Hotel doesn't offer shuttle service. Is it close enough to walk or is there another, simpler way to get to/from the airport?
Google says it's "an 8-minute walk from Heathrow Airport."
You should really check the hotel's website - it's as easy as it sounds, the answer is in there:
Go to 'Maps & Transportation' and than click on 'Discover and Explore Transport'.
i did check the hotel website, they don't offer shuttle service
While you can walk, with bags, that sucks.
The best answers are these 3 options
1) Take the local bus (the hotel will tell you which one) for free to the terminals, catch the train to the right terminal. This isn't quick but it's free and relatively easy.
2) Take the "Shuttle Hoppa" bus. It's under 10pound for a one way, they do offer round trip too. You can buy your tickets from the hotel. This takes you to the terminal you want to be at, it's not free but it's efficient and easy. Heathrow Hotel to Airport Transfers | National Express
3) Take a cab. Arrange one in advance. This will drop you where you tell them and is going to cost you more than the Hoppa bus but you can arrange the time for pickup you want exactly instead of waiting for the scheduled bus arrival (which with planning isnt a big deal).
Hope that helps!
zukracer - thank you, this is very helpful. I'm unaccustomed to hotels located at airports that don't offer shuttle service and the map on the LHR website wasn't much help in judging the distance for walking. I did find that National Express is an option for a fee, which is something I was considering. Thanks again for your help
It's not walkable, don't even try. The problem is that the terminals are the wrong side of the runways for the Bath Road hotels, of which the LHR Ren is one of many (along with the Marriott). The good news is it's close, the bad news is you have to go via a runway underpass, hence no walking!
Choices are, taxi, easier, fastest and even in London should be quite cheap as its such a short distance. Hoppa buses are another choice and for 1 person probably cheaper than a taxi. Cheapest of all is the free London Transport Bath Road buses, there are several and you're generally never more than a 10 min wait from the next one. For this you need to go to the Bus station, which is clearly marked, there's then 2 rows of stops, you need to be in the one furthest from the wall, where all the red buses stop (not the White national express coaches which travel far further afield). Numbers 145 and 109 definitely go down Bath Road, but if in any doubt just ask the driver of the bus goes down Bath Road. The bus itself is not free, so you'll see some passengers paying but don't be put off they're just in the bus for a longer journey.
Once you set off on the bus, you'll turn out and go under the runways via a long tunnel and emerge at a set of traffic lights where the bus will turn right and pass the Holiday Inn on the left. Keep looking left and you'll see the Texaco garage, get off there, the Ren is just down the road on the other side. It's a easy journey but much easier when using the bus for the Ren to LHR! Total journey time only about 5 mins!
Why not consult Google Maps
zukracer and brightlybob nailed it ... but, my two cents is that the best option is taking advantage of the free city bus service....
In my experience, the Hoppa bus is inefficient and overpriced in comparison. The Hoppa makes more sense if you're going somewhere that isn't as conveniently serviced. But - for the Renaissance - it's basically a waste of money, and it often takes longer.
And - if you like airplanes (and who doesn't) - budget some time for the concierge lounge, one of the planet's best spots for runway watching: Runway Watching: LHR Renaissance ... But be forewarned, it's addictive!!!!
I hate to be presumptuous but If you are arriving from the U.S. there is a good chance you were up all night and all you want to do is get into a bed.
If you could afford the ticket to London - get into a cab - get to the hotel - AND GET INTO BED!!!
Thanks LARGE, brightlybob and ssindc. This was easy peasy. And the runway watching... Oh Em Gee!!! I am giddy as a school girl! WOW.
you betcha, pluto77 - one of my favorite spots - Runway Watching: LHR Renaissance - but don't get addicted!!!!!!
OH, yes, I do love watching that LHR runway as the planes land so frequently, and all over the freely served wine and beer... The LHR Ren lounge is truly excellent!
And is it tomorrow, Friday you're on the flight to us in IAH? Can't wait to see you in person, pluto77
See you sometime tomorrow night, Bob, and glad to read that your US trip is going well.
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