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How to get a good Heathrow Airport parking deal via the NCP at Hilton Terminal 5

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Official Heathrow Parking is the obvious place to start if you want parking at the airport, since this covers the airport-owned car parks.  Here’s a good alternative tip, however.

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.

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.

The NCP option got a lot of unsolicited positive reader feedback after our last article, although I have never tried it myself.  You can get a quote via the NCP airport site here.

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Comments (45)

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  • Jody says:

    Anyone know the best options for parking when picking someone up that don’t cost a fortune? Collecting him from terminal 5 next week, he’s had a fabulous summer working at summer camp and travelling!

    I’m aware you get 2 hours in the long stay carpark for free, last time we did that we actually ended up going over the 2 hours due to slight delay in getting luggage back. Just wondered if there were any other tricks?

    • Andrew says:

      Thank you!

      I didn’t know that, and it’s confirmed on the Heathrow Parking website too.

      I take it you just take the ticket and exit on same ticket.

    • john says:

      Don’t arrive so early? 🙂

      • Jody says:

        Thanks! If you know of somewhere I could park up, maybe go for a coffee that was free and not a million miles away to enable me to get to the carpark a bit later, that would be great!

        Travelling from Northamptonshire, and I always set off early for things “just in case”. Son’s flight lands at 9.35am, so am going to be doing the dreaded rush hour traffic drive down the M1/M25.

        • Rob says:

          Plaza Premium has excellent Priority Pass arrivals lounges in T4 and, smaller, in T2. At busy times they want to see a boarding pass but not always. Personally I would head over to the Sofitel hotel at T5 and sit in one of the public spaces there which will be quieter than the airport.

        • John says:

          Feltham Tesco

        • Felix Flyer says:

          McDonald’s on Bath Road I think will give you a certain amount of free parking (Just check the signs!) with a chance to get a coffee too.

        • thehornets says:

          The joint KFC and Starbucks on Bath Road give you 90 mins free I think.

        • Fenny says:

          Go down the A43/M40 and stop for coffee at the services at M40 J2. It’s only a 15 minute drive to the airport from there. And it saves having to go down the M1.

  • Gordon Chalker says:

    Me and my wife used to use purple parking and good to go from Heathrow but they increased their prices, for the last 2 years we have used NCP yes you may be surprised we mostly travel from terminal 5 LHR, So book with NCP and drop the car at their car park located in the Hilton hotel,(15 & 20 Min free transfer to T4 & T5
    They are in some cases 50% cheaper than PP AND GTG,
    You can subscribe free and get £5 extra off per booking,
    We have booked with NCP for out trip to Dubai in October and Jamaica Xmas cheapest hands down, don’t take my word for it check out their web site and compare.
    NOTE we mostly travel from T5 so we can’t say about T2 & T3 But you can be sneaky and park at Hilton and get the bus to T5 then get the free Bus or Terminal train to T3 as we are doing in December as our AA (operated by BA) flight departs from T3 and the return flight arrives at T5.
    Good Luck.

  • john says:

    I considered the Hilton/T5 NCP before but this bit put me off:

    “The bus is numbered H57 or H57X and runs approximately every 30 minutes between the car park and the main terminal buildings. ”

    Particularly when you have a late arrival, back, the last thing you want to do is be waiting around half an hour for the bus!

    I have used the NCP ‘flightpath’ for T3 before as the bus is a bit more acceptable at every 20mins..

  • DavidK says:

    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.

  • r* says:

    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)

  • 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.

    • Anna says:

      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!

      • Kingy says:

        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.

        • sunguy says:

          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

  • Dace says:

    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.

      • luckyjim says:

        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.

      • luckyjim says:

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

  • 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?

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