We would like to know others idea on transportation from Heathrow to hotels in Central London. We are in our 60's and will have luggage to carry. We are looking at a Shuttle service by wonder if there is a cheaper way.
There is certainly a cheaper way, but whether it's worth spending extra on a shuttle service depends on a couple of things. Can you handle your luggage yourself, including on stairs and escalators? And where in central London is your hotel?
Maybe the National Express coach from the airport to Victoria Station would serve your purpose.
Thankyou for the reply. We will be staying at the Premier Inn Blackfriar. Not far from the Blackfriar tube station.
You could take the Heathrow Connect to Paddington Station, then catch a cab to your hotel. The cheapest way would be to take the Underground (Tube) into central London. You would need to be able to handle your luggage yourselves.
Your cheapest door-to-door option will be a private car service. Your hotel is in postal code EC4. Just Airports offers a cash fare of £43 for an Estate (station wagon) from Heathrow to anywhere in EC4.
We will be staying at the Premier Inn Blackfriar. Not far from the Blackfriar tube station. I used to work near there. Your hotel is 5 minutes walk from the Tube station, and Heathrow to Blackfriars involves a change from the Piccadilly Line to the District Line at Hammersmith. You would need to use escalators, but not stairs. It would take about an hour, but the cost would only be £3 off-peak (£5 peak) with an Oyster card or £5.50 cash fare if you don't have an Oyster card. Those costs are per person. Heathrow Express to Paddington (£20 single or £34 return per person), then a cab from there. I'd estimate at least 20 minutes in the cab and a fare of more than £15. It depends on the traffic. This obviously costs more than the private car service mentioned by Tim, which rules it out really.
Thank You everybody for the input. We have decided to take a shuttle that will take use door to door. Little more pricy but we would feel better not having to transport our luggage by ourselves. Once again thanks and we cannot wait to visit London!