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 up to 83 services per day to and from London, you now have more transport choice from the capital. You shouldn’t have to wait, so we’ve also added 2,300 extra seats, cutting down on queuing time for a better travel experience.
National Express offers a large number of routes that will take you to Luton Airport. Whether it’s a short hop from cultural Cambridge or a longer trip from stately Sheffield, you should find a service that fits your requirement.
|Routes||Service||Daily Services||Journey Time|
|London to Luton Airport||A1, A2, 420, 422, 920||83||40 minutes|
|Oxford to Luton Airport||737||10||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Birmingham to Luton Airport||420, 422, 777, 920||17||1 hour 55 minutes|
|Cambridge to Luton Airport||787||10||1 hour 20 minutes|
|Coventry to Luton Airport||420, 422, 777, 920||12||1 hour 20 minutes|
|Leicester to Luton Airport||230, 240||15||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Northampton to Luton Airport||230, 707||11||1 hour 15 minutes|
|Heathrow to Luton Airport||230, 240, 707, 787||28||45 minutes|
|Sheffield to Luton Airport||240||9||4 hours|
|Milton Keynes to Luton Airport||230, 422, 707, 777||20||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:
A Services - Our two A services run up to 83 times a day:
Service A1 from London Victoria Coach Station calls at:
Service A2 from London Paddington calls at:
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.
Because flights can be delayed or changed, having a more flexible ticket option can be the smart choice. For just £5 each way, our Flexible Add-on gives you all the choice you need:
So if your flight changes, you’ll be able to hop on the next available transfer.
When booking, add the 'Change Coach' option to your ticket in the Add Extras section.
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.
WiFi 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, arrive at least 2 hours before your flight for check-in. Allow 3 hours if it’s a long-haul flight.
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 flexible 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.
You can take two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per person on our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.
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