There are no off-site long term car parks available for East Midlands Airport, but the on-site parking options are comprehensive, whether you wish to walk from your car to the terminal or take a shuttle bus. There is also a good selection of Meet and Greet services available. For a week’s parking you can expect to pay between £45.99 and £99.99 (prices as of June 2014).
East Midlands Prestige Parking Meet and Greet
If you are looking for a stress-free start to your holiday or business trip, this Meet and Greet operation fits the bill. A Prestige chauffeur will meet you outside the terminal and, after a quick inspection of your vehicle, will complete the paper work and drive your car to the secure parking area which holds the Park Mark award. Return arrangements will be confirmed by the driver. It is also possible to upgrade to include a range of car washes and valet cleaning services.
Postcode to get to the Prestige Parking Meet and Greet: DE74 2SA
Other Meet and Greet services include East Midlands Airport Meet and Greet, East Midlands Airport Stress Free Meet and Greet and East Midlands Airport VIP Meet and Greet.
East Midlands Jet Parks 1 and 2
Jet Parks 1 and 2 are on-site long-stay car parks, only 8 mins away from the terminal building by means of a 24 hour shuttle bus, which runs every 15 minutes. Jet Park 1 operates an Automatic Number Plate Recognition system so make sure that the vehicle you use for your trip to the airport is the one you gave details of when booking. The car parks have the police accredited Park Mark award for peace of mind in terms of security for you and your vehicle. If you are a Blue Badge holder it is permissible to book either of these long-stay car parks but park instead in the Short Term car park which has dedicated disabled spaces.
Postcode to get to Jet Parks 1 and 2: DE74 2SA
East Midlands Jet Parks Plus
Jet Parks Plus is also a fully secure on-site long-stay car park operated by the same company as Jet Parks 1 and 2. Courtesy buses operate 4 times an hour. The same arrangements are offered to holders of a Blue Badge. If you prefer just to turn up and pay rather than pre-book your space (essential for Jet Parks 1 and 2) this is possible at this car park.
Postcode to get to Jet Parks Plus: DE74 2SA
East Midlands Long Stay 1, 2 and 3
If you can’t be bothered with shuttle buses, these long-term on-site car parks are for you. They are within 3 to 5 minutes walk of the terminal building. Spaces can be pre-booked or you can just turn up and pay. The same concessions for disabled drivers apply as those offered by Jet Parks and Jet Parks Plus.
Postcode to get to Long Stay 1, 2 and 3: DE74 2SA
East Midlands Long Stay 4
Another on-site long-term secure car park, this is a five minute shuttle ride from the terminal building.
Postcode to get to Long Stay 4: DE74 2SA
East Midlands Short Stay
If you have a lot of luggage, this is the closest car park to the terminal building, a mere 1 to 2 minutes walk away. As with all the on-site car parks it holds the Park Mark award. At £31 per 24 hour period it is an expensive option, although savings can be made by pre-booking. Disabled drivers can park here at a reduced price by booking any of the on-site long-term car parks.
Postcode to get to Short Stay: DE74 2SA
Parking Options for Disabled Passengers
The airport has extremely good facilities for disabled passengers. Disabled parking spaces may be found in the short stay car park approximately 100-150 metres from the terminal. Also, a fully accessible coach service will transfer passengers from the long stay car parks to the terminal building. Unfortunately, vehicles are no longer able to park at the front of the terminal building due to increased security measures.
East Midlands Airport
The former RAF base at Castle Donington in the East Midlands was bought in 1963, and building work began the following year. The airport was opened in 1965 by the Duke of Edinburgh. Initially it was not a financial success, but this soon changed and various expansion programmes have occurred since, with passenger numbers for 2013 being in excess of 4.3 million.
The arrival of several budget airlines in 1992 boosted passenger numbers even more. The most popular destinations are domestic and European, but long-haul flights also operate to the Dominican Republic, Cancun and Orlando. The airport has one terminal and one runway.