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There are 6 ways to get from Luton to Whitchurch by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 42m

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

£82 - £333

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Bus  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Luton to Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Shrewsbury
  3. Take the bus from Shrewsbury, Bus Station to Whitchurch, Bus Station 511

£17 - £23

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Line 99 bus, train  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the line 99 bus from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre to Central station 99
  2. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Crewe

£58 - £177

Line 99 bus, train via Birmingham Airport (BHX)  •  4h 33m

  1. Take the line 99 bus from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre to Central station 99
  2. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham International
  3. Take the train from Birmingham International to Whitchurch (Shrops)

£60 - £137

Drive  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Luton to Whitchurch 137.3 miles

£20 - £30

Train, fly  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Manchester (MAN) LHR - MAN
  3. Take the train from Crewe to Whitchurch (Shrops)

£87 - £347

Luton to Whitchurch by train and walk

The journey time between Luton and Whitchurch is around 3h 25m and covers a distance of around 203 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 34m. Operated by Thameslink, East Midlands Railways, CrossCountry and others, the Luton to Whitchurch service departs from Luton and arrives in Whitchurch (Shrops). Typically 92 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 25m
Fastest journey time:
2h 34m
Services per week:
92
Cheapest price:
£87
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:38
Last service departs at:
21:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Luton to Whitchurch train and walk schedules

Luton → Whitchurch
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The cheapest way to get from Luton to Whitchurch is to bus which costs £17 - £23 and takes 7h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Luton to Whitchurch is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Luton to Whitchurch station. However, there are services departing from Luton and arriving at Whitchurch, Bus Station via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth and Shrewsbury, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Luton to Whitchurch. However, there are services departing from Luton and arriving at Whitchurch (Shrops) via London Euston and Crewe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 42m.

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It is 122 miles from Luton to Whitchurch. It is approximately 137.3 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Luton to Whitchurch without a car is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs £80 - £340.

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It takes approximately 3h 42m to get from Luton to Whitchurch, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Luton to Whitchurch is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs £80 - £340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £17 - £23 and takes 7h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Luton to Whitchurch.
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  • Distance: 122.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 42m

What companies run services between Luton, England and Whitchurch, Shropshire, England?

You can take a train from Luton to Whitchurch via London St Pancras International LL, London Euston, and Crewe in around 3h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Luton to Whitchurch via Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth, Shrewsbury, and Shrewsbury, Bus Station in around 7h 50m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £240
Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£14 - £17
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£14 - £17
East Midlands Railways
Avanti West Coast
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£60 - £210
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£60 - £80
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£150 - £210
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £150
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£40 - £60
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£110 - £150
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £75
Website
avantiwestcoast.co.uk
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £27
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £75
London Midland
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Crewe
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£55 - £70
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£10 - £14
Anytime Day Single
£55 - £70
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Crewe
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£43 - £49
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£8 - £12
Anytime Day Single
£43 - £49
Train from Milton Keynes Central to Birmingham International
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£20 - £24
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single/Anytime Advance
£5 - £8
Anytime Day Single
£20 - £24
Transport for Wales
Website
tfw.gov.wales
Train from Birmingham International to Whitchurch (Shrops)
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
tfw.wales
Train from Crewe to Whitchurch (Shrops)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £20
Website
tfw.wales
Bus operators
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Luton Town Centre, Galaxy Centre to Central station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
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 Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to Shrewsbury
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Luton to Whitchurch bus services, operated by Arriva Midlands, arrive at Whitchurch, Bus Station.

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Luton to Whitchurch train services, operated by Avanti West Coast, arrive at Crewe station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Luton to Whitchurch is 137 miles. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Luton to Whitchurch.

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British Airways offers flights from London Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport.

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