Using Free Public Buses To Heathrow Airport Hotels From The Passenger Terminals
Author: Bob Handford
Why Use The Public Bus When There Is A Dedicated Hotel Bus?
At Heathrow Airport there are no complementary hotel buses operated by the hotels. Instead Hoppa Buses run scheduled routes from the passenger terminals, each servicing 4 or 5 airport hotels.
The Hoppa Buses work out quite expensive, considering the distance. About £4 per person each way. Typically they run about every 30 minutes between about 5 a.m and midnight.
For many hotels at Heathrow you can use public buses free of charge along the airport perimeters where many of Heathrow\’s hotels are. For these hotels public buses are more frequent than the Hotel Hoppa buses. Many of the local bus routes run 24×7, unlike the Hoppa buses.
Which Hotels Can You Use The Free Local Buses To?
The best choice by far is if you are using Terminals 2 or 3 as the main bus station at Heathrow is between them.
From Terminals 4 and 5 you can take the Heathrow Express train free to Heathrow Central which is beneath the bus station, though a 5 minute walk.
From Terminal 5 there are free public buses but choice is much more limited. The 423 bus starts from Terminal 5 and runs along the length of the Bath Road about every 20 minutes past all the hotels there and at night the N9 night bus runs along a very similar route.
Terminal 4 is on the far side of the airport from most of the hotels. There are less frequent buses from T4 to T5 that loop around the east side of the airport before traveling the eastern end of the Bath Road before going into the bus station at Heathrow Central.
Full details of routes and hotels serviced by these free buses are on the main web site at the Local Buses At Heathrow page
Video Clip Of A Journey On A Free Bus Identifying Hotels Passed
Below is a short video clip from the Central Bus Station on one of the bus routes. Route 105 runs along the Bath Road passing many of the most popular hotels. Many other routes follow this same journey along the Bath Road, the main hotel strip.
So, if you are interested in using these buses watch the video and you\’ll know exactly where to get off the bus at your required hotel.
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