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There are 11 ways to get from Edinburgh to Luton by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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

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Train  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton

$74 - $109

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Bus  •  8h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express

$35 - $44

9 alternative options

Train via York  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to York
  2. Take the train from York to Luton

$120 - $250

Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  6h 46m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes Central

$214 - $325

Drive  •  6h 18m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Luton 369.7 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton  •  3h 2m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN

$43 - $150

Fly Edinburgh to London City, train  •  4h 16m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Luton

$85 - $246

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, bus  •  4h 26m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Luton Airport London

$60 - $220

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Luton  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Luton (LTN) GLA - LTN

$58 - $182

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick, train  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - LGW
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Luton

$70 - $171

Fly Edinburgh to London Stansted, subway, train  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Stansted (STN) EDI - STN
  2. Take the subway from Tottenham Hale station to King's Cross St. Pancras station
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton

$64 - $166

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Luton is to bus which costs £26 - £35 and takes 8h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Luton is to fly which costs £30 - £120 and takes 3h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Luton. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Luton via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Luton. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Luton via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 59m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Luton is 305 miles. The road distance is 369.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Luton without a car is to train which takes 4h 59m and costs £55 - £85.

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It takes approximately 4h 59m to get from Edinburgh to Luton, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Luton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Luton train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Luton is to train which takes 4h 59m and costs £55 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £26 - £35 and takes 8h 50m, you could also fly, which costs £30 - £120 and takes 3h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Luton.
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  • Distance: 305 miles
  • Duration: 4h 59m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Luton, England?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Luton via London Kings Cross and London St Pancras International LL in around 4h 59m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Edinburgh to Luton twice daily. Tickets cost $28 - $35 and the journey takes 7h 45m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Glasgow to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $330
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Flights from Edinburgh to London Stansted via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $180
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Edinburgh to York
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
lner.co.uk
2nd Class
$35 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $100
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Luton
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $29
Train from York to Luton
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$40 - $65
Off-Peak Single
$85 - $130
Anytime Day Single
$85 - $120
Anytime Single
$120 - $180
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to York
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$50 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$80 - $120
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $320
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$120 - $190
Anytime Day Single
$200 - $320
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
London Underground (Tube)
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Luton Airport London
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London Luton Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Edinburgh to Luton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Luton is 370 miles. It takes approximately 6h 18m to drive from Edinburgh to Luton.

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easyJet offers flights from Edinburgh Airport to London Luton Airport.

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Book your Edinburgh to Luton train tickets online with Loco2, Rome2rio and two other operators.

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Book your Edinburgh to Luton bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

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There are 331+ hotels available in Luton. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32m and costs £3 - £5.

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