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Car Parking FAQs

Pre-book parking to secure your space

1. How do I amend my booking?

You may amend your booking up to 24 hours before your car parking commences, online or by calling our Customer Contact Centre on the following free phone number:

East Midlands Airport queries 0800 083 8759
JetParks queries 0800 231 5324

Our team are ready to help with your booking between 9am & 6pm daily.

To amend your booking online, please re-visit the website you used to book and following the online instructions or click the links below. If you booked with one of our sales agents please get in touch with them directly.

East Midlands Airport parking amendments

JetParks parking amendments

Amendments to the dates of stay are subject to the terms and conditions of your booking. Certain promotional products cannot be amended, it will be made clear at the point of booking if this is the case.

Please note if you booked during a sale or at a lower price and that rate is no longer available, the new rate will apply. Where specified in the product details some special offer bookings cannot be amended or cancelled.

 

2. How do I cancel my car park booking?

Cancellations are subject to the terms and conditions of your booking. Where specified in the product details some special offer bookings cannot be amended or cancelled.

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled car park arrival time/date. You may cancel your booking online or by calling our Customer Contact Centre on the following free phone numbers:

East Midlands Airport queries 0800 083 8759
JetParks queries 0800 231 5324

Our team are ready to help with your booking between 9am & 6pm daily.

To cancel your booking online, please re-visit the website you used to book and following the online instructions or click the links below. If you booked with one of our sales agents please get in touch with them directly.

East Midlands Airport parking cancellations

JetParks parking cancellations

When you cancel your booking, a £7.50 administration charge will be levied and deducted from the refunded amount. The £7.50 administration charge will not apply if you chose to purchase the Cancellation Protection as part of your booking and are cancelling at least 24 hours prior to your car park arrival date.

Bookings made less than 24 hours before departure cannot be cancelled and are non-refundable.

Customers who have booked via a third party should contact them directly.

 

3. My booking reference is not recognised on your website. What should I do?

If you are trying to amend or cancel your booking online via our website link below:

https://book.eastmidlandsairport.com/Shop/EMA/ParkingAmendCancel 

https://www.jetparks.co.uk/Shop/JetParks/ParkingAmendCancel

and your booking reference is not recognised, it is likely that the booking has been made through a third-party site. Please check your booking confirmation email for information regarding how to amend/cancel your booking or click on the link below for third party contact details:

http://www.eastmidlandsairport.com/help/third-party-contacts/

 

4. What happens after I have made my booking?

You will receive an on-screen confirmation which details your booking reference and instructions (please read these carefully). Please print this page for your records as you will need this information at the airport.

We will also send you a booking confirmation email. Please ensure that your vehicle registration details are correct as this is used to give you access to the car park. There is an option to amend your booking if you will be arriving at the airport in a different vehicle than originally planned.

You are responsible for supplying a valid email and we cannot be held responsible for non-delivery of booking confirmation emails due to transmission failure or incorrect address details.

Failure to receive the confirmation email has no bearing on the status of your booking, your booking is still valid, but please check your junk or spam folder just in case your booking confirmation email has been sent there. If not, your email address may have been entered incorrectly. You can also contact our Customer Contact Centre on the following free phone numbers and ask for your confirmation email to be resent:

East Midlands Airport queries 0800 083 8759
JetParks queries 0800 231 5324

 

5. Can I make a booking today to park at the airport today?

Yes. Bookings can be made up to at least 2 hours (6 hours for all Meet & Greet bookings) prior to your arrival time at the relevant Airport.

All Car Park bookings are subject to availability and the Airport reserves the right to withdraw availability at its entire discretion for a given date.

 

6. My vehicle details have changed. What should I do?

You may amend your vehicle details on your booking up to 24 hours before your car parking commences, online or by calling our Customer Contact Centre on the following free phone numbers:

East Midlands Airport queries 0800 083 8759
JetParks queries 0800 231 5324

Our team are ready to help with your booking between 9am & 6pm daily.

To amend your vehicle details on your car park booking online, please re-visit the website you used to book and following the online instructions or click the links below.

https://book.eastmidlandsairport.com/Shop/EMA/ParkingAmendCancel

https://www.jetparks.co.uk/Shop/JetParks/ParkingAmendCancel

If you booked with one of our sales agents please get in touch with them directly.

 

7. What if I return later than the date/time on the booking?

You will be charged for the additional days in which you stay in the car park, based on the overstay rate applicable to the car park and Airport.

Please be aware that if you have booked Meet & Greet parking and know in advance that you will be delayed, need to stay longer than expected or need to collect your car earlier than expected, please contact the Meet & Greet operation to inform them of your late/early return as soon as possible. 

The Meet & Greet Operation contact details can be found on the booking receipt given to you by your Meet & Greet Receptionist when you drop off your keys. However, these details are also noted below:

East Midlands Airport Meet & Greet: +44(0)133 281 2511

For further details of these Overstay charges please refer to the terms and conditions on your booking confirmation or to ‘Section 6. Car Park Conditions of Use’ in the car parking terms and conditions on the Airport website.

Please note overstay charges are only applicable if you leave the car park 6 hours after the departure date and time entered at time of booking.

8. What are the differences between our car parks?

All our car parks are on site and are managed locally by the Airport.

However, the price can vary dependent on availability, car parking facilities and distance to the terminals. View information on all our car parks at a glance to decide which one is most suitable to your needs.

All our Airport car parks have a tarmac surface, with the exception of our Jet Parks car parks that have a gravel surface. However, please note that all our car parks have the Park Mark® Accreditation.

 

9. Are there any height restrictions?

A height restriction of 2.0 metres (6 ft. 6 inches) applies to all Meet & Greet car parks and all multi-storey car parks across all the Airport sites.

Trailers are not permitted in any of our parking facilities.

 

10. How safe are the Airport car parks?

The Airport car parks have been awarded Park Mark® Accreditation.

This means you're visiting a safer parking area that has been vetted by the British Parking Association (BPA) and has measures in place in order to create a safer environment for both you and your vehicle.

 

11. I have a Satellite Navigation System, are co-ordinates available for the car parks?

Yes, the coordinates stated on your email booking confirmation will direct you to the car park entrance. Please enter your chosen car park coordinates carefully into your Sat Nav.

 

12. What is the minimum length of time I can park?

There is no minimum stay duration for our Short Stay car parks. However, the following car parks have the following minimum stay criteria:

Meet & Greet From 2 days
Mid Stay From 2 days
Long Stay From 4 days
JetParks From 6 days

Please note, these stay durations are subject to change due to car park availability.

13. What if I have pre-booked and my vehicle is not recognised by ANPR?

If your vehicle has not been recognised by our automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras, please scan the QR code on your booking confirmation (either via a mobile device or printed copy) which looks like this:

QR Code

If the QR code is not recognised, or you do not have a QR code to hand, please press the intercom assistance button on the entry column, a member of staff will then assist you.

 

14. What is Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)?

Automatic Number Plate Recognition is used for pre-book customers only.

If you have pre-booked your parking, drive up to the barrier, once the ANPR cameras have recognised your vehicle registration the barrier will raise so you may enter the car park.

If for any reason the ANPR cameras do not recognise your vehicle registration plate (if the vehicle plate is obscured by dirt/snow etc.), the barrier will not lift. In this instance, please scan the QR code on your booking confirmation (either via a mobile device or printed copy) which looks like this:

QR Code

 

If the QR code is not recognised, or you do not have a QR code to hand, please press the intercom assistance button on the entry column, a member of staff will then assist you.

15. What payment methods are accepted for pre-booking?

Payment must be made in advance and online. We accept all major credit cards, debit cards and PayPal for pre-booking.

Please note if you choose to pay by credit card or prepaid card, you will be charged a 2.5% credit card handling fee. We do not charge a fee for debit cards.

We reserve the right not to fulfil your booking if your card is declined for any reason, if the payment card has been used fraudulently or without the cardholder's permission, or if you are under the age of 18.

 

16. How do I know my payment details are secure?

To protect your privacy and security, our website uses SSL encryption software, which is the industry standard. It encrypts your personal information so that it cannot be read.

You will know you are in the secure area of our site when the website address is preceded by “https://” and a padlock symbol appears in the frame of your browser.

17. I have booked parking in advance. What do I need to bring to the airport?

All you need is your booking confirmation e-mail. Either accessible via your mobile device or as a printed hard copy.

This will help direct you to the correct car park and also states your booking reference number so you have it to hand, should you need to speak to a member of staff.

 

18. I have booked parking in advance. At the car park, what should I do?

Approach the barrier, where your vehicle registration will be scanned by our ANPR cameras and verify this against your booking details and the barrier should then open automatically. Please be patient, as this process may take up to 30 seconds to happen.

If your vehicle has not been recognised by the ANPR cameras, please scan the QR code on your booking confirmation (either via a mobile device or printed copy) which looks like this:

QR Code

If the QR code is not recognised, or you do not have a QR code to hand, please press the intercom assistance button on the entry column, a member of staff will then assist you.

Please do not press for a token to gain access to the car park, as this is not required and doing so will disable the ANPR system in relation to your booking, resulting in issues arising when trying to exit the car park.

 

19. What process do I follow if I pre-booked Long Stay, Mid Stay or Short Stay parking?

If you have pre-booked long stay, mid stay or short stay car parking, approach the barrier, where your vehicle registration will be scanned by our ANPR cameras and verify this against your booking details and the barrier should then open automatically. Please be patient, as this process may take up to 30 seconds to happen.

If your vehicle has not been recognised by the ANPR cameras, please scan the QR code on your booking confirmation (either via a mobile device or printed copy) which looks like this:

QR Code

If the QR code is not recognised, or you do not have a QR code to hand, please press the intercom assistance button on the entry column, a member of staff will then assist you.

 

20. What process do I follow if I pre-booked Meet & Greet/Valet parking?

If you have pre-booked Meet & Greet parking, approach the entry barrier and your car will automatically activate the intercom system.

The Meet & Greet operative will greet you over the intercom system and grant you access and provide parking instructions. Please remember to hand your keys into the office or use our self-service kiosks.

Please also have your return flight details available, as the Meet & Greet operative will make a note of these to ensure your vehicle is ready upon your return.

When you return, the Meet & Greet operatives will direct you to your car and advise of the exit procedure.

21. I have a blue disabled parking permit. Where should I park?

Please be aware, under no circumstances can we reserve a space for blue badge holders.

We offer the following Car Parking options for Blue Badge holders:

  • For dropping-off and picking-up friends and family, park in our Short Stay Car Park for up to 30 mins for FREE.
  • For longer stays, pre book Short Stay 1, Mid Stay 3 or Long Stay 1. All of these listed car parks have clearly identifiable blue badge car parking bays.
  • Alternatively, pre-book our Meet & Greet product and take advantage of a 20% discount only available to Blue Badge holders. To obtain your 20% discount please call our East Midlands Customer Contact Centre on the following free phone number: 0800 083 8759 and have your badge number and badge expiry date to hand, in order for the Customer Contact Team to validate your badge.

22. Why is there no availability for the dates I am trying to book?

Lack of car park availability could be due to:

  • The car park being fully booked for all or part of your stay;
  • Because the booking conditions for the car parking product have not been met; or
  • Because you are trying to book for less than the minimum stay.

Try adjusting your selection or choose another car park. For Meet & Greet bookings, please check to ensure that you have entered the correct arrival time.

If you are still experiencing problems, please contact our Customer Contact Centre, on the following free phone numbers, who can advise on a suitable alternative car park:

East Midlands Airport queries 0800 083 8759
JetParks queries 0800 231 5324

 

23. How are parking charges calculated on this website?

Car parks are priced per calendar day or part thereof. Prices are subject to change and quotes are valid at the time of booking only. The number of days charged is calculated on the basis of the dates and times you select at time of booking.

For example if you are travelling on a Monday and returning the following Monday you will be charged for 8 days.

All prices shown are in GBP and include VAT at 20%.

Car parking charges will also vary according to:

  • The time of year;
  • Location of car park in relation to the terminal; and
  • How far you book in advance.

24. Where do I park if I'm collecting or dropping someone off?

If you’re dropping-off or picking-up at East Midlands Airport, there are a number of options available:

  • Short Stay car park: 30 minutes stay for £3.00
  • Free parking for up to 1 hour: Park free of charge in our Long Stay 1 car park, for up to 1 hour. Long Stay 1 is a 5 minute bus transfer from the terminal and parking is subject to availability.
  • Rapid drop-off: £2.00 for 10 minutes and £1.00 for every minute thereafter.

 

25. Why does the airport charge for drop off and pick up?

Although only a minority of passengers will be affected by this charge, the revenue generated will help to make sure that we are able to keep investing in the airport which will ultimately lead to more airlines flying to more destinations.

Other regional airports around the country have also introduced a range of charges for drop off/pick up.

26. I have a car parking question that is not listed. Who do I contact? 

If you can’t see the answer to your question above, or for any other general enquires please call our Customer Contact Centre on the following free phone numbers:

East Midlands Airport queries 0800 083 8759
JetParks queries 0800 231 5324

Opening hours are 9am – 6pm, 7 days a week.

For third party bookings, passengers should refer to their initial provider.