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

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Train  •  13 min

  1. Take the train from Bedford to Luton

$6 - $15

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Rideshare  •  44 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Bedford to Luton 19.6 miles

$6

4 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

Night train  •  23 min

  1. Take the night train from Bedford to Luton

$11 - $15

Taxi  •  26 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bedford to Luton 19.5 miles

$90 - $110

Drive  •  26 min

  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 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bedford to Luton is to train which costs £4 - £11 and takes 13 min.

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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.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bedford and arriving at Luton. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 13 min.

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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 13 min and costs £4 - £11.

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The train from Bedford to Luton takes 13 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Bedford to Luton train services, operated by East Midlands Trains, depart from Bedford station.

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The best way to get from Bedford to Luton is to train which takes 13 min and costs £4 - £11. Alternatively, you can line 81 bus, which costs £6 and takes 56 min.

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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 East Midlands Trains, arrive at Luton station.

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Map of how to get from Bedford to Luton.
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  • Distance: 17.8 miles
  • Duration: 13 min

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

East Midlands Trains operates a train from Bedford to Luton every 2 hours. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 13 min. Two 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
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 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Single
$13 - $19
Thameslink
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

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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
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 - $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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