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There are 5 ways to get from Luton to Bedford by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  23m

  1. Take the train from Luton to Bedford

$10 - $15

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Rideshare  •  44m

  1. Take the rideshare from Luton to Bedford 19.5 miles

$6

3 alternative options

Line 81 bus  •  1h 1m

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

$8 - $10

Taxi  •  26m

  1. Take a taxi from Luton to Bedford 19.2 miles

$75 - $95

Drive  •  26m

  1. Drive from Luton to Bedford 19.2 miles

$4 - $6

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre and arriving at Bedford, St Paul's Square. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 1h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Luton and arriving at Bedford. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23m.

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The distance between Luton and Bedford is 18 miles. The road distance is 19.2 miles.

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

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The train from Luton to Bedford takes 23m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Luton to Bedford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, depart from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre station.

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

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The best way to get from Luton to Bedford is to train which takes 23m and costs £7 - £11. Alternatively, you can line 81 bus, which costs £6 - £7 and takes 1h 1m.

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

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

Thameslink operates a train from Luton to Bedford every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $10 - $15 and the journey takes 23m. East Midlands Trains also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Stagecoach in Bedford operates a bus from Luton to Bedford hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $10 and the journey takes 1h 1m.

Train operators
Thameslink
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to Bedford
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre to Bedford, St Paul's Square
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $10
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 Luton to Bedford
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Luton to Bedford
Ave. Duration
26m
Estimated price
$75 - $95
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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Luton to Bedford bus services, operated by Stagecoach in Bedford, arrive at Bedford, St Paul's Square station.

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

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

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

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