Services at East Midlands Airport (EMA)

Parking and car hire

East Midlands Airport has more than enough parking facilities to accommodate its passengers. In all, there are 4,000 spaces available across short- and long-term car parks. Disabled drivers will find dedicated parking spaces in each car park.

Castle Donington, Leicestershire, East Midlands
Manchester Airports Group
Time Zone
052°49'52"N 001°19'41"W

Short-term parking:

the short-term parking lot at East Midlands Airport is located next to the terminal entrance and within easy walking distance. On the way in is a convenient drop-off point with free parking for the first half-hour. The spaces here can't be pre-booked, but drivers can pay with a credit card before exiting.

Medium-term parking:

branded the Executive car parks, this collection of four car parks is best suited for stays of up to four days of parking. Walking from here to the terminal is possible, but complimentary shuttles take drivers back and forth. The Executive car park can be pre-booked (tel: +44 871 919 9000).

Long-term parking:

parking for five days or more is cause to reserve at space at the long-term car park. The daily rate is most affordable, and even greater savings can be secured by booking online. Otherwise, it is a good idea to call ahead (tel: +44 871 919 9000) to be sure that space is available during busy travel periods.

Drop off and valet parking:

East Midlands Airport's valet parking service is taken care of by Prestige Valet Car Parking. Drivers can drop their car off at the terminal entrance and it is then parked 100 feet away in a secure compound. When you return to the airport, your car will be ready and waiting.

Disabled persons' parking:

the best parking options for disabled passengers is the short-term and medium-term car parks, both of which have dedicated parking spaces open to cars displaying a disabled persons' badge. Assistance is available to those with needs, though it's wise to notify your airline ahead of time.

Car rental:

given its central location, East Midlands Airport is a great place to launch a hire car excursion in England. The major onsite car hire firms include Europcar, Hertz, National, Avis and Car Hire Express. Drivers can explore the outlying towns or head to Peak District National Park.

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