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Travel Information between London and Luton

distanceDistance28 miles (45 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£10 - £14
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £10 • 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £10 • 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or

Travel 28 miles (45 km) by coach or train from London to Luton. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £10. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or 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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FAQs
How do I go from London to Luton?

There are 2 ways that you can travel from London to Luton. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from London to Luton?

A train service offers the cheapest way to travel from London to Luton, which costs on average £10.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Luton:

A train is generally £4 less than a coach for the same trip. A coach costs on average £14 from London to Luton.

What is the quickest way from London to Luton?

The quickest way to travel between London and Luton is by train, which takes on average 25 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 1 h 34 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from London to Luton?

The distance from London to Luton is approximately 28 miles (45 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from London to Luton?

The average frequency per day from London to Luton is:

  • 50 trains per day.

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from London to Luton?

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, Bus Station.
  • Most travellers board their train from London Victoria and arrive in Luton.
Which travel companies can take me from London to Luton?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from London to Luton:

  • You can travel by coach from London to Luton with National Express, and you can find National Express London to Luton tickets for £14 on Omio.
Can I travel directly from London to Luton?

Yes, there are direct services available between London and Luton with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with National Express.
  • You can take a direct train with or Thameslink with 50 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 change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from London to Luton.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from London to Luton?
Looking to extend your trip from London to Luton? Many Omio customers who go from London to Luton usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Birmingham, Manchester or Bristol. If you're looking to explore Birmingham, Manchester or Bristol from Luton, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I purchase tickets between London and Luton online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip to Luton from London, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £14 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £10 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from London to Luton online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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