Transport for Luton Airport – by Train, Coach, Bus, taxi and car

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Here’s our guide to getting to Luton Airport, the LTN airport transport!

You can get to Luton Airport 24/7 from anywhere in the UK by public and private transport. We’ve put together some recommended transport options to get you to the airport on time. Served by National Express coaches direct to the terminal door, trains and by a network of taxi and bus services. There are also various motorways and major roads leading to Luton if you prefer to drive yourself.

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You can often make big savings when you research which method of travel you would like to use and book your tickets online. Transport providers will cut prices to those who book early, so it is definitely worth booking your transport to and from Luton Airport in advance and it saves a lot of hassle too!

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Luton Airport by Train

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There is a regular shuttle bus service between Luton Airport Parkway and London Luton Airport terminal. The service runs every ten minutes during the day and also runs through the night.

Rail passengers can purchase through tickets to London Luton Airport. Passengers arriving at Luton Airport Parkway station without a through ticket to the Airport and want to use the shuttle bus, will pay a bus fare of £1.60 single, £2.70 Standard Open Return (children pay half price).

Train times, cheapest fare finders and discounts on UK attractions can be found from thetrainline.com. Booking in advance can save you 43% on average, as opposed to booking at the train station, so it’s worth getting your tickets sorted online today!

Does Luton Airport have a train station?

There is some confusion about which Luton Airport rail station you should travel to, whether Luton Airport even has a train station…

Let’s clear some things up. Luton Airport does have a train station, so keep your eyes out for Luton Airport Parkway as your nearest rail connection from the rest of the UK into LLA.

Trains to the rest of the UK

Thameslink and East Midlands Trains connect travellers with London, the South coast and the Midlands. Connections can be made to anywhere in the country from central London.

Where is Luton Airport train station?

You can find the train station towards the A1081 and Kimpton Road. It should be well signposted at your arrival gate. Equally, you can’t miss the airport when arriving into Parkway ready for your departure flight. There’s an official Luton Airport shuttle bus to take you between the two, so don’t worry about getting to Luton Airport via the train at Parkway – it takes approximately 10 mins to get to the airport.

Which train line is Luton Airport on?

Luton Airport’s main station, Luton Airport Parkway, is on a direct link into central London. You can travel directly from LLA to London St Pancras, Farringdon and Blackfriars. Going north? You can hop on a train straight from Luton Airport to Sheffield Derby and Bedford.

Luton Virgin Rail Link

This is a dedicated airport coach link service which runs from Milton Keynes railway station direct to the airport terminal. The service is conveniently timed to connect with Virgin Trains services to/from the West Midlands and the West, and runs hourly from early until late, seven days a week. There are a range of great value all-inclusive fares available from all stations across the Virgin Trains network.

Disabled passengers should arrange assistance at least 24 hours before their journey by contacting the relevant train company direct.

This information is true as of December 2017. Whilst we endeavour to keep this content up to date, if you do notice any errors, feel free to contact us about it.

Luton Airport by Coach

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London Luton Airport has excellent connections with key towns and cities across the country. The coach pick up and drop off points are situated in front of the terminal building.

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National Express operates regular services to and from Luton airport with destinations including Birmingham, Cambridge, East Midlands, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, Liverpool, Manchester, Milton Keynes, and Northampton.

Get dropped off or picked up from the terminal door and travel to anywhere in the UK with many direct services 24 hours a day.

Where is coach pick up point and drop off at Luton Airport?

Right outside the terminal! It should be well signposted, but as you leave the airport itself, you’ll be faces with a series of bus stops where your National Express coach or local bus service will pick you up to help you continue your journey from Luton Airport. There’s even a Cafe Nero next to the baggage wrapping service so you can pick up a snack while you wait for your transport conenction. For more information on National Express Coach services at Luton Airport, see our Guide to local coaches.

How long does it take to get from Luton Airport to London by coach?

It takes just over an hour to travel by coach from Luton to London, but it depends on the day’s traffic, time of day and route. You can also travel to Birmingham, Stansted and Nottingham with National Express. See more on times and prices.

Offering an unrivaled service between the Midlands and Luton Airport and direct connections to all the four major London airports, this is a great option for both long distance journeys across the UK and quick trips from Luton Airport to London and the surrounding areas.

Purchase your tickets online for a stress free commute! For further information on coach services check the National Express Website.

Luton Airport by Bus

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London Luton Airport (LTN) is served by frequent local bus services connecting the airport and the surrounding areas.

The Terravision shuttle bus service operates from Luton airport just outside the arrivals hall, with departures every 30 minutes during peak hours to Victoria station. You can get to Luton Airport from Victoria station on the same Luton Airport shuttle bus too. The journey takes around 65 minutes.

With tickets from just £10 this is a great option for those looking to get to London, book your tickets online and then sit back and relax!

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easyBus

easyBus operates from London Luton Airport to London Central but also functions as an airport shuttle bus between the major London Airports. The coaches run every 15 to 30 minutes depending on the time of the day, 24-hours a day.

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There are restrictions on luggage which exclude luggage like pushchairs, prams, wheelchairs, musical instruments and sports equipments such as skis and snowboards being carried.

Tickets are available on-line starting from £2 (prices vary depending on times and availability). The price includes carriage of one standard-sized bag and hand luggage. Customers must reserve seats for luggage above the allowance.

Greenline

You’ll need to keep an eye out for the Greenline 757 Service to get to or from Luton Airport.

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An Express Service to Central London. Stops include Brent Cross, Finchley Road, Baker Street, Marble Arch and Victoria. Tickets from £8.

Local buses

Regular bus service connecting the airport with Luton Town Centre, Watford, St Albans, Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard, Harpenden and Dunstable.

For more information please contact Traveline on +44 (0) 871 200 22 33

Luton Airport by Taxi

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Taxis are a great, hassle-free and convenient way to get to the airport. There are over 500 taxi companies serving Luton airport and the surrounding areas, many of which specialise in airport taxis and can offer great rates.

Find cheap airport taxis near you by checking out our Luton airport Taxi Listings.

The listings include contact details and a description of each company’s services to help you book a taxi to suit your needs.

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Luton by Car

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Travelling to London Luton by car is a great option for most people. If you have your own car there are plenty of cheap airport parking options to choose from. If you have an early morning flight or would rather be closer to the airport the day before your flight the most hassle free option is to book an airport hotel.

This is a reasonably priced option and saves you the hassle of having to get up at the crack of dawn to travel for an early flight! Airport Hotel Shop offers great overnight hotel and long or short stay parking packages to save you money!

You can find out much more about how to get to Luton Airport in your car, like how close you are to the M1 and the best route to London; by visiting our Luton Maps & Directions page.