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There are 6 ways to get from Leighton Buzzard to Charlton by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, train via Luton

  1. Take the bus from Leighton Buzzard, Linwood Grove to Luton Station Interchange
  2. Take the train from Luton to West Hampstead Thameslink
  3. Take the train from London Waterloo to Upper Halliford

Cheapest

Bus, line 8 bus, line 216 bus

  1. Take the bus from Leighton Buzzard, West Street to Luton Station Interchange
  2. Take the bus from Luton to Heathrow Airport London T5
  3. Take the line 8 bus from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 to Elmsleigh Bus Station
  4. Take the line 216 bus from Elmsleigh Bus Station to Ashford Common, Norman Road

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Leighton Buzzard, West Street to Bletchley, Bus Station
  2. Take the train from Bletchley to London Euston
  3. Take the train from Vauxhall to Upper Halliford

Bus, train, line 8 bus, line 216 bus

  1. Take the bus from Leighton Buzzard, West Street to Aylesbury Bus Stn
  2. Take the train from Aylesbury to High Wycombe
  3. Take the bus from High Wycombe, High Street to Slough Bus Station
  4. Take the line 8 bus from Slough Bus Station to Elmsleigh Bus Station
  5. Take the line 216 bus from Elmsleigh Bus Station to Ashford Common, Norman Road

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Leighton Buzzard to Charlton

Drive

  1. Drive from Leighton Buzzard to Charlton

Leighton Buzzard to Charlton by bus, train and subway

The journey time between Leighton Buzzard and Charlton is around 2h 42m and covers a distance of around 67 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 33 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 24m. Operated by Arriva UK, Thameslink, London Underground (Tube) and others, the Leighton Buzzard to Charlton service departs from Leighton Buzzard, Linwood Grove and arrives in Upper Halliford. Typically 165 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 8m
Layover time:
33 min
Total time:
2h 42m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 24m
Journey distance:
67 miles
Services per week:
165
Cheapest price:
£26
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:58
Last service departs at:
21:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leighton Buzzard to Charlton bus, train and subway schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Departing Tuesday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Leighton Buzzard to Charlton is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Leighton Buzzard to Charlton is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leighton Buzzard to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Leighton Buzzard, West Street and arriving at Ashford Common, Norman Road via Luton, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 and Elmsleigh Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 17m.

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The distance between Leighton Buzzard and Charlton is 36 miles. The road distance is 44.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Leighton Buzzard to Charlton without a car is to bus and train via Luton which takes 2h 45m and costs £26 - £45.

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It takes approximately 2h 45m to get from Leighton Buzzard to Charlton, including transfers.

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Leighton Buzzard to Charlton bus services, operated by Arriva UK, depart from Leighton Buzzard, West Street station.

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Leighton Buzzard to Charlton bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Ashford Common, Norman Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Leighton Buzzard to Charlton is 44 miles. It takes approximately 53 min to drive from Leighton Buzzard to Charlton.

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Map of how to get from Leighton Buzzard to Charlton.
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  • Distance: 36.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 45m

What companies run services between Leighton Buzzard, England and Charlton, Surrey, England?

You can take a bus from Leighton Buzzard to Charlton via Luton, Heathrow Airport London T5, Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5, and Elmsleigh Bus Station in around 4h 17m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to West Hampstead Thameslink
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £16
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from London Waterloo to Upper Halliford
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £18
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£14 - £18
Train from Vauxhall to Upper Halliford
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £17
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£8 - £11
Anytime Day 1st Class
£13 - £17
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from Bletchley to London Euston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£17 - £20
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £20
Bus operators
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Leighton Buzzard, Linwood Grove to Luton Station Interchange
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Leighton Buzzard, West Street to Bletchley, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Leighton Buzzard, West Street to Luton Station Interchange
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Leighton Buzzard, West Street to Aylesbury Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Arriva UK
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 Luton to Heathrow Airport London T5
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
First
Phone
+44 (0)1224 650100
Website
firstbus.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 to Elmsleigh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
First
Bus from High Wycombe, High Street to Slough Bus Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
Bus from Slough Bus Station to Elmsleigh Bus Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £4
Website
First
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Elmsleigh Bus Station to Ashford Common, Norman Road
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Red Rose Travel
Phone
01296 747 926
Website
redrosetravel.com
Bus from Leighton Buzzard, West Street to Aylesbury Bus Stn
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Red Rose Travel
Other operators
Taxi from Leighton Buzzard to Charlton
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
£100 - £130
Leighton Taxis
Phone
+44 1525 636 363
Globe Taxis
Phone
+44 1525 217 217
Website
globetaxis.com
Dialacar Taxis
Phone
+44 1525 850 605
Website
dialacartaxis.co.uk
Burgins Taxis
Phone
+44 1525 372 131
Website
burginstaxis.co.uk

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