London to Luton train

Cheap train tickets from London to Luton

Showing times and prices for 09 Aug

Cheapest

£10

Average

£20

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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09:15London St Pancras0h25 09:40Luton
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£101One-way
08:47London St Pancras0h27 09:14Luton
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£141One-way
08:18London St Pancras0h26 08:44Luton
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£141One-way
09:06London St Pancras0h34 09:40Luton
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£201One-way
18:11London St Pancras0h33 18:44Luton
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£201One-way

Train schedule London to Luton

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08:06London St Pancras0h34 08:40Luton
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08:13London St Pancras0h51 09:04Luton
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08:18London St Pancras0h26 08:44Luton
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08:21London St Pancras0h28 08:49Luton
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08:26London St Pancras0h33 08:59Luton
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08:28London St Pancras0h52 09:20Luton
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08:36London St Pancras0h34 09:10Luton
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08:47London St Pancras0h27 09:14Luton
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08:51London St Pancras0h35 09:26Luton
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08:58London St Pancras0h51 09:49Luton
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09:06London St Pancras0h34 09:40Luton
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09:15London St Pancras0h25 09:40Luton
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18:06London St Pancras0h30 18:36Luton
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18:11London St Pancras0h33 18:44Luton
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18:13London St Pancras0h52 19:05Luton
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18:17London St Pancras0h28 18:45Luton
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18:21London St Pancras0h36 18:57Luton
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18:28London St Pancras0h52 19:20Luton
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Fastest train times from London to Luton

Showing times and prices for 09 Aug

Fastest Journey

25 m

Average

36 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

46 km

Of the 18 trains that leave London for Luton every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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09:15London St Pancras0h25 09:40Luton
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£101One-way
08:18London St Pancras0h26 08:44Luton
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£141One-way
08:47London St Pancras0h27 09:14Luton
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£141One-way
08:21London St Pancras0h28 08:49Luton
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£221One-way
18:17London St Pancras0h28 18:45Luton
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£201One-way

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Overview: Train from London to Luton

distanceDistance28 miles
durationAverage train duration25 min
priceAverage train ticket price£8 (€9)
frequencyTrain frequency125 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 125 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersEast Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink or East Midlands Railways

Trains from London to Luton cover the 28 miles long route taking on average 25 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink or East Midlands Railways. Normally, there are 125 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £8, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Luton.

Train companies: Thameslink and East Midlands Trains trains London to Luton

Travel from London to Luton from £4 with Omio’s train partners Thameslink and East Midlands Trains! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

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East Midlands Trains

Are you making plans to travel from London to Luton? Why not take a train with Thameslink? Omio can show you current Thameslink train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on London to Luton trains all in one place. On the Thameslink train, you can expect to travel 28 miles (45 km) to Luton from London. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from London to Luton, you can quickly see if the Thameslink ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way Thameslink train to Luton from London, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!

Thameslink from London to Luton train information:

  • Average Duration: 41 min
  • Thameslink frequency: 104 a day

One of the best ways to travel between London and Luton is by taking a train with East Midlands Trains. Omio helps you find the ideal East Midlands Trains train to Luton from London by showing you East Midlands Trains current train timetables, the train tickets on offer (including amenities offered onboard and travel information like luggage policy) and the best prices for this London to Luton trip. You can expect to travel 28 miles (45 km) from London to Luton on a train with East Midlands Trains. If you are using the Omio app to search for trains from London to Luton, you can check straight away if the East Midlands Trains ticket is a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to go paperless when travelling without needing to purchase tickets in person at the train station. Once you’ve found that perfect train, book your East Midlands Trains train ticket on Omio quickly and easily, then enjoy your upcoming trip from London to Luton!

East Midlands Trains from London to Luton train information:

  • Average Duration: 25 min
  • East Midlands Trains frequency: 34 a day

Trains from London to Luton

Trains from London to Luton are very frequent and there are several trains that leave every hour. On average there are about five trains that depart from either London St Pancras or London Blackfriars station, going to Luton Train Station, per hour, and the wait between trains is usually between 5 and 15min. The average duration of a train from London to Luton is about 30min. There is only one train that leaves from London Blackfriars, and it is the last train of the day. The rest all leave from London St Pancras Station.

How long is the train from London to Luton?

All train services between the city of London and Luton are direct with journey times of just 45 minutes to just under one hour.

London to Luton Train Time: daily Departures

There are about 4 or 5 trains per hour on a normal day, going from London to Luton. The trains tend to leave with a 5-to-15-minute wait in between them, so if you miss one train, you will not have to wait too long to catch another. The first train of the day leaves from London St Pancras Station at 5:28 a.m. and it arrives at 6:16 a.m., taking 48min to complete the journey. It does not require any changes. The last train of the day leaves from London Blackfriars Station at 10:59 p.m. and it arrives at 11:57 p.m., taking 58min to complete the journey. It does not require any changes either.

How long is the journey by train from London to Luton?

On average, the train journey from London to Luton takes about 30min and the good news is that none of the routes require a change as they are all direct. The fastest train takes only 25min, and there are a few that match this speed throughout the day. One example is the 12:15 p.m. train just after midday that is run by East Midlands train company. The slowest train each day is the last train of the day. It leaves at 10:59 p.m. and takes 58min to arrive. It leaves from London Blackfriars station and is managed by Thameslink.

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What is/are the departure and arriving stations for trains from London to Luton?

Departure train station: There are two departure stations on the journey path from London to Luton. The most popular and frequent station is London St Pancras Station . It is managed by Network Rail and has plenty of facilities available for travellers, including toilets, baby changing facilities, free Wi-Fi, charging stations, a pharmacy and easy access to the trains. St Pancras station is about 2 miles (3 km) from the city centre and there is a 13min subway line that runs directly between them, as well as the Line 186 bus that takes 11min. The other station, which only has one train per day that travels from London to Luton is London Blackfriars Station. It is managed by Thameslink, and has toilets, baby changing rooms, a public Wi-Fi, shops, ramps to the trains and easy access toilets. Blackfriars station is about 2 miles (3 km) from the city centre, and there is a 7min subway or the Line 15 bus that takes 19min to take you there.

Arrival train station: The arrival station for the trip from London to Luton is always the same: Luton Train Station. The station is managed by Thameslink as well, and has ATMS, phonebooths, a food buffet, bike storage and ramps to help you board and disembark from the trains. Luton train station is only 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the city centre, and so walking is a good option. There ar eno buses, so the other option is to take a taxi that will take less than fivemin.

Which train companies travel from London to Luton?

There are two train companies that travel from London to Luton, and they are Thameslink and East Midlands trains. Both of these train companies leave from St Pancras station, and Thameslink manage the train that leaves from London Blackfriars station as well.

Thameslink trains from London to Luton

Thameslink is the train company that manages both London Blackfriars station and Luton Train station, so it is natural that there are trains that operate on the London to Luton route with this company. Thameslink offers more frequent trains, averaging about 4 per hour, although they are generally slower than the trains that are operated by the East Midlands Company, although not by too long. The slowest train of the day is operated by Thameslink and leaves from London Blackfriars station. Fortunately, none of the Thameslink trains require a change on the route from London to Luton.

East Midlands trains from London to Luton

The East Midlands trains that operate from London to Luton all leave from London St Pancras Station. They are less frequent than the trains that are operated by Thameslink, leaving once or twice per hour, depending on the time of day. The East Midlands Trains are generally faster than the Thameslink trains, offering the fastest trains available that only take 25min from London to Luton. Fortunately, all of the East Midlands Trains are direct on this route.

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To Luton by train – travel tips

Luton has more going on than at first glance and there are some really cool things that you should check on when you visit. Stockwood Park is famous for having around 100 hectares of green space that includes the Stockwood Discovery Centre. The Stockwood Discovery Centre has exhibits that show snippets of Luton’s past, offering a great insight into the development of the local area.

The park also has football pitches, athletics facilities, and has a golf course beside it called the Stockwood Park Golf Centre. Whipsnade Zoo is another recommendation if you are looking to spend the afternoon in Luton. It is run by a non-profit organisation that is interested in the conservation of hundreds of animals, including cheetahs, elephants, lions, birds of paradise and rhinos. Finally, if you are looking for a cool place to eat, why not check out K.Bob Korean Restaurant, where the cool décor and K-pop music is only outdone by the highly recommended Korean food itself.

London to Luton

Services on Board

  • There are some slight differences between the services offered on board the Thameslink managed trains, and the East Midlands managed trains. Both companies allow up to two domestic pets on board, although they must be kept on the lead or in a travel crate. Both companies offer free Wi-Fi and have first class seating available. Both companies offer baby changing facilities and toilets on board the train and offer in-seat catering services where you can buy a drink or snack.

  • Both train companies have ramps to help passengers with reduced mobility board and disembark from the trains and there are wheelchair specific spaces on the train to allow everyone a comfortable journey. Both companies permit three pieces of luggage on board, which is defined more clearly as two large pieces of luggage, and one smaller piece of hand luggage. The main difference between the companies is their restrictions on bicycles. The East Midlands service permits bikes on board, but you need to reserve a space for your bicycle, while the Thameslink service only allows fully foldable bikes on board, as a means of creating more space for passengers.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Luton?

  • One of the best ways to find cheap train tickets when travelling from London to Luton is to have flexible dates. There are plenty of trains each day, and there are trains that travel on the London to Luton route every day of the week, so you are sure to find some good bargains if you can be flexible with when you travel. Another piece of advice is to try and book your tickets in advance, if possible.it is normally cheaper to buy your tickets in advance of travelling, especially if you need to bring bicycles or prams on your journey.

  • Finally, while there are no routes that require changes, taking slower trains can often be a way to find cheaper tickets as the faster trains are more expensive, so consider that by choosing the train that takes only 20min longer, you may be able to save some money that you can then spend in Luton on arrival.

Travel Tips: Trains from London to Luton

Travel by train 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 London to Luton.
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Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Luton from London to cost as little as £4  in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between London and Luton is £8  one way.
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between London and Luton via train to be approximately 28 miles.
The London to Luton train duration is on average 25 min, which is to be expected when travelling 28 miles from London to Luton. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.

Some of the London train stations to Luton you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Luton include Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London Luton Airport.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Luton.

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called London Victoria, is located 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the city centre of London.

The most popular arrival train station, Luton, is located 0.6 miles (859 m) away from the city centre of Luton.

When taking a train from London to Luton, you can count on East Midlands Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Thameslink or East Midlands Railways for the best way to get you to Luton. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from London to Luton and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, there are 125 direct trains per day from London to Luton with Thameslink or East Midlands Railway, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
On average, there are 125 trains a day from London to Luton. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first train from London to Luton leaves at 07: 15   and the last train for this leaves at 23: 46. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Luton times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
If you buy London to Luton train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £8. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Luton from London. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Luton
London Victoria is the most popular London railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in London for your journey to Luton.
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Public transport options for London Victoria
Onward travel information: Victoria Bus Station at Station Front
Location for Rail Replacement Services: When weekend engineering dictate that replacement bus services will operate, these will usually depart from the immediate Station front/Terminus Place. Travel from London Victoria is usually conveyed by London Buses in these instances. Check posters and staff for more details.
Metro: Underground services: Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line
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Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
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Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Metro: N/A
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Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Metro: Tube Lines.
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139
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Public transport options for London Waterloo
Onward travel information: Waterloo is well connected to London's public transport network. Waterloo Underground station serves the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Buses depart from several points around the station. All Transport for London Buses are accessible with step free access and have a dedicated mobility space. Buses from Waterloo (tfl. Gov. Uk) The station has a dedicated taxi rank for London Black Taxis on the roadway outside exit 3. Santander Hire Bicycles are available from the docking stations outside. Santander Cycles - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk) Waterloo is within easy walking distance of the South Bank and a number of visitor attractions. Walking - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
Metro: Waterloo Underground station is served by the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern and Waterloo & City Lines. Step free access is available to and from the Jubilee Line. For more information on London Transport accessibility: Plan an accessible journey - Transport for London (tfl. Gov. Uk).
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Public transport options for London Liverpool Street
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Replacement transport stop on either Liverpool Street (outside the station entrance), or beside Platform 10, depending on operational requirements
Metro: Liverpool Street underground station has connections to the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.
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Public transport options for London Bridge
Onward travel information: The Bus Station is located directly outside the main entrance at upper level. There are also bus stops outside on Tooley Street. For further information on buses, a bus information kiosk is also located outside the main doors of the station at upper level.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement bus services are usually found outside the front of the station. However this is sometimes subject to change. Please check engineering posters or consult a member of staff.
Metro: For North and North East Kent and South East London
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Public transport options for Heathrow Airport T123
Onward travel information: National Rail trains serving London Paddington National Express coaches to Victoria Coach Station and Gatwick Airport London Underground
Metro: Connection available with the London Underground (Piccadilly Line)
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Public transport options for London Marylebone
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
Metro: Bakerloo Line.

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