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

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Bus  •  30m

  1. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Luton National Express / ...

$5 - $9

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Rideshare  •  43m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milton Keynes to Luton 22.5 miles

$2 - $7

3 alternative options

Train  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the train from Milton Keynes Central to London Euston
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton

$34 - $71

Taxi  •  25m

  1. Take a taxi from Milton Keynes to Luton 22.5 miles

$80 - $95

Drive  •  25m

  1. Drive from Milton Keynes to Luton 22.5 miles

$4 - $7

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milton Keynes to Luton is to rideshare which costs £2 - £5 and takes 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Milton Keynes to Luton is to taxi which costs £60 - £75 and takes 25m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 and arriving at Luton. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milton Keynes to Luton. However, there are services departing from Milton Keynes Central and arriving at Luton via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 30m.

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The distance between Milton Keynes and Luton is 18 miles. The road distance is 22.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Milton Keynes to Luton without a car is to bus which takes 30m and costs £4 - £7.

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The bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Luton takes 30m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Milton Keynes to Luton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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Milton Keynes to Luton train services, operated by West Midlands, depart from Milton Keynes Central station.

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The best way to get from Milton Keynes to Luton is to bus which takes 30m and costs £4 - £7. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £26 - £55 and takes 1h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Milton Keynes to Luton.
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  • Distance: 18.4 miles
  • Duration: 30m

What companies run services between Milton Keynes, England and Luton, England?

National Express operates a bus from Milton Keynes to Luton hourly. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 30m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milton Keynes to Luton via London Euston and London St Pancras International LL in around 1h 30m.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Milton Keynes Central to London Euston
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Thameslink
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 4 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
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 Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Luton
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
National Express
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point to Luton Station Interchange
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $9
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Oldbrook, South Saxon Roundabout South to Luton Station Interchange
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
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 Milton Keynes to Luton
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$2 - $7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Milton Keynes to Luton
Ave. Duration
25m
Estimated price
$80 - $95
Northampton Taxis
Phone
+44 1604 606040
Bounds Taxis Northampton
Phone
+44 1604 626262
Website
boundstaxis.co.uk
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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Milton Keynes to Luton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Luton station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Milton Keynes to Luton is 23 miles. It takes approximately 25m to drive from Milton Keynes to Luton.

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

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