How to travel from Manchester to Luton

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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 Dec 10 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00AMManchester Airport1h05 10:05AMLondon Heathrow Airport
0 transfers
09:00PMManchester, Coach Station6h00 03:00AMLuton, Bus Station
1 transfer
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03:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h30 09:00PMLuton, Bus Station
1 transfer
01:30PMManchester, Coach Station5h25 06:55PMLuton, Bus Station
1 transfer
05:20PMManchester Airport1h00 06:20PMLondon Heathrow Airport
0 transfers

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Travel Information to Luton from Manchester

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$35 - $282
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $35 (€31) • 5 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $282 (€253) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, BA Cityflyer or East Midlands Railway

Travel 134 miles (216 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train between Manchester and Luton. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are National Express, BA Cityflyer or East Midlands Railway among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Manchester to Luton.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester 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 Manchester to Luton.

There are 4 travel options from Manchester to Luton: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Luton from Manchester is by taking a bus with an average price of $35 (€31).

This is compared to other travel options to Luton:

Taking a bus is usually $247 (€222) less than taking a flight to Luton, which costs on average $282 (€253) for the same trip.

A bus is generally $45 (€40) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $80 (€71) 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, taking a bus requires on average 5 h   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Luton by train can take on average 3 h 9 min.

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

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Luton is:

  • 37 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Manchester to Luton 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 Manchester to Luton:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Manchester, Coach Station to Luton, Station Interchange.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Manchester Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Manchester to Luton depart from Manchester Piccadilly 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 $35 (€31) with National Express from Manchester to Luton on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane between Manchester and Luton with BA Cityflyer, and you can find BA Cityflyer Manchester to Luton tickets for $282 (€253) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Manchester to Luton with East Midlands Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for $80 (€71) with East Midlands Railway from Manchester to Luton.

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

  • You can take a direct bus with National Express.
  • You can travel directly by plane with British Airways.
  • You can take a direct train with.

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 who book a trip from Manchester to Luton often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Birmingham or Bristol. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Manchester and Luton itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Luton and any of these top destinations today!

Before traveling from Manchester 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 costs $35 (€31) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $282 (€253) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $80 (€71) one way.

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.

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