One of the lesser known secrets of Heathrow Airport is that guests of the Thistle Heathrow hotel can use the driverless pods to get to Terminal 5.
The hotel backs on to the pod parking car park. The Thistle has added a door into the car park, and for a fee they will give you the PIN code! Once you’re in the car park, you can hop into a pod and be in Terminal 5 within a couple of minutes. It also works in reverse, making the Thistle an easy hotel to reach if landing at Terminal 5.
We reviewd Thistle Heathrow here. This is not a great hotel BUT using the driverless pods in the car park to take you directly to Terminal 5 is pretty cool.
We reviewed the driverless pods here, because we’re a bit sad.
I’m not sure when this happened, but the fee for using the pods has gone up from £5 to £6 per person. The hotel claims that it passes the money on to Heathrow, so don’t blame them.
Full details of the Thistle Heathrow’s pod access can be found on the hotel website here.
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