The cheapest trains from London to Luton

Showing times and prices for 17 Oct

Cheapest

£4

Average

£12

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.

The average ticket from London to Luton will cost around £ 12 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 4.

Cheapest
22:14London St Pancras0h31 22:45Luton
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£41One-way
22:32London St Pancras0h24 22:56Luton Airport Parkway
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£81One-way
09:35London St Pancras0h41 10:16Luton
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£131One-way
09:00London St Pancras0h35 09:35Luton
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£131One-way
22:03London St Pancras0h52 22:55Luton
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£131One-way

Timetable London to Luton

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08:22London St Pancras0h59 09:21Luton
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09:00London St Pancras0h35 09:35Luton
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09:11London St Pancras0h48 09:59Luton
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09:23London St Pancras0h43 10:06Luton
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09:30London St Pancras0h34 10:04Luton Airport Parkway
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09:35London St Pancras0h41 10:16Luton
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09:35London St Pancras0h51 10:26Luton
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09:51London St Pancras0h41 10:32Luton
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10:00London St Pancras0h38 10:38Luton
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22:03London St Pancras0h52 22:55Luton
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22:06London St Pancras0h39 22:45Luton
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22:14London St Pancras0h31 22:45Luton
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22:21London St Pancras0h37 22:58Luton
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22:32London St Pancras0h24 22:56Luton Airport Parkway
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sun
17 Oct
£13Thameslink
£10National Express
Mon
18 Oct
£7
£10National Express
Tue
19 Oct
£7
£9National Express
Wed
20 Oct
£7
£9National Express
Thu
21 Oct
£10
£9National Express
Fri
22 Oct
£7
£9National Express
Sat
23 Oct
£4
£9National Express
Sun
24 Oct
£13Thameslink
£9National Express
Mon
25 Oct
£21Thameslink
£9National Express
Tue
26 Oct
£7
£9National Express
Wed
27 Oct
£10
£9National Express
Thu
28 Oct
£10
£9National Express
Fri
29 Oct
£7
£9National Express
Sat
30 Oct
£3
£9National Express
Sun
31 Oct
£13
£9National Express
Mon
1 Nov
£6
£9National Express
Tue
2 Nov
£6
£9National Express
Wed
3 Nov
£10
£9National Express
Thu
4 Nov
£10
£9National Express
Fri
5 Nov
£6
£9National Express

The fastest trains from London to Luton

Showing times and prices for 17 Oct

Fastest Journey

24 m

Average

40 m

Trains per day

14

Distance

46 km

Of the 14 trains that leave London for Luton every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 46 km distance in an average of 40 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 24 m .

The slowest trains will take 59 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
22:32London St Pancras0h24 22:56Luton Airport Parkway
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£81One-way
22:14London St Pancras0h31 22:45Luton
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£41One-way
09:30London St Pancras0h34 10:04Luton Airport Parkway
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£131One-way
09:00London St Pancras0h35 09:35Luton
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£131One-way
22:21London St Pancras0h37 22:58Luton
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£131One-way

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Train Information from London to Luton

distanceDistance28 miles (45 km)
durationAverage train duration25 min
priceAverage train ticket price£9 (€10)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThameslink or East Midlands Trains

Trains from London to Luton cover the 28 miles (45 km) long trip taking on average 25 min with our travel partners like Thameslink or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £9, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £7. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Luton.

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

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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train to Luton from London?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Luton from London for as little as £7  in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of train tickets to Luton from London?
The London to Luton train ticket price is on average £9  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance by train from London to Luton?
You should expect to travel around 28 miles (45 km)  to Luton from London by train.
How long is the train to Luton from London?
While the time it takes to travel 28 miles (45 km) between London and Luton can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from London to Luton is on average 25 min.
Which train station in London goes to Luton? Which train station do I come into Luton from London?

When taking the train from London to Luton, you can choose to depart from train stations like London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Your trip can end in train stations such as Luton, Luton Airport Parkway and London Luton Airport.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from London Victoria   and arrive in Luton.

Where is the train station in London? Where is the train station in Luton?

Passengers board their train most frequently from London Victoria and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Luton and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Luton.

Which train companies can get me from London to Luton?
Take the London to Luton train with Thameslink or East Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route from London to Luton as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there between London and Luton a day?
On average, there are 50 trains a day from London to Luton. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from London to Luton? When is the last train from London to Luton?
You can take the first train from London to Luton at 07: 15   or take the last train from London to Luton leaving at 09: 00. Look for the latest London Luton train schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
When should I purchase London Luton train tickets to score the best deals?
If you purchase London to Luton train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £9. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Luton from London. Look out for train tickets for this route 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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Connections to/from station
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Connections to/from station
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
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
44401
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 326, 139
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar