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There are 7 ways to get from Bedford to Dunstable by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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, bus  •  37 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to Luton
  2. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange to Dunstable, The Quadrant B / ...

$11 - $21

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  46 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bedford to Dunstable 23.7 miles

$2

5 alternative options

Train, bus via Dunstable, White Lion Retail Park  •  38 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to Luton
  2. Take the bus from Luton Station Interchange to Dunstable, White Lion Retail Park A / ...

$11 - $21

Line 81 bus  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the line 81 bus from Bedford, St John's Street to Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre 81

$5 - $7

Line 42 bus  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Take the line 42 bus from Cauldwell, Borough Hall to Dunstable, The Quadrant 42

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bedford to Dunstable 24.1 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Dunstable 24.1 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Bedford to Dunstable is to rideshare which costs £1 and takes 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Dunstable is to taxi which costs £85 - £110 and takes 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cauldwell, Borough Hall and arriving at Dunstable, The Quadrant. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 21 min.

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The distance between Bedford and Dunstable is 17 miles. The road distance is 24.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Dunstable without a car is to train and bus which takes 37 min and costs £8 - £17.

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It takes approximately 37 min to get from Bedford to Dunstable, including transfers.

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Bedford to Dunstable bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from Bedford, St John's Street station.

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Bedford to Dunstable bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bedford to Dunstable is 24 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Bedford to Dunstable.

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There are 375+ hotels available in Dunstable. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Dunstable.
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  • Distance: 17.5 miles
  • Duration: 37 min

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

Stagecoach in Bedford operates a bus from Bedford to Dunstable hourly, and the journey takes 56 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Bedford to Luton
Ave. Duration
23 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 Bedford to Luton
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 2 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
Centrebus South
Website
centrebus.info
Bus from Luton Station Interchange to Dunstable, The Quadrant
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Website
centrebus.info
Bus from Luton Station Interchange to Dunstable, White Lion Retail Park
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
centrebus.info
Grant Palmer
Website
grantpalmer.com
Bus from Luton Station Interchange to Dunstable, The Quadrant
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
grantpalmer.com
Bus from Luton Station Interchange to Dunstable, White Lion Retail Park
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
grantpalmer.com
Bus from Cauldwell, Borough Hall to Dunstable, The Quadrant
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
grantpalmer.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Luton Station Interchange to Dunstable, The Quadrant
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Luton Station Interchange to Dunstable, White Lion Retail Park
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, St John's Street to Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre
Ave. Duration
56 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 Bedford to Dunstable
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Bedford to Dunstable
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
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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More Questions & Answers

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

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