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Luton Airport Parkway station is approximately 1 mile west of London Luton Airport in Bedfordshire, making it the rail link for the 10.5 million passengers a year that fly in and out of Luton to destinations across Europe, northern Africa and even parts of Asia. A shuttle bus runs between the airport and train station every ten minutes, and, with planes active day and night, trains also keep running hourly throughout the night, taking onward passengers to Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Brighton and London. Generally trains to and from the station take 45 minutes and service London stations: Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and London St Pancras International. Opened in 1999, the station’s four platforms were extended in 2008 so 12-carriage trains could roll in, then in 2013, the Midland Main Line station underwent a small facelift in 2013, with the introduction of a northern entrance on Kimpton Road.

Luton Airport Parkway Station is one of the most common train stations for travellers from London to Luton Airport and vice-versa. From there, Cambridge, Canterbury, Oxford, Brighton and other cities and towns of South East England are close by. Located in the heart of Bedfordshire, London Luton Airport is only ten minutes by taxi from Luton Airport Parkway station. A convenient shuttle bus links the airport and the train station.

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Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 00:30
Saturday 06:30 - 00:00
Sunday 07:30 - 00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
ShopsAvailable
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Please phone the Helpline to ensure arrangements are in place on 0800 058 2844.
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces815
Carpark charges
Annual£1,085.00
Daily£7.20
Monthly£124.00
Three Monthly£330.00
Weekly£32.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces100
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
in station forecourt
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes
Escalator, steps and lifts to all platforms. Staff available for assisted travel
Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

Luton Airport Parkway station has one main entrance leading on to a concourse with a ticket counter directly ahead. All three platforms are located via stairs, lifts and escalators. The toilets and a small shop are found on the upper ground level before entering platform 4. The other three platforms are accessed via a footbridge on the first floor.

Departures and arrivals from Luton Airport Parkway

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Luton Airport Parkway station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BrightonThameslink19:161On time
to LutonThameslink19:192Late
to Luton AirportThameslink19:20On time
to Rainham (Kent)Thameslink19:211On time
to BedfordThameslink19:232On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from BedfordThameslink19:161On time
from OrpingtonThameslink19:182Late
from LutonThameslink19:211On time
from Luton AirportThameslink19:21On time
from BrightonThameslink19:222On time
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