Cheapest Luton-Heathrow transfers indirect via London

Identification of some of the cheapest options for travelling between LHR and LTN

Heathrow Airport Underground Train

Heathrow London Underground train

Direct Heathrow-Luton airports public transport, is not the cheapest

The only direct public transport between London's Heathrow and Luton airports are the National Express coaches which shuttle between the two airports.


Note - There is no direct Heathrow-Luton train service. There is no Heathrow-Luton shared van shuttle style service.

Cheapest transport Heathrow-Luton Airport

The cheapest way to travel between Luton and Heathrow Airports is not direct, cheapest options involve going into central London then interchanging to another transport to the other airport.


Expect a travel time of a minimum of 2.5 hours or more, comparing to just over an hour direct.


Alternative option - hire a private car

If you are a group or can put a small group together (groups can be anything from 2 to 200!) then it can work out cheaper to hire a private car or charter bus.

Private transfers between Heathrow and Luton


Heathrow - Luton indirect option 1

Heathrow - London Victoria (London Underground) interchanging with
Luton - London Victoria (National Express Bus)

The Heathrow London Underground service is the cheapest option between Heathrow Airport and Central London. Victoria Underground trains run around every 5 minutes and take about an hour to Victoria from Heathrow with a change of train at Barons Court.


London Heathrow - Luton Airport To Airport Bus

This option is particularly suited to you if you have a long layover and want to do sightseeing in London, (there is a left luggage office at Victoria Coach Station opposite where the National Express bus departs).


National Express Luton Airport Buses run frequently non-stop between Victoria and Luton Airport 24/7 from Victoria Coach Station that is about 600 yards from the Underground and train station at Victoria.

Heathrow - Luton indirect option 2

Heathrow - London St Pancras (London Underground) interchanging with Luton - London St Pancras (Thameslink Trains)

The Luton bus permutation (option 1) is the cheapest option but using the alternative train service is faster, although slightly more expensive. The train also doesn't suffer from possible road congestion delays that the cheaper bus is open to.


As option 1, the Heathrow London Underground service is the cheapest option between Heathrow Airport and Central London. The Piccadilly Line of the London Underground runs direct between Heathrow and London St Pancras Station. Underground trains run around every 5 minutes and take about an hour to St Pancras from Heathrow.

Like Victoria, there is a left luggage facility at St Pancras Station.


Thameslink Luton Airport Trains run several times an hour between St Pancras and Luton Parkway Station. A connecting shuttle bus takes you up the hill to Luton Airport passenger terminals, a short 5 minute journey. The bus connector is included in the rail ticket to Luton Airport.

Luton - Heathrow Airport private transfers

A private car or bus with a clear run takes around 50 minutes to make the journey between Heathrow and Luton.

As well as being the most convenient and stress free option, private vehicles can make real sense, especially if there is a group of you or you have lots of luggage.

Get a quote for private car hire between Heathrow and Luton

Private Airport Car Transfers

Longer stopover in London

If you are staying overnight then it doesn't matter too much where you stay in Central London, there are so many different transfer options between both airports and the centre.


If you want to just have stopover during the daytime then there are left luggage offices at Victoria Train and Coach Stations and St Pancras Station that are also good hubs for public transport to both airports.

Heathrow - central London by public transport options

Luton - central London by public transport options

Time at airport? - Visit Windsor instead, it's close, convenient & good value

Windsor Castle

If you have a late flight out of Heathrow or a long stopover wasting time at the airport is something most people dread.


A much more attractive proposition is to spend your time in the attractive town of Windsor, just a few miles from Heathrow Airport. Windsor Castle pictured right is what it is most famous for but there is much much more to Windsor and Eton than just the castle. We have flexible packages for all group sizes.


A luggage storage service is available whilst you are in Windsor and there is a flat fee rate, no matter how much or little time you spend in Windsor - no waiting time charges apply.


The stopover solution is a private solution customised to every customer. This is not a public tour with set operating times.

Windsor stopover / late flight solution details

Semi-independent or guided tour transfers

We can customise a day or half day to remember reflecting your personal interests whether there are two or two hundred of you.


We love working with our customers to understand their interests and time-scales and provide a customised itinerary that fits your schedule and pocket. So fill in the enquiry form below with as much detail as you can.


If you just want transport we can do that too. We'll transport you into London, perhaps do a one hour orientation tour and drop you off at a place of your choosing. At an agreed time and place we'll then come and pick you up again. If you have luggage we'll take care of that too.


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