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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 there's 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
The Heathrow Hoppa runs a direct bus to T2, T3 and T5. If you're travelling from T4 you'll need to catch the free Heathrow Express from T5.
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 25-30 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.
Alternatively, a taxi to any of the terminals will cost £10 - £15.