There are 5 ways to get from Bedford to Luton 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 Bedford to Luton

$6 - $45

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bedford to Luton 19.6 miles

$6

3 alternative options

Line 81 bus  •  56 min

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

$8

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bedford to Luton 19.5 miles

$90 - $120

Drive  •  26 min

  1. Drive from Bedford to Luton 19.5 miles

$4 - $6

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

Thameslink operates a train from Bedford to Luton hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $15 and the journey takes 16 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Stagecoach in Bedford operates a bus from Bedford to Luton hourly. Tickets cost $8 and the journey takes 56 min.

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
13 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
CrossCountry
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) to Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Bedford to Luton
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Bedford to Luton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Estimated price
$90 - $120
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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Questions & Answers

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

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

The quickest way to get from Bedford to Luton is to train which takes 16 min and costs £4 - £35.

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

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bedford, St John's Street (Rope Walk) and arriving at Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 56 min.

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