(3 star hotel)
from the airport
Parking that exceeds expectations
The hotels car park out front initially appears small, but if you follow it around the side to the back, there are plenty of spaces, including some under cover. The car park is protected by an entry and exit barrier and a high fence with barbed wire.
If you've booked parking through Holiday Extras, even if it is not at the Holiday Inn Express T5, you will not have to pay to leave your car at the hotel overnight. However, if you have only booked a room, with no parking, but you still require overnight parking at the hotel, then it will cost you £10.
Getting to the airport
Heathrow Hoppa bus H5 runs between the hotel and terminals 1, 3 and 5. It runs to terminals 1 and 3 every half hour between 4am and 11pm, and to terminal 5 every half hour between 4.50am and 11.50pm. The Hoppa doesn't run to terminal 4, but your ticket will provide free travel from terminal 5 to terminal 4 on buses H51, H53, H54 or H56.
Tickets cost £4 single or £7 return if you buy them in advance, but £4.50 single and £8 return if you buy them from the driver. Up to two children under 15 can travel free with an adult.
Holiday Inn Express T5 with breakfast room-only procedures
On the day of your stay:
Make your way to the hotel. Detailed driving instructions and a postcode for satnavs will be on your confirmation email. Overnight parking is £10 per car.
Getting to the airport from the hotel:
The Hoppa runs from 4am to midnight.
Bus times depend on your hotel and the terminal you're flying from. More information on these will be in your booking confirmation, or you can ask the hotel when you arrive. Journey times vary depending on your hotel – it can take between 20 and 30 minutes.
The Hoppa costs £6 per person one way or £11 per person return.
To make things easier, we've automatically added Hoppa tickets to your basket - you'll see them on the next page. This adds an extra charge to your booking, but if you'd like to make other plans, you can remove them by clicking the link underneath.