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.
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.
707 Pickup is from outside Luton Airport terminal > Hemel Hempstead bus station
> Heathrow Central bus station (for terminals 2 and 3) > terminal 5 > terminal 4
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 £20 (single), £40 (return) for a standard single fare.
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There is a cheaper but longer option which may be of interest if your on
a very strict budget.
You can take a National Express or the Greenline 757 from Luton airport. This takes
you into Victoria from where you take the tube ride out to Heathrow Airport
(requires change at Hammersmith or Earls Court for the Piccadilly line from the
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.
Note you can get a cheaper price somtimes using the Easybus website for the same
national express service.
Tube Fare is:
Cash: £6 per adult (£3 11-15 yrs), Contactless £5.10 peak, £3.10 off-peak
Expect your total journey to take around 120 to 180 minutes.
Fares from Luton to Victoria:
Fare when using the Easybus website from £7.95 to £11 direct with National Express or £10 with Greenline 747.
Therefore the cost for the whole journey is around £14 - £17 depending on how early you book for a standard single fare.
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:
£22 (online), £22 (ticket machine), £27 (on train) (15-25 minutes)
Cost from Luton Airport
Total time for the journey is around 80-105
minutes at a total cost of apx. £30 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 TFL Rail service service instead of
TFL Rail service cost:
£10.20 per adult(23-28 minutes)
Cost from Luton Airport via Luton Airport Parkway
Total time for the journey is around 88-108
minutes at a cost of apx £28.20 for a standard adult single fare.
3: Train to Kings Cross/St Pancras. Tube to Heathrow Airport.
Tube fare (zone 6 to zone 1):
Cash: £6 per adult (£3 11-15 yrs), Contactless £5.10 peak, £3.10 off-peak (apx 75 minutes)
Luton Airport to Kings Cross/St Pancras: apx
from £15.70 (60-70 minutes)
Total time for the journey is around 135-145
minutes at a cost of apx £23.50 for a standard adult single fare.
Minicab and local taxi
This option must be pre-booked. Expect to pay around
Please note this figure can vary greatly between companies.
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
Expect your journey by car/taxi/minicab to take
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.