Updated: February 2012
Traveling by Train between Luton Airport and Central London
Luton Airport Parkway station is close to the airport and a regular shuttle bus connects the two. Rail passengers can purchase through tickets to the airport, other users can purchase tickets for £1.50 each way.
First Capital Connect (formerly Thameslink) operate up to six trains per hour to and from St. Pancras International, London Bridge, Farringdon, London City Thameslink and Blackfriars stations. (Note, Blackfriars underground station is closed until early 2012.) Journey time is from 35 minutes from St. Pancras International. An hourly service operates through the night to and from St. Pancras International. Fares are from £14.00 single.
East Midlands Trains (formerly Midland Mainline) operate a frequent service from St. Pancras International to and from Luton Airport Parkway station. Average journey time is 35 minutes. Fares from £14 single.
Coach Services between Luton Airport and Central LondonPlease note, that these services often operate on the same coach.
Green Line route 757 operates up to four coaches per hour to and from London Victoria, Marble Arch, Baker Street, Finchley Road and Brent Cross, 24 hours a day. Journey time from 70 minutes. Online fares from £15 single.
The easyBus service to and from London Victoria to Luton Airport operates every 20-30 minutes, 24 hours a day. Journey time is 80 minutes. Online fares are much cheaper. Online fares from £2 single. Read my easyBus Review.
Terravision operates London Victoria via Marble Arch, Baker Street, Finchley Road and Brent Cross. The service operates every 20-30 minutes, 24 hours a day. £16 single. Journey time 65 minutes.
By Taxi between Luton Airport and Central London
There are usually cabs queuing for customers at Luton airport. Enquire with the driver beforehand how much your journey will cost. A metered trip to/from central London will cost about £100. Tipping is not compulsory, but 10% is considered the norm. Only use a reputable mini-cab and never use unauthorized drivers who may offer their services at airports or stations.