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Cheap train tickets from London to Luton

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Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from London to Luton is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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Thameslink
08:041h19
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:23Luton station (LUT)
£151One-way
1 change
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Thameslink
08:341h19
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:53Luton station (LUT)
£151One-way
1 change
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Thameslink
08:511h09
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:00Luton station (LUT)
£151One-way
1 change
Cheapest
Thameslink
08:211h09
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:30Luton station (LUT)
£151One-way
1 change
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Thameslink
09:350h39
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:14Luton station (LUT)
£151One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLondon to Luton

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 14 April
Thameslink
08:041h19
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:23Luton station (LUT)
1 change
Thameslink
08:211h09
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:30Luton station (LUT)
1 change
Thameslink
08:341h19
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:53Luton station (LUT)
1 change
Thameslink
08:511h09
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:00Luton station (LUT)
1 change
Thameslink
09:350h39
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:14Luton station (LUT)
0 changes
Thameslink
09:350h52
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:27Luton station (LUT)
0 changes

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Train times from London to Luton

Showing times and prices for 14 Apr

Fastest Journey

39 m

Average

1 h 4 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

46 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Luton every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Thameslink
09:350h39
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:14Luton station (LUT)
£151One-way
0 changes
Thameslink
09:350h52
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:27Luton station (LUT)
£151One-way
0 changes
Thameslink
08:511h09
London St Pancras International (STP)
10:00Luton station (LUT)
£151One-way
1 change
Thameslink
08:211h09
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:30Luton station (LUT)
£151One-way
1 change
Thameslink
08:041h19
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:23Luton station (LUT)
£151One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from London to Luton

distanceDistance28 miles
durationAverage train duration25 min
priceAverage train ticket price£18 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency51 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 51 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEast Midlands Trains, Thameslink or East Coast

Trains from London to Luton cover the 28 miles long journey taking on average 25 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains, Thameslink or East Coast. Normally, there are 51 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £18, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £7. Travellers depart most frequently from London Euston and arrive in Luton.

Train providers: East Midlands Trains, Thameslink and East Coast trains London to Luton

For as little as £8 you can travel by train between London and Luton with East Midlands Trains, Thameslink and East Coast. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

LNER is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local services. Its most popular routes include London to Edinburgh, London to Leeds, and London to York. LNER offers a variety of train types, including the Azuma, InterCity 225, and HST. The Azuma is a modern, high-speed train that offers comfortable seating and onboard Wi-Fi. The InterCity 225 is a classic train that offers a more traditional experience. The HST is a high-speed train that offers a smooth ride and plenty of legroom. LNER offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak. Advance tickets are the cheapest option and must be booked in advance. Anytime tickets are more expensive but can be used at any time. Off-Peak tickets are the most affordable option for travelling during off-peak times. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. LNER also offers a range of discounts and special offers, making it an affordable and convenient way to travel.

    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.

    Mystical London. Source: Shutterstock

    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.

    FAQs: London to Luton train

    FAQs: Travel by train from London 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.
    FAQs
    Cheap train tickets from London to Luton can start from as little as £7 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Luton is £18; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
    On average the London to Luton train time is 25 min   covering the 28 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
    The first train from London to Luton leaves at 06: 33. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
    The last train from London to Luton leaves at 22: 47.
    Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Luton without having to change trains with East Midlands Trains or Thameslink. There are 51 direct trains from London to Luton each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
    Yes, there's a high-speed train to Luton. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from London to Luton.
    For the journey from London to Luton you can take a train with East Midlands Trains, Thameslink or East Coast. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Luton from London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 47.

    When departing from London, you have various train station options to start your journey from including London Euston, London St Pancras International and London Kings Cross. When arriving in Luton, you can end your route in train stations like Luton and Luton Airport Parkway.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from London Euston, which is located around 1.8 miles (2.9 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Luton, located 0.7 miles (1.2 km) away from the city centre.

    A day trip to Luton from London is worth doing with a journey time of 25 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
    The cheapest month for a train from London to Luton is March.
    It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from London to Luton including taking a train or coach.

    Important Stations and Airports in London and Luton

    London
    Luton
    London Euston 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
    ShoppingShopping
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3457114141
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
    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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    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    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
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
    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
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
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    AccessibilityAccessibility
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    24/7
    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.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3450774224
    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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    WifiWifi
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 3451652030
    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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    WifiWifi
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 345 711 4141
    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.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +44 345 711 4141
    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
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
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    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Public transport options for London Marylebone
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: At station entrance.
    Metro: Bakerloo Line.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Public transport options for Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3
    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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