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There are 5 ways to get from Luton to Bedford by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  24 min

  1. Take the train from Luton to Bedford

$6 - $15

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Rideshare  •  44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Luton to Bedford 19.5 miles

$6

3 alternative options

Line 81 bus  •  59 min

  1. Take the line 81 bus from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre to Cauldwell, Bedford College 81

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Luton to Bedford 19.2 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Luton to Bedford 19.2 miles

$4 - $6

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The cheapest way to get from Luton to Bedford is to drive which costs £3 - £5 and takes 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Luton to Bedford is to train which costs £4 - £11 and takes 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre and arriving at Cauldwell, Bedford College. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Luton and arriving at Bedford. Services depart every 15 minutes. The journey takes approximately 24 min.

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The distance between Luton and Bedford is 18 miles. The road distance is 19.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Luton to Bedford without a car is to train which takes 24 min and costs £4 - £11.

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The train from Luton to Bedford takes 24 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Luton to Bedford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre station.

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Luton to Bedford train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Luton station.

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The best way to get from Luton to Bedford is to train which takes 24 min and costs £4 - £11. Alternatively, you can line 81 bus, which costs and takes 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Luton to Bedford.
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  • Distance: 17.8 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

What companies run services between Luton, England and Bedford, England?

Thameslink operates a train from Luton to Bedford every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 24 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Stagecoach in Bedford operates a bus from Luton to Bedford hourly, and the journey takes 59 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to Bedford
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to Bedford
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $7
Off-Peak Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Single
$13 - $19
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre to Cauldwell, Bedford College
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Luton to Bedford
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Luton to Bedford
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222

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Luton to Bedford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Cauldwell, Bedford College station.

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Luton to Bedford train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Bedford station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Luton to Bedford is 19 miles. It takes approximately 26 min to drive from Luton to Bedford.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Luton and Bedford. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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