Travel options
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 Sep 21 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

12:15PMManchester, Coach Station5h55 06:10PMLuton, London Luton Airport
1 changes
$391One-way
Cheapest
06:45AMManchester, Coach Station8h03 02:48PMLuton, London Luton Airport
1 changes
$311One-way
Other options
08:45AMManchester, Coach Station6h25 03:10PMLuton, London Luton Airport
1 changes
$371One-way
02:00PMManchester, Coach Station6h25 08:25PMLuton, London Luton Airport
1 changes
$371One-way
11:30AMManchester, Coach Station5h15 04:45PMLuton, London Luton Airport
1 changes
$511One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
Sep 20
$86
$36National Express
$355British Airways
Tue
Sep 21
$86
$31National Express
$446British Airways
Wed
Sep 22
$68Avanti West Coast
$29National Express
$116British Airways
Thu
Sep 23
$86
$34National Express
$287British Airways
Fri
Sep 24
$86
$32National Express
$97British Airways
Sat
Sep 25
$86
$39National Express
$124British Airways
Mon
Sep 27
$71Avanti West Coast
$29National Express
$75British Airways
Wed
Sep 29
$86
$26National Express
$78British Airways
Thu
Sep 30
$86
$29National Express
$161British Airways
Fri
Oct 1
$81Avanti West Coast
$29National Express
$97British Airways
Sat
Oct 2
$86
$29National Express
$75British Airways
Sun
Oct 3
$86
$29National Express
$90British Airways
Mon
Oct 4
$76Avanti West Coast
$29National Express
$79British Airways
Tue
Oct 5
$86
$26National Express
$79British Airways
Wed
Oct 6
$86
$29National Express
$73British Airways
Thu
Oct 7
$75Avanti West Coast
$29National Express
$73British Airways
Fri
Oct 8
$76Avanti West Coast
$29National Express
$79British Airways
Sat
Oct 9
$86
$29National Express
$73British Airways

Travel Information from Manchester to Luton

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$38 - $113
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $38 (€31) • 7 h 4 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $80 (€64) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, National Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 134 miles (216 km) by flight, bus or train from Manchester to Luton. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $38 (€31). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are British Airways, National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight from Manchester to Luton.

Travel Tips

Travel from Manchester to Luton
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 Manchester to Luton.
FAQs
How do I reach Luton from Manchester?

You can travel between Manchester and Luton 3 different ways: flight, bus 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 $38 (€31) compared to other travel options to Luton:

Taking a bus is usually $41 (€33) less than taking a flight to Luton, which costs on average $80 (€64) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $75 (€60) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $113 (€91) from Manchester to Luton.

What is the fastest way to get from Manchester to Luton?

The fastest way to get to Luton from Manchester is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

Other travel options to Luton can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 7 h 4 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by train can take 3 h 15 min   on average.

How far is it from Manchester to Luton?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Luton is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

When traveling to Luton from Manchester, where do I depart from Manchester and where do I arrive in Luton?

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

  • Most travelers who purchase a plane ticket from Manchester to Luton depart from Manchester Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travelers board their bus from Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Luton Station Interchange (Stand LS13).
  • Most travelers catch their train from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Luton.
Who 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 travel by plane to Luton from Manchester with British Airways, and you can find British Airways Manchester to Luton tickets for $80 (€64) on Omio.
  • You can take a bus from Manchester to Luton with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for $38 (€31) with National Express from Manchester to Luton.
  • You can travel by train between Manchester and Luton with Avanti West Coast, and you can find Avanti West Coast Manchester to Luton tickets for $113 (€91) on Omio.
Is there a way to travel directly from Manchester to Luton?

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

  • You can take a direct flight with British Airways.

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 route.

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!
When should I book a ticket from Manchester to Luton online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $80 (€64) one way on average.
  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $38 (€31) one way on average.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $113 (€91) one way for this trip.

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

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Manchester
Luton
Manchester (Coach Station)
Amenities
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Manchester Oxford Road
Amenities
Manchester Piccadilly
Amenities
Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 147
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.