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Directions information


Please check your booking confirmation for details.

Arrival procedure information

Arrival procedure

On arrival, please take a ticket from the entry barrier and park in the allocated bay in the main car park. (If the main car park is full, follow signs to overflow parking.) Once parked, please follow signs to the main hotel reception and bring your booking confirmation and car park ticket with you.

The Reception team will sign and add your return date to your ticket to say parking has been paid until that date and the confirmation has been checked. They will log your car as arrived, parked and note your departure date. You will be able to keep your keys.

Return procedure information

Return procedure

Upon your return, please present your ticket to reception who will check the dates and validate your ticket for departure.

Security information


The car park has a 24 hour manned reception, secured barrier entry as well as ANPR entry/exit cameras.

Departure information

Additional information

Coffee lounge area selling retail priced sandwiches and snacks is open 24 hours.

Carpark Map


Guest Relations Thistle London Heathrow Hotel Bath Road Longford Middlesex UB7 0EQ

Distance to airport

The car park is located 0.5 mile from the airport. It's the closest car park to Terminal 5.

Transfers from airport

Reception staff will go through transfer options with you when you check your vehicle in. 5 minute transfers with Hotel Hoppa bus (runs to all terminals) by National express are available. There are two buses every hour at the cost of £4.50 per person per journey; the pick up point is outside the main reception. Buses run from 05:02am to 23:02pm every 30 minutes. There is also a bust stop for Number 423 Red Transport for London bus (Terminal 5 only) at the front of the hotel on the main road (1 minute walk from reception). The service is free of charge. Buses run between 03:50am and 00:40am daily, every 30 minutes until 8am, then every 20 minutes until 8pm, then back to 30 minutes.

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Heathrow Thistle Parking (T5) reviews

Our average review score for Heathrow Thistle Parking (T5) is 4 from 3 reviews.

After eventually finding the Thistle Hotel (even using the recommended postcode the sat navs didn't find the front entrance) the parking itself was more than adequate. Unfortunately the Hotel reception wasn't aware of our arrival so didn't have our details and we ended up having to complete a form with the same details as the booking. This meant we missed the bus to the terminal. As we didn't want to risk waiting another 30 mins (we had to get to T2 which was a longer journey) we had to use the POD to get to T5 and then get the tube to T2. The PODs are fantastic and it was a quick and easy journey but this cost £5 per person for a few minute journey and bumped the price up to what it would have cost using my normal parking option. On our return we were unable to get back through the gate for the Hotel after leaving the POD. The keypad for entering your gate access code wasn't working and neither was the 'call' button to contact reception. This left us and another couple in the cold and wet late at night trying to find the hotel telephone number. Eventually we got through. I'm not saying don't use this car park but leave plenty of time.

March 29, 2016

Excellent service. Easy to find, with a free London bus service to Heathrow T 5 just a 5 minute walk away. My car battery was dead when we returned from our holiday. The receptionist immediately offered use of their facilities while we waited for the AA.

August 13, 2015

Nice & cheap parking, a bit tricky to find, because of wrong post code, use 0RF instead. If you come without reservation, that's still cheaper than parking at Heathrow, only 12 pounds per 24 hours. A buses come every 5 -10 minutes, to get to Terminal 5 take about 20 min, return time about 6 min from Terminal 5 to parking. Will use again

April 21, 2015