London Luton Airport is the fourth busiest international airport in London. It receives domestic flights, as well as international flights. Many low cost carriers (including WizzAir and BlueAir) fly here.
Unless your hotel provides transfer from the airport to the city center (and vice-versa) you’ll need to use the public transport to get around.
By bus and train
Once you get in the airport and passed the border check, make your way to the bus/train First Capital Connect booth in the lounge. You can get a ticket which includes the shuttle ticket to Luton Airport Parkway Station and the train ticket to St. Pancras / King’s Cross. The ticket costs £14 one way for an adult. You can purchase the shuttle ticket directly in the bus (£1.50) and then get the train ticket from the station.
Once at Luton Airport Parkway Station look for First Capital Connect to Central London (Bay 1). You need to get off at St. Pancras International. That’s the name of the train station, while the tube station which is connected to is called King’s Cross. It takes about 25 minutes to get to St. Pancras International.
From St Pancras International you can catch another train to the East Midlands and Yorkshire on East Midlands Trains. Or walk to King’s Cross Tube Station and catch a train to other parts of London. There are three tube lines which you can take from here: District (Black), Hammersmith and City (Pink) and Circle (Yellow). You can pick up a free map within the station and it’s very advisable to do so.
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There are also bus lines which connect London Luton Airport to central London. The Green Line 757 is an express coach link between London Luton Airport and Central London from Bays 10 & 11.
National Express offers links from bays 4, 5 & 6 to destinations across the UK.
easyJet bus links London Luton Airport to central London on a 24-hours basis. There are stops at Brent Cross, Finchley Road, Baker Street, Oxford Street/Marble Arch and London Victoria.
Virgin Rail Link connects directly to Milton Keynes Station. From here you can take the Virgin Trains to the West Midlands and the West.
Local buses provide connections to the surrounding areas.
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