The cheapest trains from London to Luton

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Cheapest

$5

Average

$15

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Luton will cost around $ 15 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 5.

Cheapest
08:15AMLondon St Pancras0h25 08:40AMLuton
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$51One-way
08:40AMLondon St Pancras0h33 09:13AMLuton
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$171One-way
08:10AMLondon St Pancras0h33 08:43AMLuton
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$171One-way
08:21AMLondon St Pancras0h35 08:56AMLuton
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$171One-way
08:13AMLondon St Pancras0h48 09:01AMLuton
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$171One-way

Timetable London to Luton

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08:10AMLondon St Pancras0h33 08:43AMLuton
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08:13AMLondon St Pancras0h48 09:01AMLuton
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08:15AMLondon St Pancras0h25 08:40AMLuton
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08:21AMLondon St Pancras0h35 08:56AMLuton
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08:40AMLondon St Pancras0h33 09:13AMLuton
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sat
Sep 18
$17Thameslink
$14National Express
Sun
Sep 19
$17Thameslink
$15National Express
Mon
Sep 20
$10
$12National Express
Tue
Sep 21
$10
$12National Express
Wed
Sep 22
$14
$12National Express
Thu
Sep 23
$14
$12National Express
Fri
Sep 24
$10
$12National Express
Sat
Sep 25
$5
$12National Express
Sun
Sep 26
$17Thameslink
$12National Express
Mon
Sep 27
$10
$12National Express
Tue
Sep 28
$10
$12National Express
Wed
Sep 29
$14
$12National Express
Thu
Sep 30
$14
$12National Express
Fri
Oct 1
$10
$12National Express
Sat
Oct 2
$4
$12National Express
Sun
Oct 3
$17Thameslink
$12National Express
Mon
Oct 4
$8
$9National Express
Tue
Oct 5
$8
$12National Express
Wed
Oct 6
$14
$12National Express
Thu
Oct 7
$14
$9National Express

The fastest trains from London to Luton

Showing times and prices for Sep 18

Fastest Journey

25 m

Average

34 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

46 km

Of the 5 trains that leave London for Luton every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 46 km distance in an average of 34 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 25 m .

The slowest trains will take 48 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:15AMLondon St Pancras0h25 08:40AMLuton
0 changes
$51One-way
08:40AMLondon St Pancras0h33 09:13AMLuton
0 changes
$171One-way
08:10AMLondon St Pancras0h33 08:43AMLuton
0 changes
$171One-way
08:21AMLondon St Pancras0h35 08:56AMLuton
0 changes
$171One-way
08:13AMLondon St Pancras0h48 09:01AMLuton
0 changes
$171One-way

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Train Information from London to Luton

distanceDistance28 miles (45 km)
durationAverage train duration25 min
priceAverage train ticket price$16 (€13)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThameslink or East Midlands Trains

Trains from London to Luton cover the 28 miles (45 km) long journey taking on average 25 min with our travel partners like Thameslink or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $16 (€13), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $10 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Luton.

Trains from London to Luton

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. 

London to Luton train time: Daily departures

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. 

How long is the journey by train from London to Luton?

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. 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Luton?

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. 

Which train companies travel from London to Luton?

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 London to Luton

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 London to Luton

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. 

London to Luton trains: Services on board

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. 

How can I find cheap train tickets from London to Luton?

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. 

Travel Tips

Trains from London to Luton
Travel by train to Luton easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from London to Luton.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between London and Luton cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap London to Luton trains for as little as $10 (€8)  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Luton from London?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the London to Luton train price to come in at an average of $16 (€13)  one way.
How far is London to Luton by train?
The distance to Luton from London by train is approximately 28 miles (45 km).
How long is the train ride to Luton from London?
The train time to Luton from London is on average 25 min  for the 28 miles (45 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Luton from London by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from London to Luton, which train station in London do I depart from and which train station in Luton do I arrive in?

Some of the London train stations to Luton you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Luton include Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London Luton Airport.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Luton.

Where is the train station in London? Where is the train station in Luton?

Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Luton and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Luton.

What train providers offer a service to Luton from London?
If you're looking for trains from London to Luton, you can rely on Thameslink or East Midlands Trains to get you to Luton. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the London to Luton trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I buy a direct train from London to Luton?
Yes, there are 50 direct trains per day from London to Luton with or Thameslink, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
How many train services per day are there from London to Luton?
On average, there are 50 trains a day from London to Luton. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from London to Luton?
The earliest train for this route departs from London at 7: 15 AM. The last train leaves from London at 8: 21 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from London to Luton and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
When should I book the London to Luton train for the best deals on tickets?
The price of a one way train ticket from London to Luton is on average $16 (€13) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from London to Luton available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Luton
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport. Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176