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There isn't actually a train station at Luton Airport. The nearest station is Luton Airport Parkway which is just under 1 mile from the airport. A shuttle bus service runs between the airport and the station to allow passengers to easily connect between the two in a seamless fashion.
Cost: Free with through Ticket to airport, £2 with no ticket.
Expect the ride to take 5-10 minutes.

The bus stops at Bay 1 outside the terminal building.
This service is dubbed the "Luton Airport Express" buses as they provide a door to door service into London in around  45 minutes in conjunction with the Luton Express Train service.
They are single-deck buses that have a good luggage capacity and transport up to 50 passengers. These buses are also wheelchair accessible. The service operates up to 11 time per hour at peak times and has a service 05.00 till midnight.

Note: Do not confuse Luton Airport Parkway with Luton rail Station, they are two separate stations.

First Capital Connect (now run the Thameslink services)
First Capital Connect run routes through Luton Airport Parkway. There are up to 8 trains per hour.
Going North they run to Bedford stopping at Luton, Leagrave, Harlington and Flitwick on route. This is a frequent 24 hour service.
In the other direction, heading South on the same route, the train goes right out to the South coast at Brighton. Stopping at several London stops and then going via Redhill, Gatwick Airport, Three Bridges, Balcombe, Haywards Heath, Wivelsfield, Hassocks, Preston park and finally Brighton. The journey takes around 110 to 125 minutes.
For details on services into Central and South London see the Luton to London Airport Transfer section for more details.
Full route:
Bedford >Flitwick >Harlington > Leagrave > Luton > Luton Airport Parkway> Harpenden >St Albans >Radlett >Elstree & Borehamwood >Mill Hill Broadway >Hendon >Cricklewood >West Hampstead Thameslink >Kentish Town >St Pancras >Kings Cross Thameslink >Farringdon >Barbican >Moorgate >City Thameslink >Blackfriars >London Bridge >Elephant & Castle >Loughborough Junction >Herne Hill >Tulse Hill >Streatham >Tooting >Haydons Road >Wimbledon >Wimbledon Chase >South Merton >Morden South >St Helier >Sutton Common >West Sutton >Mitcham Junction >Hackbridge >Carshalton
>Sutton >East Croydon >Redhill >Gatwick Airport >Three Bridges >Balcombe >Haywards Heath >Wivelsfield >Burgess Hill >Hassocks >Preston Park >Brighton

Midland Mainline
Services connect out as far as York and Scarborough to the North East of England. The route is:
Luton Airport Parkway > Luton > Bedford > Wellingborough > Kettering > Corby > Market Harborough > Leicester > Loughborough > Beeston > Nottingham > Langley Mill > Alfreton > Long Eaton > Derby > Willington > Burton-on-Trent > Belper > Chesterfield > Dronfield > Sheffield > Meadowhall > Barnsley > Doncaster > Wakefield Westgate > Leeds > York > Scarborough

For more specific train information see the appropriate airport transfer section from the menu on the left of this page.
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