Local buses at Heathrow Airport

Including FREE public buses to Heathrow Airport hotels


Heathrow Airport Local Bus

Local buses to Heathrow hotels often free

A curious policy is being operated by the owner of Heathrow Airport.

 

The official Heathrow Hoppa Bus charges a full price to transport you to each Heathrow hotel.

 

At the same time the airport subsidises all public buses so that any journey from the Heathrow Airport terminals to anywhere on the perimeter roads is completely free.


In many cases these buses stop right outside the hotel entrance.

Buses are free as long as you get off/on the buses on the perimeter roads of the airport (where many hotels are), and travel to and from the passenger terminals.


Many of the buses run a 24/7 schedule and all run from early morning until late evening.


Most of the buses are the famous London red buses like the one pictured above right. A few going south and west from the airport are run by different operators but still offer the free journeys around the airport perimeter. A mixture of double deck and single deck buses are run. Nearly all routes have several buses an hour, the major routes run about every 10 minutes during the day.

 

Heathrow Airports Transfers & Logistics

Where to board the bus at Heathrow

For Terminals 2 and 3 all the buses depart from the Central Bus Station. With luggage it will take about 10 minutes to complete the journey on foot. Much of the journey uses moving walkways and the entire journey is inside.

 

Heathrow Central Bus Station is above the Underground station and the way is well signposted with ramps in each terminal and lifts up to the bus station. There are no steps involved.


At terminals 4 and 5 the buses are right outside the front doors of the arrivals hall and again are well signed.


Hotels with free local buses

Hotels with free local buses to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3

Bus Routes

Leonardo Hotel

7, 105, U3

Park Inn, Renaissance, Radisson, Marriott (Heathrow), Sheraton Skyline,

Holiday Inn (Ariel),Ibis, Ibis Styles, Berkely Suites

105, 111, 140

Sheraton, Thistle (100m walk), Premier Inn T5

7,441

Hyatt Place

7,441,U3

Hilton Garden Inn (get off at Hatton X Underground)

285

Hotels with free local buses to Heathrow Terminal 4

Bus Routes

Hilton Garden Inn (from Hatton Cross Underground Station)

482,490

Hotels with free local buses to Heathrow Terminal 5

Bus Routes

Park Inn, Renaissance, Radisson, Marriott Heathrow, Sheraton Skyline, Leonardo , Ibis Styles, Hyatt Place, Thistle, Sheraton

423

Hilton Garden Inn (from Hatton Cross), Hilton (from T4)

482, 490


Location Of Bus Stops Along The Bath Road (the main hotel strip)

Map of Bath Road (Eastern Section) Heathrow

More details of staying along Bath Road (eastern section)


Map of Bath Road (Western Section) Heathrow

More details of staying along Bath Road (western section)



Indicative Heathrow Hotel Room Rates - Sampled prices at Heathrow for mid October 2018

Hotel & Link to Detail Page

Midweek

Weekend

Hotels walkable to terminals (Note: no hotels within walking distance of Terminals 2 & 3)

Premier Inn Terminal 4 ~+#

£60

£55

Hilton Terminal 4 +#

£157

£100

Sofitel Terminal 5 +#

£179

£151

Heathrow Airport Budget / 3 Star Hotels

easyHotel Heathrow +#

£24

£24

Heathrow Lodge ~+#

£33

£34

Travelodge Terminal 5 +#

£37

£44

Premier Inn (M4/J4) +#

£48

£47

Premier Inn (Bath Road) +#

£51

£53

Travelodge Central +#

£39

£54

St Giles Heathrow ~

£74

£54

Ibis Heathrow +#

£79

£59

Mercure Hotel ~+#

£69

£60

Ibis Styles Heathrow +#

£84

£60

Holiday Inn Express Terminal 5 +#

£80

£63

Premier Inn (Terminal 5) +#

£72

£69

Heathrow Airport 4 & 5 Star Full Service Hotels

DoubleTree By Hilton +#

£80

£54

4 Star Mystery Hotel +#

£66

£57

Holiday Inn (M4) Heathrow +#

£76

£59

Holiday Inn Heathrow Ariel ~

£71

£62

Novotel Heathrow +#

£72

£66

Thistle Terminal 5 +#

£71

£67

Hyatt Place Heathrow +

£81

£67

Holiday Inn Terminal 5

£76

£67

Crowne Plaza Heathrow +#

£90

£68

Park Inn Heathrow +#

£79

£69

Leonardo Hotel +

£84

£69

Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow +

£82

£84

Sheraton Heathrow

£104

£84

Sheraton Skyline +#

£119

£89

Renaissance Heathrow

£98

£99

Marriott Windsor +#

£119

£99

Radisson Blu Edwardian +#

£144

£108

Marriott Heathrow +#

£189

£119

Hilton Terminal 5 +#

£143

£135

Heathrow Serviced Apartments & Studio Apartments

Stay City Apartments +#

£60

£62

Bed & Breakfast With Airport Public Transport Links

Oakwood Bed & Breakfast ~

£52

£49

Apple Guest House ~+

£57

£57

Airport Guest House ~

£58

£58

Langley Guest House

£59

£59

Lampton Guest House ~+#

£75

£75

London Plus Heathrow ~+#

£75

£75

Cottage Guest House ~+#

£75

£75

Skylark Guest House ~+#

£86

£81

Firs Lodge ~

£73

£83

~ Single Rooms     + Triple Rooms      # Quad Rooms


Heathrow Airport Hotel Map
Best Hotels At Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
Best Hotels At Heathrow Terminal 4
Best Hotels At Heathrow Terminal 5