Getting to London

By Plane

Flying to the UK from countries all over the world is easy, with London Heathrow the largest airport in Europe and well connected to central London.

 Other international airports in the UK include London's Gatwick, Stansted City and Luton; in the north of England Manchester and Newcastle; in west England Birmingham; in Wales Cardiff; in Scotland Glasgow and Edinburgh, and in Northern Ireland Belfast. 


Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Heathrow Airport is around 22 kilometers (13.3 miles) from the London Novotel West. As London's largest airport, Heathrow serves over 80 airlines flying to 185 destinations in 84 countries.

Transportation between Heathrow Airport and Novotel London West Hotel 

  • London Underground (Tube): There is a train every 10 minutes from the airport (Heathrow Terminal 1-2-3 Underground Station) to Hammersmith Station (District & Piccadilly Line). From there, it is just a 3 minute walk to the hotel. See information about the fare.
  • Coach: You can take a coach from Heathrow airport London (Terminals 2,3) to London Hammersmith station. For more detail, please see the link.
  • Uber: It takes around 20 minutes between London Heathrow Airport to Novotel London West. For more detail, please see the link.
  • Taxi: Taxis are metered. The fare between Heathrow Airport and the hotel costs around £48 - £90 depending on time and traffic.

London's famous black taxis stop at the ranks outside each Heathrow terminal. Drivers are fully licensed and have passed the Knowledge of London examination. All taxis operating at Heathrow have wheelchair access.


London City Airport (LCY)

London City Airport is around 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the Hotel. It is located in the Royal Docks in the London Borough of Newham, approximately 6 NM east of the City of London and a shorter distance east of Canary Wharf.

Transportation between London City Airport and Novotel London West Hotel

  • Taxi: Taxis are metered. Fares between London City Airport to the hotel costs around £42 - £90 depends on time and traffic.
  • Uber: It takes around 20 minutes between London Heathrow Airport to Novotel London West. For more detail, please see the link.
  • London Underground(Tube): You can take London Underground from London City Airport DLR Station to Hammersmith (Dist&Picc Line) Underground Station. However, you need to transfer the tube at Bank DLR Station to Monument Underground Station. 


Car Parking in the Hotel

Novotel London West provides an impressive 240 on-site car parking spaces (charged at £1.50 per hour for hotel residents & £3.50 per hour for non-residents)

All parking facilities are secure and under cover for your convenience and peace of mind.

The hotel is located just off the A4 and outside the Central London Congestion Zone making driving to and from the hotel very simple, straight forward and cost effective.


By Train

The Channel Tunnel provides a route to Britain from the European continent via Eurostar trains (which take passengers) and Eurotunnel trains (which take passengers in their cars). The cost is comparable to flying and the train can be more convenient and eco-friendly. A one-way ticket between London and Paris can cost as little as £29; prices depend on the day and time of your journey and how far in advance you book.

Eurostar passenger rail services, operated by the French, Belgians and British, run frequent direct services from Brussels in Belgium, and Paris, Lille and Calais in France to Ashford and Ebbsfleet in southeast England and St Pancras station in London.


By Coach/Bus

Coach/bus is a cheaper option for travelling into the UK. Many services offer regular routes that cross the Channel from the European continent. You could choose to end your journey in London or other major cities in the UK.


By Boat

A network of car and passenger ferry services conveniently link several ports around the UK with northern and southern Europe.

Key international UK ferry ports include: Felixstowe, Harwich, Folkestone, Dover, Southampton, and Bristol in south England; Hull and Liverpool in north England; Edinburgh in Scotland, and Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Ferries can be convenient, economical and fun. Fares vary greatly according to the season, time of travel and duration of stay so make sure you do you research before you book.

Crossing times vary from just over an hour on the shortest routes to 24 hours on services from places like Spain and Scandinavia. If you take an overnight sailing, it could be worth paying extra for sleeping quarters. 



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