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London Luton Airport is an international airport in the largest city in and the capital of the United Kingdom. It is located about 2.4 km east from the city centre. At London Luton Airport, in 2018, over 16.6 million air passengers were recorded. It is the base for EasyJet, Ryanair, TUI Airways, and Wizz Air.


Airport Way, Luton LU2 9LY, United Kingdom

Arrivals (flight irregularity)

Flight # Airline From Expected Arrival Actual Arrival

Departures (flight irregularity)

Flight # Airline To Expected Arrival Actual Arrival

Minimum Connection Time in London Luton Airport

The Minimum Connection Time (MCT) required in a specific airport is essential to know if the route has a connecting flight. It is advisable to look this up before booking a ticket. The MCT is also a deciding factor when a passenger makes a claim for compensation for a missed connection. Below you can see the MCT for connecting flights in London Luton Airport.

  • Between domestic flights: 30 min.
  • Between domestic and international flights: 60 min.
  • Between international flights: 90 min.

London Luton Airport terminal

Terminals are the sections or separate buildings in airports through which passengers can transfer between ground transportation and the places for boarding or disembarking from the plane. It is important to know which terminal you are leaving from or travelling through, because terminals in bigger airports might be a long distance from each other and travellers might require more time to get to the correct one. There is 1 Terminal in London Luton Airport.

Terminal 1 – EasyJet, Ryanair, Wizz Air and others

Transport from London Luton Airport

It might be a challenge to find the most convenient way to get to the city centre when visiting a destination for the first time. It is not always possible to travel by public transportation directly from the airport and taxis are often pricey. We advise looking at all the alternatives ahead of your flight so you can find out what your options are and can schedule your trip appropriately. Go here for the latest information and connections of public transport.

London Luton Airport train

  • Thameslink
    : Central London
    Travel time (approx.)
    : 24 min.

London Luton Airport bus

  • Shuttle
    : Luton Airport Parkway railway station
    Travel time (approx.)
    : 10 min.
    Operating hours
    : 05:00 AM - 12:00 AM, daily

London Luton Airport taxi

  • Pick up point: outside the Terminal
    Travel time (approx.)
    : 1 hr. 10 min. to the city centre
    Approximate price
    : 100 EUR

Where to have a rest in London Luton Airport

Sometimes air travellers face long waiting times between flights, such as overnight layovers or a flight delay until the following day. In such instances, it is essential to know the places in the airport where you can have a decent break or spend time before your flight.

London Luton Airport lounges

Airport lounges are places that offer passengers a variety of benefits and services, such as relaxation zones, food and drinks, WIFI, showers, etc., so passengers can wait in an agreeable and comfortable setting.

  • Aspire Lounge
    Location: Departures
    Opening hours: 04:00 AM - 10:00 PM, daily
  • Clubrooms Lounge
    Location: Departures
    Opening hours: 04:30 AM - 09:30 PM, daily

London Luton Airport hotels

When your flight takes off the following day or the lounges are not suitable, you can opt for staying in a hotel nearby. A number of airports have hotels directly in the airport, while in others you might need to leave the airport area to reach the closest hotel. We have selected the best alternatives for you in case you want to stay in a hotel between flights.

  • Courtyard by Marriott Luton Airport Hotel
    Price: from 90 EUR per night
    Address: Airport Way, Luton LU2 9LF, United Kingdom
    Contact: +44 158 221 8555
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  • White House Hotel
    Price: from 40 EUR per night
    Address: 38 Williton Rd, Luton LU2 9EJ, the United Kingdom
    Contact: +44 755 221 7192
  • Hemel Short Stay Hotel
    Price: from 28 EUR per night
    Address: 36 Dunraven Ave, Luton LU1 1TP, United Kingdom
    Contact: +44 730 808 2111

London Luton Airport cafes & restaurants

When travelling, it is essential to have enough food and drink. Whatever you are in need of, whether it is a quick bite for the plane, a spot for coffee before an early flight, or a spot to take a rest and sit down during a layover, we have a selection of options to suit your needs. You can view the complete overview of places to dine in London Airport here.

  • Starbucks
    Description: coffee, drinks, desserts, sandwiches, snacks
    Location: before and after security and Arrivals
  • Costa Coffee
    Description: coffee, warm and cold drinks, desserts, sandwiches and salads
    Location: before security and Arrivals
  • Pret a Manger
    Description: sandwiches, salads, pastries, soups, hot wraps, and desserts
    Location: before and after security and Arrivals
  • Burger King
    Description: fast food restaurant
    Location: before security and Arrivals
  • Krispy Kreme
    Description: doughnut cafe
    Location: after security
  • Wasabi
    Description: Japanese cuisine
    Location: after security

London Luton Airport shops

If you leave your souvenir purchasing to the very last minute, or you merely have time to pass before your flight, it is a good idea to visit the airport shops. The guide below shows a selection of shops at the airport. Follow this link for a full list.

  • Aelia
    Description: Duty Free
    Location: after security
  • WHSmith
    Description: newspapers, magazines, books, drinks, snacks, and sweets
    Location: before security
  • Victoria's Secret
    Description: lingerie, cosmetics, perfumes, and gifts
    Location: after security
  • Dixons Travel
    Description: electrical store
    Location: after security
  • JD Sports
    Description: sportswear
    Location: after security

Car hire London Luton Airport

Some places are worth seeing by car, or it might be essential for your journey to travel by car. To help you to select the right car hire company for your journey, we have provided a list below.

  • Hertz
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 843 309 3046
  • Europcar
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 08:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 371 384 3413
  • Avis
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 344 544 6021
  • Budget
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 11:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 344 544 4646
  • Enterprise
    Location: Airport area
    Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 07:00 PM, daily
    Contact: +44 158 239 0969

Other facilities in London Luton Airport

Below are some other important amenities in the airport that you may want to visit while travelling.

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