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London luton Airport

Popular with budget travellers, London Luton Airport is within easy reach of Central London by public transport. The Luton Airport Arrivals lounge is home to shops, bars, restaurants, a currency exchange and an onward travel centre where you can arrange car hire or book bus and coach tickets. The Luton Airport Departures lounge has a babycare room, shops, restaurants, bars and a currency exchange.

Oyster Cards at Luton Airport

If you are going to be in London for more than a day, it's worth booking a Visitor Oyster card in advance. The Visitor Oyster Card is delivered to your home before you arrive in London. It is one of the easiest ways to get around London. You can buy an Oyster card from National Express at the airport and in the Onward Travel Centre. The cards cost £18, which includes £15 credit and a non-refundable deposit of £3.

You cannot use your Visitor Oyster Card or Oyster Card until you reach either St Pancreas International, Farringdon, London Bridge or Blackfriars in London.Learn more about Oyster cards and Buy Oyster Cards Here


There are frequent trains to London to and from Luton Airport Parkway train station. A regular shuttle bus links the airport to Luton Airport Parkway train station in around 10 minutes. Timetables and tickets can be viewed Here
Rail services travel to Central London in as little as 21 minutes with East Midlands Trains.
Thameslink also operate direct trains to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and St. Pancreas International. There are six trains leaving every hour and trains once an hour through the night. The journey to London from Luton Airport, including the bus transfer, is roughly 40 minutes.


There are usually taxis queuing for customers at Luton Airport. Enquire with the driver or mini-cab company beforehand to find out how much your journey will cost. A metered trip to/from Central London will cost around £80. Only use a reputable mini-cab and never use unauthorised drivers.