Luton (LTN)

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Luton is one of the oldest operational airports in the UK, but with huge investments made in recent years, the airport is ready for all passengers. It is home to more than 11 airlines. Luton is a two-story building with one terminal. You can use your waiting time for shopping with over over 40 brands. After this shopping marathon, you'll need some food and drinks, and there's a wide variety of places to try at the airport. Smoking is prohibited anywhere at the airport, including electronic cigarettes. If you need to, you can use the smoking zone outside the front entrance to departures. To and from the airport you can use rail, buses, coaches, and taxis. But don't forget that Luton Airport is around 55 km away from London city center.

Airport locationLuton Airport is located 45 km north of Central London.
Latitude & longitude51.8747222, -0.3683333
Time zoneEurope/London
Telephone+44(0)1582405100 - Main Switchboard
Airport ownerLondon Luton Airport Operations Ltd.

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Luton destination map 2023

You can visit 30 countries and 70 unique destinations across Europe, The Middle East, or North Africa from London Luton Airport. Enjoy the hot weather of Hurghada, Egypt, or discover the beauty of Reykjavik, Iceland.

CountryCityAirportIATA code
NetherlandsAmsterdamAmsterdam Airport SchipholAMS
PolandKrakówJohn Paul II International Airport Kraków–BaliceKRK
PolandGdańskGdańsk Lech WałęsaGDN
SloveniaLjubljanaLjubljana Jože PučnikLJU
SlovakiaKošiceKošice InternationalKSC
FranceBéziersBéziers Cap d AgdeBZR

Terminals at Luton airport

Luton Airport has one terminal.

Terminal 1

Luton Airport has one terminal which sees over 15 million passengers fly to multiple destinations each year.

Getting from Luton airport to the city center

One of the easiest ways to get directly from Luton Airport to Central London is by bus. Buses are stationed outside the arrivals hall at the airport. So if you would like a direct service from the airport to the city, unlike taking the train with a shuttle service in between, taking the bus is the obvious choice.

OptionPriceAvg. journey timeAvailability

On average a rental car in Luton costs $41 per day.

1 hour

06:00 – 00:30


Approximately $30

Approximately 30 minutes.



Starts at $12

90 minutes




1 hour


How to get from Luton airport to the city center by car

Via M1.

How to get from Luton airport to the city center by train

Take the train from Luton Airport to Central London. To get to the train station, you must first take a shuttle bus or a taxi from the airport to Luton Airport Parkway Station.

How to get from Luton airport to the city center by bus

Buses from Luton Airport to central London operate 24 hours a day. So, no matter what time you arrive at the airport, you can get to your accommodation any time of the day. Several private companies operate these buses with prices as low as a few British pounds.

How to get from Luton airport to the city center by taxi

There are ordinary taxis right outside the airport, the classic black British taxis that are charming but expensive. An economically wise alternative is to book a private driver online (a minicab). This way, you are assured that the price is good, and you can set up a budget for the entire trip in advance.

Frequently asked questions

Read answers to the most frequently asked questions about Luton Airport.

Where is the shuttle bus at Luton Airport?

The Terravision shuttle bus service operates from Luton airport just outside the arrivals hall, with departures every 30 minutes during peak hours to Victoria station. You can get to Luton Airport from Victoria station on the same Luton Airport shuttle bus too. The journey takes around 65 minutes.

How do you get to Luton Airport from London?

Hop on a frequent direct train to Luton Airport Parkway from Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, and St Pancras International, and you could be there in as little as 24 minutes. Remember to add the 10-minute Shuttle Bus transfer to your overall journey time.

How long does it take to leave the airport after landing?

It takes around 40–50 minutes from landing to reclaiming your baggage, but it depends on the time of day and how busy the airport is.

Does EasyJet fly from Luton Airport?


Is the Luton Airport shuttle free?

No. If your ticket is from Luton Airport Parkway (LTN), you can pay the Shuttle Bus fare separately. The prices are $4 for a Single, $6 for a Standard Open Return. Children between 5 and 15 travel half price, and under 5s go free. The Shuttle Bus accepts both cash and contactless payments.

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