Hotel Hoppa
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A Hotel Hoppa bus at Terminal 3 in 2021
ParentHallmark Connections
Founded1990s
HeadquartersHounslow
Service typeBus services
Routes11
HubsHeathrow Airport
Depots1
Fleet37
OperatorHallmark
Websitehotelhoppa.co.uk

Hotel Hoppa is a network of bus services owned and operated by Rotala, connecting major hotels near Heathrow Airport with Terminals 1-3 and Terminal 5.[1][2] A free shuttle service links Terminal 4 with Terminals 1–3. It operates eleven routes.[3] The business became part of Rotala at the end of 2017, following its acquisition from National Express. It is operated under Rotala's Hallmark Connections brand.[4]

History

The network was originally operated with a fleet of 1997 built Wright Crusader bodied Volvo B6LEs, which were painted in National Express circles livery with the red replaced by light blue. In 2008 these were replaced by 32 Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Darts painted in National Express white and grey livery.[5] In 2019 5 Wright Streetlite DFs were added to the fleet.

Fares and competition

Hotel Hoppa fares start at £5.00 per adult for a single and £10.00 for a return. There is a 50p surcharge per journey to buy a ticket on the bus. Up to two children per adult are free.[6]

The alternative is London Transport buses with most area hotels reached for the price of a standard bus fare.

References

  1. ^ London Heathrow airport transfers National Express
  2. ^ Marius, Callum (23 March 2022). "London's most expensive bus routes that cost £11 to travel 2 miles in 12 minutes". MyLondon. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  3. ^ Timetable Hotel Hoppa
  4. ^ [1] Rotala PLC on the London Stock Exchange
  5. ^ "National Express Group" The Trident GB Bus Group August 2008
  6. ^ "Tickets & Fares | Hotel Hoppa". www.hotelhoppa.co.uk.