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Journey Information

There are 631 intercity coaches per day from London to Luton. Traveling by coach from London to Luton usually takes around one hour and 49 minutes, but the fastest Green Line coach can make the trip in 38 minutes.

Distance29 mi (46 km)
Shortest duration0h 38m
Cheapest price£5.90
Trips per day503
Most frequent serviceGreen Line
Coach lines3

How much is a coach ticket from London to Luton?

£12.43 is the average price of a bus ticket from London to Luton. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from London to Luton by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around £14 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 16 days in advance to save up to £0.92.

What coach companies travel from London to Luton?

There are 3 bus lines from London to Luton available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 459 daily trips, Green Line usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Green Line4591h 29m£11.93
Megabus751h 21m£14.91
National Express1822h 51m£21.33
  • Green Line buses operate between London Luton Airport and central London. Departures take place every 15-30 minutes, 24 hours a day, making it exceptionally easy to match your schedule. Green Line buses stop at Brent Cross Shopping Center, Baker Street, and Marble Arch on the way to London's Victoria coach terminal. The full journey takes about an hour to complete.

  • Founded in 2003, Megabus UK was created to provide travelers with greener, more straightforward and smarter travel. The carrier has routes all across the United Kingdom in England, Scotland, and Wales. The Megabus UK fleet, easily distinguishable by its dark blue and yellow colors, has free Wi-Fi, outlets and charging ports, onboard restrooms, and 20 kg luggage allowances on each bus.

  • National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of one hour and 49 minutes to cover the 29 miles from London to Luton. However, the fastest coach only takes 38 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short coach trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Thursday is usually the day of the week when coaches are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your coach travel for the beginning of the week."

The first coach leaves at 00:00 and the last coach leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all coaches from London to Luton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 631 scheduled coaches that travel from London to Luton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 503 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Luton; ticket prices start at £8.70.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Luton

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Situated on the River Lea, Luton is a vibrant town only 29 miles northwest of London. The city's local history is celebrated and displayed at the Stockwood Discovery Centre. This free attraction offers gardens, a cafe, and a museum, together creating a great place to spend the day exploring.

To add some retail therapy to your vacation, visit The Mall to browse over 100 shops, including both high street retailers and independent shops. The Mall also houses many restaurants and cafes, making it a relaxing place to stop and take a load off with a latte—or an afternoon tea, if you'd like to really embrace local tradition.

Due to its location near London, Luton is a very accessible town. Access via rail, bus, and air is available from its international airport, where frequent services from London and other major cities arrive.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in London?

Main departure station: London Marble Arch, for Stansted

Coaches to Luton leave from 15 stations in London.

All coach stations in London:

  • London Marble Arch, for Stansted

  • Green Line Coach Station

  • 235 Finchley Rd

  • Brent Cross Centre

  • Baker Street (Gloucester Place)

  • Finchley Rd & Frognal

  • Golders Green Bus Station

  • London Mile End

  • Bow Church Station

  • 251 Whitechapel Rd

  • Paddington Rail Station

  • London Stratford, Also for Westfield

  • Bethnal Green (Stop D)

  • St John's Wood

  • Bethnal Grn Rd Shoreditch High St (Stop J)

Where does the coach arrive in Luton?

Main arrival station: Luton Airport

Coaches arrive in Luton at 4 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Luton:

  • Luton Airport

  • Luton Station Interchange

  • Luton Airport Bus & Coach Station

  • Halfway Ave

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