Pick Up & Drop Off
If you’re dropping friends, colleagues or loved ones off at East Midlands airport, you can drop them directly outside the terminal building or park for up to 30 mins to allow you time to wave them off.
- Rapid drop off available outside departures, 10 mins maximum at a cost of £1
- Alternatively you can park for up to 30 mins in our short stay Car Park for just £2.20 for either dropping off or picking up passengers.
Have a look at our Car Parking FAQs or call one of our car parking experts on 0871 310 3300. Lines are open between 7am and 10pm daily.
* Calls are charged at 10 pence per minute from a BT landline. Calls from mobiles and other networks may vary.
On arrival at the airport please follow signs for the Short Stay Car Park; please take the middle or left hand lane.
Rapid Drop off Zone
For the ‘Rapid Drop off Zone’ please take the right hand lane upon arrival to the short stay car park.
Distance & transfer times to the terminal
The Short Stay and Rapid drop off zone’s are located directly in front of the terminal building in the Short Stay Car Park.
Entry & exit procedure
For Rapid Drop off zone, please pay the £1 charge on departure at the exit barriers.
For the Short Stay Car Park, you can make a payment at one of the pay stations either within the Arrivals Hall (opposite the Information Desk), in front of the Car Park Enquiries/Taxi Office, or at the pay stations by the exits then return to your car, proceed to the exit barrier and insert your validated ticket.
Proceed to the exit barrier; insert your entry ticket followed by your credit or debit card. Your card will be debited with the correct amount and a receipt issued.
For a full price tariff please click here.
3 metres maximum – height restriction in place
See parking options for blue badge holders
Trailers are not permitted.
Parking or Stopping in Unauthorised areas
Customers should note that the practice of drivers picking up or setting down passengers in unauthorised areas ( which poses a risk both to the safety of passengers and that of other road users, as well as causing congestion and disruption to traffic) is not allowed. The Airport is routinely patrolled by the use of mobile CCTV cameras and clear signage has been installed to warn drivers accordingly and offenders will be required to pay an enforcement be issued retrospectively.
A £100 enforcement charge is payable by drivers who stop their vehicles to drop off or pick up passengers in unauthorised parking areas or stopping on the internal roads. This charge is reduced to £50 if paid within 14 days.