Transportation to and from London Luton Airport
What is the distance from London Luton Airport to the centre of London?
The distance between the airport and central London (Charing Cross) is 55 kilometres / 34.2 miles, the journey time by car is at least one hour.
From LTN Airport to London City centre by Car
Thameslink to London (St Pancras International)
The quickest way to arrive in central London is by train of Thameslink. Outside the terminal you can catch the shuttle bus, which operates between London Luton Airport and Luton Airport Parkway. At this railway station you can get on a train to London.
A ride with the shuttle bus (Luton Airport Shuttle) takes approximately 10 minutes and costs £ 2.10 for a single ticket and £ 3.40 for a return trip. Be aware you can only pay with cash, children from the age of 5 years up to 15 years can travel at half price. The buses depart from the airport with high frequency, just like the trains from the railway station. It is wiser to buy a train ticket to or from Luton Airport instead to or from Luton Airport Parkway, since the former option includes the bus ride (see prices below).
Tickets are on sale at London Luton Airport and through the website of Thameslink. The journey from Luton Airport Parkway to St Pancras International Station takes 35 minutes on average. You can also stay a bit longer on the train and get off at Farringdon, City Thameslink and London Blackfriars, these stops are more centrally located in London. Please consult website and timetable Thameslink for more information.
|Prices||Anytime Day Single||Anytime Return|
|Adults||£ 16.40||£ 28.40|
|Children, 5 up to 15 years||£ 8.20||£ 14.20|
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Bus to Luton
The city of Luton is close and easy to reach by bus, there are two possibilities. The first option is the shuttle bus to Luton Airport Parkway railway station (10 minutes), followed by a 25-minute walk or 5-minute train ride to the centre of town. The second option is Busway bus A, Stagecoach bus 99, Sapphire bus 100, Green Line bus 757 or National Express to Luton Station Interchange (10 minutes), this bus station is located next to the main railway station of Luton. The centre can be reached from here on foot in no more than 10 minutes.
A ticket for the shuttle bus costs £ 2.10, the price of a return is £ 3.40. If you want to travel with a direct bus, you can buy a ticket for roughly £ 2.50. Students, children and seniors usually receive a discount. Please consult buses to and from London Luton Airport for more information.
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