How to travel to Luton




Luton airport is situated around 56,5km north of central London in the Borough of Luton in Bedfordshire. You can travel to/from the airport by coach, train or minicab. Travelling by coach is generally the most cost-effective option but it also means the longest travelling time. The two train options are both in the mid-price range and will cut the journey time by half in comparison to the coach travel. There is always the minicab option which is the most convenient but also the most expensive. The cost can be reduced if you are travelling with someone and agree to share the cost.



How to travel to Luton by coach


National Express

from London to Luton runs up to 74 times a day. The pickup points are Finchley Road, St. John’s Wood, Marylebone, Portman Square, Victoria Rail Station and Victoria Coach Station. The average journey lasts about 65 minutes depending on traffic. Ticket prices start form £15 one-way if booked online and in advance (£1 booking charge on all tickets). You can bring up to 2 pieces of luggage (up to 20kg) and a small hand luggage on the coach for no extra charge.



is another bus service running between London Victoria Coach Station or Earl’s Court (calling at: Brent Cross, Finchley Road, Baker Street, Marble Arch) and Luton Airport at competitive prices.

Services run every 15 minutes, 7days a week, day and night. Journey from Earl’s Court to Luton takes approximately 1h. Add 20minutes if you’re travelling from Victoria Coach Station. Ticket prices start from £2 if you book online and in advance, although the average price is around £3.99 one-way. Luggage allowance (which is included in your ticket price) is 1 medium luggage (up to 23kg) and one small hand luggage (up to 5kg) plus one laptop. Larger items are prohibited and tickets are non-refundable. For more information and bookings click here.


How to travel to Luton by train


First Capital Connect

trains to Luton run from five London stations including St Pancras International, Farringdon, Blackfriars, City Thameslink and London Bridge. The average journey from St. Pancras takes approximately 35 minutes. The trains run up to 6 times an hour. However, the trains only stop at Luton Airport Parkway rail station from where you’ll have to take a shuttle bus service which will take you directly to the Luton Airport. The shuttle bus will add additional 10 minutes to your journey as well as extra cost. The cost of a bus ticket is around £1.50.

If you’re buying a ticket make sure you ask for a ticket to Luton Airport and not just to Luton Airport Parkway rail services. This way your shuttle bus ticket will be included and you won’t have to buy extra tickets. Ticket prices start at £15 one-way from St Pancras station. For specific information and group discount visit First Capital Connect


East Midlands Trains

You can take the East Midlands Trains from St Pancras station and it will take you to Luton Airport Parkway in about 25 minutes. You will then have to take an additional shuttle bus service which will take you directly to the Luton Airport in under 10 minutes. The shuttle bus departures coincide with the train arrival therefore you won’t have to waste time waiting around. Ticket prices start at £15 one-way from St. Pancras station.

When travelling from St. Pancras to Luton, East Midlands Trains would be the faster option in comparison to the First Capital Connect trains. For specific information and group discount visit East Midlands Trains


How to travel to Luton by minicab or Black cab

The price and time of the journey depends on your destination. Only accept services from licensed minicab or taxi companies. Make your booking in advance and agree on price before you book. Minicabs or taxis are available 24/7.

Visit the official Luton website for more information.

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