What are the Best, Easiest and Fastest Way to and from Luton Airport to Central London?

Luton is one of the busiest airports in the United Kingdom and is located in the Borough of Luton in Bedfordshire. The airport serves millions of passengers every year and most passengers travel from the airport to Central London, looking for good accommodation options and amusement gateways.

Listed here are some of the transport links between the airport and Central London and how they fit into the individual needs of every traveller.


East Midlands Trains connects the airport to Central London in only 20 minutes. This is probably the quickest way of travelling from the airport to the heart of the city. However to avail this service one has to take the free shuttle to Luton Airport Parkway train station that is located few minutes away from the main terminal building. There is also the Thameslink train which connects the airport to St. Pancras station in about 40 minutes.

Coaches and Buses

The most popular airport transfer service from Luton to Central London is the National Express coach that operates at a frequency of 15 minutes, drawbacks of the service include the time it takes to reach Central London (more than an hour) and gets crowd during peak hours. The low cost of travelling through buses still lures passengers who do not pay heed to comfortable travel. Other coach services running regularly between Luton and the city are Terravision, Easybus and Greenline.

Taxis and minicabs

A thorough review of various transport links between Luton and the city yields Luton airport taxi to be the easiest, fastest and the best mode of travel between the two places. Taxis are available right outside the main terminal building and can be hired with ease. If you have booked a minicab in advance, the chauffeur awaits your arrival with a placard at the arrivals lounge. Taxis and minicabs are swift, available throughout the day and are 100 per cent safe. London taxis are also comfortable and can accommodate passengers with disabilities, young children and heavy luggage easily. They are the only door-to-door service available in the country and come in handy during peak winter seasons as well as public holidays.