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How to get from Luton airport to London:

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 free shuttle bus service runs between the airport and the station to allow passengers to easily connect between the two in a seamless fashion.
Shuttle Cost: Free with through Ticket to airport, £2 with no ticketExpect the ride to take 5-10 minutes.
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.

First Capital Connect (was Thameslink)
To St Pancras International Station
First capital Connect operate the service formerly known as the Luton Airport Express service.
Despite that which the name implies this is not a non-stop service. Its actually part of a longer route that goes from Bedford which is North of Luton to Brighton on the South coast of England. The service runs every 15-30 minutes during peak hours.
The route used to be into Kings Cross Thameslink but now terminates at St Pancras which is adjacent.
Harpenden > ST ALBANS > Radlett > Elstree & Borehamwood > Mill Hill Broadway > Hendon > Cricklewood > West Hampstead Thameslink > Kentish Town > St Pancras
The journey takes around 45 minutes at a cost of around from £14.20 for a standard single adult fare.

*Note: The following stations along the First Connect route from Luton Airport parkway station all provide links with the London tube network. So you can get off on any of these and continue on the tube network.

Barbican: Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City
Blackfriars: Circle and District
Elephant & Castle: Northern and Bakerloo
Farringdon: Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City
Finsbury Park: Piccadilly and Victoria
Highbury and Islington: Victoria
Kentish Town: Northern
King's Cross: Victoria, Piccadilly, Northern, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City
London Bridge: Jubilee and Northern
Moorgate: Northern, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City
Old Street: Northern
West Hampstead Thameslink: Jubilee
Wimbledon: District

City Metro and City Flier
First capital Connect have two distinct services operating from the station. The City Flier takes in the complete route from Bedford, through Luton Parkway, and terminating on the South Coast at Brighton. With regards to London, the City Flier stops at St Pancras, Farringdon, City Thameslink, Blackfriars, London Bridge and East Croydon. On weekdays there is a route that will stop at Barbican and Moorgate after Farringdon.

The City Metro stops at Radlett, Elstree & Borehamwood, Mill Hill Broadway, Hendon, Cricklewood, West Hampstead Thameslink, Kentish Town, ST PANCRAS, Farringdon, City Thameslink, BLACKFRIARS,
The route then takes in what is known as the Wimbledon Loop of:
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 and SUTTON.
The City Metro links to the City Flier at East Croydon on a limited number selected routes

East Midlands Trains
East Midland Trains run a service into St Pancras Station between 06.00 and 23.00 (from around 23 minutes journey time). St Pancras and Kings Cross are adjacent to each other and referred to by a single title of Kings Cross St Pancras although they are actually two separate stations.

Luton to Victoria Station

When booking online via the national rail website you will see two stations listed for Luton airport. One is Luton Airport Parkway (code LTN), the other is Luton Airport (code LUA). These both involving stopping at Luton Airport Parkway but the one with the code LUA includes the cost of the shuttle bus between the station and the airport.
Many commuters will be looking to make their way to Victoria Station for its multitude of rail, tube and coach connections all over London and out to other areas of the UK. It is in fact the main coach terminal for ALL coach services into and out of London. The journey requires a change of train at St Pancras/Kings Cross and the details of this leg are detailed in the sections above.
From St Pancras/Kings Cross make your way to the tube (Victoria line) to make the ride to Victoria station.

Journey: Luton shuttle to Luton Airport Parkway Station > Train to St Pancras/Kings Cross > tube to Victoria Station
Total Time Required: Around 70 minutes
Total Cost with a through ticket: About from £16.50

National Express
National Express run services all over the UK. However the Luton service when booked via the national express website is actually the Green Line 757 service. See below for details.
The journey takes approximately 60 to 85 minutes at a cost of from £5 to around £12
>>>Detailed Information for National Express London Routes

Green Line 757
This is an air conditioned London Express coach service that runs from outside the main terminal. The 757 links Luton Airport with London Victoria. The 757 makes the journey into London via the M1 motorway. In the mornings this may mean slightly longer journeys as traffic flows into London while later in the day the route into London is against the traffic making for slightly quicker journeys. The service runs up to every 20 minutes during the day and every 30 minutes during the evening and a 24 hour service.
The route makes additional stops at:
Brent Cross Shopping Centre in Hendon in North London at the bottom of the M1 motorway
Finchley Road, opposite Finchley Road Station on The A14 and the gateway into central London
Baker Street Station, in central London and close to regents park
Oxford Street, Marble Arch, by Hyde park
The journey takes around 65 to 85 minutes. The cost is from:
Online fares:
Between Brent Cross (North London) and Luton Airport: £8.50 per adult (£12 return)
Between London Victoria (Central London) and Luton Airport: £10  per adult (return £17)
Child fare (5-12): £7.50 oneway, £12 return

easyJet customers who buy their coach ticket online can travel on the Green Line 757 service between London and London Luton Airport at a discounted rate.

Green Line 755
This is an identical service to the 757 but only runs weekdays and does not serve Buckingham Palace Road at Victoria as does the 757.,

This service is run in collaboration with Green line so its really the 757 service. Terravision have their own desk in the arrivals hall of the airport. You can purchase tickets from the Onward Travel Centre in Arrivals at the Airport. If you are travelling with Ryanair then you may be entitled to a discounted ticket rate as the two companies have a promotional rate.
The journey takes around 65 to 85 minutes. The cost is from £10 for a standard single adult fare

Although you can book the trip via Easybus, they do not actually run a service themselves from Luton Airport. They actually resale the services run by the Greenline 747 and the National Express coaches on that route. You can sometimes find their rates cheaper than the actual main service websites.
Journey time is around 60 minutes to Victoria and 65 minutes to Liverpool Street. Cost is £3.95 and £10
Read more about the Easybus shuttle service

Getting to central London from Luton Airport is a very easy journey. Simply leave the airport and follow the signs for the M1 motorway South towards London. Once on the M1 you will stay on this motorway for some 23 miles until it comes to an end at Brent Cross Shopping Centre in Hendon, North London. Follow the signs for the A41 Hendon Way towards central London. This will take you into Baker Street at the start of central London.
For west London areas such as Wembley at the end of the M1 take the A406 North Circular London Inner Orbital Road West towards Neasden and Park Royal. Wembley will signposted from here.

Expect your journey by car/taxi/minicab to take 50-85 minutes.
Expect your coach journey to Gatwick airport to take 55-85 minutes.
The distance from Luton Airport to Central London is 32 miles/51.5 km via the M25 or 24 miles/38.6 km in a straight line.
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