Tip: Use Free Heathrow Airport Buses Instead Of The “Hotel Hoppa”

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London’s Heathrow airport doesn’t allow the neighboring hotels to operate shuttles. Instead, there’s a common shuttle called the “Hotel Hoppa” that has a few different routes to the local hotels.

The Heathrow Express used to be the greatest ripoff at Heathrow, advertising 15 minute journeys to Central London (providing, of course, that you want to go to Paddington during the times of day the train runs frequently), but with outrageous pricing. The fares have been adjusted over the past few years, and now can be reasonable if you’re booking in advance and/or traveling off-peak.

The Hotel Hoppa is still charging ridiculous rates, with rates of £4.50 if you book in advance, or £5.00 if you pay the driver.