Getting to Luton Airport - by Train, Coach, taxi & car

Here's our guide to getting to Luton Airport using various methods of transportation. 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.

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!

Train to Luton Airport

The Luton DART (Direct Air-Rail Transit) is a fantastic new travel option for people going to or from London Luton Airport. It's a major upgrade from the old bus service.

This shuttle takes you a short 2.3 kilometers from Luton Airport Parkway to the main airport terminal. It's super fast so you'll get to the terminal entrance in less than four minutes.

But the best part is how smoothly it connects you between the train services at Luton Airport Parkway and the airport terminal. It's a convenient and dependable way to travel without any hassle.

Train times, cheapest fare finders and discounts on UK attractions can be found from . 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!

Luton Airport Express

Experience the speedy Luton Airport Express, which whisks you from Central London to London Luton Airport in just 32 minutes. This new service seamlessly connects you from London St Pancras International to the airport terminal. First, board the East Midlands Railway Express train to Luton Airport Parkway, and from there, hop on the brand new Luton DART, which takes you directly to the front of the terminal. Here are some key details:

  • You can catch direct trains to Luton Airport Parkway from various London locations like Brighton, London Bridge, Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, and St Pancras International.
  • The average train journey takes about 40 minutes.
  • During peak times, trains run approximately every 10 minutes.
  • There are even through-the-night trains available, with service about once every hour.
  • Plus, you can enjoy the convenience of contactless payments for your entire journey.

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 at Parkway ready for your departure flight.

Which train line is Luton Airport on?

Luton Airport's main station, Luton Airport Parkway, is on a direct link to 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.

Disabled passengers

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

Rail Europe

If you plan on any onward travel from Luton into Europe, have you considered Rail Europe ? They offer trains and connections to multiple European destinations for reasonable prices. They even have a handy tool to help you plan multiple trips if you fancy a bit of interailling!

Coach to Luton Airport

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.

National Express logo for Luton coaches

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.

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 unrivalled 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.


Bus to Luton Airport

London Luton Airport (LTN) is served by frequent local bus services connecting the airport and the surrounding areas. The Terravision 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 £11.50 this is a great option for those looking to get to London, book your ticket online and then sit back and relax!

Luton Airport transfer: terravision bus
coach travel


easyBus provides frequent and convenient airport transfers between London Luton Airport and Central London. Along the way, it makes stops at Golders Green, Brent Cross, Finchley Road, Baker Street, Marble Arch, and Victoria.

You can reach Central London in just about 50 minutes, and there are several stops along the route, making it easy for you to board and disembark. These stops connect with various tube lines, such as the Jubilee line at Finchley Road and Baker Street, the Northern line at Golders Green, and multiple lines like the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, and Bakerloo lines at Baker Street. Additionally, you can access the Victoria, Circle, and District tube lines at Victoria.

If you're looking to travel beyond London, Victoria coach station offers direct coach connections to many popular destinations across the UK.


You'll need to keep an eye out for the Greenline 757 Service that runs between Luton Airport and Central London. It runs 24/7 for your ease! The stops include Brent Cross, Finchley Road, Baker Street, Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, Oxford Street and Victoria.

What can you find on it?

  • You'll get access to free WiFi and chagring ports
  • Comfortable reclining seats
  • Air conditioning
  • Beautiful views

The prices for adults are £11.50 for a single, and £17.50 for a return. For children the price for a single is £8 and the return is £12.50! For any inquiries or assistance, you can contact them on 0344 801 7261.

Local buses

Regular bus service connecting the airport with Luton town centre, Milton Keynes, Stevenage, Hitchin, Leighton Buzzard, and Dunstable. For more information please contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233

Getting to Luton Airport by Taxi

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.

Luton maps & directions

Getting to Luton Airport by Car

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.