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Gatwick Airport to Luton by train

It takes an average of 1h 37m to travel from Gatwick Airport to Luton by train, over a distance of around 51 miles (83 km). There are normally 105 trains per day travelling from Gatwick Airport to Luton and tickets for this journey start from £14.90 when you book in advance.

First train

02:45

Last train

01:47

Departure station

Gatwick Airport

Arrival station

Luton

Journey time

From 1h 13m

Distance

51 miles (83 km)

Frequency

105 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £14.90

Train operators

Thameslink

Travelling from Gatwick Airport to Luton by train

Looking to travel from Gatwick Airport to Luton by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 1 hour 37 minutes to travel from Gatwick Airport to Luton by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 1 hour 13 minutes though. You'll usually find 105 trains per day running along the 51 miles (83 km) route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Luton. Thameslink are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Luton in no time.

To help you get great train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Gatwick Airport to Luton in our Journey Planner. Just remember, as well as travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from £14.90.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, scroll up for timetables including live train times, or keep reading for FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Gatwick Airport to Luton? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Gatwick Airport to Luton take?

The average journey time by train between Gatwick Airport and Luton is 1 hour and 37 minutes, with around 105 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Gatwick Airport and Luton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Gatwick Airport to Luton is 1 hour and 13 minutes.

How much does the train from Gatwick Airport to Luton cost?

Train ticket prices from Gatwick Airport to Luton can start from as little as £14.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Gatwick Airport to Luton?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Gatwick Airport to Luton without having to change trains. There are 105 direct trains from Gatwick Airport to Luton each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Gatwick Airport to Luton leave?

The first train from Gatwick Airport to Luton leaves at 02:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Gatwick Airport to Luton leave?

The last train from Gatwick Airport to Luton leaves at 01:47. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Gatwick Airport and Luton by train?

Trains travelling from Gatwick Airport to Luton cover a distance of around 51 miles (83 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Luton to Gatwick Airport.

Cheap train tickets from Gatwick Airport to Luton

Train tickets from Gatwick Airport to Luton start at £14.90 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Gatwick Airport to Luton is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† 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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