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from Luton to London

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

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

National Express
09:451h53
Luton, Bus Station
11:38London, Victoria Coach Station
£161One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
National Express
09:451h53
Luton, Bus Station
11:38London, Victoria Coach Station
£161One-way
0 changes
Fastest
East Midlands Railway
08:250h26
Luton station (LUT)
08:51London St Pancras International (STP)
£251One-way
0 changes
Other options
Thameslink
08:270h37
Luton station (LUT)
09:04London St Pancras International (STP)
£251One-way
0 changes
Thameslink
08:170h45
Luton station (LUT)
09:02London St Pancras International (STP)
£251One-way
0 changes
Thameslink
08:310h46
Luton station (LUT)
09:17London St Pancras International (STP)
£251One-way
0 changes
National Express
10:151h53
Luton, Bus Station
12:08London, Victoria Coach Station
£161One-way
0 changes
National Express
10:451h53
Luton, Bus Station
12:38London, Victoria Coach Station
£161One-way
0 changes
National Express
09:151h53
Luton, Bus Station
11:08London, Victoria Coach Station
£161One-way
0 changes

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Travel Information between Luton and London

distanceDistance28 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£7 - £14
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £7 • 26 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £7 • 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or East Midlands Trains

Take a train or coach to travel 28 miles from Luton to 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, ferry, flight 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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You can travel by travel from Luton to London with National Express and Thameslink. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

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 Luton - London 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: Luton to London

    FAQs: Travel to London 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 Luton to London.
    FAQs

    There are 2 ways to get from Luton to London: train or coach.

    The cheapest way to get from Luton to London is by taking a train with average ticket prices of £7 compared to other travel options to London:

    A train is £7 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Luton to London costing on average £14.

    A train is less than a ferry for this trip with tickets for a ferry from Luton to London costing on average.

    Taking a train costs less than taking a flight, which costs on average for the same trip.

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

    There are alternative travel options to London that take longer:

    Coach takes on average 1 h 10 min.

    The distance between Luton and London is around 28 miles.

    The average frequency per day from Luton to London is:

    • Around 50 trains per day.

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

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

    • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Luton to London depart from Luton, Station Interchange to London, Victoria Coach Station.
    • Most travellers who book a plane ticket from Luton to London depart from London Luton Airport to London Gatwick Airport.
    • Most travellers take a train from Luton to London Waterloo.

    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 or Bus. Cheap tickets can be found for £14 with National Express from Luton to London.
    • You can travel from Luton to London by train with East Midlands Trains or Thameslink. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £7 with East Midlands Trains from Luton to London.

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

    • You'll find 50 direct trains a day to London with East Midlands Trains or Thameslink.

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

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

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