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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  16 min

  1. Take the train from Luton to Bedford

$6 - $15

Cheapest option

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

$8

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

Questions & Answers

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

More details

The quickest way to get from Luton to Bedford is to train which takes 16 min and costs £4 - £11.

More details

The distance between Luton and Bedford is 29 km. The road distance is 31 km.

Get driving directions

The train from Luton to Bedford takes 16 min including transfers and departs hourly.

More details

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.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Luton and arriving at Bedford. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

More details

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

Thameslink operates a train from Luton to Bedford hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 16 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Stagecoach in Bedford operates a bus from Luton to Bedford hourly. Tickets cost $8 and the journey takes 59 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$4 - $7
Off-Peak Single
$9 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
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
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.