Trains to Luton Airport
Trains are more expensive than buses but are not subject to variations in traffic conditions and frequent road works on the M1. Trains to Luton arrive at Luton Parkway station.
Passengers then take a free shuttle bus to Luton Airport. Journey time is normally 5/10 minutes. Buses depart every 15 minutes during the day. After 23.00, shuttle buses coincide with train arrivals and departures.
East Midlands trains run to Kings Cross St Pancras in London and north towards the East Midlands and Yorkshire. First Capital Connect trains run to Kings Cross Thameslink in central London. Average journey time to London is 25 minutes.
Some Thameslink trains go on to Brighton. Northbound Thameslink trains run to Bedford. The Virgin Rail Link bus service connects Luton Airport with Milton Keynes station and connecting trains to the West Midlands and the West. Bicycles are permitted on most local Luton trains but may be subject to restrictions during rush hours.
Buses to Luton Airport
Buses are the cheapest way of getting to Luton Airport. Buses to Luton Airport arrive at the coach station in front of the terminal building. Bus companies serving London from Luton include National Express, Easybus and Stage Coach.
With some cheap Luton flights leaving early in the morning, Luton night buses are a useful option. Arriving passengers can buy Luton coach tickets in the arrivals hall.
National Express services connect Luton airport with UK towns and cities like Birmingham, Cambridge, Liverpool, Manchester and Northampton. Regular buses also connect Luton airport with Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.
Driving to Luton Airport
London Luton Airport is located close to the M1 and M25 motorways, 32 miles from central London and 90 miles from Birmingham. If you are relying on your satellite navigation system for directions to Luton Airport, the postcode is LU2 9QT. Cars can drop off passengers near the terminal building but the driver cannot leave the car.
See the Directline Luton Airport car parking page for details of short-stay parking and the drop off zone. If you are taking a car to Luton see our information on Luton car parking. Taxis are available close to the terminal and can be booked in advance. Allow an hour to drive to central London.
Detailed Luton airport information regarding traffic conditions and road works is available from the Luton Airport website. Flying with airlines like Easyjet and Ryanair sometimes involves early morning departures.
Passengers flying on Luton routes with early and late departures may find Luton hotels convenient for an overnight stay. Directline can book Luton parking and Luton hotels.
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