Why Book East Midlands Short Stay 1 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 desks.

Car Park Features

  • Top-rated by customers
  • On-airport
  • Walking time 2 minutes
  • 24-hour operation
  • Keep keys
  • Disabled facilities
  • Walk to terminal
  • Self-park


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

Transfers to and from East Midlands Airport

Being such a short distance from the terminal building means no transfers are required.


The car park is a holder of the Park Mark Safer Parking Award and is watched over by 24-hour CCTV so you can enjoy your trip knowing that your car is being well looked after.

Disabled Facilities

Disabled parking bays are available.

Opening Times

This Short Stay 1 car park is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Additional Information

Maximum vehicle height: 3m
This car park does not accept trailers.

East Midlands Short Stay 1 Parking

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East Midlands Short Stay 1 Parking , East Midlands Airport Castle Donington 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. Once in the airport complex, follow signs for the Short Stay 1 car park.
  2. Stay in the left or middle lane for entry to the car park. 

Arrival Procedure

Parking at the Short Stay Parking is easy:

  1. Drive up to the entrance barrier and wait a few moments.
  2. The automatic system will read your number plate and verify it against your booking details – the barrier should open automatically.
  3. Park in the first convenient space.
  4. 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

On return to the airport:

  1. Walk back to the car park.
  2. Collect your car.
  3. Drive up to the exit barrier where your number plate and booking will be verified by the automatic system.
  4. The barrier will rise and you can exit the car park.

Reviews of East Midlands Short Stay 1 Parking Verified by reevooReevoo speech bubble

Find out what fellow travellers thought about East Midlands Short Stay 1 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 106 reviews
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
9 out of 10


Leicester GB
I wondered if the car park entry board could be amended plus all the other car park signs as they doesn’t stipulate Short Stay 1 and we needed to drive round to the other car parks just to check so maybe this would help other people as well. Also the directions you send out stipulate follow signs for SS1 which aren’t signed. Many thanks.
Confirmed purchase: 30 November 2017
Published on: 05 December 2017