Hotel Hoppa

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Hotel Hoppa
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National Express Hotel Hoppa 8330 on Route H9, Heathrow Terminal 2 (14175145608) (cropped).jpg
ParentHallmark Connections
Founded1990s
HeadquartersHounslow
Service typeBus services
Routes15
HubsHeathrow Airport
Depots1
Fleet32
OperatorHallmark
Websitehotelhoppa.co.uk
Former National Express brand

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] A free shuttle service links Terminal 4 with Terminals 1-3. It operates nine routes.[2] 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.[3]

History[edit]

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.[4]

Fares and competition[edit]

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.[5]

The alternative is London Transport buses from the central bus station. There is Free Travel Zone which encompasses many Heathrow hotels.[6] The rest can be reached for the price of a standard bus fare.

References[edit]

  1. ^ London Heathrow airport transfers National Express
  2. ^ Timetable Hotel Hoppa
  3. ^ [1] Rotala PLC on the London Stock Exchange
  4. ^ "National Express Group" The Trident GB Bus Group August 2008
  5. ^ "Tickets & Fares | Hotel Hoppa". www.hotelhoppa.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Heathrow Free Travel Zone" (PDF).

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