Car Parking FAQs

Find answers to common questions about parking at East Midlands Airport

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Car park booking

You may amend your booking up to 24 hours before your car parking commences, online or by contacting us.

If your booking will change by less than 6 hours (for example if your flight time has changed slightly) there’s no need to contact us to change your booking. You can arrive in the car park up to 6 hours earlier and leave up to 6 hours later without incurring a charge.

Please note, if you have booked Security FastTrack, Passport Control FastTrack or a lounge with your car park booking then your original booking time will still apply to those products.

To amend your booking online, please re-visit the website you used to book and follow the online instructions or click the links below.

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.

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 72 hours prior to your scheduled car park arrival time/date. To cancel your booking online, please re-visit the website you used to book and follow 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

Any bookings cancelled within 72 hours of the car park arrival date will not be refunded, unless you have purchased Cancellation Protection. Customers who include the Cancellation Protection within their booking will be able to cancel their booking by giving us at least 4 hours’ notice prior to the car park time/date.

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

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

East Midlands Airport parking amendments

JetParks parking amendments

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:

Third party contacts

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 carpark. 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.

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.

You may amend your vehicle details on your booking up to 24 hours before your carparking commences. To amend your vehicle details on your carpark booking online, please re-visit the website you used to book and following the online instructions or click the links below.

East Midlands Airport parking amendments

JetParks parking amendments

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ANPR Technology

Please allow 30 seconds for the ANPR to recognise your vehicle. If your vehicle has not been recognised by our automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras, please scan the QR code on your booking confirmation (it must be a 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 do not take a token but instead press the intercom assistance button on the entry column, a member of staff will then assist you. Taking a token will disable the ANPR system in relation to your booking, resulting in issues arising when you exit the car park and you may be double charged.

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. Please allow 30 seconds for the ANPR to recognise your vehicle.

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 (it must be a 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 do not take a token but instead press the intercom assistance button on the entry column, a member of staff will then assist you. Taking a token will disable the ANPR system in relation to your booking, resulting in issues arising when you exit the car park and you may be double charged.

Payment

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

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.

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.

Airport parking process

All you need is your booking confirmation e-mail. This should be a printed hard copy to ensure you can scan the code at all our car park barriers.

The booking confirmation 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.

Approach the barrier, where your vehicle registration will be scanned by our ANPR cameras and verified against your booking details. 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 (this should be a 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 do not take a token but instead press the intercom assistance button on the entry column, a member of staff will then assist you.

Taking a token will disable the ANPR system in relation to your booking, resulting in issues arising when you exit the car park and you may be double charged.

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 do not take a token but instead press the intercom assistance button on the entry column, a member of staff will then assist you. Taking a token will disable the ANPR system in relation to your booking, resulting in issues arising when you exit the car park and you may be double charged.

Terminals 1, 2 & 3:

If you have pre-booked Meet & Greet parking, approach the entry barrier and your name will appear on the screen in front of you. Parking instructions will be provided on the screen and the barrier will lift to grant you access.

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.

Blue badge parking

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: 0808 168 6111 and have your badge number and badge expiry date to hand, in order for the Customer Contact Team to validate your badge.

Parking availability and price

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:

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.

East Midlands Airport parking costs depend on the length of your stay and the type of parking you want. The best East Midlands car parking prices are available when you book in advance.

For those who want the ultimate convenience of parking right by the terminal, our Meet & Greet car park is £72.00 for an 8 day stay in August. However, if you’re happy to park a short bus journey away from the terminal, our JetParks car park is just £48.99 for the same period.

For all East Midlands Airport parking prices, enter your trip details into our booking tool.

Drop off and pick up

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 £5.00

  • Blue Badge parking: available at Short Stay 1 car park (Free for first 30 minutes), where blue badge parking bays are clearly identifiable. Short Stay 1 can only be accessed by walking to/from the terminal, but should you require a wheelchair or further assistance, help points are located in all car parks.

  • 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 subject to availability. Please press for a token at entry, which provides up to 1-hour free parking, overstay is charged at £1 per minute thereafter. Payment at the exit is card only.

  • Rapid drop-off: £4.00 for 15 minutes and £1.00 for every minute thereafter.

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.

General car park

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:

Our team are ready to help with your booking between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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