There are 6 ways to get from Southbank Centre to Luton by train, bus, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from London Blackfriars to Luton

$15 - $21

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Rideshare  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Luton 33.3 miles

$5 - $7

4 alternative options

Line 139 bus, bus  •  1 h 52 min

  1. Take the line 139 bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Marylebone Road 139
  2. Take the bus from Lisson Grove, Dorset Square Baker Street Station to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) 757

$15

Bus  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Watford Junction Railway Station to Luton Town Centre, Flowers Way 321|Sapphire

$12 - $34

Taxi  •  46 min

  1. Take a taxi from Southbank Centre to Luton 34.6 miles

$160 - $200

Drive  •  46 min

  1. Drive from Southbank Centre to Luton 34.6 miles

$7 - $11

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No, there is no direct bus from Southbank Centre to Luton station. However, there are services departing from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank and arriving at Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station) via Lisson Grove, Dorset Square Baker Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Blackfriars and arriving at Luton. Services depart every 20 minutes. The journey takes approximately 57 min.

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The distance between Southbank Centre and Luton is 29 miles. The road distance is 34.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Southbank Centre to Luton without a car is to train which takes 1 h 16 min and costs .

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The train from London Blackfriars to Luton takes 57 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Southbank Centre to Luton bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank station.

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

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The best way to get from Southbank Centre to Luton is to train which takes 1 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 139 bus and bus, which costs and takes 1 h 52 min.

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Southbank Centre to Luton bus services, operated by Green Line (operated by Arriva), arrive at Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station).

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

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Map of how to get from Southbank Centre to Luton.
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  • Distance: 29 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 16 min

What companies run services between Southbank Centre, England and Luton, England?

Thameslink operates a train from Southbank Centre to Luton every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $21 and the journey takes 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southbank Centre to Luton via South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank, Marylebone Road, and Lisson Grove, Dorset Square Baker Street Station in around 1 h 52 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from South Bank, Waterloo Bridge South Bank to Marylebone Road
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Green Line (operated by Arriva)
Phone
0344 801 7261
Email
greenline.customerservices@googlemail.com
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Lisson Grove, Dorset Square Baker Street Station to Luton Station Interchange (Luton Railway Station)
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
Green Line
Book at
Green Line (Arriva)
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Watford Junction Railway Station to Luton Town Centre, Flowers Way
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
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 London to Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Southbank Centre to Luton
Ave. Duration
46 min
Estimated price
$160 - $200
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Southbank Centre to Luton is 35 miles. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Southbank Centre to Luton.

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There are 304+ hotels available in Luton. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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

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