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East Midlands Long Stay 1

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- Leave the M1 at junction 24. You'll then come to a large roundabout and will need to take the third exit if you're coming from the north, and the first exit if you're coming from the south onto the A453 Ashby Road.

- Stay on this road until you come to another roundabout and take the third exit and keep on Ashby Road.

- Take the first exit at the next roundabout and take the next right turn by the health club.

- Shortly after, you'll come to yet another roundabout and should take the first exit onto Viscount Road.

- Take the first exit at the next roundabout and keep on Viscount Road.

- Turn left onto Ambassador Road. Carry on along this road until you get to a roundabout where you'll need to take the second exit. You'll see the car park on your left.

Arrival procedure

Please check your booking confirmation for details.

- On arrival, please drive up to the entry barrier and wait for the machine to read your number plate. This can take up to a minute. The barrier will then open and you'll be able to drive in and park your car.

- If nothing happens, please press the button marked 'assistance' to speak to a member of staff through the intercom. They'll ask you to confirm your details.

- Please don't insert your credit or debit card into the barrier at any point or you will be charged again for your parking. Also, don't press the ticket button, as this will stop you from being able to gain entry.

- From there, please catch the car park's bus to the terminal.

Return procedure

Please check your booking confirmation for details.

- On your return, once you have collected your luggage make your way to the Arrivals Hall, walk past Greggs and the Arrow taxis desk to the buses located to the left of the car park office outside. Please catch the bus back to the car park and then drive to the exit barrier. The barrier will lift to let you out (this can take up to a minute) but if it doesn't, please press the button marked 'assistance' and a member of staff will let you out.

- Please don't insert your credit or debit card into the barrier at any point or you will be charged again for your parking.


The car park is fenced and has CCTV, and staff patrol the car park park regularly 24 hours a day. It hholds the Park Mark award.

Disabled facilities

The car park has disabled bays which work on a first come first served basis and buses with wheelchair access. Disabled customers who have booked in Long Stay 1 can park for free in the Short Stay car park for 30 mins to drop off passengers, before parking in Long Stay 1.

Additional information

Managed by the Airport authority, East Midlands Airport Long Stay Car Park offers value for money with a quick transfer time. You park your own car and keep your keys.

No motor homes, lorries, trailers or caravans are permitted, even if multiple spaces are booked. 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).

The car park offers a grace period of 6 hours at their discretion. If you park longer than this, you'll be charged the car park's standard rate of £15 (subject to change).

East Midlands Long Stay 1 reviews

Our average review score for East Midlands Long Stay 1 is 4.5 from 54 reviews.
Norman Potts

It was easy after we went to the right park and on the return it was simple.
November 16, 2018

A Stephens

The actual car park was fine and it's location relative to the airport terminal was accurately described on the website. However, directions to the exit of the airport (from Long Stay 1) were inadequate and we took two wrong turnings. Also there should be more frequent buses at peak times taking returning passengers from the Arrivals Terminal to the Car Parks. Many holiday tour operators have late returning flights (around midnight) and we, along with dozens of other returning holiday-makers, stood in the cold outside waiting for a bus (15 minutes is a long time out in the open at 1.30 in the morning). If more buses can't be arranged, then a much larger enclosed bus shelter should be provided.
August 31, 2018

Dennis Ashmore

Very Good. Easy to find. Near to 'Departure' at airport. Bus service OK.
April 10, 2018

A Marshall

Smooth trip both going and coming. Compact terminal, good shops and dining. Rapid check in. Only complaint would be the signage exiting the long car park. Late at night several cars got lost into dead ends.
October 30, 2017

M Constable

Getting through barriers was straight forward and parking easy the bus was there within 5 minutes of us parking the car and there was a bus sat waiting when we returned the driver was helpful with any questions we had, we would recommend using long stay1.
July 18, 2017

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