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There are 6 ways to get from Bedford to Luton by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  23m

  1. Take the train from Bedford to Luton

$10 - $15

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Rideshare  •  44m

  1. Take the rideshare from Bedford to Luton 19.6 miles

$6

4 alternative options

Line 81 bus  •  58m

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

$8 - $9

Night train  •  23m

  1. Take the night train from Bedford to Luton

$10 - $15

Taxi  •  26m

  1. Take a taxi from Bedford to Luton 19.5 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  26m

  1. Drive from Bedford to Luton 19.5 miles

$4 - $6

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

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Luton is to train which costs £7 - £11 and takes 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bedford, St John's Street and arriving at Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 58m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bedford and arriving at Luton. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23m.

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The distance between Bedford and Luton is 18 miles. The road distance is 19.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Luton without a car is to train which takes 23m and costs £7 - £11.

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The train from Bedford to Luton takes 23m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bedford to Luton is to train which takes 23m and costs £7 - £11. Alternatively, you can line 81 bus, which costs £6 - £7 and takes 58m.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Luton.
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  • Distance: 17.8 miles
  • Duration: 23m

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

Thameslink operates a train from Bedford to Luton every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 23m. East Midlands Trains also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Stagecoach in Bedford operates a bus from Bedford to Luton hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $9 and the journey takes 58m.

Train operators
Thameslink
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Bedford to Luton
Ave. Duration
13m
Frequency
Hourly
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 Bedford, St John's Street to Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $9
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
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 Luton
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Bedford to Luton
Ave. Duration
26m
Estimated price
$50 - $65
FiveTwos Luton Cars
Phone
+44 1582 722222
Britannia Cars
Phone
+44 1582 422222
A1 24 Hour Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242424

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

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

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

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

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