Travel options
from Manchester to Luton

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

Our recommendation

To get from Manchester to Luton on 23 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:00Manchester, Coach Station5h00 15:00Luton, Bus Station
1 changes
£391One-way
Cheapest
19:30Manchester, Coach Station8h15 03:45Luton, Bus Station
1 changes
£321One-way
Other options
10:00Manchester, Coach Station5h10 15:10Luton, London Luton Airport
1 changes
£371One-way
14:00Manchester, Coach Station6h15 20:15Luton, Bus Station
1 changes
£371One-way
07:18Manchester Piccadilly3h40 10:58Luton Airport Parkway
3 changes
£621One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Sat
23 Oct
£62
£32National Express
£149British Airways
Sun
24 Oct
£62
£30National Express
£133British Airways
Mon
25 Oct
£62
£27National Express
£206British Airways
Tue
26 Oct
£62
£26National Express
£87British Airways
Wed
27 Oct
£62
£26National Express
£109British Airways
Thu
28 Oct
£62
£25National Express
£56British Airways
Fri
29 Oct
£62Avanti West Coast
£26National Express
£59British Airways
Sat
30 Oct
£62
£26National Express
£97British Airways
Sun
31 Oct
£62
£23National Express
£64British Airways
Mon
1 Nov
£62
£23National Express
£91British Airways
Tue
2 Nov
£62
£22National Express
£61British Airways
Wed
3 Nov
£59Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£66British Airways
Fri
5 Nov
£62
£23National Express
£59British Airways
Sun
7 Nov
£61
£20National Express
£58British Airways
Mon
8 Nov
£54Avanti West Coast
£23National Express
£80British Airways
Tue
9 Nov
£51Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
£60British Airways
Wed
10 Nov
£49Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
£60British Airways
Thu
11 Nov
£51Avanti West Coast
£20National Express
£60British Airways

Travel Information between Manchester and Luton

distanceDistance134 miles (216 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£27 - £80
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £27 • 7 h 4 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £56 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBritish Airways, National Express or Avanti West Coast

Travel 134 miles (216 km) by flight, coach or train between Manchester and Luton. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £27. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are British Airways, National Express or Avanti West Coast among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight from Manchester to Luton.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Manchester to Luton?

There are 3 travel options from Manchester to Luton: flight, coach or train.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Manchester to Luton. Tickets for a coach cost on average £27.

This is compared to other travel options to Luton:

A coach is generally £29 less than a flight for the same trip. A flight costs on average £56 from Manchester to Luton.

A coach is about £53 less than a train, which costs on average £80 for this trip.

What is the fastest way to Luton from Manchester?

The quickest way to travel from Manchester to Luton is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 7 h 4 min   of travel time.

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

What is the distance from Manchester to Luton?

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

How many services a day are there to Luton from Manchester?

The average frequency per day from Manchester to Luton is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

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

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

  • Flights from Manchester to Luton most often leave from Manchester Airport and arrive in London Heathrow Airport.
  • Coaches most often depart from Manchester at Manchester, Shudehill Interchange and arrive in Luton at Luton, Bus Station.
  • Trains from Manchester to Luton most often leave from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Luton.
Which travel companies can get me from Manchester to 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:

  • British Airways can get you to Luton by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with British Airways from Manchester to Luton for £56 on Omio.
  • 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 £27.
  • Travel with Avanti West Coast to go to Luton by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Avanti West Coast Manchester to Luton tickets on Omio for £80.
Is there a way to travel directly from Manchester to Luton?

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

  • You can take a direct flight with British Airways.

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 between Manchester and Luton.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Manchester to Luton?
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.
How early should I purchase Manchester to Luton tickets online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Manchester 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 plane ticket for this route is on average £56 one way.
  • The price of a coach ticket is £27 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is £80 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.