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Journey Information

There are 334 intercity buses per day from London to Luton. Traveling by bus from London to Luton usually takes around one hour and 26 minutes, but the fastest Green Line bus can make the trip in 42 minutes.

Distance29 mi (46 km)
Shortest duration0h 42m
Cheapest price$8.74
Trips per day279
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 $8.74, 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.

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 $17 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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $6.08 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 compare on Wanderu. With 222 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 Line2221h 7m$14.43
Megabus431h 35m$15.82
National Express1072h 44m$24.40
  • Green Line

    Green Line

    Book Green Line from London to Luton from $14. There are 222 trips per day offered by Green Line 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 16 Old Quebec St and 4 other stations. In Luton, Green Line arrives at Luton Station Interchange and one 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 220 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Luton.

  • Megabus


    Book Megabus from London to Luton from $15. There are 43 trips per day offered by Megabus 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 one other station. In Luton, Megabus arrives at Luton Airport .

    An average trip on Megabus from London to Luton takes 1 hours and 35 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Luton in 0 hours and 42 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 42 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Luton.

  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from London to Luton from $9. There are 107 trips per day offered by National Express 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 44 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to Luton in 0 hours and 42 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 120 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend 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.

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 London to Luton?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 26 minutes to cover the 29 miles 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses 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 bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave London?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. 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 334 scheduled buses that travel from London to Luton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 279 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 $2.44.

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?

Main departure station: 16 Old Quebec St

Buses to Luton leave from 15 stations in London.

All bus stations in London:

  • 16 Old Quebec St

  • Green Line Coach Station

  • Baker Street (Gloucester Place)

  • Brent Cross Centre

  • 235 Finchley Rd

  • Golders Green Bus Station

  • London Finchley Road Station

  • St John's Wood

  • 405 Mile End Rd

  • Bow Church Station

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • Finchley Rd & Frognal

  • Stratford City Bus Station

  • London Victoria Rail Station

  • London Baker St Station

Where does the bus arrive in Luton?

Main arrival station: Luton Airport

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

All bus stations in Luton:

  • Luton Airport

  • Luton Station Interchange

  • Luton Airport Bus & Coach Station

  • Challney - Travelodge Bus Stop

Need a return trip from Luton to London?

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