Make your journey to Luton Airport much smoother with our transfer service. Travel from various locations across the UK, day and night, all the way to the airport door.
With services running day and night across the UK, you can travel in style for less.
Did you know you could save money on travel by choosing coach over parking at the airport?
If you're travelling to Luton Airport from London, you could save up to 78% with a £17.50 return coach ticket, opposed to the airport's £78 week-long parking charge.** (And that's before you've covered the cost of petrol!)
With no driving to do, more environmental benefits, help with your luggage and a drop-off point right at the airport door, you can travel better by switching to coach.
|Routes||Service||Daily Services||Fastest Journey Time|
|London to Luton Airport||A1, A2 and A11||62||50 minutes (from Golders Green)|
|Oxford to Luton Airport||737||6||2 hours|
|Birmingham to Luton Airport||707 and 777||9||2 hours 55 minutes|
|Coventry to Luton Airport||707 and 777||9||2 hours 10 minutes|
|Northampton to Luton Airport||A11, 707 and 777||12||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Stansted to Luton Airport||737 and 777||7||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Heathrow to Luton Airport||230, 240 and 707||16||50 minutes|
|Milton Keynes to Luton Airport||A11, 230, 240, 422, 707, 737 and 777||27||30 minutes|
With coaches departing from multiple London stops across the capital, you’ll find National Express buses more convenient than the train. Travel to Luton Airport from one of these locations at a time that fits your schedule:
A1 service - travels up to 43 times a day and calls at the following stops:
A2 service - travels up to 16 times a day and calls at the following stops:
A11 service - travels up to 3 times a day and calls at the following stops:
If you need a fast and convenient transfer service between Birmingham and Luton Airport, Heathrow, Stansted or Gatwick, pick up happens outside the terminal.
Book at the airport ticket office upon arrival or give us a call.
For just £5 each way, our Change & Go Add On lets you be completely flexible with which coach you board to and from the airport
Board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time.
So if your flight is delayed, then there's no need to panic; you can just hop on the next available coach.
Simply add the 'Change & Go' option to your ticket in the Add Extras section of the booking process.
Serving over 14 million passengers every year, Luton Airport is the UK’s fifth busiest and is one of London’s six international airports.
With a range of eateries, Luton Airport serves everything from sausages to sushi. There’s a selection of popular coffee chains and a pub if you require something stronger.
If you’re travelling within the EU, shop till your heart’s content, duty-free, or at high street favourites. For a truly stress-free experience, you can even pick up your purchases when you return with Shop & Collect.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport and is free for the first 4 hours. There are also plenty of chances to take out cash and exchange currency.
Before visiting the airport, it’s best to familiarise yourself with what you can take through security to avoid any delays. For a summary of Luton Airport’s security checklist, click here.
Luton Airport has some high tech security measures such as electronic boarding pass gates and security scanners – so read their guide to make sure you’re security smart.
As boarding can be completed 40 minutes before the flight is due to the depart, it’s best to leave plenty of time to get to the airport, check-in and get through security. As a guideline, please arrive at least 3 hours before your flight for check-in.
Luton Airport is fully accessible for passengers with reduced mobility. Should you require Special Assistance, let your airline know 48 hours before the flight and they will request Special Care Assistance from Luton Airport staff who can help you from arrival at the airport to departure onboard a flight.
Luton Airport provides a handy online flight tracker here.
For Android users, the FLIGHTS Luton Airport app gives you up-to-date arrival and departure times, flight status, airport maps and a lot else.
Key contact details
Can I buy my ticket to Luton Airport from the National Express coach driver?
Yes* you can, however services may be full with pre-booked customers, so it is always advisable to purchase your ticket in advance.
If you would like to purchase a ticket from our drivers, please be aware of the following:
In addition, you can call the National Express Contact Centre on 08717 818181 between 10am and 6pm, 7 days a week. Calls cost 13p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
*Except at Heathrow Airport where tickets must be purchased from the ticket desk, ticket machine or in advance of travel.
What happens if my airline cancels my flight at short notice and I don't need to travel by coach?
Contact your airline or travel insurer to recover the costs.
If you have a refundable ticket and you cancel your ticket at least 72 hours prior to your outward journey, you will be able to claim a refund subject to our usual terms and conditions.
I'm catching a flight. How much time should I allow before check-in?
Be sure to leave sufficient time between the arrival time of your coach and departure time of your flight. When booking your coach to the airport, plan to arrive at the airport no later than 3 hours before the departure time of your flight.
Even if you have checked in online, leave at least an hour to clear security at the airport.
Can we catch an earlier coach from Luton Airport if our flight arrives early?
Yes, we can help you do that. On arrival, speak to a member of our National Express team at the airport and they will be happy to assist you. Any changes you make will be subject to an amendment fee and an excess fare, depending on the ticket type you booked.
Please note, amendments will only be available on Fully Flexible and Standard tickets.
What should I do if my flight is delayed?
When booking a coach, allow at least 1 hour 30 minutes after landing to clear passport control, collect any luggage and make your way to our departure point. Flexible and Standard tickets can only be amended before the time of departure and might be subject to an amendment fee, excess fare and seat availability. If your flight is delayed, contact our staff as soon as possible.
Open return tickets will allow you to be booked onto the next available service without extra fees. This ticket is valid for 3 months from the original date of departure.
Alternatively, a Change & Go add-on is available from our online 'add extras' page, allowing you to:
I purchased a ticket whilst booking a flight through the Ryanair website but I have not received my ticket?
Tickets for Luton Airport transfers purchased through Ryanair.com may take up to 24 hours to be delivered via e-mail.
Otherwise, contact our National Express customer services team. Please have your Ryanair booking reference number to hand when you get in touch.
Luton Airport Routes
Inter-airport routes to Luton:
Inter-airport routes from Luton:
You can take two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per adult on our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.
Our modern coaches have everything you need to ensure a comfortable and convenient journey to the airport. Find out more below.
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