Only 30 minutes from London and little over an hour from the
Midlands by rail, Luton's connections take you across the UK and to
Europe, including direct train links to St Pancras International
where you can catch the Eurostar to Paris, Amsterdam and
By bus and coach
Luton is well connected by coach to cities and airports throughout
the UK, as well as destinations in mainland Europe.
For national bus and coach information:
National enquiries: 08706 08 26 08
National Express: 08717 81 81 81
01604 67 60 60
For travel within Luton, there is a range of frequent bus
services to and from Luton town centre. The principal stops are in
Silver Street, New Bedford Road and Church Street.
Luton has three mainline railway stations: Luton, Leagrave and
Luton Airport Parkway.
With trains departing approximately every 15 minutes to St
Pancras International, travel by Eurostar has never been
The First Capital Connect service links Luton directly with
Brighton via St Pancras and Gatwick Airport. Discounted daysave
tickets to Brighton are available from the Visitor Information
Centre. Please call 01582 40 15 79 for more information.
Midland Mainline operates a fast service from Luton to St
Pancras for onward journeys to Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and
For train information:
National Rail: 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk
Eurostar: 08705 18 61 86 (outside the UK dial 004412 33 61 75
75) or visit www.eurostar.com
London Luton Airport is the fastest growing airport in the country
with passenger numbers nearing ten million in 2007, an increase of
nearly 400 per cent over the last decade.
Employing close to 500 staff, the Airport is a major economic
driver for the region, as well as a major base for 'low cost' or
'no frills' air travel and you can travel to over 90 destinations
including services within the UK, to Europe and Africa.
The new terminal building was opened in 2005 following a £38m
redevelopment and offers a great selection of shops as well as bars
and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.
If you are starting your journey by car, the airport has
conveniently located short, mid and long term car parks.
You can book holidays, flights, hotels, car hire and car parking
online at www.london-luton.com.
London Luton Airport served by a dedicated railway station,
Luton Airport Parkway, which allows easy access to and from the
airport by rail. A (chargeable) shuttle bus takes passengers on the
short journey from Luton Airport Parkway to the terminal.
Contact London Luton Airport on 01582 40 51 00.
Dishes from China, India, France, Thailand, Greece and Italy are
widely available in Luton at a range of prices suitable for any
If you prefer traditional English cuisine in 'olde worlde'
surroundings, Luton offers several restaurants based in wonderful
historic surroundings such as the Luton Moat House, a 14th century
building which, as its name suggests is surrounded by its very own
moat. Another great restaurant is Leaside, the home in the 19th
century of Asher Hucklesby, the Mayor of Luton who secured Wardown
Park for the town.
In Park Street you will find strong influence from the student
population of the town with a number of pubs offering low priced
food and lively entertainment. Pool competitions, live music, pub
games and special events can be found on most nights of the
In the town centre there are late opening pubs and several
London-scale night clubs.
A wide range of music from the UK dance, house and garage scenes
can be found at most pubs and clubs, which have attracted a number
of well known DJs and revellers from London to the Luton scene.