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London to Luton Airport by train

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Taking the train from London To Luton Airport

Flying out of Luton Airport soon and want to travel there from London by train? You're in luck. The train from London to Luton Airport takes just 21m on the fastest services.

You can usually find around 557 trains per day travelling from London to Luton Airport, and you can find out more in our guide to trains to Luton Airport.

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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Journey details

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

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

Train ticket prices from London to Luton Airport can start from as little as £7.80 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.

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

Trains travelling from London to Luton Airport cover a distance of around 0 miles (0 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from London to Luton Airport

Train tickets from London to Luton Airport start at £7.80 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.

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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 London to Luton Airport 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.

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

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Tips and tricks from our Trainline team

We love helping our customers find inspiration for their next train journey. Discover some travel stories written based on our employees' experiences.

Taking a Thameslink train from London to Luton Airport Parkway (and a ride on the Luton DART)

I was heading straight from work to Luton Airport to catch a flight to Barcelona, so I bought my ticket in advance to save time. It was available as a digital ticket which meant I didn't have to stop at a ticket machine either. If you buy a ticket to Luton Airport rather than Luton Airport Parkway, this includes travel on the new Luton DART shuttle which runs between the train station and the airport. 

I jumped on the Thameslink at Farringdon (there are plenty of Thameslink stations throughout London you can choose from) and there were plenty of seats to choose from as you can walk the entire length of the train with ease. I didn’t have a suitcase with me, but there were luggage racks throughout the train and lots of space to have your bags near you if you need them. The train took just over 30 minutes to reach the airport and there were 3 stops along the way, so the journey felt quite quick – definitely easier than driving there!

Once the train arrived at Luton Airport Parkway station, I headed up the escalators and followed the walkway round to the right, through ticket barriers to officially leave the station and enter the very modern and spacious Luton DART terminal. There was one more set of ticket barriers to go through let me through to the area where the DART shuttles depart.

Luton DART terminal

There were two platforms opposite each other surrounded by glass doors, which stayed closed until the shuttle arrived. Once I stepped onboard, the shuttle was wide enough for lots of passengers to stand with luggage and several seats running along each side and at each end (sit at the front if you want to pretend you’re driving!). There were also screens displaying upcoming departures so I could check the status of my flight, plus dedicated wheelchair space and priority seating for those who need it.

Inside a Luton DART shuttle

The shuttle journey took about 4 minutes in total and dropped me off right by the entrance to the airport – very convenient!

About Jorja

Jorja, a Trainline employee, chose to share her experience of the journey between London and Luton Airport.

† 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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