Why Book East Midlands Airport 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 6 - 7 minutes
  • Keep keys
  • Walk to terminal
  • Self-park


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

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

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.

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 Airport Mid Stay 1, East Midlands Airport map

East Midlands Airport Mid Stay 1, East Midlands Airport Viscount Road Castle Donnington Derby DE74 2SA


  1. Exit the M1 or A42 onto the A453.
  2. Follow the road until you reach the main entrance to the airport.
  3. Turn right into the airport. At the roundabout take your first exit.
  4. At the second and third roundabout, go straight on.
  5. The entrance to Mid Stay 1 will be on your right.

Arrival Procedure

Using Mid Stay 1 is simple:

  1. Mid Stay is a popular choice with limited availability, so book your parking in advance to reserve your space.

  2. On the day, simply drive up to the car park barrier, and our ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) system will recognise your car's number plate and open the barrier. There's no need to take a token.

  3. Find a space and park up, then walk to the terminal. There's no need to wait for a bus.

  4. On your return, walk back to the car park and find your car right where you left it. When you drive up to the barrier it'll recognise your number plate again and you can drive away.

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.