-airport parking doesn't have to break the bank with Long Stay 1 car park. Located just a five-minute bus transfer from the terminal building. You'll never be left waiting long, either, with the 24-hour shuttle service running every 15 minutes.

Car Park Features

  • Top-rated by customers
  • On-airport
  • Frequency 15 minutes
  • Transfer time 5 minutes
  • 24-hour operation
  • Keep keys
  • Bus transfer
  • Self-park


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

Transfers to and from East Midlands Airport

Transfers from Long Stay 1 operate 24 hours a day and run every 15 minutes; the transfer time is approximately five minutes.


Featuring CCTV and a Park Mark Safer Parking Award, you can relax while you're away, knowing your car is in safe hands.

Disabled Facilities

The transfer bus is fully accessible and DDA compliant.

Opening Times

Long Stay 1 is open throughout the year, operating 24 hours a day.

Additional Information

No trailers are permitted.

East Midlands Airport Long Stay Car Park 1

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East Midlands Airport Long Stay Car Park 1, Castle Donnington Derby DE74 2SA


From the south:

  1. Exit the M1 at Junction 23a and take the second exit on the roundabout.

From the north:

  1. Exit the M1 at Junction 24, take the fourth exit on the first roundabout and the third exit on the second.


  1. Follow signs to East Midlands Airport.
  2. On entrancing the airport grounds, follow signs to Other car Parks.
  3. At the fourth roundabout take the second exit and follow signs for Long Stay Car Parks.

Arrival Procedure

Once you arrive at the car park:

  1. Drive to the entrance barrier.
  2. Wait for your number plate to be recognised by the automatic system.
  3. The barrier will rise.
  4. Head into the car park and park in an available space.
  5. Hop onto the transfer bus to the terminal building.

Please ensure you allow sufficient time park your vehicle and complete the airport transfer.

Return Procedure

After clearing customs:

  1. Head to the bus stop and take the bus back to the car park.
  2. Collect your car from where you parked it before.
  3. Drive to the exit barrier where your number plate will be recognised and the barrier will rise; allowing you to leave the car park.

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Find out what fellow travellers thought about East Midlands Airport Long Stay Car Park 1 car park. All our reviews are collected and confirmed through independent ratings and reviews services co-ordinator, Reevoo.

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1,314 reviews

Friendliness and helpfulness of staff
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Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 1314 reviews
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Walsall GB
Brill carnt fault the service second to none definitely will be use again
Confirmed purchase: 06 July 2018
Published on: 10 July 2018
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Bridgnorth GB
There was major construction works going next to East Midlands Long Stay Car Park 1 When we returned from our holiday the car was absolutely plastered in dust & dirt from the construction works.
Confirmed purchase: 05 July 2018
Published on: 09 July 2018
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Beverley. E Yorkss GB Simple and Easy
On arrival customers need to be aware that there are 3 parts to Long Stay 1 and it is in a different location than in recent years. Parking at night and recovery in daylight are two different problems ie orientation. Luckily the bus driver is very aware and helpful
Confirmed purchase: 30 June 2018
Published on: 02 July 2018
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Derby GB Regular visitor to EMA
Worked well
Confirmed purchase: 28 June 2018
Published on: 03 July 2018