The cheapest trains from Luton to London

Showing times and prices for Oct 24

Cheapest

$6

Average

$13

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 Luton to London will cost around $ 13 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 6.

Cheapest
08:34AMLuton0h42 09:16AMLondon St Pancras
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$61One-way
09:06AMLuton Airport Parkway0h39 09:45AMLondon St Pancras
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$71One-way
08:49AMLuton0h53 09:42AMLondon St Pancras
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$171One-way
08:42AMLuton0h44 09:26AMLondon St Pancras
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$171One-way
08:22AMLuton0h50 09:12AMLondon St Pancras
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$171One-way

Timetable Luton to London

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sun, Oct 24
08:22AMLuton0h50 09:12AMLondon St Pancras
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08:34AMLuton0h42 09:16AMLondon St Pancras
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08:42AMLuton0h44 09:26AMLondon St Pancras
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08:49AMLuton0h53 09:42AMLondon St Pancras
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09:06AMLuton Airport Parkway0h39 09:45AMLondon St Pancras
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sat
Oct 23
$17Thameslink
$12National Express
Sun
Oct 24
$6
$12National Express
Mon
Oct 25
$14
$12National Express
Tue
Oct 26
$14
$12National Express
Wed
Oct 27
$14
$12National Express
Thu
Oct 28
$14
$12National Express
Fri
Oct 29
$14
$12National Express
Sat
Oct 30
$6
$12National Express
Sun
Oct 31
$6
$12National Express
Mon
Nov 1
$14
$12National Express
Tue
Nov 2
$14
$12National Express
Wed
Nov 3
$14
$12National Express
Thu
Nov 4
$14
$12National Express
Fri
Nov 5
$14
$12National Express
Sat
Nov 6
$6
$12National Express
Sun
Nov 7
$5
$12National Express
Mon
Nov 8
$14
$12National Express
Tue
Nov 9
$14
$12National Express
Wed
Nov 10
$14
$12National Express
Thu
Nov 11
$14
$12National Express
Fri
Nov 12
$14
$12National Express

The fastest trains from Luton to London

Showing times and prices for Oct 24

Fastest Journey

39 m

Average

45 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

46 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Luton for London 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 45 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 39 m .

The slowest trains will take 53 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
09:06AMLuton Airport Parkway0h39 09:45AMLondon St Pancras
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$71One-way
08:34AMLuton0h42 09:16AMLondon St Pancras
0 changes
$61One-way
08:42AMLuton0h44 09:26AMLondon St Pancras
0 changes
$171One-way
08:22AMLuton0h50 09:12AMLondon St Pancras
0 changes
$171One-way
08:49AMLuton0h53 09:42AMLondon St Pancras
0 changes
$171One-way

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Train Information to London from Luton

distanceDistance28 miles (45 km)
durationAverage train duration26 min
priceAverage train ticket price$13 (€11)
frequencyTrain frequency51 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 51 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThameslink or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Luton to London cover the 28 miles (45 km) long trip taking on average 26 min with our travel partners like Thameslink or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 51 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $6 (€5), but the average price of train tickets is $13 (€11). Travelers depart most frequently from Luton and arrive in London Victoria.

Trains from Luton to London

Traveling in the United Kingdom is swift and convenient, thanks to the nation's extensive transport network. Taking a train from Luton to London is the fastest way to travel from the town to the city. Luton and London are approximately 29 miles (46km) from each other and the trains take an average of 48 minutes. However, the trains along the route can take anywhere between 20 minutes and one hour to complete the trip.

Luton to London Train time: Daily departures

The Luton-London route is busy, and travelers have plenty of trains to choose from. Around 145 trains travel every day from Luton to London. On some days, trains start their days as early as midnight, but around 7:00 a.m. on most days. The trains run throughout the day, and the last passengers can usually catch the final train from Luton to London a bit before midnight.

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

The average travel time for a train from Luton to London is 48 minutes. The fastest trains on the route are half that, taking around 23 minutes to complete the trip. There are also slow trains that take around one hour to finish the journey. The trains travel directly between the stations, so passengers can avoid making transfers along the way.

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

Departure train stations: A train from Luton to London begins its journey from Luton Railway Station or Luton Parkway Airport. The first station is located in the city center, approximately 300 meters away from The Mall. The second station is around 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from The Mall and is accessible via taxi and train. Both stations have facilities such as ticket offices, ticket machines, ATMs, pay phones, restrooms, refreshment facilities, and shops. Luton Parkway Airport is widely accessible and Luton Railway Station has more limited accessibility for limited-mobility passengers. 

Arrival train stations: A train from Luton to London ends its trip at London Bridge and Blackfriars if it departed from Luton Railway station. Any train from Luton Airport Parkway ends the trip at London St. Pancras. All the stations are within a 2.5-mile radius of Central London. Travelers from London Bridge station can use taxis or the underground to travel to the city center. Those alighting at Blackfriars and St. Pancras can use buses and taxis. London St. Pancras is a major station in the city, offering shops, restaurants, restrooms, and full access for limited-mobility passengers. 

Which train companies travel from Luton to London?

There are two train companies operating along the Luton-London route. They are East Midlands Railways and Thameslink. The former travels between Luton Airport Parkway and London St. Pancras. Thameslink trains travel from Luton Railway station to London Bridge or London Blackfriars station.

East Midlands Railways Luton to London

On a regular day, around 30 trains by East Midlands Trains travel from Luton to London. The trains travel at speeds of 125 mph (200 kph) and arrive in London in around 27 minutes. For the fastest journeys, travelers should use East Midlands trains. Fortunately, passengers can also reserve seats on board.

Thameslink Luton to London

Thameslink controls the lion's share of trains along the Luton-London route. The operator has around 120 trains running on the tracks every day. Travelers can catch trains after 7:00 a.m. to around 11:30 p.m. The trains travel at 100 mph (160 kph) and take approximately 52 minutes to reach London.

Luton to London Trains: Services on Board

East Midlands Railway (EMR) and Thameslink trains have a standard class and first class. The trains have comfortable seats with tables, trolley service, plug sockets, free WiFi, luggage storage, CCTV, and accessible toilets. For free drinks and snacks and quieter environments, travelers can upgrade to first class. People with disabilities can pre-book assistance during boarding and alighting. There are dedicated wheelchair spaces, but travelers should book these before boarding. Passengers can also bring their mobility scooters on board some trains, but only if they have a Scooter Card. It's also crucial to check the operator's wheelchair and scooter guidelines to ensure that they fit in the train. Guide dogs are also welcome on all trains for free. EMR trains only allow two bikes per service. For bike transportation, travelers should therefore reserve a spot early. Thameslink trains allow full bikes during off-peak hours, but only if they don't obstruct other passengers. If space is limited, the staff may ask the cyclist to remove their bike. Fortunately, foldable bikes are always welcome as long as they are stored with the rest of the luggage. Passengers are allowed a maximum of two pets per person. Small pets should travel inside suitable carriage boxes and dogs should always stay on a lead.

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

To find a cheap train from Luton to London, book in advance. The train operators release their schedules early for booking. It's also wise to compare the providers and travel dates for the lowest prices.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap train to London from Luton cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Luton and London for the next 7 days starting from $6 (€5)  one way.
How much is a train ticket to London from Luton?
The train price to London from Luton is on average $13 (€11)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How far is London from Luton by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Luton to London by train to be approximately 28 miles (45 km).
How long is a train to London from Luton on average?
On average the Luton to London train time is 26 min  covering the 28 miles (45 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Luton and arrival train station in London?

When departing from Luton, you have various train station options to start your route from including Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London Luton Airport. When arriving in London, you can end your journey in train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

Omio customers book a train from Luton   to London Victoria   most frequently for this route.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Luton, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Luton. The most popular arrival train station in London, called London Victoria, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

Which train companies can take me from Luton to London?
Take the Luton to London train with Thameslink or East Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip to London from Luton as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I find a direct train from Luton to London?
Yes, there are 51 direct trains per day from Luton to London 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 buy your train ticket.
How many train services per day are there to London from Luton?
On average, there are 51 trains a day from Luton to London. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When does the first train depart from Luton to London? When does the last train depart from Luton to London?
You can take the earliest train from Luton to London at 6: 56 AM   or take the last train from Luton to London leaving at 9: 06 AM. Look for the latest Luton to London train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Luton to London to get the best deals?
You can find trains to London from Luton to cost on average $13 (€11) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Luton to London train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Luton
London
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