Pick Up & Drop Off

Looking to pre-book a short stay car park for 1hr or more? Pick up and drop off with ease and secure your space up to one hour before arrival.


Pre-book your parking and save up to 75%


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Pre-book Pick Up & Drop Off

Save time and book your parking in advance. Check car park dates and prices.

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

  • Short Stay 1 & 3 car parks: Prices start from £6 for a 30 minute stay.

    Blue Badge parking is 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 2 car park, for up to 1 hour. Long Stay 2 is a 15 to 20 minute walk from the terminal. 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.

    Link to East Midlands Airport Long Stay 2 Car Park in Google Maps.

  • Rapid drop-off: £5.00 for 15 minutes (then £1 per minute after).

If you're looking to stay for over an hour, we strongly recommend that you book in advance to get the best East Midlands Airport parking prices.

1. Take junction 23a (northbound) or 24 (southbound) from the M1 or, if travelling east on the M42, continue until it becomes the A42 and follow signs to East Midlands Airport.

2. At the roundabout, take the exit onto Ashby Rd and follow airport signs.

3. For the Rapid Drop Off zone, take the right hand lane upon arrival to the Short Stay car park.