East Midlands Airport


East Midlands Airport Parking? Oh yes, we can help!

If you're looking to compare East Midlands Airport parking prices, you've come to the right place.

CheapAirportParking are pleased to offer a wide range of cheap East Midlands parking options including big names such as APH and Jet Parks, as well as official parking.

All of the parking options we show are either on-site or a short transfer away, usually by shuttle bus. Services that have been awarded Park Mark status are clearly labelled on our results pages.

The cheapest rate in our system for an 8-day period at East Midlands Airport is £58.99, (£7.37/day)*

Airport address

Castle Donington Derby DE74 2SA

East Midlands Airport Parking Options

Meet and Greet

The most premium—and, as you may have guessed—costliest East Midlands airport parking option is Meet & Greet.

This option offers you the convenience of a 1 to 2-minute walk to the terminal after you've handed over your vehicle. It's a real time saver and is ideal for those traveling with a lot of luggage, kids, or both (poor you).

This car parking option has to be pre-booked. Use our search feature to find and order the cheapest option.

Short Stay 1, 2, and 3 (Short Walk to Terminal)

East Midlands Airport offers official short-stay parking options, each of which has its own equally inventive name. These are, 'Short Stay 1', 'Short Stay 2' and 'Short Stay 3'.

These car parks are all located very close to the terminal and to each other, but the walking time differs very slightly. It takes 1 to 3 minutes for Short Stay 1 and 2 and 1 to 5 minutes for Short Stay 3.

It's possible to pay for these options on the day, but we'd advise against it. It's generally much cheaper to book in advance. On the day of arrival, you'll simply drive into the car park (thanks to the ANPR cameras), keep your keys, and walk to the terminal.

If you've pre-booked, the exit procedure is just as simple—drive up to the barrier and let the ANPR work its magic. Unless you’ve overstayed, the barrier will open and you’ll be free to go.

Mid Stay Parking: Mid Stay 2 and Mid Stay 3 (Short Walk to Terminal)

Official Mid Stay parking offers a cost-effective East Midlands car parking solution that is still very convenient, with no shuttle bus needed.

Mid Stay is just as simple as the short-stay options. On arrival, the barrier will open and the ANPR cameras will read your number plates. On your return (assuming you've pre-booked and haven't overstayed) the ANPR cameras will allow you to leave the car park as they'll automatically check your booking.

Again, as with Short Stay, you'll almost certainly be better off booking in advance.

East Midlands Park and Ride Options

Long Stay 1 and Long Stay 2 parking offer the cheapest rates for long-term parking, ideal for trips of over a week.

Long Stay is located fairly close to the terminal, but it's advisable to use the complimentary shuttle bus service. Bus stops are located at various points around the car park and are never too far from your space!

Jet Parks 1 and Jet Parks 2

These car parks are always a good bet and will quite possibly be where you find some cheap East Midlands airport parking. They're ideal for those who are on a budget and those who are travelling for an extended period of time.

Whilst the car parks are located a distance from the terminals, you'll be able to hop on the free shuttle bus from one of the nearby bus stops. The shuttle bus journey to the terminal takes around 12 to 15 minutes. Since you're on our website, we fancy that this cheap airport parking option may well be up your street!

East Midlands Airport Parking Table

For easy reference, check out the table below for the best car parking options at East Midlands Airport. We haven't included pricing as it’s subject to change. To get the latest prices, just run a quick comparison search and see what comes up!

Car Park NameLocationTransfer
Meet and GreetThe drop-off point is just a couple of minutes from the terminal building. Your car is then whisked off to one of the East Midlands on-airport car parks.2 minutes or less. You'll be a hop and a skip from the terminal when you leave your car!
Jet Parks 1Around 10 minutes away from the terminal on a regular shuttle bus. Located off the airport site.Buses run every 15 minutes and the journey is around 10 minutes.
Jet Parks 2A smidgen closer to the terminal than Jet Parks 1, the shuttle bus will take around 8 to 10 minutesBuses run every 15 minutes and the journey is 8 to 10 minutes.
Short Stay Car Park 1Right next to the terminal building.No transfer necessary, the car park is immediately adjacent to the terminal.
Short Stay Car Park 2Located close to the terminal building.No transfer necessary, the car park is less than a 5-minute walk to departures.
Short Stay Car Park 3Located close to the terminal building.No transfer necessary, the car park is less than a 10-minute walk to departures.
Long Stay Car Park 1Located a 5-minute drive from the terminal.You'll need to use the shuttle bus service which runs 24/7, every 15 minutes. The transfer time is around 5 minutes.

*We've included this list of parking options available at East Midlands Airport for information only. The products mentioned are not necessarily available for purchase through CheapAirportParking.co.uk

Cheap East Midlands Airport Parking

ServiceTotal Price (8 Days)Price Per Day
East Midlands Airport Mid Stay 3£58.99£7.37
Mid-Stay 1£62.99£7.87
Official Meet and Greet£69.00£8.63
Short Stay 3 (Was Long Stay 1)£69.99£8.75
Short Stay 2 (Was Express Park)£73.99£9.25
Short Stay 1£79.00£9.88

The prices in the table above were generated by CheapAirportParking.co.uk.

The quote is for the cheapest 8-day period at East Midlands Airport within the next 61 days. The quoted price today is from 01/02/2023 to 08/02/2023 at 12 am to 12 am searched for on 23/12/2022.

Please note: CheapAirportParking.co.uk returns live prices that change regularly due to price adjustments by the suppliers we work with and their availability. Therefore, it’s important that you understand that the above prices are provided for illustrative purposes only to give you an indication of a likely price at an option we offer in our database. You must not rely upon the prices in our table and for up-to-date pricing, you should run a search.

Facts about East Midlands Airport

  • EMA is the airport code for East Midlands Airport (IATA).
  • East Midlands Airport is owned by Manchester Airport Holdings, who also own Manchester Airport and Stansted Airport.
  • Aurigny, BH Air, Blue Islands, Eastern Airways, Jet2, Flybe, Ryanair, and TUI Airways all fly from East Midlands Airport.
  • The top four routes from East Midlands Airport are all in Spain.
  • In 2018, over 400,000 passengers flew to Alicante from East Midlands Airport, its most popular destination.

East Midlands Airport Drop Off Information

There are a few options available to those who plan to give a passenger a lift to the airport, or indeed to pick them up!

Rapid Drop-Off!

We'll start with the most convenient option: Rapid drop-off!

This aptly named service gives you 15 minutes to make your drop-off for the price of £5. It's super convenient as it's located just outside the terminal. It's advisable to keep an eye on your watch, every minute beyond the 15th is charged at £1!

Make it snappy!

Short Stay 1 and Short Stay 3

We've mentioned these official car parks on our 'Parking Options' tab. As the names suggest, they're Short Stay car parks and whilst they’re mainly used mostly by actual travellers, they can also be convenient if you need more time dropping off a passenger.

A longer goodbye, a lift with luggage, perhaps a coffee in the terminal?

Long Stay 2 (Free Option)

Finally, the free option! Long Stay 2 (also mentioned in the 'Parking Options' tab) offers 1 hour free of charge. If you're using this option, you'll need to collect a token at the entry barrier.

Remember, Long Stay 2 is located a 15 to 20-minute walk from the terminal, but this is somewhat irrelevant because you'll be able to hop on the free transfer bus. If you use this option, be mindful of the fact that overstays (beyond 1 hour) are charged at £1/minute and payment at the exit is card only.

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