London Luton Airport Guide

London Luton Airport Terminal Building - © Steff

The London Luton Airport Guide contains a range of useful traveller related information and practical resources for both holiday travellers & business travellers. The guide contains information on Luton airport, including details on how to get to the airport, car hire & airport car parking, airport maps and weather. Luton airport offers passengers a range of short haul charter and scheduled flights to other destinations in the UK and Ireland, Europe & Egypt. The airport is located approx 32 miles from central London and is one of five airports in and around the capital. Travellers that are more familiar with the facilities available at an airport and those that have some useful knowledge of the airport can help to ensure they are likely to enjoy a better experience when travelling through the airport.

Information on Luton Airport

Airport Name: London Luton Airport

Address: London Luton Airport, Airport Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 9QT, United Kingdom

Airport Code: LTN

Telephone: +44 (0)1582 405100

Website: Luton Airport

Lost Property Number: +44 (0)1582 405100

Check in Times:

Usually 2 hours prior to departure for European Flights.

Usually 1 hour prior to departure for UK & Ireland flights.

Flights: Internal Flights to other destinations in the UK & to a range of short haul destinations in Europe in including Ireland, Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Finland and Egypt.

Terminals: One

Tips & Advice: When travelling by air, check the latest Traffic & Road Reports well in time to check for any delays or incidents that could impact on your journey. It also advisable to arrive at the airport well in time factoring in to your journey time possible delays due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances etc. to ensure you catch your flight. See our various Travellers Tips guides for further information.

Baggage Rules: Baggage rules and regulations are subject to alteration and amendment at short notice, it is recommended you check what is allowable, weight limits and any other concerns with your airline. Being aware of the latest rules & regulations can help ensure you pack your bags accordingly to comply with the regulations. For more information please see: Baggage Rules

Travel Checklist: See our Travel Checklist for a quick reference checklist for travellers to help ensure you pack everything you need. The checklist also contains some useful reminders and tips.

Getting To Luton Airport

By Public Transport

The Luton Airport Parkway station is the rail terminal for the airport, it provides a free bus shuttle service taking passengers to and from the airport to the station, the journey time is approx 5 minutes and frequency is every 10 to 15 minutes. From Luton Airport Parkway station there are a number of routes served in to London such as the Thameslink service that takes you in to central London and beyond, there are services to the Midlands and Yorkshire. For more information and for resources on planning journeys on the rail network please see: National Rail

See Luton Airport Rail Journeys to book rail journeys to and from the airport and benefit from having your airport transport booked at competitive prices.

Bus & Coach:
There are a number of coaches that provide services to Luton airport. Green Line runs service 757 that runs daily from central London (Victoria, Marble Arch, Baker Street and Brent Cross) and Luton airport. National Express runs several routes to and from Luton airport to a range of destinations in London and across the regions. easyBus offers cheap services to the airport from central London (Victoria, Marble Arch, Baker Street) one way fares start from £2. There are also local buses that offer services from the airport to the surrounding areas that include Hemel Hempstead, Watford, St Albans, services are run by Arriva Bus & Centre Bus.

By Car

London Luton airport is assessable from a number of major roads.

If you are travelling from the East and A1: take the A505 through Hitchin, the airport is located off the A505 and is signposted.

If you are travelling to and from the M25: From Dunstable, follow the signs for the airport.
From the M25 & M40, drive on to the M1 and exit at junction 10. On the M25 exit at junction 21 for access to the M1.

If you are travelling to and from the M1: The airport is approx half an hour drive from North London and is located just two miles from the M1. On the M1 exit at junction 10, the route to the airport is then signposted. Follow the signs for the airport.

Airport Car Hire

Search for great value Car Hire deals for a range of different vehicles from small cars to family cars to luxury and sports cars.

Airport Car Parking

Luton airport has facilities for both Short Term & Long Term Car Parking. Short term There is a time period of up to 10 minutes only given to drop off passengers at the airport without incurring charges. This is not allowed for collecting passengers, for collection of passengers you need to use the short stay car park. The minimum cost of parking at the short term car park is £2.50 for up to 15 minutes, the cost is then £10 for 2 hours and £15 for 6 hours. With the steep cost of parking, it is worth pre booking parking to save some of the cost.

Long Term parking is available, charges start from £12.50 per day if you pay on the day you arrive. Mid term parking is for stays up to 5 days and costs £15 if you pay on the day. Long term parking (Pink Car Park) is designed for those wishing to have car parking for over 5 days, there is a minimum charge of 5 days when using this car park. The long term car parking can be pre booked, cheaper prices & discounts are available if you book earlier, if you do need long term airport parking it is well worth booking in advance rather than on the day to both guarantee a parking space and save money on parking costs.

To book Luton Airport Car Parking please see: UK Airport Parking

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