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from London to Luton

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

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

National Express
10:101h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:50Luton, Bus Station
£161One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
National Express
10:101h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:50Luton, Bus Station
£161One-way
0 changes
Fastest
East Midlands Railway
08:180h26
London St Pancras International (STP)
08:44Luton station (LUT)
£181One-way
0 changes
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Thameslink
08:260h34
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:00Luton station (LUT)
£251One-way
0 changes
Thameslink
08:280h52
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:20Luton station (LUT)
£251One-way
0 changes
Thameslink
08:130h53
London St Pancras International (STP)
09:06Luton station (LUT)
£251One-way
0 changes
National Express
10:401h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
12:20Luton, Bus Station
£161One-way
0 changes
National Express
09:401h40
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:20Luton, Bus Station
£161One-way
0 changes
National Express
10:001h15
London, Victoria Coach Station
11:15Luton, London Luton Airport Bus Station
£171One-way
0 changes

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Travel Information between London and Luton

distanceDistance28 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £11
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £7 • 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £7 • 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or East Midlands Trains

Travel 28 miles by coach or train to Luton from London. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or East Midlands Trains among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from London to Luton.

How to Travel from London to Luton

If you need to catch a plane from Luton Airport, or you just want to visit the town itself, it's easy to travel from London to Luton. Located less than 35 miles apart, the journey from London to Luton is popular with travelers in the UK and convenient by either bus or train. The train is usually the quickest option, with direct journeys from either London St Pancras train station taking as little as 20 minutes to reach Luton's train station. Travel by bus will take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from London Victoria Coach Station to London Luton Airport.

What is the best way to travel from London to Luton?

Cheapest way to travel from London to Luton

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from London to Luton. National Express coaches that travel from London to Luton depart from London's Victoria Coach station. Services are direct and take just over an hour to arrive at Luton's bus station. Almost 50 National Express coaches travel from London to Luton per day, with the first departing London at 12:05 a.m.

Fastest way to travel from London to Luton

Taking the train is the fastest way to travel from London to Luton. Trains traveling from London to Luton depart from London's St Pancras train station. The journey takes as little as 20 minutes to up to 37 minutes to arrive at Luton's train station. Approximately 10 trains travel from London to Luton per day, with the first departing London at 8:00 a.m. Train companies that travel from London to Brighton include East Midlands and Thameslink.

Most popular way to travel from London to Luton

Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from London to Luton. Although the train is slightly more expensive than traveling to Luton by bus, trains are more frequent with multiple traveling from London to Luton every hour of the day. Taking the train remains a popular option for passengers who prefer the comfort of a train.

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Travel between London and Luton on National Express and Thameslink travel with Omio. When comparing timetables and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re 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 operator 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 traveller 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 London - 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: London 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 London to Luton.
      FAQs

      There are 2 options to travel between London and Luton including taking a coach or train.

      The cheapest way to go to Luton from London is by taking a train, which costs on average £7.

      This is compared to other ways of getting from London to Luton:

      Taking a train costs £4 less than taking a coach, which costs on average £11 for the same trip.

      The fastest way from London to Luton is by train with an average journey time of 25 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Luton that take longer:

      Taking a coach requires on average 1 h 27 min of travel time.

      Luton is approximately 28 miles away from London.

      The average frequency per day from London to Luton is:

      • Around 51 trains per day.

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

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from London to Luton:

      • Most travellers board their coach from London, Victoria Coach Station and arrive in Luton, Station Interchange.
      • Most travellers who book a train ticket from London to Luton depart from London Euston to Luton.

      The following travel companies offer services from London to Luton:

      • National Express or Bus can take you to Luton by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from London to Luton for £11.
      • Travel with East Midlands Trains, Thameslink or East Coast for trains to Luton. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for East Midlands Trains London to Luton tickets on Omio for £7.

      Yes, there are direct services available from London to Luton with the following travel companies:

      • Direct trains with East Midlands Trains or Thameslink with 51 direct trains per day.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Luton as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from London to Luton.

      Many of our customers travelling from London to Luton don't make Luton their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Stansted Mountfitchet, Birmingham, Oxford or Longford, either of which you could add to your London and Luton trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Luton to any of these top destinations today!

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