The UK’s fifth biggest airport, London Luton Airport (LTN) is 1.5 miles east of Luton town in Bedfordshire.
It’s 32 miles north of central London, with access taking as little as 21 minutes by rail.
Driving to Luton Airport:
Luton Airport’s postcode for Sat Navs: LU2 9QT
32 miles north of central London and 50 miles north east of Oxford, Luton’s easy to reach via the A1, M25 and M1.
Driving from the A1: Leave the A1 at junction 8 for the A602 northbound towards Hitchin/Stevanage. At the second roundabout, take the first exit onto Upper Tilehouse Street and the A505 dual carriageway. Follow signs to the airport.
Driving from the M25: Leave the M25 at junction 25 and follow signs to the airport.
Driving from the M1: Exit the M1 at junction 10 and follow signs to Luton Airport.
Parking at Luton Airport:
There are short, mid and long term car parks at Luton Airport. Each has its own drop-off and pick-up area.
Short Term car park: Within a 5 minute walk of the terminal. Prices started at £4 for 30 minutes last time we checked.
Mid Term car park: A 5 minute free bus journey from the terminal. The drop-off and pick-up zone is free for up to 30 minutes. Parking for 24 hours cost £40 last time we checked.
Long Term car park: A 10 minute free bus journey from the terminal. For drop offs and pick-ups, the first hour is free, with the second hour costing £1. If you don’t pre-book, prices start from £19 per day, however pre-booking can save you up to 50%.
Public Transport to/from Luton Airport:
Luton Airport Buses:
Local buses run from bays 8 and 9, for access to Luton Town Centre, Watford, St Albans, Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard, Harpenden and Dunstable.
Busway have buses between Luton Airport and Toddington with several stops in between.
Metroline route 714: New Barnet Station, London Colney, St Albans, Harpenden, Luton Station, London Luton Airport
Luton-Dunstable Guided Busway: London Luton Airport, Dunstable, Houghton Regis, Luton and Toddington
Trains to/from Luton Airport:
The airport has its own rail station - Luton Airport Parkway – with a 10 minute shuttle bus between the station and the terminal. You can get a through ticket to include the shuttle, or a ticket is around £1.60 each way.
Thameslink have trains to stations in London including Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras. They run 6 trains an hour during peak times.
East Midlands have trains to London St Pancras (the journey takes as little as 21 minutes) and stations in the East Midlands and Yorkshire including Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield.
Taxis to/from Luton Airport:
Several taxi companies are available from the ranks outside the terminal including Alpha Taxis, Cabco, Luton Abco and Luton Taxi Association.
Coaches to/from Luton Airport:
National Express coaches leave from bays 4, 5, 6 and 10. There are direct buses to London, Northampton, Leicester, Birmingham and Cambridge.
The Greenline 757 runs between Luton Airport and London Victoria.
easyBus also runs a service to London Victoria coach station with a few stops in between and a non-stop journey to London Liverpool Street rail station.
Stagecoach Route 99 runs from and to the airport from Milton Keynes. This bus leaves from bay 7.
Luton Airport facilities:
The Aspire Lounge has free Wi-Fi and charging ports as well as a wide range of snacks, hot food, wine and beer.
Food and Drink:
Before security Manchester Airport has the likes of Costa, Starbucks and Burger King. Airside, there’s a Pret A Manager, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme and Frankie & Benny’s.
Once you’ve checked in, you’ll find shops like Accessorize, Boots, Dixons, Hotel Chocolat, JD Sports, MAC and The North Face. For holiday money you’ll be able to find a bureau de change before and after security.
There is free access to Wi-Fi for up to 30 minutes per day, per device. After that, it costs around £3 an hour.
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