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There are 4 ways to get from Luton to Kent by train, bus or car

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Train via Ashford International  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Take the train from St Pancras International to Ashford International

$44 - $74

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Train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Luton to London Blackfriars
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Lenham

$43 - $60

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Luton to Gillingham (Kent)
  2. Take the bus from Gillingham, King Street to Maidstone, Pudding Lane 101 - Sapphire

Drive  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Luton to Kent 85.8 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Luton to Kent is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Luton to Kent is to drive which costs £14 - £21 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Luton to Kent. However, there are services departing from Luton and arriving at Lenham via St Pancras International and Ashford International. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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The distance between Luton and Kent is 66 miles. The road distance is 85.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Luton to Kent without a car is to train which takes 2 h 20 min and costs £30 - £60.

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It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to get from Luton to Kent, including transfers.

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

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Luton to Kent train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Ashford International station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Luton to Kent is 86 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to drive from Luton to Kent.

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There are 378+ hotels available in Kent. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Luton to Kent.
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  • Distance: 65.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 20 min

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

You can take a train from Luton to Kent via London St Pancras International LL, St Pancras International, and Ashford International in around 2 h 20 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London Blackfriars
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to Gillingham (Kent)
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from St Pancras International to Ashford International
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from London Victoria to Lenham
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Gillingham, King Street to Maidstone, Pudding Lane
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk

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