Why Book East Midlands Mid-Stay 1

Mid-Stay 1 is one of the easiest parking options for East Midlands Airport. No need for transfer buses, it’s just a five-minute walk from the terminal building.

Car Park Features

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


  • CCTV
  • Park Mark Award (Police Approved)
  • ANPR

Transfers to and from East Midlands Airport

No transfer buses with this conveniently located car park, just a 5-7 minute walk to the terminal.


The car park has CCTV, 24 hour patrols and holds the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.

Disabled Facilities

A fully accessible transfer bus is available to take you from the car park to the terminal, free of charge.

Opening Times

Mid-Stay 1 is open throughout the year, day and night.

Additional Information

No trailers are permitted.

East Midlands Mid-Stay 1

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East Midlands Mid-Stay 1, Castle Donnington Derby DE74 2SA


From the south:

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

From the north:

  1. Leave 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. Once you’re in the airport grounds, follow signage for Other Car Parks.
  3. Then follow signs for Mid-Stay Car Parks and drive into Mid-Stay 1 car park.

Arrival Procedure

Using Mid-Stay 1 is simple:

  1. Drive up to the entrance barrier.
  2. Wait until the ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) system reads your number plate, after which the barrier will rise.
  3. Head into the car park and park in an empty space.
  4. Take your luggage and make the short walk to the terminal.

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

Return Procedure

Collecting your car is just as simple:

  1. Walk back to the car park.
  2. Load your car.
  3. Approach the exit barrier and wait for it to automatically rise.
  4. Leave the car park.

Reviews of East Midlands Mid-Stay 1 Verified by reevooReevoo speech bubble

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

Friendliness and helpfulness of staff
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Overall rating
Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 220 reviews
10 out of 10


Derby GB great service, super easy
very easy, great service, very happy :)
Confirmed purchase: 17 January 2018
Published on: 08 February 2018
6 out of 10


Stoke on Trent GB Old with wobberly legs
We phoned to book this service asking for the nearest park to departures but it was far too far away. Should have booked on line and used my own judgment .
Confirmed purchase: 16 January 2018
Published on: 08 February 2018
10 out of 10


Stoke on trent GB
No problems.
Confirmed purchase: 29 December 2017
Published on: 02 January 2018
9 out of 10


Well located, short walk to terminal. Only issue was number plate recognition system did not work on exit and could not exit car park, had to call for assistance. Not ideal at midnight in freezing temperatures.
Confirmed purchase: 10 December 2017
Published on: 12 December 2017