(4 star hotel)
from the airport
A safe spot, near the entrance
There's a plentiful supply of parking spaces at the Novotel hotel, all a short walk away from the main entrance. Surrounding the car park is a high, metal fence to keep your car secured and theres a barrier at the entrance.
Just pull up at the barrier, take a ticket and find a space. Guests can leave their car here for the duration of their holiday. To reach the airport from the hotel, the Heathrow Hoppa bus will take you for £4 one way, and children up to 15 travel free. The bus runs every 20 minutes between 4.42am and 3.42pm, every 25 minutes from 4:10pm and every half an hour from 9.38pm to 11.38pm.
If you decide to park your car elsewhere, and only leave your car at the hotel for the night of your stay, you will need to take your ticket to reception to have it validated. Parking is charged at £10 a night. Once paid, you'll receive a ticket to get out of the car park and can drive to the airport to start your holiday.
Novotel 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 available for £12 per car.
Getting from the hotel to the airport:
You can catch the Heathrow Hoppa bus from the hotel to the airport and back - it runs regularly during the airport's opening hours.
T2 and T3:
From terminals 2 and 3, you’ll need to get the bus H1. The first bus from terminal 2 is at 04:47 and then every 20-30 minutes until 23:47. From terminal 3 the first bus is at 04:42 and then every 20-30 minutes until 23:42.
T4 and T5:
If you’re going from terminal 4 or 5, you’ll need the H51 bus. The first one from terminal 4 is 04:38, then every 20-30 minutes until 23:38. From terminal 5 they go from 04:49 every 30 minutes until 23:49.
Price: When bought in advance, tickets cost £4.50 per person one way and £8 return. They cost £5 for a single and £9 return if purchased from the driver on the day. Up to two children under 15 can travel free with a paying adult.
To make life 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, however if you'd like to make other plans for your transfers, you can remove them by clicking the link underneath the text.
Alternatively, a taxi to any of the terminals will cost £10 - £15.