Luton Airport Guide

Welcome to the Luton Airport Guide – the definitive resource to help you find everything you need when travelling to, from and around Luton Airport.

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Airport code: LTN
+44 (0)158 240 5100
32 miles from central London
Airport Postcode: LU2 9QT

As the UK’s fifth largest airport, this guide has been developed to provide a handy reference for those travelling to, from or through Luton Airport. Luton airport provides a wide range of facilities including those for business, children and disabled travellers.

Public transportation to and from the airport is reliable and frequent with a choice of trains, coaches, taxis and car hire. Luton airport has one terminal which sees over 9 million passengers fly to over 85 destinations each year. Those wishing to drive to the airport will find it easily accessible and well sign posted from the access roads. The airport offers a range of valet, short and long stay parking.

Staying at Luton Airport? Book a hotel!

Whether you have an early flight or have to stay at the airport during the night, airport hotels are always the best option. Find hotel deals at Luton Airport on our hotels page, and start your holiday now!

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    Free £15 Uber ride for new customers!

    Great news for those needing a transfer to or from UK airports, the Airport Guides Network have teamed up with Uber to provide you with a free £15 journey! Uber was founded in 2009, after their founders got stuck in Paris on a cold snowy night and had trouble hailing a cab; they then came up with 'Uber idea' - tap a button and get a ride in just a couple of minutes! 7 years later and the service now operates in 474 cities worldwide!

    How does Uber work?

    Uber doesn't work like the conventional taxi or private hire experience. The app will find your location automatically and match you with their closest driver for your convenience, that also means you don't have to venture outside to hail a cab. The app also securely stores your payment information and after the ride your account is debited and you are sent an invoice for the journey. You can also track your driver to get updates on how close they are to you, meaning there is no rush to gather all your belongings and say goodbye to friends or family when your driver arrives.

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    Passenger numbers at Luton Airport are through the roof!

    Officially recorded on May 27th, 50,564 passengers travelled through Luton Airport, topping all previous numbers and making it the busiest day in the 78 years of the airport’s history. Each year traveller numbers have grown steadily  and are expected to increase in future months due to the implementation Adria Airways launching a new route to the capital of Kosovo, Pristina.


    Airport CEO Nick Barton said: “Our ambitious redevelopment project is crucial for meeting the consistently high levels of demand for air travel we’re seeing in the Southeast – our record-breaking May is testament to this.

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    National Express service will take you from Bournemouth to London in just over three hours.

    If you’re not one of the lucky people who has already experienced the fantastic airport service that National Express offer, don’t worry! The coach company, which travels to and around over 30 different towns and cities, has just recently re-introduced their route from Bournemouth to London. With it taking just over three hours and costing £9* each way, what is there not to love?

    It does seem as if National Express are always looking for ways to make their customers’ lives that little bit easier, doesn’t it? It would appear they have done just that with a route that takes you from Poole to London (Victoria) in just 3 hours 14 minutes, with scheduled stops in Swanage, Weymouth and Bournemouth along the way.

    This very handy route is set to start again shortly after being out of action due to major road works along the route. To celebrate the service being back in action, National Express are offering 338 free seats and 5000 £1 seats.

    We encourage you to get booking for your summer holiday! To do so, please visit the Coach Travel page for more information. Other airports that are served by National Express include; Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted.

    *Please check the National Express website to book your seats at the available prices.

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    A record breaking year for Luton Airport in 2015

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    A record breaking year for Luton Airport

    After 77 years of operation, 2015 saw an astonishing 12.3 million passengers pass through its terminals. What’s even more impressive was the growth month-by-month which reached double digits for each of the 12 periods. A stand out figure being the 18.9% increase from November to December. This progress in traffic through Luton makes it the fastest growing of all 4 major London airports.

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    New London Luton Airport Prayer Room

    A new 24 hour multi-prayer room has now been opened at London Luton airport for departing passengers and staff to use around the clock! It is located near departure lounge 20, just beyond the retail area of the departure lounge. The Luton Airport Prayer Room room is equipped with; prayer mats, religious literature carpeting featuring direction for those faiths who require it. Religious washing facilities and toilets are also available nearby.

    The Revd. Canon Liz Hughes who leads the The Airport Chaplaincy Team did her best to create a fully functional prayer room that catered for the needs of as many faiths as possible.

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