East Midlands Airport has a reputation of being a friendly and easy-to-use airport. There are facilities for people with disabilities both within the airport, and in the surrounding car parks so that everyone's East Midlands airport parking needs are catered for.
The short stay car park has disabled parking spaces located between 100 and 150 metres from the passenger terminal. For visitors who stay at the long stay car parks (such as East Midlands airport Long Stay Car Park 2) there is a fully accessible coach service can transfer you to the airport building free of charge. Due to security measures cars can no longer park directly in front of the terminal building. Help points are located in the car parks.
Below we look at some other car parks around the airport that offer facilities for disabled people.
Best Value Disabled Parking
One of the least expensive parking options is Airparks East Midlands where transfer buses are fully accessible for disabled users. The car park offers 24 hour security and is just eight minutes transfer from the airport building. East Midlands Prestige Parking is another very affordable choice of parking. While it does not have any specific disabled facilities, Prestige car park can be a convenient option for disabled visitors, as it is located a short distance from the airport.
Convenient Disabled Parking
The long stay car park at East Midlands airport is well-equipped for passengers with disabilities. Another convenient option, as its name would suggest, is the East Midlands Stress Free Parking service. This Meet and Greet service allows you to stop your car close to the airport. Here a driver will meet you, and park your car for you. This service is ideal for disabled passengers; however, please note that drivers cannot drive adapted cars due to health and safety regulations.
Your Onward Journey
Once you enter the airport there are good disabled facilities available. If you need to borrow a wheel chair at the airport, you should locate the reception point for assistance in the main check-in hall. These are free of charge. When it comes to boarding the aircraft there is a range of modern equipment available. It is advisable to call the airport in advance to arrange the most appropriate type of help. You can speak to the airport's customer service team on 0871 919 9000.