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Easy travel to London Luton Airport? Take Thameslink.

Whether you’re heading on holiday or visiting friends abroad, get your trip off to a great start with fast and frequent trains to Luton Airport.

Why take the train to Luton Airport?

Keeping you safe from train to plane

Our Covid secure methods, including extra cleaning and contactless payment, keep you safe from train to plane.

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Where can I get the train from?

You can travel with us to Luton Airport by train from Brighton, London and Hertfordshire. Our direct trains set off from these stations:

  • London Blackfriars
  • City Thameslink
  • Farringdon
  • London St Pancras International
  • London Bridge
  • Elephant and Castle

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How do I buy a train ticket for Luton Airport?

You can buy your train tickets in all the normal ways, but we recommend buying your tickets online in advance. This way you can:

  • Skip the station ticket queues and give yourself more time in the departure lounge
  • Save extra money for souvenirs with no booking fees
  • Collect your tickets from any station in the UK
  • Buy a ‘through ticket’ to the airport including the shuttle bus by selecting ‘Luton Airport’ as your destination when you book

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Need to pay for the shuttle bus? You can pay with Contactless on our shuttle bus

If you only have a ticket to Luton Airport Parkway or don’t have a through ticket from the airport – it’s now quicker and easier than ever to pay with contactless on our shuttle bus. When you board the bus, simply touch your contactless card or device on the reader to pay the single fare* to or from the airport.

Ask the driver if you need a different ticket or need to pay for more than one person.

*One journey payment per card/device accepted. Journeys between Luton Airport Parkway- Luton Airport only

What types of tickets can I buy for the airport?

The best ticket for you will depend on when you’re travelling and where you’re travelling from.

  • Super Off-Peak and Off-Peak: If you can travel outside of the busiest times of the day you could save extra money on your ticket. Check our journey planner to see what ticket types are available for your journey time
  • Anytime: You can’t always guarantee what time you’ll be travelling. With an Anytime ticket you can travel whenever you need to regardless of Peak and Off-Peak times

Book online with us

  • No booking fees
  • No stations queues
  • Get the best ticket price direct
  • Collect at any station

Plan your journey

Leaving yourself plenty of time to get to the airport is a good way of avoiding disaster in Departures. We recommend checking with your airline when you need to be there – you can do that and more below:

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