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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. 

From 27th March 2023, the Luton DART will replace the shuttle bus service between Luton Airport Parkway and London Luton Airport. The Luton DART is a passenger transit system that will take you to the airport in just under 4 minutes. If you choose Luton Airport as the start or end point of your journey, the Luton DART is included as part of your rail ticket.

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Station details & facilities

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 BedfordThameslink23:092Late
to BrightonThameslink23:111Scheduled
to London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway23:161On time
to KetteringEast Midlands Railway23:162On time
to BedfordThameslink23:232On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Sutton (London)Thameslink23:082Late
from BedfordThameslink23:111Scheduled
from NottinghamEast Midlands Railway23:151On time
from London St Pancras InternationalEast Midlands Railway23:152On time
from Sutton (London)Thameslink23:222On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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