Here are just three reasons you should book a hotel at Heathrow Airport the night before you go away.
It can be a bit nerve-wracking driving to the airport on the day of your flight. You never know what sort of traffic there's going to be on the roads, and the last thing you need on the way to the airport is a hold-up!
Plus if you're flying at some ungodly hour (those 4am departures can be killer!), you can get to the airport a day early and actually get some shut-eye before your flight, instead of having to drive for another hour!
Once you get to your Heathrow Airport hotel and park your car, you're officially on holiday! So why not explore what the local area has to offer.
Of course, England's capital is just a 30-minute train ride away, but if you'd rather stay in the vicinity of Heathrow, you can explore what Hounslow has to offer, from the Urban Farm just a 35-minute walk away to Bell Square, the outdoor arts space in the town centre.
The thrill seekers among you can even grab a 15-minute taxi to Thorpe Park before you jet off!
Airport parking prices fluctuate depending on the time of year and how far in advance you're booking.
It's always worth looking at the price of hotels with parking alongside just parking as you might be pleasantly surprised.
For the sake of a few extra quid, it might be worth getting a good night's sleep before you fly.
Please note, the transfer times below apply to cars or taxis travelling from the hotel to the airport terminal. Actual transfer times via shuttle bus may be longer due to waiting times and changes.
Heathrow Airport Terminal Hotels - Transfer Times
|Hotel Name||Transfer to T2||Transfer to T3||Transfer to T4||Transfer to T5|
|Thistle||8 mins||8 mins||11 mins||8 mins|
|Park Inn||6 mins||7 mins||15 mins||9 mins|
|Holiday Inn Ariel||12 mins||11 mins||11 mins||14 mins|
|Crowne Plaza||7 mins||7 mins||15 mins||7 mins|
|Holiday Inn (M4)||7 mins||7 mins||14 mins||8 mins|
|Hilton (Terminal 5)||13 mins||13 mins||12 mins||9 mins|
|Sheraton SkyLine||7 mins||6 mins||12 mins||18 mins|
There is a huge selection of hotels with parking available to you when flying from Heathrow Airport, depending on which terminal you're flying from. However, the Heathrow Express is able to take you between terminals as well if needed.