The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Luton is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 6 trains that leave London for Luton every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||28 miles (45 km)|
|Average train duration||26 min|
|Average train ticket price||$21 (€19)|
|Train frequency||142 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 141 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||East Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink or East Midlands Railways|
Trains from London to Luton cover the 28 miles (45 km) long route taking on average 26 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink or East Midlands Railways. Normally, there are 142 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $21 (€19), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $1 (€1). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Luton.
Travel between London and Luton on Thameslink and East Midlands Trains trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.
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Train information from London to Luton with Thameslink:
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East Midlands Trains from London to Luton train information:
Getting from London to Luton is easy and convenient with trains scheduled nearly 24 hours a day. Travelers can reach their flight or other final destination at Luton easily with 15 to 25 daily trains on offer with Thameslink and East Midlands. Trains depart London Bridge and St. Pancras stations in London, and arrive at Luton Station or London Airport Parkway. The train from London to Luton takes 21 minutes to one hour and 14 minutes to travel between the popular route between these UK cities.
There are 15 to 25 daily trains from London to Luton with Thameslink and East Midlands. Thameslink offers the majority of these trains, with 12 to 15 trains scheduled for departure from 3:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. East Midlands offers five to ten routes from mid morning to their final departure at around 10:30 p.m. The departure schedule is fairly consistent across weekdays and weekends.
The direct train from London to Luton is 21 minutes to one hour and 14 minutes in duration. East Midlands provides the fastest trains along this route with their high-speed trains, while Thameslink offers more frequent trains that take 55 minutes on average.
Departure train station: Trains depart London from either London Bridge or St. Pancras. London Bridge is just over two miles (three and a half km) from London city center, and travelers can reach the station with a five to 12 minute ride on the Thameslink or southeastern train. The station has ATMs, currency exchange stalls, luggage storage services and free Wi-Fi. St. Pancras is also roughly two miles (three and a half km) from central London. Travelers can take reach St. Pancras on the Thameslink train in eight minutes. The station has ATMs, currency exchange stalls, and shopping and dining amenities to keep waiting passengers entertained.
Arrival train station: Trains arrive at Luton Station or Luton Airport Parkway. Luton Station is half a mile (just under one km) northeast of Luton city center and travelers can reach Luton with an eight minute walk or a brief taxi ride. The station has restrooms, ATMs, and free Wi-Fi. Luton Airport Parkway is just under one and a half miles (two and a quarter km) southeast of Luton city center. Travelers can reach Luton with a brief ride on the Thameslink train or a taxi. The station has restrooms, ATMs, dining and shopping amenities, and free Wi-Fi.
UK train companies Thameslink and East Midlands operate the train from London to Luton. East Midlands trains are high-speed while Thameslink trains are more frequent throughout the day.
Thameslink provides the majority of London to Luton trains. Thameslink has 12 to 20 direct trains that take between 54 minutes and one hour and 14 minutes to make the journey between these UK cities.
East Midlands operates the fastest direct trains along this route on their high-speed trains. There are roughly three to five East Midlands London to Luton trains every day of the week, and these are clustered around midday and the evening.
The train from London to Luton has first and second class cabins available. Passengers with limited mobility or those traveling using a wheelchair can book assistance navigating the train stations or boarding and alighting their train from London to Luton, but this assistance should be requested 24 hours in advance. Those traveling with their bike can do so free of charge outside of peak hours, but during peak hours only foldable bicycles are allowed. Up to two small pets are allowed per passenger as well as luggage so long as it does not exceed the dimensions of 90 x 70 x 30 cm/ 35.5 x 27.5 x 11.8 in. Luggage should not weigh more than 23 kg/ 50 lb.
Book in advance to find some of the cheapest tickets from London to Luton. Train tickets often go on sale up to three months ahead of time, and early birds find some great savings. One of the best ways to get the best deal on tickets is to be flexible with travel dates. Choose a range of potential travel dates to explore the cheapest departure and return dates possible. It is also a good idea to opt for slower trains or train journeys with more connections, as these are often cheaper alternatives to high-speed trains while providing pleasant travel experiences.
When taking the train to Luton from London, you can choose to depart from train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Your route can end in train stations such as Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London Luton Airport.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria and arrive in Luton.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, London Victoria, located approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city center of London. The most popular arrival train station in Luton, called Luton, is located around 0.6 miles (858 m) away from its city center.
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