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from Luton to London

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

Our recommendation

To get from Luton to London on Dec 8 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:56AMLuton0h26 10:22AMLondon St Pancras
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$81One-way
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10:56AMLuton0h26 11:22AMLondon St Pancras
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$71One-way
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10:25AMLuton0h26 10:51AMLondon St Pancras
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$81One-way
08:55AMLuton0h26 09:21AMLondon St Pancras
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$111One-way
09:24AMLuton0h26 09:50AMLondon St Pancras
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$111One-way

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Tue
Dec 7
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$9National Express
Wed
Dec 8
$8East Midlands Railway
$9National Express
Thu
Dec 9
$8East Midlands Railway
$9National Express
Fri
Dec 10
$8East Midlands Railway
$9National Express
Sat
Dec 11
$16East Midlands Railway
$9National Express
Sun
Dec 12
$7East Midlands Railway
$9National Express
Mon
Dec 13
$6East Midlands Railway
$9National Express
Tue
Dec 14
$6East Midlands Railway
$9National Express
Wed
Dec 15
$6East Midlands Railway
$9National Express
Thu
Dec 16
$6East Midlands Railway
$9National Express
Fri
Dec 17
$6East Midlands Railway
$12National Express
Sat
Dec 18
$16East Midlands Railway
$15National Express
Sun
Dec 19
$7East Midlands Railway
$15National Express
Mon
Dec 20
$7East Midlands Railway
$15National Express
Tue
Dec 21
$6East Midlands Railway
$15National Express
Wed
Dec 22
$7East Midlands Railway
$16National Express
Thu
Dec 23
$6East Midlands Railway
$16National Express
Fri
Dec 24
$5East Midlands Railway
$16National Express
Sat
Dec 25
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$30National Express
Sun
Dec 26
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$19National Express
Mon
Dec 27
$6East Midlands Railway
$16National Express

Travel Information to London from Luton

distanceDistance28 miles (45 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $10 (€8) • 26 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $10 (€8) • 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or

Travel 28 miles (45 km) by bus or train to London from Luton. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 26 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express or among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Luton to London.

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How to Travel from Luton to London

The journey from Luton to London is a quick trip, 46-kilometer trip. The journey between these two cities is convenient whether you choose to travel by bus or train. Flights between the two cities are not available. Depending on the mode of transit and time of departure, journey times vary from 40 minutes to 1 hour and 40 minutes. Key arrival points in London St Pancras train station and Victoria bus station. Bus and train journeys from Luton to London are available 7 days a week.

Luton to London Travel Comparison

Average Price

Travel Time

Cheapest Time to Book

buses

€10

1:10 h

2 Months Ahead

trains

€10

0:36 h

2 Weeks Ahead



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

Cheapest way to travel from Luton to London


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Luton to London, and booking in advance helps offset the cost of bus tickets. The bus trip ranges from just over an hour to 1 hour and 40 minutes. Buses from Luton to London do not require any changes and can be a good way to see the landscape along the ride. The bus route is provided by National Express and are offered twice every hour.


Fastest way to travel from Luton to London


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Traveling by train is the fastest way to get from Luton to London. Two train companies offer services, including Thameslink and East Midlands. Trains are frequent from Luton to Londn with approximately 10 trains departing every hour. Services are regular, with trains available 24-7 and take anywhere from 36 minutes to 48 minutes to arrive in London.


Most popular way to travel from Luton to London


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Taking the train is the most popular option for traveling from Luton to London. Regular trains depart from Luton and arrive at London's St Pancras seven days a week. Traveling by train is especially convenient for travelers, because they are typically offered two to three times an hour starting at 8:14 am until 11:34 pm.


How to get from Luton to London

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Luton to London, 51,14% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Luton to London and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Attractions in London

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FAQs
How do I reach London from Luton?

There are 2 ways to travel from Luton to London including taking a bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to get from Luton to London is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $10 (€8) compared to other travel options to London:

Taking a train is usually $4 (€3) less than taking a bus to London, which costs on average $13 (€11) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Luton to London?

The fastest way from Luton to London is by train with an average journey time of 26 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h 35 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Luton to London?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Luton to London is:

  • Around 51 trains per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Luton and in London?

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Luton, Bus Station and tend to arrive in London, Hammersmith Bridge Road.
  • Trains from Luton to London most often leave from Luton and arrive in London Victoria.
Which travel operators can get me to London from Luton?

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

  • Travel with National Express for buses to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for National Express Luton to London tickets on Omio for $13 (€11).
Can I travel directly between Luton and London?

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

  • You'll find direct buses with National Express.

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

Where should I go next after I travel between Luton and London?
Omio customers who travel from Luton to London often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between London and these popular destinations at a great price.
When should I book a ticket from Luton to London online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost $13 (€11) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $10 (€8) one way.

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

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