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from London to Luton

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

Our recommendation

To get from London to Luton on Jan 30 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:21PMLondon St Pancras0h30 05:51PMLuton
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$101One-way
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05:21PMLondon St Pancras0h30 05:51PMLuton
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$101One-way
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09:00AMLondon St Pancras0h35 09:35AMLuton
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$171One-way
09:21AMLondon St Pancras0h39 10:00AMLuton
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$181One-way
08:51AMLondon St Pancras0h39 09:30AMLuton
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$181One-way

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Sun
Jan 30
$16East Midlands Railway
$20National Express
Mon
Jan 31
$10East Midlands Railway
$20National Express
Tue
Feb 1
$5East Midlands Railway
$20National Express
Wed
Feb 2
$14East Midlands Railway
$20National Express
Thu
Feb 3
$14East Midlands Railway
$20National Express
Fri
Feb 4
$10East Midlands Railway
$18National Express
Sat
Feb 5
$5East Midlands Railway
$18National Express
Sun
Feb 6
$16East Midlands Railway
$18National Express
Mon
Feb 7
$5East Midlands Railway
$18National Express
Tue
Feb 8
$4East Midlands Railway
$16National Express
Wed
Feb 9
$14East Midlands Railway
$18National Express
Thu
Feb 10
$13East Midlands Railway
$16National Express
Fri
Feb 11
$10East Midlands Railway
$17National Express
Sat
Feb 12
$4East Midlands Railway
$12National Express
Sun
Feb 13
$16East Midlands Railway
$16National Express
Mon
Feb 14
$8East Midlands Railway
$16National Express
Tue
Feb 15
$4East Midlands Railway
$17National Express
Wed
Feb 16
$14East Midlands Railway
$17National Express
Thu
Feb 17
$14East Midlands Railway
$15National Express
Fri
Feb 18
$8East Midlands Railway
$15National Express

Travel Information to Luton from London

distanceDistance28 miles (45 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $9
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $5 (€4) • 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $5 (€4) • 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or East Midlands Railway

Travel 28 miles (45 km) by bus or train to Luton from London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). 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.

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FAQs

What are the ways to get from London to Luton?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from London to Luton. You can take a bus or train.

How do I get from London to Luton the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from London to Luton is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $5 (€4) compared to other travel options to Luton:

A train is $4 (€3) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from London to Luton costing on average $9 (€8).

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

The quickest way to travel from London to Luton is by train, which takes on average 25 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 1 h 34 min   on average.

How many miles from London to Luton would I travel?

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

How many services a day are there between London and Luton?

The average frequency per day from London to Luton is:

  • 50 trains per day.

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

Where do I depart from London? Where do I arrive in Luton?

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

  • Buses mostly depart from London, Hammersmith Bridge Road and arrive in Luton, Bus Station.
  • Trains from London to Luton most often leave from London Victoria and arrive in Luton.

Which travel companies can take me from London to 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:

  • Travel with National Express to go to Luton by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find National Express London to Luton tickets on Omio for $9 (€8).
  • East Midlands Railway can get you to Luton by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with East Midlands Railway from London to Luton for $5 (€4) on Omio.

Can I travel directly between London and Luton?

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

  • You can find 50 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 trip.

Where should I go next after I travel to Luton from London?

Your trip from London to Luton doesn't have to end in Luton. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Birmingham, Manchester or Bristol. If you’d like to add Birmingham, Manchester or Bristol to your London to Luton tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Luton today!

How far in advance should I buy my London to Luton one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from London to Luton, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $9 (€8) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $5 (€4) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking London to Luton tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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