Why Book East Midlands Airport Short Stay 1

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 1 - 5 minutes
  • 24-hour operation
  • Keep keys
  • Disabled facilities
  • Walk to terminal
  • Self-park


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

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.

Transfers to and from East Midlands Airport

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

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 Airport Short Stay 1, East Midlands Airport map

East Midlands Airport Short Stay 1, East Midlands Airport Viscount Road 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.
  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.