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Journey Information

There are 330 intercity buses per day from London to Luton. Traveling by bus from London to Luton usually takes around one hour and 27 minutes, but the fastest Green Line bus can make the trip in 42 minutes.

Distance29 mi (46 km)
Shortest duration0h 42m
Cheapest price€8.17
Trips per day274
Most frequent serviceGreen Line
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from London to Luton?

The average price for a bus ticket to Luton is €13.34, This is a superb deal on a bus trip, one of the best that we have seen. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on bus tickets everytime, we search all of the best bus options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from London to Luton is expected to range from €10 to €18. If you are looking to travel to Luton within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €13. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €10 and can be found on 14 June 2022.

Monthly average prices

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 €16 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches


Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €0.38 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from London to Luton?

There are 3 bus lines from London to Luton available for you to search and book on Wanderu. With 215 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:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Green Line2151h 7m€13.36
Megabus411h 34m€14.65
National Express1052h 43m€22.34
  • Green Line

    Green Line

    Book Green Line from London to Luton from €13. There are 215 Green Line schedules from London to Luton and you can expect on average to pay for a Green Line ticket to Luton. In London, Green Line departs to Luton from Green Line Coach Station and 4 other stations. In Luton, Green Line arrives at Luton Station Interchange and 1 other station.

    An average trip on Green Line from London to Luton takes 1 hours and 7 minutes , while the fastest available Green Line trip will get you to Luton in 0 hours and 42 minutes .

    On weekends, Green Line offers 200 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Luton.

  • Megabus


    Book Megabus from London to Luton from €14. There are 41 Megabus schedules from London to Luton and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Luton. In London, Megabus departs to Luton from 16 Old Quebec St and 1 other station. In Luton, Megabus arrives at Luton Airport and no other station.

    An average trip on Megabus from London to Luton takes 1 hours and 34 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Luton in 0 hours and 42 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 37 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Luton.

  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from London to Luton from €8. There are 105 National Express schedules from London to Luton and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to Luton. In London, National Express departs to Luton from Golders Green Bus Station and 15 other stations. In Luton, National Express arrives at Luton Airport Bus & Coach Station and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on National Express from London to Luton takes 2 hours and 43 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Luton in 0 hours and 42 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 110 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Luton.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from London to Luton during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 27 minutes to cover the 46 kilometers from London to Luton. However, the fastest bus only takes 42 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from London to Luton for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave London?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 330 scheduled buses that travel from London to Luton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 274 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from London to Luton; ticket prices start at €2.28.

City Information


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.


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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 bus leave from in London?

Departure stations

Buses to Luton leave from 15 stations in London.

All bus stations in London:

  • 16 Old Quebec St

  • Green Line Coach Station

  • Brent Cross Centre

  • 235 Finchley Rd

  • Baker Street (Gloucester Place)

  • Golders Green Bus Station

  • St John's Wood

  • Finchley Rd & Frognal

  • 405 Mile End Rd

  • Bow Church Station

  • London Finchley Road Station

  • Stratford City Bus Station

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • London Baker St Station

  • London Victoria Rail Station

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