How to travel from London to Luton

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from London to Luton

You can get from London to Luton by train, bus or flight.

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To get from London to Luton on Dec 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information between London and Luton

distanceDistance28 miles (45 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$15 - $20
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $15 (€14) • 1 h 27 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $20 (€18) • 24 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or East Midlands Railway

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 28 miles (45 km) to Luton from London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 24 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $15 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or East Midlands Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from London to Luton.

How to travel from London to Luton?

Luton has many attractions for both the casual visitor and dedicated vacationer. It is also a popular destination for travelers in and outside the UK. If visiting Luton from London, the convenient way to travel is by bus or train since the two cities are just 35 miles apart. The main departure points in London are Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, London Victoria Coach Station, and London St Pancras while the main arrival points are Luton Airport and Luton train station.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Luton?

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from London to Luton. Buses that head to Luton from London depart from London's Victoria Coach station and arrive at Luton Airport Station. These buses are direct and take only an hour to reach Luton bus station. Over 80 buses travel from London to Luton each day, with the first bus leaving London around midnight.

What is the fastest way to travel from London to Luton?

The train is a quick option, with direct journeys from London St Pancras train station taking only 20 minutes to reach Luton's train station. Taking the bus is the slowest option, as it will take approximately one hour and 15 minutes from London Victoria Coach Station to London Luton Airport, though this is still a relatively easy journey.

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Travel from London to Luton by train

Taking the train from London to Luton is a popular option among travelers because there are multiple departures every day. Approximately 10 trains travel from London to Luton every day, with the first leaving London around 8:00 a.m and the last train departing around 2:00 a.m. Out of the 10 trains, five travel direct. These direct trains reach Luton in just an hour while connecting trains will take one hour and 15 minutes, due to the transfers included. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays. Train companies that serve this route include East Midlands, Thameslink, and West Midlands Railway. All the trains on this route will depart from either London St Pancras, London Bridge, or London Blackfriars and arrive at Luton Station. Luton station is located in the heart of Luton, within walking distance of the city's shops and services.

Travel from London to Luton by bus

Over 80 buses leave London for Luton every day. These buses offer both direct and indirect services. Direct buses take an average of one hour and 30 minutes to reach Luton, while connecting buses will take two hours, since they can involve changes along the way. There is at least one departure every hour, even overnight. During peak hours, there can be up to three buses per hour. The bus companies operating on this route are National Express, Infobus, and Megabus. All the buses depart from London Victoria and arrive at Luton Airport Station. From Luton Airport Station, travelers have to take another bus to reach Luton city.

Travel Tips: Travel from London to Luton

Travel Tips: Travel 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.
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There are 4 ways that you can travel to Luton from London. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel between London and Luton is by taking a bus with an average price of $15 (€14).

This is compared to other travel options to Luton:

A bus is generally $5 (€4) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $20 (€18) from London to Luton.

The fastest way from London to Luton is by train with an average journey time of 24 min.

There are alternative travel options to Luton that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Luton by bus can take on average 1 h 27 min.

The London to Luton distance is around 28 miles (45 km).

The average frequency per day from London to Luton is:

  • Around 31 buses per day.
  • Around 142 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Luton from London as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from London to Luton:

  • Most travelers catch their train from London Victoria and arrive in Luton.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from London to Luton, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Luton by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with National Express from London to Luton for $15 (€14) on Omio.
  • East Midlands Railway can take you to Luton by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for East Midlands Railway from London to Luton for $20 (€18).

Yes, there are direct routes from London to Luton with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Luton with National Express with 31 direct buses per day.
  • You can find 141 direct trains per day to take to Luton with Thameslink or East Midlands Railway.

Direct services to Luton tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Many of our customers traveling from London to Luton don't make Luton their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Luton are Birmingham, Manchester or Bristol, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Luton to any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from London to Luton, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $15 (€14) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $20 (€18) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Luton online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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