Getting from Luton Airport to London

Today we tell you how to get from Luton to London, all the transports, prices and the different options we can choose.

Luton Airport (LTN) is located about 50 kilometres north of London, next to the city of the same name.

It is mainly and almost exclusively operated by low-cost airlines, such as Ryanair or Easyjet, and despite the distance to London it can be very interesting to land here.

It’s more explained below, but in summary:

To go to the “east” part of London you will surely be interested in the train.
To go to the “west” side, however, the bus is probably the best option.

On the map at the end of this page you can see all the train and bus stops so that you can see visually which transport is most convenient for you, depending also on your accommodation in London.

And now, here we go with all the options for getting to central London from Luton.

How to get from Luton to London – Index:

HOW TO GO FROM LUTON TO LONDON : ALL THE OPTIONS

1. TRAIN, the fastest option to get from Luton to London

To catch the train we must first take the shuttle bus (£2.4 one way and £3.8 return, can be paid by cash or contactless card) which connects in 10 minutes the Luton Airport terminal with Luton Airport Parkway train station.

PLEASE NOTE: If you indicate “Luton Airport (LUA)” as the origin when you purchase your train ticket (from any of the companies listed below), you will have the shuttle bus to Luton Airport Parkway (LTN) station included. If you select Luton Airport Parkway (LTN) as the origin, you will not have the shuttle bus included and you will have to pay for it there.

The shuttle bus operates from 05:00 to 00:00 every day every 10 minutes.

The train stations are very well connected to the underground, great for getting to our hotel in London.

On our trips to London we use the N26 card with contactless to pay the transport (subways and buses) without having to take out the Oyster card, they are the same prices and we do not have commissions for euro-pound currency exchange. More info in London travel guide.

These are the stops that appear in red on the map below.

The practical way to get to London’s main train stations from Luton.

The Thameslink train connects Luton to St Pancras, Farringdon, City Thameslink and Blackfriars stations, among others.

It takes 40-65 minutes depending on the stop, the price is the same wherever you get off, about £20.

It works every day 24 hours, there are more trains during the day, but there is at least one train per hour.

You can book the tickets online on their website or through Civitatis which also has the shuttle bus connection included.

From Luton Airport to London on Thameslink

The East Midlands Railway, the fastest way to St Pancras station

Connects Luton Airport to St Pancras Station in 25 minutes without any intermediate stops.

Tickets can be purchased at the airport train station machines or online at their website.

The price to St Pancras is £15.5 one way and £31 return.

It operates from 6:00 to 22:30, there is a minimum train every hour.

2. BUS, the cheapest way to get from Luton airport to London

There are three companies that link Luton Airport with central London by bus, virtually all of which end at Victoria’s bus station.

The difference from one to another is the price, duration and intermediate stops, depending on our destination will be interesting one or another company.

If we buy it at short notice it is almost certainly more interesting Terravision if we are going to book in advance sometimes there are offers in the other companies.

Terravision Bus

These are the stops that appear in purple on the map below.

Terravision buses link Luton Airport to Victoria Bus Station in 60-95 minutes.

They operate 24 hours a day and there is at least one bus per hour, in total more than 40 buses per day. They’re at Stand E at Luton Airport.

The price of the Terravision bus is £11 one way and £17 return. You can book on the official website.

Luggage is free, there are no booking fees and you can change your travel dates free of charge.

The Terravision bus from Luton Airport to London makes the following stops to Victoria Station:

Bricket Wood in front of the Black Boy restaurant
Brent Cross Shopping Center
Finchley Road (connection with Jubilee line and Metropolitan line)
Baker Street Station (connection to Bakerloo, Circle, City, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines)
Marble Arch (stop S) (connection to the Central Line metro line)
Victoria Station
Views from The Shard building in London

Greenline Bus

These are the stops that appear in green on the map.

Greenline Line 757 links Luton Airport and Victoria Bus Station, taking between 60 and 90 minutes depending on the destination, departing from the airport every 30 minutes.

You can buy the tickets on the bus itself by paying in cash or online at their website.

The price varies from £5 to £11.5, if you buy them in advance there are usually interesting offers.

The Greenline bus (line 757) linking Luton Airport to London makes the following stops:

Brent Cross Shopping Center
Hendon Way
Finchley Road (connection with Jubilee line and Metropolitan line)
Lords Cricket Ground
Baker Street Station (connection to Bakerloo, Circle, City, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines)
Marble Arch (connection to the Central Line metro line)
Hyde Park corner (connection to the Picadilly Line subway)
Victoria Station (connection with Circle, District and Victoria subway lines)

National Express Bus

These are the stops that appear in blue on the map below.

There are two National Express lines that link Luton Airport to London, each making a few stops and depending on our destination will be one more interesting than the other.

National Express buses operate every day 24 hours, at least one bus per hour, in total more than 80 per day.

It takes about 40-60 minutes from Luton Airport to central London.

The price varies between £7 and £16, they charge £1 for handling fees if you buy online.

For an extra £5 you can hire an extra that allows us to board any bus 12 hours before or after the time of our booking, in case the flight is delayed and arrives later than expected.

Line A1 – From Luton to Victoria bus station with stops at
Golders Green, Finchley Road & Frognal, Finchley Road, St John’s Wood, Baker Street, Portman Square, Marble Arch, Victoria Rail Station and Victoria Bus Station.

Line A2 – From Luton to Paddington station with stops at
Golders Green, Finchley Road & Frognal, Finchley Road & Underground, St John’s Wood, Baker Street and Paddington Station.

In the image you can also see the National Express bus stops from Luton to London in a more visual way.

How to get from Luton to London : National Express

3. Private transfer, the most comfortable and practical way to go from Luton to London

It is cheaper than a taxi and the most comfortable and practical option of all. If you have a lot of luggage, you are a lot of people or you just don’t want to complicate yourself, booking the transfer from the airport to your hotel will be the best option.

When you arrive at the airport you will be waited for with a little sign with your name on it and you will be left at the door of your hotel, without any more trouble.

Undoubtedly the most comfortable option to go from Luton airport to London.

BOOK THE PRIVATE TRANSFER

4. Taxi, another comfortable but more expensive option

Another very comfortable option is to take a taxi upon arrival, it will also drop us off at the door of the hotel but it is usually more expensive than the transfers in the previous point.

Approximately £115, depending on your destination, there is no fixed fee.

5. Map with all transport stops from Luton to London:

And that’s it, now you know how to get from Luton to London!

We hope it will help you and now you will be clearer about how to get from Luton to London. If you have any questions, just leave us a comment below.

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