Short Stay Airport Parking

For quick trips, make sure you're close to the terminal with Short Stay parking at East Midlands

Pre-book your parking and save up to 75%
Cancel for free up to 1 hour before arrival
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What is Short Stay?

Short Stay parking at East Midlands Airport is all about convenience. Our Short Stay car parks are right next to the terminal, making them the best option if you want a quick route to check-in. Simply pull up, keep hold of your keys and then you're good to go.  Pre-book now to guarantee the best East Midlands Airport short stay parking prices.

Prices from £79.99 (8 day stay in April 2024)

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Free cancellation

Get your money back - No questions asked. T&Cs apply.


Walk to the terminal

Short Stay car parks are right next to the terminal, it's just a 1-5 minute walk to check-in


Safe and secure

Security is our top priority, that’s why we’ve been awarded the Park Mark® for safer parking


Limited availability

Pre-book to guarantee a space in one our most popular car parks

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Free cancellation with East Midlands Airport parking

Cancel and get your money back

Book your parking direct with East Midlands Airport and benefit from our cancellation policy if your plans change.

  1. Free cancellation up to an hour before your booking - no questions asked

  2. Make amendments to your booking up to an hour before you are due to park

  3. Cash refund - no vouchers or credit notes

  4. Easily amend or cancel your booking online

Safe and secure Short Stay parking

As with all of our car parks, the Short Stay car parks are Park Mark certified, so you can enjoy your trip safe in the knowledge that your car is safe and secure.

How Short Stay parking works

  1. Short Stay is a popular choice with limited availability, so book your parking in advance to reserve your space.

  2. On the day, simply drive up to the car park barrier, and our ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) system will recognise your car's number plate and open the barrier. There's no need to take a token.

  3. Find a space and park up, then walk the short distance to the terminal building.

  4. On your return, walk back to the car park and find your car right where you left it. When you drive up to the barrier it'll recognise your number plate again and you can drive away.

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Where is Short Stay parking located?

All our short stay car parks are easing accessible from the M1 or A42 via the A453. There will be clear signposting to direct you to the car parks once you pass the entrance to the airport. The Short Stay car parks are only a few minutes walk from the terminal.

Directions to the Short Stay parking

Short Stay 1

Short Stay 2

Short Stay 3

Exit the M1 or A42 onto the A453. Follow the road until you reach the main entrance to the airport. Turn right into the airport. At the roundabout, take your second exit going straight on towards the airport and Short Stay 1. The entrance to Short Stay 1 will be on your immediate left.

Exit the M1 or A42 onto the A453. Follow the road until you reach the main entrance to the airport. Turn right into the airport. At the roundabout, take your first exit. At the second roundabout go straight on and take the first right turning into the Short Stay 2 car park.

Exit the M1 or A42 onto the A453. Follow the road until you reach the main entrance to the airport. Turn right into the airport. At the roundabout, take the first exit . Carry on following the road and at the third roundabout take the first exit (left) and turn left again into the Short Stay 3 car park.

Short Stay parking prices

We're the official site for booking Short Stay parking at East Midlands Airport and we offer the best Short Stay car park prices when booked in advance.

At East Midlands Airport, all of our car parks have been awarded the Park Mark so you can book your parking with confidence.

All of our car parks are within a short walk or quick bus transfer from check-in. Pre-book your space now for the best Short Stay parking prices and deals, as well as exclusive offers at the airport.

Prices from £79.99 (8 day stay in April 2024)

"we use it regularly"
Feb, 2023
Can't really fault it, close to terminal, easy to find, and now we use it regularly
"fantastic experience "
Mar, 2023
fantastic experience great use of technology

Our other airport car parks

Meet & Greet

From £75.00

(8 days)

Pre-book only

Drop your car off outside the terminal and we'll park it for you

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    1-2 minute walk
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    Safe & Secure, Park mark accredited

From £46.99

(8 days)

Cheap airport parking, great if you're staying for a week or two

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    12 - 15 minute transfer
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    Safe & Secure, Park mark accredited
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    Suitable for overheight, or larger vehicles
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    Pre-book only
Mid Stay

From £69.99

(8 days)

Value-for-money parking within walking distance of the terminal

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    6 - 7 minutes walk
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    Safe & Secure, Park mark accredited
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    Blue Badge parking available
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    Turn-Up & Park

How can we help?

There is no minimum stay in the Short Stay car parks at East Midlands Airport.

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

Our Short Stay 1 car park is available for pre-booking. You can pre-book your Pick Up/Drop Off parking up to 1,2 or 3 hours. Find out more about pre-booking your Pick Up and Drop Off parking here.

Please note that charges will apply if you exceed your stay. See our Terms and Conditions for further details.

Yes. When booking please choose Short Stay 1, where there are clearly identifiable Blue Badge parking bays. There are helpful guides available for those who need more information and advice on the accessibility of our car parks.

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 169 7032 and have your badge number and badge expiry date to hand, in order for the Customer Contact Team to validate your badge.

Arrivals and departures before or after booked days will incur an additional charge. Please see terms & conditions for further information.

Yes, Short Stay 1 and Short Stay 3 are available for Turn Up and Park. Short Stay 2 is available to pre-book only.

If your plans aren’t set, you may just want to turn up and choose the car park that’s right for you on the day of travel. However, if you want to guarantee your space then we do recommend that you pre-book, especially during busy periods.

Find out more about our Turn Up & Park options.

Sorry, trailers are not allowed in any official East Midlands Airport car parks.

Motorcyclists can pre book a space by contacting our call centre on 0808 169 7032. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles.