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Journey Information

There are 358 intercity buses per day from Luton to London. Traveling by bus from Luton to London usually takes around one hour and 50 minutes, but the fastest Green Line bus can make the trip in 35 minutes.

Distance29 mi (46 km)
Shortest duration0h 35m
Cheapest price€8.26
Trips per day301
Most frequent serviceGreen Line
Bus lines3

How much is a bus ticket from Luton to London?

Typically €13.34 is the average price you should expect to pay for a bus ticket to London. This one of the best deals on bus tickets we have seen recently on Wanderu, we recommend booking your travel as prices tend to go up quickly. 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 Luton to London 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 €18 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €0.83 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Luton to London?

There are 3 bus lines from Luton to London available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 227 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 Line2271h 37m€13.51
Megabus551h 52m€14.79
National Express1232h 39m€23.72
  • Green Line

    Green Line

    Book Green Line from Luton to London from €13. There are 227 trips per day offered by Green Line from Luton to London and you can expect on average to pay for a Green Line ticket to London. In Luton, Green Line departs to London from Luton Airport and one other station. In London, Green Line arrives at London Baker St Station and 4 other stations.

    An average trip on Green Line from Luton to London takes 1 hours and 37 minutes , while the fastest available Green Line trip will get you to London in 0 hours and 35 minutes .

    On weekends, Green Line offers 232 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to London.

  • Megabus

    Megabus

    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

    National Express

    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

Is it safe to travel by bus from Luton to London 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 from Luton to London?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 50 minutes to cover the 46 kilometers from Luton to London. However, the fastest bus only takes 35 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?

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

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Luton?

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

How many bus departures serve London each day?

There are 358 scheduled buses that travel from Luton to London every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 301 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 Luton to London; ticket prices start at €2.58.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Luton?

Main departure station: Luton Airport

Buses to London leave from 4 stations in Luton.

All bus stations in Luton:

  • Luton Airport

  • Luton Station Interchange

  • Luton Airport Bus & Coach Station

  • Challney - Travelodge Bus Stop

Where does the bus arrive in London?

Main arrival station: London Finchley Road Station

Buses arrive in London at 15 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in London:

  • London Finchley Road Station

  • London Baker St Station

  • Green Line Coach Station

  • London Marble Arch (Stop S)

  • London Brent Cross Ctr North Circular Rd (Stop J2)

  • 16 Old Quebec St

  • St John's Wood

  • Golders Green Bus Station

  • Finchley Rd & Frognal

  • Victoria Grn Line Coach Sta

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • London Victoria Rail Station

  • Bethnal Grn Rd Shoreditch High St (Stop J)

  • London Stratford Also for Westfield

  • London Marble Arch

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