Out from T5 – In from T1 – car parking help…pleaseBack to Forum
Anonymous1 Aug 2013
I have left this very late but hoping someone can help.
Am leaving tomorrow (Friday) from T5, but coming back on Sunday into T1. Unusually I am going to the airport by car.
Which is the best car park to use that has transfers to T5 and a collection point from T1. Or would I be better parking at a hotel.
many thanks1 Aug 2013
This may be too late for you, but you could consider parking in the Business Parking T1-3 (formerley Purple Parking) on the northside peri road and then walk to the T5 long stay transfer bus, which is next door to it (but may be a 5-10 min walk to get from car to bus pickup.)
I’m not aware of a on airport car park that serves both T1 and T5.
Maybe another option is off airport parking, with drop off and pick up from different terminals?2 Aug 2013
Thanks for replies. BAA has one option that will work – “meet and greet” service deliver into T5 and collect from T1. Price for booking on the day £87!
Other option is Long term T1 and then transfer via Heathrow Express to T5.
Like the idea of Business Parking and then walking to T5 – alas the weather in London today looks very WET…
Will base decision on timings when I get near the airport, but if I am in a hurry, I think I will get hit for the £87.
Rather ironic really, when the Avios ticket cost me lest than half! Who said flying was expensive – bloody parking’s the killer!!!
Have a great weekend and good luck to the ones trying the 380, look forward to the reports…
I can be found at the wonderful Heimat restaurant tomorrow evening…2 Aug 2013
Have done this a few times T5 to Amsterdam, T1 back from Rotterdam.
Best way is valet parking, drop your car off at T5 (south side) and it gets delivered to T1 ready for your return2 Aug 2013
thanks all – I was running so late and the M4 from my office was bad that I had to park in the T5 exec park and take the buggy across.
Now in the lounge …. which BTW is looking, feeling and tasting good.
Happy weekend. to all2 Aug 2013
End of this story, I landed back into T1 from Frankfurt. Was in T5 Business Parking, using Train a couple of lifts and the buggy transfer, within 25 minutes of landing.. not bad!
As a side issue, the LBC on Friday was hot with complaints about the road closures in London with the bike day.
Getting to the airport in Frankfurt this morning, taxi fare was Euros 51, instead of Euros 24 – due to a similar bike event in Frankfurt with a lot of traffic being clueless about the event and no diversion signs evident.4 Aug 2013