Trains to Luton Airport

Catching a train to Luton Airport is simple. Luton Airport train station, officially known as Luton Airport Parkway Station, is about a mile from the airport itself.

How to get to Luton Airport by train

As the station is about a mile from the airport, you'll need to get a shuttle bus. This is a frequent five-minute bus which takes you from the train station to the airport. However, along with waiting times, it may add an extra 20 minutes to your journey.

When booking train times to align with your flight, make sure you factor this in.

Getting a London to Luton Airport train is particularly easy, with major stations like London St Pancras and London Bridge offering train services to the airport.

For example, the service from London St Pancras International to London Luton Airport takes around 22 minutes, departing every 30 minutes. You can also get a train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway, which takes between 23 and 35 minutes.

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Top routes to Luton Airport

Birmingham New Street to London Euston 1h 26mins £16
Preston to London Euston 2h 12mins £32
Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston 2h 11mins £32
Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston 2h 20mins £25

What to do at Luton Airport

There’s plenty to do while waiting for your flight at Luton. With a diverse selection of stores offering last-minute travel essentials or clothing, you’ll have no trouble with retail options. For international travellers, there's the added perk of duty-free shopping.

To serve your preflight hunger, you'll be delighted by the dining options at Luton Airport. From traditional English food to diverse restaurants, you can indulge in an array of delectable cuisines. If you're fond of a drink before take-off, there’s The Smithfield, which also serves an amazing breakfast.

No matter your taste, Luton Airport has all kinds of food options, from hot breakfast fast food and Pret a Manger.

Luton Airport goes the extra mile to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey for all its passengers, making it a pleasant start to your travel.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Luton Airport

If you’re looking to save some extra money on your train ticket to Luton Airport, there are a few ways you can do so.

Firstly, you need to try Avanti's Best Fare Finder to get the best deals on your tickets. You can also set up Advance Train Ticket Alerts to secure the lowest price ahead of time.

If you’re travelling at certain times, you can travel off-peak. This involves journeys between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00 in the midweek or any time on Friday or the weekend.

If you're getting tickets as a family, you need to check out our Family Tickets page. This will give you more information on child tickets and the Family & Friends Railcard, which gives discounts of up to 60%.

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Get the Avanti app

The app is an essential download for those in charge of travel logistics. If you want the freedom to pick your own seat, keep in tune with train times and generally make your life easier when travelling with us, download the Avanti West Coast App.

Get other special benefits such as making changes to your route, tracking your train, and buying tickets with your payment method of choice. The app also allows you to store all your tickets in one place.

We know travelling by plane can be stressful, so we want to make that bit before as smooth as possible for you.

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