How to get a good Heathrow parking deal via the NCP at Hilton T5

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A few weeks ago I wrote an article on Good To Go Parking, which is a clever parking tip at Heathrow Airport.  You can read that here.  Good To Go is a ‘secret’ leisure-focused parking brand owned by the airport and using the official Heathrow car parks.  It often sells space more cheaply than Official Heathrow Parking as long as you stay a Saturday night – for using the same car park.

In the comments to that article, a couple of readers shared another good tip.

The Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5 hotel has its own NCP car park.  You can park here for far less than using the official Heathrow car parks. Even better, your parking price includes a free ticket from hotel reception for the Hotel Hoppa bus service which will take you to the airport.

Details are on the NCP airports website here.  Search for ‘Heathrow’ in the top-right box and select the Hilton option.

NCP car park at Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5

This is how it is described:

“This NCP Heathrow Airport car park offers:

  • A convenient location near Heathrow terminals 4 and 5.
  • A shuttle bus service that’s included in the cost of your parking and runs regularly between the car park and the main terminal buildings.
  • A staffed car park 24hrs a day and located within the grounds of the 4 star Heathrow Hilton Hotel.
  • The ability to pre-book your Heathrow parking using our great value saver rates.
  • One of the cheapest Terminal 4 and 5 parking options available.”

One thing to note is that the Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5 – and therefore the NCP car park – is NOT in the airport.  The only hotel directly linked to Terminal 5 is the Sofitel.  The Hilton is a five minute drive from Junction 14 of the M25, to the west of Terminal 5.  The Holiday Inn London Heathrow Terminal 5 is also a short walk away if you need a hotel and find the Hilton too expensive.

I did a price comparison with Good To Go for a week in late September:

NCP @ Hilton Heathrow Terminal 5 – £49.29 (£52.19 for a refundable rate)

Good To Go Parking T5 – £57.99 Drop & Ride (long-term car park, needs shuttle bus, non-refundable)

Good To Go Parking T5 – £80.55 Park & Ride (nearest long-term car park to the terminal, non-refundable, needs shuttle bus)

Good To Go Parking T5 – £84.99 Meet & Greet (drop the car directly at T5, it is parked for you, non-refundable)

As you can, the NCP Hilton Terminal 5 option is particularly attractive if you may need to cancel your booking.

I never drive myself to Heathrow so I have no personal experience of any of these options.  The NCP option did get a lot of unsolicited positive reader feedback after our last article, however.  You can get a quote via the NCP airport site here.

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Comments

  1. I stayed here on an overnight including parking booked through holiday extras. We booked the ‘Mystery Hotel’. It is very easy to work out which hotel you are getting from the description and it worked out about £50 cheaper for us. You probably need to book a while in advance to take advantage of this though.

  2. Does anyone have any suggestions for cheap Stanstead parking?

    The onsite is wanting a laughable £69 for 32 hours parking. Used to use justpark to find hotel car parks (novotel for stanstead), but since they updated their site its basically useless, plus the novotel seems to no longer be listed on there (I dont want to park on anyones drive or have to leave keys anywhere)

  3. Chris Wigglesworth says:

    We stayed a night at the Hilton last week and paid £162. The main reason for staying there was because the room rate included 15 days free parking. The rate also included breakfast and free use of their executive lounge (free food and drinks). All in all, we thought it was a pretty good deal as we’d have spent not much less just to leave our car in the long term car park. The only irritation was having to pay for the Hoppa service to take us to T5.

    • Do you get HH points for the car parking? Just wondering whether it’s worth using the same facility at MAN. Our usual parking company now isn’t allowed to collect from T3 so we need an alternative that isn’t going to break the bank or involve an extra journey!

      • Just avoid MAN Airport. Must be the worst manged UK airport. Abysmal in every aspect.
        Oh back to your question Anna, if your parking is added to your invoice and paid at check out then yes you get points.(Don’t pay at the ticket machine)
        I have had airport taxis charge to my room in Hilton Tel Aviv and also had points for that. Nice extra bonus.

        • So must be the cost of the room at the Hilton TLV(a good bonus) ….at $500/night its just not worth it – the Carlton next door is much nicer at < $300/night including breakfast! (Ok, so no HHonors points, etc, but you can add points to KLM).

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Counted as part of the room rate when I used it in the past so earned points

  4. When it comes to parking at Heathrow, I find the meet and greet options to be best as you just drive to the terminal and someone takes the car. I found this service particualrly helpful when doing a out T3, return T5 as it meant I did not have to deal with getting from one terminal to another. Additionally, my one experience of parking off-site involved me having to wait 30 minutes for the hoppa and then the journey taking 25 minutes when it was stated as 5-10 minutes.

    • Shoe string says:

      Just be careful who you use. DriveFly are fine, so are L4P, MBW, Maple Manor.

      • I have the NCP booked for a trip next month but am thinking of changing. Most of the cheaper Meet and Greet operations (including Drive Fly) have quite a few bad reviews though. Can’t get a decent price for Good to Go.

      • Has anyone tried the Good to Go Drop and Park service?

  5. Sanjay Merchant says:

    I used look for parking, which gave me heathrow airparker play and fly for terminal 5 in August. With a MSE discount, I paid £33.21 for a week. You basically drive to a golf club 15 mins from the terminals park in the car park and they transport you to your required terminal. If you are a golfer they also offer you a free round of golf. On the way back, we where greeted in good time at 10pm outside terminal 3. Very good prompt service, and considering it was peak season very good price.

    • Shoe string says:

      I learned how to play golf properly on the second oldest course in the world. Anybody care to name the city?

  6. Essexgeeza says:

    Be careful with Hilton T5 car park – they often have functions in the hotel meaning that it is very difficult to find a car park space. This is especially the case in the evening. Our experience in August this year – we arrived about 9.00pm for a departure from T5 the following morning and there were cars parked on kerbs, double parked and on corners. We were very lucky to find a regular space – there are no reserved spaces for prebookers.

  7. I used GoodToGo parking at the beginning of 2017, based on reviews I’d heard (both here and elsewhere).
    They returned my car with the electric wing mirror damaged, and then flatly denied it was their fault at all. Management wasn’t interested in dealing with the situation, and told me that it was previous damage that was marked on the start sheet (which it wasn’t – the marked damage was to a windscreen pillar). Tried chasing it, but to no avail.
    Could probably have gone to Small Claims, but didn’t do that.

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