Luton is close to the M1 and M25 motorways, connecting the airport with Heathrow (see hotels) and Gatwick (see accommodation) to the South, and Leeds city centre to the North, with accommodation options at motorway service stations and around main junctions.
Local buses link the terminal to the town centre, while direct buses run into London and to other major UK cities. Luton Airport has its own railway station, Luton Parkway, with a shuttle service, Train2Plane, linking the terminal and the station.
The station is on the Midland Main Line route from London St Pancras to towns, such as Market Harborough, Leicester and Nottingham.
London Luton Airport (LTN) is one of the UK’s fastest growing airports. Most passengers travel on scheduled services, many of which are provided by low-cost airlines. The airport serves as a hub for easyJet, Monarch Airlines, Thomson Airways, Wizz Air and Ryanair. The airport is also a centre for business jets.
Many hotels have car parking (some free), shuttle service and restaurant, some also have extra facilities, such as gyms and swimming pool. Town centre B&Bs, hostels and other accommodation will be located within easy reach of local restaurants, and may offer a shuttle service.
Location — London Luton airport is located 51km (32 miles) northeast of the city of London and Westminster. The airport is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Junction 10a of the M1 motorway.
Time zone — GMT (GMT + 1 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October)
Driving Directions : From the M25, exit at junction 21 for access to the M1. From the M1, exit at junction 10 and follow signs to the airport. From the east and A1, take the A505 dual carriageway at junction 9; Luton airport lies just off the A505 and is clearly signposted.
Address — Navigation House, Airport Way, Luton, Bedfordshire LU2 9LY, England UK
Airport Code — LTN
Country Code — 44
Car Hire — Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National are all represented. Car hire desks are located next to the Arrivals hall.
Public Transport — #Rail : Luton Airport Parkway Station, 2km (1 mile) from the airport, is connected to the terminal by a free shuttle bus service.
Both First Capital Connect (tel: 0845 676 9904) and East Midlands Trains (tel: 0845 712 5678) provide services to London St Pancras. For information on times and fares, call the 24-hour National Rail enquiries line (tel: 0845 748 4950).
Virgin Trains (tel: 0845 722 2333) operates an express coach connection to its West Coast main linerail services at Milton Keynes station.
— #Bus: Free Luton Airport Express shuttle buses run to/from the Luton Airport Parkway Station. Local bus services connect the airport with the surrounding areas.
— #Coach: The Greenline 757 is an express coach (tel: 0844 801 7261), which runs daily between the airport and central London. Easybus offers a 24-hour service to London Victoria. Numerous National Express coaches run from the airport to destinations all over the country. For further information, contact National Express (tel: 0870 575 7747).
— #Taxi: Cabco (tel: (01582) 737 777), Alpha Taxis (tel: (01582) 599 499) and Luton Taxi Association (tel: (01582) 735 555) offer pre-bookable services to and from the airport, while licensed taxis are available at a rank outside the terminal.