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from Manchester to Luton

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Luton on Jan 28 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

02:00PMManchester, Coach Station6h15 08:15PMLuton, Bus Station
1 changes
$371One-way
Cheapest
02:00PMManchester, Coach Station6h15 08:15PMLuton, Bus Station
1 changes
$371One-way
Other options
12:15PMManchester, Coach Station5h45 06:00PMLuton, Bus Station
1 changes
$441One-way
10:00AMManchester, Coach Station5h00 03:00PMLuton, Bus Station
1 changes
$551One-way
12:15PMManchester, Coach Station5h55 06:10PMLuton, London Luton Airport
1 changes
$471One-way

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Fri
Jan 28
$84East Midlands Railway
$37National Express
$443British Airways
Sat
Jan 29
$84East Midlands Railway
$33National Express
$211British Airways
Sun
Jan 30
$73Avanti West Coast
$39National Express
$108British Airways
Mon
Jan 31
$84East Midlands Railway
$33National Express
$166British Airways
Tue
Feb 1
$84East Midlands Railway
$32National Express
$138British Airways
Wed
Feb 2
$84East Midlands Railway
$32National Express
$126British Airways
Thu
Feb 3
$73Avanti West Coast
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$90British Airways
Fri
Feb 4
$72Avanti West Coast
$28National Express
$84British Airways
Sat
Feb 5
$83East Midlands Railway
$27National Express
$85British Airways
Sun
Feb 6
$84East Midlands Railway
$35National Express
$86British Airways
Tue
Feb 8
$63Avanti West Coast
$31National Express
$84British Airways

Travel Information to Luton from Manchester

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$54 - $84
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $54 (€44) • 5 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $81 (€67) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or East Midlands Railway

Travel 134 miles (216 km) by bus, flight or train between Manchester and Luton. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $54 (€44). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are National Express, British Airways or East Midlands Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Manchester to Luton.

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FAQs

What are the ways to get from Manchester to Luton?

There are 3 ways to travel from Manchester to Luton including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Manchester to Luton?

The cheapest way to get from Manchester to Luton is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $54 (€44) compared to other travel options to Luton:

Taking a bus is about $27 (€22) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $81 (€67) for this route.

A bus is $30 (€25) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Manchester to Luton costing on average $84 (€69).

What is the quickest way from Manchester to Luton?

The fastest way from Manchester to Luton is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h.

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

In comparison, going by bus can take 5 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 17 min.

How far is it from Manchester to Luton?

The distance from Manchester to Luton is approximately 134 miles (216 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Manchester to Luton?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Luton is:

  • 16 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers who book a bus ticket from Manchester to Luton depart from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange to Luton, Bus Station.
  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Manchester to Luton depart from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travelers board their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Luton.

Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to Luton?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Manchester to Luton:

  • You can go to Luton from Manchester by bus with National Express. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $54 (€44) with National Express from Manchester to Luton on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Manchester to Luton with British Airways. Cheap tickets can be found for $81 (€67) with British Airways from Manchester to Luton.
  • You can travel by train between Manchester and Luton with East Midlands Railway, and you can find East Midlands Railway Manchester to Luton tickets for $84 (€69) on Omio.

Is there a way to travel directly from Manchester to Luton?

Yes, there are direct services available from Manchester to Luton 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 Luton as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Manchester and Luton.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Manchester to Luton?

Many of our customers traveling from Manchester to Luton don't make Luton their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Luton are London, Birmingham 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!

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

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

  • Bus tickets cost $54 (€44) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $81 (€67) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $84 (€69) one way on average.

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