How to get from Manchester to Luton

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Travel Information from Manchester to Luton

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£23 - £62
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £23 • 5 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £44 • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express, British Airways or East Midlands Railway

Travel 134 miles (216 km) by coach, flight or train to Luton from Manchester. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £23. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express, British Airways or East Midlands Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Manchester to Luton.

Travel Tips: Travel from Manchester to Luton

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 Manchester to Luton.
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There are 3 ways to travel from Manchester to Luton including taking a coach, flight or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Luton. Tickets for a coach cost on average £23.

This is compared to other travel options to Luton:

A coach is £21 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Manchester to Luton costing on average £44.

A coach is generally £39 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £62 from Manchester to Luton.

The quickest way to travel between Manchester and Luton is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 5 h 45 min.

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 3 h 15 min.

Luton is approximately 134 miles (216 km) away from Manchester.

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Luton is:

  • 12 trains a day.

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

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

  • Coaches from Manchester to Luton most often leave from Manchester, Coach Station and arrive in Luton, Bus Station.
  • Flights mostly leave from Manchester Airport and tend to arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Trains from Manchester to Luton most often leave from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Luton.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Manchester to Luton, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can take you to Luton by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for National Express from Manchester to Luton for £23.
  • Travel with British Airways to go to Luton by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find British Airways Manchester to Luton tickets on Omio for £44.
  • East Midlands Railway can take you to Luton by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for East Midlands Railway from Manchester to Luton for £62.
Omio customers who travel from Manchester to Luton often also extend their holiday to go to London, Birmingham or Bristol. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Luton and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £23 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is £44 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is £62 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Manchester 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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