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How to get from Luton Airport to Heathrow Airport:

The best option for most people is National Express Coach which is a straight airport to airport journey unlike the other options. It compares favourably to the train options in both the cost and the time so unless you want to go via central London this is your best option for transfers between Heathrow Airport and Luton Airport. its really easy to find the coach as the bus stops at Luton airports are right in front of the terminal and cars are not allowed in this part of the airport grounds.
Coach Option
National Express run services between Luton Airport and Heathrow (all four terminals). Services at the Luton Bus Station in Luton itself before arriving at the airport itself. Operates from about 01.45 till around 23.45 and this is a mostly hourly service. All coaches have an onboard WC. These are not dedicated buses for this route but they take in this journey as part of much longer routes.
This service operates from terminals 4 and 5 and from the central bus station.
Routes:
707 Pickup is from outside Luton Airport terminal > Hemel Hempstead bus station > Heathrow Central bus station (for terminals 1 and 3) > terminal 5 > terminal 4
Note that the same National Express Luton Airport to Heathrow Airport bus then goes onto Gatwick Airport. The route taken as for all the London airport connections is via the M25 which means delays are always possible. Traffic is heaviest in the mornings going to Heathrow which is an anti-clockwise journey on the orbital M25 motorway.
Expect your journey to take around 65 to 115 minutes. Cost is around from £21 (single), £35.40 (return) for a standard single fare.
>>>Full Details For National Express Luton to Heathrow

Cheapest Option
There is a cheaper but longer option which may be of interest if your on a very strict budget.
You can take an easybus or the Greenline 757 out to Luton airport. This takes you into Victoria from where you take the tube ride out to Heathrow Airport (requires change at Hammersmith or Earks Court for the Piccadilly line from the District line).
The advantage of the easybus service is that if you book early enough you can get fares from £2. This option could also be of interest if you looking to stay in London overnight or longer before making the trip out to Luton airport.

Tube Fare is: £5.7 per adult (£2.80 11-15 yrs)
Expect your total journey to take around 120 to 180 minutes. Easybus fares from Victoria to Luton range between £2 and £11 .
Therefore the cost for the whole journey is around £7.30 - £1.30 depending on how early you book for a standard single fare.
>>>Easybus.co.uk
>>>tube fares

Train (via central London):
Luton airport is not directly served by a station. The nearest station is Luton Airport Parkway. from the airport you are transferred to the station by the free Luton Airport Express Shuttlebus to the airport (free if you have a through ticket). The shuttlebus runs from outside the terminal building at Luton and transfer takes around 10 minutes.

1: Train to Kings Cross/St Pancras. Tube to Paddington. Heathrow Express to Heathrow Airport.

Heathrow Express cost:
£21 (online), £21 (ticket machine), £26 (on train)  (15-25 minutes)
Cost from Luton Airport Parkway to Paddington Station: apx £17.40 (65-80 minutes)
Total time for the journey is around 80-105 minutes at a total cost of apx. £33.10 for a standard adult single fare.

You will need to pay for the Heathrow Express separately since its not available on a through ticket.

2: as option one but take the Heathrow Connect service instead of the express.
Heathrow Connect cost:
£9.90 per adult(23-28 minutes)
Cost from Luton Airport via Luton Airport Parkway to Paddington Station: apx £17.40 (65-80 minutes)
Total time for the journey is around 88-108 minutes at a cost of apx £24.20 for a standard adult single fare.

3: Train to Kings Cross/St Pancras. Tube to Heathrow Airport.
Tube fare (zone 6 to zone 1): £5.7 per adult (£2.80 11-15 yrs)  (apx 75 minutes)
Luton Airport to Kings Cross/St Pancras: apx from £15.50 (60-70 minutes)
Total time for the journey is around 135-145 minutes at a cost of apx £18.30 for a standard adult single fare.

Minicab This option must be pre-booked. Expect to pay around £80. Please note this figure can vary greatly between companies.
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Road:
Transfers between Heathrow and Luton Airport by road are via the M1/M25/M4 motorways. On leaving Leaving follow the signs follow for the M1 motorway South towards London. Once on the M1 you will stay on this motorway for some 12 miles. Come off at the M25 Anti-clockwise section and towards Heathrow and the M4. Stay on the M25 for around 20 miles. Come off at the M4 Eastbound towards Heathrow. If you are going to terminal 4 you can stay on the M4 until the next junction will be signposted for terminal 4.

Expect your journey by car/taxi/minicab to take 35-75 minutes.
Expect your coach journey to Luton Airport to take 80-120 minutes.
The distance from Luton Airport to Heathrow Airport is 36 miles/58 km via the M25 or 28.3 miles/45.5 km in a straight line.
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