How to travel from Reading to Luton

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Travel Information from Reading to Luton

distanceDistance37 miles (60 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
priceTicket price range$36 -
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $36 (€31) • 1 h 26 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $36 (€31) • 1 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Thameslink

Take a train to travel 37 miles (60 km) between Reading and Luton. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are National Express or Thameslink among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Reading to Luton.

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from Reading to Luton

How to get from Reading to Luton by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
train

The best way to travel from Reading to Luton is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

TfL Rail
09:16AM1h54
Reading station (RDG)
11:10AMLuton station (LUT)
$551One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
TfL Rail
09:16AM1h54
Reading station (RDG)
11:10AMLuton station (LUT)
$551One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
Thameslink
11:41AM1h29
Reading station (RDG)
01:10PMLuton station (LUT)
$551One-way
2 transfers
Other options
TfL Rail
10:29AM2h02
Reading station (RDG)
12:31PMLuton station (LUT)
$551One-way
1 transfer
TfL Rail
09:59AM2h02
Reading station (RDG)
12:01PMLuton station (LUT)
$551One-way
1 transfer
TfL Rail
09:28AM2h03
Reading station (RDG)
11:31AMLuton station (LUT)
$551One-way
1 transfer
National Express
10:00AM3h15
Reading
01:15PMLuton, London Luton Airport Bus Station
$741One-way
1 transfer
National Express
09:00AM2h45
Reading
11:45AMLuton, London Luton Airport Bus Station
$771One-way
1 transfer
National Express
10:30AM2h50
Reading
01:20PMLuton, London Luton Airport Bus Station
$771One-way
1 transfer

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You can travel by travel from Reading to Luton with National Express and Thameslink. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

Thameslink is a train service that operates in the United Kingdom. It is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway and serves the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, London, and Surrey. The trains run from early morning until late at night, with some services running 24 hours a day. There are a variety of train types available, including Class 700 Desiro City, Class 377 Electrostar, Class 387/1 Electrostar, and Class 319/0. Ticket types include Anytime, Off-Peak, Super Off-Peak, and Advance. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, and air conditioning. The most popular routes for Thameslink are London to Brighton, London to Bedford, and London to Luton.

    National Express is the leading travel company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 travel a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express travel are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most travel are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Reading - Luton travel: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.

      FAQs: Travel from Reading to Luton

      FAQs: 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 Reading to Luton.
      FAQs

      You can get from Reading to Luton 1 different ways: train.

      The cheapest way to travel to Luton from Reading is a train with an average price of $36 (€31).

      This is compared to other travel options from Reading to Luton:

      Taking a train costs () less than taking a bus, which costs on average () for the same trip.

      The quickest way to travel between Reading and Luton is by train, which takes on average 1 h 26 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

      The Reading to Luton distance is around 37 miles (60 km).

      The average frequency per day from Reading to Luton is:

      • 25 trains a day.

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

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

      • Buses most often depart from Reading at Reading, Blagrave Street (RailAir Lounge) and arrive in Luton at Luton, Station Interchange.
      • Trains mostly depart from Reading and arrive in Luton.

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

      • You can travel by train between Reading and Luton with Thameslink, Great Western Rail, Tfl Rail or East Midlands Trains, and you can find Thameslink Reading to Luton tickets for $36 (€31) on Omio.

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

      • You can take a direct bus with.
      • 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 Reading to Luton often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like London, Stansted Mountfitchet, Birmingham, Oxford or Longford. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Reading and Luton itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Luton and any of these top destinations today!

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