(3 star hotel)
including 8 days parking
from the airport
Parking at the Heathrow Thistle
The Heathrow Thistle offers two parking packages, and some cost little more than a room-only option, so are certainly well worth a look.
The Thistle has 600 spaces in front of the hotel, which are protected by CCTV and barriers. There is also a parking package available at the Long Stay terminal 1 and terminal 3, which is 10 minutes from hotel. If you choose this option, you will park your car overnight at the hotel and then drive to the Long Stay in the morning before you catch your flight.
Long Stay t1, t3
The Heathrow Long Stay T1 and 3 is Heathrow's official on-airport car park. It's protected by CCTV, barriers and regular patrols, and its runs transfers to and from terminals 1 and 3 every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day. When you return for your holiday, you can catch the bus back to the car park from bus stop 2 at terminal 1 or bus stop 17 at terminal 3.
Arrival at the Thistle Terminal 5
The earliest check-in time is 14:00.
Directions to the hotel:
Leave the M25 at junction 14 and follow the signs to terminal 4/Cargo.
At the first roundabout, take the A3044 towards Longford and Colnbrook.
At the second roundabout take the third exit towards Longford. Go through Longford. The hotel is 800 yards down the road on the right.
The latest check-out time is noon.
When you want to get to the terminal, just hop in a driverless POD shuttle from the Business car park opposite the hotel. It leaves every 3 minutes, takes 5 minutes and costs £5. It runs from 03:00 to 01:00 Monday to Friday, then until 23:00 on Saturdays and from 04:00 on Sundays. All you need to do is get in, press the button for Terminal 5 and the POD does the rest for you. You'll arrive at Car Park Level 2, Business Parking and all you'll need to do then is hop in the lift to check-in. Alternatively, you can get the Heathrow Hoppa bus which takes 15 minutes,and costs £4.50 one way. If you choose the Hoppa, you may need to catch a free train between terminals, depending on where you are travelling from, so leave plenty of time.
Getting to and from Heathrow airport
Park in the hotel's car park over night. Then in the morning, drive to Long Stay - it should take about 10 minutes. Bus transfers to the terminal run every 10 minutes, take 10 minutes and are included in the price.
Thistle Terminal 5 address