Thistle Hotel Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport near T5

The only hotel with the automated pod link between the Terminal 5 building at Heathrow and an airport hotel

Thistle Heathrow automatic driverless pods to Terminal 5

Exclusive - the automatic driverless pods between Terminal 5 & Thistle Heathrow

The Thistle Hotel Terminal 5 Heathrow is at the north-west corner of Heathrow Airport along the northern perimeter road - the Bath Road close to Longford village.

The hotel is one of the closest hotels to Terminal 5 at Heathrow. The Thistle Hotel Terminal 5 Heathrow is the only hotel with the automated pod link between the Terminal 5 building at Heathrow and an airport hotel. The pod is an automated capsule that runs frequently from inside Terminal 5 to the Thistle Hotel Heathrow.

There are a couple of pubs in Longford village just 5 minutes walk away and a McDonald's nearby. Free local buses run every 20-30 minutes from outside the hotel to Terminal 5. There are also dedicated Heathrow Hoppa buses to all the passenger terminals from reception and of course the automated pod direct to Terminal 5.

On a fine day the hotel has a great viewing area and restaurant overlooking the runway at Heathrow.


Although the Thistle is not the most attractive hotel architecturally from the outside, room rates can be very attractive.


Thistle Hotel Terminal 5 Heathrow Heathrow Airport

Number of rooms: 266

Rooms available: Double/Twin & Family Rooms for up to 4.

Thistle Hotel Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport room facilities

The bedrooms at Thistle Heathrow each have a TV with Freeview. Rooms also have air

conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, room safe, complimentary mineral water and toiletries,

soundproofing and a work desk.


Internet: Wi-fi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Room Service: Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Thistle Hotel Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport public facilities

Hotel & Parking Hotel Heathrow Airport


Heathrow Airports Transfers & Logistics

Heathrow Hoppa - Hotel Shuttle

Modern, relaxed and with amazing views over London Heathrow's main runway the restaurant is open right through the day, serving contemporary and classic dishes, complemented by an extensive wine list.

On the ground floor, the Oak & Avocado Lounge, serves a wide range of drinks and light meals in informal surroundings.


Guests can use the gym, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room facilities at the Spring Health Club located opposite the hotel for an additional charge.


Car Parking: Last advised as £10 per night for residents.


Long term parking packages are available at extremely attractive rates.


Thistle Hotel Heathrow Airport transfers to/from passenger terminals

There are 4 passenger terminals at Heathrow numbered 2,3,4 and 5.


The hotels at Heathrow are not allowed to run their own airport shuttle vehicles between the airport and the hotels.

Hoppa Buses - are regulated by the airport authority and run on fixed routes, each serving 2 or 3 Heathrow airport hotels.


Hotels have one bus for Terminals 2 & 3, another for Terminals 4 & 5.


Heathrow Hoppa - More Details

Terminal 5 to Thistle Hotel by Direct Pod in 5 minutes

The automatic driverless pods transport customers between London Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 to the Thistle Hotel or the Terminal 5 business car park in just 5 minutes, at £5 per person (last advised price).

You will find the pod terminus within Terminal 5 on level 2.

Free local buses to passenger terminals

FREE public bus route 423 run from in front of the hotel to Terminal 5 around every 20-30 minutes.

From Terminal 5 you can take the Heathrow Express train free to Heathrow Central for Terminals 2 and 3.


More Details of public bus alternatives to Hoppa Bus Heathrow.


Thistle Hotel Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport Prices & Reservations
Airport Hotel Price

Advance Purchase Rates Plus Flexible Room Rates for all Rooms

No Deposit, Pay at Hotel, Cancel Without Penalty

Both flexible and cheaper advanced purchase rates made are normally available at the Thistle Terminal 5 Hotel Heathrow Airport.


Flexible rates allow cancellations up to 2 p.m. on the date of arrival without penalty but may vary on certain rates, so check. With flexible rates there is no deposit, you pay at the hotel.

Vicinity Around Thistle Hotel Heathrow Airport

There are some pubs within a 10-15 minute short stroll and also a McDonalds and a Chinese and Indian restaurant.


Its possible to visit Windsor using local buses.


Simply take the 423 London public bus free to Terminal 5 where you can take the First Bus to Windsor.


A detailed guide to the Bath Road locality around the Thistle Terminal 5 Hotel Heathrow

Heathrow Bath Road West Map

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

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