The closest airport to Luton is the London Luton Airport, which is situated approximately 5 kilometres away from the centre of the town. There are multiple public transport services running from London Luton Airport into Luton, including rail, bus and coach services. One of the main coach services from the London Luton Airport into Luton is offered by Arriva Bus services. This stops at 3 different places in Luton making it convenient for people living in various parts of the town to use. Some of the airlines which fly in and out of London Luton airport include Atlasjet, EasyJet, Monarch, Ryanair, Thomson and Wizz Air.
Even though Luton is officially classed as a town, its high population of over 240,000 people makes it bigger than many of the UK's cities. Its large size added to its close to London location means it is within striking distance of a large number of outstanding attractions. One of the most popular of these is Stockwood Discovery Centre. Stockwood Discovery Centre is classed as a speciality museum and offers free admission to its tremendous collection of gardens, exhibitions, displays, playgrounds and cafes. It is constantly being updated and so no two visits will ever be the same. In the Luton area, other attractions highly worth visiting include Woodside Animal Farm and Leisure Park which has a fantastic mix of domestic and British animals, along with more exotic species and breeds which gives visitors the chance to see a wide range and variety of animals, all from the comfort and convenience of one friendly venue.