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

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Train  •  43 min

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

£11 - £17

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Rideshare  •  1h 2m

  1. Take the rideshare from Luton to London 34.3 miles

£2 - £6

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 19m

  1. Take the bus from LUTON Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station National Express / ...

£4 - £13

Taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take a taxi from Luton to London King's Cross 33.7 miles

£80 - £100

Drive  •  43 min

  1. Drive from Luton to London King's Cross 33.7 miles

£5 - £9

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The cheapest way to get from Luton to London is to rideshare which costs £2 - £6 and takes 1h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Luton to London is to train which costs £11 - £17 and takes 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from LUTON Airport London and arriving at London Paddington Rail Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Luton and arriving at London St Pancras International LL. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 43 min.

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The distance between Luton and London is 29 miles. The road distance is 33.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Luton to London without a car is to train which takes 43 min and costs £11 - £17.

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The train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL takes 43 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Luton to London bus services, operated by National Express, depart from LUTON Airport London station.

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

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The best way to get from Luton to London is to train which takes 43 min and costs £11 - £17. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £4 - £13 and takes 1h 19m.

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  • Distance: 28.7 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

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

Thameslink operates a train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £14 - £17 and the journey takes 43 min. East Midlands Railways also services this route hourly. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from LUTON Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station hourly. Tickets cost £4 - £7 and the journey takes 1h 19m. Green Line also services this route hourly.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £16
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
£5 - £8
Off-Peak Single
£10 - £17
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Single
£15 - £22
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 LUTON Airport London to London Paddington Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
National Express
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Luton Station Interchange to Victoria, Green Line Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £13
Website
Green Line
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Luton to London
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£2 - £6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Luton to London King's Cross
Ave. Duration
43 min
Estimated price
£80 - £100
RiDE TAXIS
Phone
+44 1582 262626
Luton Town Taxis
Phone
+44 1582 244002
Website
lttaxis.com
Luton Taxis
Phone
+44 1582 735 555
A1 24 Hour Luton
Phone
+44 1582 242 424
Website
a124hourtaxisluton.blogspot.com
1ST Airport Taxis Luton
Phone
+44 1582 334444
Website
1stairporttaxis.co.uk

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Luton to London bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Paddington Rail Station.

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Luton to London train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at London St Pancras International LL station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Luton to London is 34 miles. It takes approximately 43 min to drive from Luton to London.

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