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The Group to Unveil a new smarter airport transfer service in London
13 Sep 2007

In November 2007, National Express Group¹ will launch dot2dot, a new airport transfer service. The service will operate between Heathrow and Gatwick airports and central London hotels.

With a maximum of four stops on any route for each shuttle, at half the price of a taxi, the service allows travellers to travel in comfort with less hassle than many other routes into central London.

dot2dot brings together the enormous experience of National Express and Hotelink in the UK and Go Airport Shuttle³, the international consortium of airport shuttle providers operating throughout North America, of which dot2dot is a network partner.

State of the art satellite navigation equipment, congestion tracking systems, fully trained and experienced drivers and a range of specially configured shuttles will make the dot2dot service a simpler journey for the savvy business or leisure traveller. The service will be easy to book on line on or through travel agents, airlines and other partners. As a shared ride service it is also a more environmentally friendly choice.

Paul Whitfield, managing director from dot2dot says, "We are delighted to bring this innovative service to London offering the choice to travellers to make their journey to the airports from their hotel simple and convenient. Building further on the success of the recently purchased ‘Hotelink², airport transfer service, dot2dot offers a very attractive option for business and leisure travellers between Heathrow, Gatwick and central London."

"The service is very comfortable with extra legroom, extremely cost effective, compared to some of the other modes of transport and very reliable. It's ideal for those looking for someone to take the strain from them of getting to and from the airport whilst saving money with discounted fares for groups and return journeys, . Because the dot2dot ride is shared, it is also a highly environmentally friendly transport choice."

To book a dot2dot shuttle from 1st November visit available from the beginning of October or book through selected travel agents. Help desks, where travellers can get further information and book a transfer with dot2dot, will be sited in all the terminals at Heathrow and Gatwick airport.


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  1. The National Express Group is launching dot2dot on 1st November 2007 and will be exhibiting at World Travel Market from 12-15 November 2007
  2. Hotelink - Hotelink was purchased by National Express Group in April 2007 it will be incorporated into the dot2dot brand.
  3. Go Airport Shuttle - Formerly known as dot2dot is part of the Go airport shuttle consortium of airport shuttle providers, the largest group of airport ground transportation companies worldwide.