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Short Stay 1 - East Midlands

The closest car park to the terminal. Park up and stroll to check-in.
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Location
On airport
Flight Take Off
Terminal served
All
EV Station
Electric Charging
Not Available
Key
Keep your Keys
Yes

What to expect

When you arrive at Short Stay 1

Drive up to the entry barrier and wait for the machine to read your number plate - this can take up to a minute. If nothing happens, press the button marked "assistance" so you can speak to a member of staff through the intercom. Don't insert your credit or debit card into the barrier at any point or you will be charged again for your parking, and don't press the ticket button, as this will stop you being able to gain entry.

Once you're through the barrier find a space and keep your keys. From there, walk to the terminal - it should take a minute or two.

On your return to East Midlands

Walk back to your car, then drive to the exit barrier. The barrier will lift to let you out - this can take up to a minute. If it doesn't, press the button marked "assistance" and a member of staff will let you out. Don't insert your credit or debit card into the barrier at any point or you will be charged again for your parking.

Important Information

We recommend removing any hand sanitiser from your car while you're away - during hot weather it can become flammable.

Early or late? The car park offers a 6 hour grace period at their discretion. Any longer than this and you'll be charged the car park's standard rate of £20 per day, which is subject to change.

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Most standard cars (without trailers/not commercial vehicles) will be accepted at the car park as long as they fit in a standard-size parking bay (2.4m x 4.8m).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What about any Accessibility Requirements?
    There are some spaces reserved for Blue Badge holders, but they are subject to availability on the day of arrival.
  • Is there a maximum car size?
    Most standard cars (without trailers/not commercial vehicles) will be accepted at the car park as long as they fit in a standard-size parking bay (2.4m x 4.8m).
  • What Security Measures are in place?
    The car park is protected by CCTV and entry and exit barriers. It holds the Park Mark, a national security award for car parks accredited by the police.

Location

Address

East Midlands Airport,
Castle Donington,
Derby
DE74 2SA

Contact Number

0800 316 06 16

Latitude 52.825882Longitude -1.327028

Directions

From the North:
- Leave the M1 at junction 24, taking the third exit for Ashby road.

From the South:
- Just take junction 23a.

- At the roundabout and take the second exit onto the A453.
- Go straight over the first roundabout, then right at the next into the airport.
- Take a left at the next roundabout.
- On arrival at the airport, follow signs for Short Stay 1 car park.