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from Luton to London

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

Our recommendation

To get from Luton to London on 24 May we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:25Luton0h26 08:51London St Pancras
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£161One-way
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19:00Luton, London Luton Airport1h40 20:40London
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£141One-way
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08:12Luton0h37 08:49London St Pancras
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£221One-way
08:26Luton0h38 09:04London St Pancras
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£221One-way
08:16Luton0h46 09:02London St Pancras
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£221One-way

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Tue
24 May
£16East Midlands Railway
£14National Express
Wed
25 May
£16East Midlands Railway
£14National Express
Thu
26 May
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£14National Express
Fri
27 May
£16East Midlands Railway
£14National Express
Sat
28 May
£3East Midlands Railway
£14National Express
Sun
29 May
£5East Midlands Railway
£13National Express
Mon
30 May
£16East Midlands Railway
£13National Express
Tue
31 May
£16East Midlands Railway
£13National Express
Wed
1 Jun
£16East Midlands Railway
£13National Express
Thu
2 Jun
£16East Midlands Railway
£13National Express
Fri
3 Jun
£16East Midlands Railway
£13National Express
Sat
4 Jun
£3East Midlands Railway
£13National Express
Sun
5 Jun
£4East Midlands Railway
£12National Express
Mon
6 Jun
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£12National Express
Tue
7 Jun
£16East Midlands Railway
£12National Express
Wed
8 Jun
£16East Midlands Railway
£12National Express
Thu
9 Jun
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£12National Express
Fri
10 Jun
£16East Midlands Railway
£12National Express
Sat
11 Jun
£4East Midlands Railway
£12National Express
Sun
12 Jun
£4East Midlands Railway
£11National Express

Travel Information from Luton to London

distanceDistance28 miles (45 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£13 - £19
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £13 • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £19 • 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Thameslink

Take a coach or train to travel 28 miles (45 km) between Luton and London. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 26 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £13. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are National Express or Thameslink among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Luton to London.

How to Travel from Luton to London

Travel from Luton to London is a popular route, with there being both a train and bus service connecting these two locations. With many tourists arriving into Luton Airport, it is common for people to make the journey from Luton to London. London is known for its great attractions, such as Madame Tussauds and the London Eye, so it a great place for families and couples to visit. Whether it’s a day trip or a longer holiday, travelling to London from Luton is a quick and easy journey, with many options available throughout the week. Trains can be as fast as 26 minutes, with the average time taking closer to 45min. If you travel by bus from Luton to London then the average journey time is around one hour 35min.

What is the Cheapest Way To Travel from Luton to London

If you’re looking for the cheapest Luton to London price then a bus is likely to be your best option. The Luton to London cost if you travel by bus is small. The duration of these buses have an average time of one hour 40min, so it won’t take you long before you’re in the capital. Not only the cheapest way to get from Luton to London, but the bus journey can also be direct, so you won’t have to make any changes along the way.

National Express is the provider which offers the cheap tickets from Luton to London and they have around 45 departures on a daily basis. The buses depart from either Luton Airport or Luton Bus Station and arrive into London Victoria Coach Station. Other than booking in advance, to travel from Luton to London in the cheapest way you should be flexible with your travel dates, look for slower options and also see if you’re eligible for a coachcard.

What is the Fastest Way To Get from Luton to London?

The fastest way to travel from Luton to London is by train. The travel time from Luton to London is as little as 26min if you opt for the fastest train. East Midlands Trains is the provider which operates the train with the fastest Luton to London travel time. Although, Thameslink also provide a service which is not much slower. Between these two providers there is a 24/7 service with trains running frequently between Luton and London. The departure station is Luton Train Station, whilst the arrival station is London St Pancras.

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Trains from Luton to London

If you take a train from Luton to London, you will tend to pay slightly more than if you opt for a bus, but the benefit of doing so will mean you arrive at your destination faster. You can travel by train from Luton Train Station to London St Pancras with East Midlands Trains or Thameslink. The trains between these two destinations run 24/7, so you’ll always be able to hop on board, no matter what time you need to travel. Both providers provide a direct service, although the fastest provider tends to be East Midlands Trains, which offers some trains that take only 26min. Once you’ve arrive in London, you are only a 10min underground journey to the centre of the city.

Train Travel from Luton to London with East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains’ Luton to London service is a fast and reliable way to travel from Luton Train Station to London. With a fastest journey time of 26min and an average time of 48min, it won’t take you long before you’re in the bustling city of London. If you are disabled or require mobility assistance, you can call ahead to book for help. The Passenger Assist Services on board this provider will ensure your journey is a comfortable one.

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Buses from Luton to London

You can also get a bus from Luton to London, with National Express operating a regular service throughout the day and night. This is a great option as it tends to be the cheapest way to travel from Luton to London. The average time for the bus journey is around one hour 40min, so you can sit back and relax and enjoy your journey to London. Being a direct journey from Luton Airport, you’ll arrive into London Victoria Coach Station, which is a 10min underground journey to the centre of the city. You can also get an indirect bus from Luton Bus Station, which often requires a change at either London Heathrow Airport or London Stansted Airport.

Travelling by bus from Luton to London with National Express

National Express Luton to London service is a great way to travel between these two locations. If you travel from Luton Airport to London Victoria coach Station the bus is direct and can take as little as one hour 35min. There are also indirect routes from Luton Bus Station which take longer and go via other airports in London. On the journey you will have additional leg room, free Wi-Fi as well as charging points, so you’ll be all set for your trip.

To London by train and bus – travel tips

London is a great city with much to offer tourists. With so many things to do whilst you are visiting it is always a good idea to have an itinerary in place before you travel. Start by visiting the Southbank, which gives you a great view of the famous skyline in the city whilst being surrounded by arts and culture stops like the Tate Modern. Then get a view of the city like you haven’t seen before and go to the top of The Shard, an 87-floor skyscraper.

At the top you can check out the vistas and also enjoy refreshments too. After you’ve been in the sky it’s time to take to the water. The HMS Belfast, which is a permanently moored museum ship, is a great day out for the whole family. If you start to get hungry then why not try out one of the many street food stalls in Borough Market.

If you want to walk off your food, then head over to one of London’s many open spaces, such as Battersea Park or Victoria Park, where you can enjoy a serene setting, picnic areas and local wildlife. If you want to finish off your day in style, head over to the West End to catch a performance which will create memories for a lifetime.

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FAQs

What are my travel options from Luton to London?

You can travel from Luton to London 2 different ways: coach or train.

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

The cheapest way from Luton to London is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £13 compared to other travel options to London:

A coach is generally £6 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £19 from Luton to London.

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

The fastest way from Luton to London is by train with an average journey time of 26 min.

Other travel options to London from Luton can usually take longer:

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

How far is London from Luton?

The distance between Luton and London is around 28 miles (45 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Luton to London is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Luton to 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 Luton to London?

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

  • Most travellers board their train from Luton and arrive in London Victoria.

Which travel companies can take me from Luton to London?

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

  • You can take a coach from Luton to London with National Express. Cheap tickets can be found for £13 with National Express from Luton to London.
  • You can travel from Luton to London by train with Thameslink. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £19 with Thameslink from Luton to London.

Is there a direct service from Luton to London?

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

  • You can take a direct coach with National Express with direct coaches per day.
  • You can travel directly by train with Thameslink or East Midlands Railway with 25 direct trains per day.

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

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Luton to London?

Many of our customers who book a trip from Luton to London often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Luton and London itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between London and any of these top destinations today!

How early should I buy Luton to London tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £13 one way.
  • Train tickets are costing £19 one way on average.

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

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