Buses from Luton Airport

Located right in the heart of Bedfordshire, London Luton Airport has excellent direct bus connections to London and the rest of the UK. If you’re flying in, you might want to consider taking the bus to your final destination to save on costs.

London Luton Airport caters to over 1m passengers every year and is the UK’s 5th busiest airport. It has one large terminal, served by over 400 buses every day. National Express run regular buses from Luton Airport to London and other UK destinations.

Read on to learn more about the different buses, including how frequently and what time buses run and where they run to.

Travelling from London Luton Airport by Bus

Using Trainline, you can book cheap bus tickets from London Luton Airport to major locations in the UK in just a few clicks. This will save you money on taxis, which is great if you’re on a tight budget after your holiday. We recommend that you book tickets well in advance to get the cheapest fares.

National Express runs a direct coach service from Luton Airport to London Victoria Coach Station, stopping at Golders Green and London City Centre (Marble Arch) on the way. The journey time is approximately 40 minutes and ticket prices start at £5. National Express also run regular services direct from Luton Airport to Heathrow Airport, Oxford, Birmingham, Cambridge, Coventry, Leicester, Northampton, Sheffield, and Milton Keynes.

If your flight gets in late, regular shuttle buses run to a nearby Holiday Inn hotel.

Things to do around London Luton Airport

Luton Airport is right next to the town of Luton, where you can find Wardown House. This building offers a museum with authentic Victorian interiors, a traditional dining room serving meals and drinks, and a gallery that recollects the story of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment from 1688. The town of Luton also houses the Stockwood Discovery Centre and Gardens, with an award-winning collection of carriages and automobiles.

The quaint town of Dunstable is also accessible by bus and lies on the Northern Edge of the Chiltern Hills. Dunstable is the oldest chartered town in Bedfordshire. Worth visiting is the Grade II Listed Priory House with its Heritage Centre, Tea Rooms, and well-kept Priory Gardens. If you’re travelling with kids, Dunstable is also home to the Whipsnade Wild Animal Park, housing more than 2,000 animals. From Dunstable, it’s possible to walk into the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is a great way to stretch your legs after a long flight.

Looking for other ways to travel from London Luton Airport? You can also get the train from London Luton Airport.

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