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from London to Luton

You can get from London to Luton by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from London to Luton on 22 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:00London St Pancras0h35 09:35Luton
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£81One-way
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09:00London St Pancras0h35 09:35Luton
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£81One-way
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09:21London St Pancras0h39 10:00Luton
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£131One-way
09:35London St Pancras0h39 10:14Luton
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£131One-way
08:51London St Pancras0h39 09:30Luton
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£131One-way

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Sun
22 May
£8East Midlands Railway
£14National Express
Mon
23 May
£7East Midlands Railway
£14National Express
Tue
24 May
£6East Midlands Railway
£14National Express
Wed
25 May
£6East Midlands Railway
£14National Express
Thu
26 May
£6East Midlands Railway
£14National Express
Fri
27 May
£7East Midlands Railway
£13National Express
Sat
28 May
£4East Midlands Railway
£13National Express
Sun
29 May
£5East Midlands Railway
£13National Express
Mon
30 May
£3East Midlands Railway
£13National Express
Tue
31 May
£3East Midlands Railway
£13National Express
Wed
1 Jun
£3East Midlands Railway
£13National Express
Thu
2 Jun
£3East Midlands Railway
£13National Express
Fri
3 Jun
£4East Midlands Railway
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Sat
4 Jun
£3East Midlands Railway
£12National Express
Sun
5 Jun
£4East Midlands Railway
£12National Express
Mon
6 Jun
£6East Midlands Railway
£12National Express
Tue
7 Jun
£6East Midlands Railway
£12National Express
Wed
8 Jun
£5East Midlands Railway
£11National Express
Thu
9 Jun
£5East Midlands Railway
£11National Express
Fri
10 Jun
£5East Midlands Railway
£11National Express

Travel Information to Luton from London

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 East Midlands Railway

Travel 28 miles (45 km) by coach or train between London and 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 route are National Express or East Midlands Railway 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?

You can travel between London and Luton 2 different ways: coach or train.

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

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from London to Luton. Tickets for a train cost on average £10.

This is compared to other travel options to Luton:

A train is about £4 less than a coach, which costs on average £14 for this trip.

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

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

Other travel options between London and Luton can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 10 min.

How many miles are between London and Luton

The distance between London and Luton is around 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 a 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.

When going from London to Luton, where do I depart from London and where do I arrive in Luton?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from London to Luton:

  • Trains mostly depart from London Victoria and arrive in Luton.

Which travel companies can get 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 between London and Luton with National Express, and you can find National Express London to Luton tickets for £14 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from London to Luton with East Midlands Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for £10 with East Midlands Railway from London to Luton.

Is there a way to travel directly from London to Luton?

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

  • You can travel directly by coach with National Express with direct coaches per day.
  • You'll find 50 direct trains per day with Thameslink or East Midlands Railway.

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 to Luton from London.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from London to Luton?

Your journey from London to Luton doesn't have to end in Luton. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Birmingham, Manchester or Bristol. If you’d like to add Birmingham, Manchester or Bristol to your London to Luton trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Luton today!

When should I purchase a ticket to Luton from London online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from London to Luton, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is on average £14 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £10 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking London to Luton tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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