Luton Airport hotel choices

Including 5 on-airport hotels within walking distance of Luton's passenger terminal

Luton Airport

Luton Airport Hotels that you can walk to from the single airport passenger terminal now number five in total.

In keeping with the budget airline backbone of Luton Airport there is a bias to budget and mid-range hotels.


Luton Airport itself is only a couple of miles from Luton town centre which has another cluster of hotels around what is a regional shopping and entertainment centre.

To make an informed hotel choice at Luton Airport you should understand:


  • None of the hotels at Luton offer complementary hotel shuttles. The five hotels on-airport can be reached using a public bus services. There is quite a good public bus service into Luton town centre from outside the passenger terminal, although service levels to tail off during the evening. There is plenty of local taxis which because of the short distances involved are not prohibitively priced.


  • Room rates are cheaper at the weekend and seasonally are cheaper during the winter months.


  • There is one approach road to the passenger terminal. At peak times the road is at gridlock so do give yourself plenty of contingency time getting to the airport. There is no rail link into the airport yet, everyone has to enter the airport by vehicle or walk.

Luton Airport Sign To Hotels

Look for hotel footpath signs

Footpath to airport hotels at Luton Airport

Footpath towards tunnel

Walking to the on-airport hotels

The walk between the Luton Airport Terminal and the Holiday Inn Express Luton Airport is very straightforward.

The Ibis and the Holiday Inn are just beyond the Holiday Inn Express and the Ibis Budget and Courtyard by Marriott beyond them..

Even with luggage it should take no more than 10 minutes and the pavement is fairly smooth and what kerbs there are to be negotiated have slopes, so it's pretty compatible with suitcases on wheels.

Airport terminal to airport hotels

Come out of the passenger terminals and walk over to the right hand side of the bus station. There will almost certainly be National Express buses to London parked.


Go past the National Express London bus stops and continue to the roundabout. From here you should find waymarks to 'hotels'. Follow the exit road out of the airport through a short tunnel under the aircraft taxi way. On exiting the tunnel the Holiday Inn Express hotel is on the right hand side of the road at the top of the ramp. The Ibis and Holiday Inn hotels are just beyond.

Walk up to or out of the Holiday Inn Express hotel onto the approach road into the airport, (there is a short cut down some steps on the airport side of the hotel).


You will now come to a public bus stop with a remarkably similar view to the bottom image displayed here.


Follow the pavement through the tunnel and up into the terminal complex. When you come to a roundabout follow the signs that direct you along the left hand side of the bus station immediately in front of the airport terminal.


Pass the buses and you are at the airport terminal front door.


Ibis Luton Airport - more details

Ibis Budget Luton Airport - more details

Holiday Inn Luton Airport - more details

Holiday Inn Express Luton Airport - more details

Courtyard by Marriott Luton Airport - more details


Luton town centre hotels

There is a good selection of hotels in Luton Town Centre just a couple of miles from the airport. There are public buses and a taxi should not cost more than £12, half that for the closest hotels.


Luton Town Centre is a large regional shopping centre. The Mall is a shopping mall that nowadays is the anchor for the shopping activity. The train station for Luton is adjacent to the shopping area and all the bus services use the streets around the shopping centre as the local hub.


The shopping area has all the mainstream UK chains, including Debenhams, Boots, TK Max, Marks and Spencer’s, WH Smith.


The whole area is surrounded by a multitude of restaurants, fast food and pubs that covers all budgets and tastes.

Galaxy Leisure Centre Luton Town

Galaxy Leisure Centre Luton Town

The Galaxy Centre adjacent to the shopping mall and part of the pedestrianised shopping area offers a wide range of entertainment facilities including an 11 screen cinema, The Whitehouse Lloyds No 1 bar and a selection of restaurants, all under one roof.


The Galaxy also hosts a 16 lane ten pin bowling alley and games complex, six full-size American pool tables, over 100 amusement machines.


Luton hotels for motorists

Perhaps the majority of motorists will be approaching Luton using the M1 motorway. There is a good choice of hotels near junctions 9,10 and 11 of the M1 motorway and Airparks, Luton airports main off airport car park is also close to junction 10.


With free parking and lower room rates (especially at weekends) these hotels close to the M1 make a natural choice for motorists.






Airport hotels within walking distance of airport terminal

Ibis Budget Luton Airport



Parking package

Ibis Luton Airport F



Parking package

Holiday Inn Express Luton F



Parking package

Holiday Inn Luton Airport F



Parking package

Courtyard by Marriott Luton F



Parking package

Hotels nearby in Luton town

easyHotel Luton



Parking package

Stockwood Hotel S




Premier Inn Luton Airport F




Thistle Express Luton S F




Premier Inn Luton Town F




Hampton by Hilton Luton F



Parking package

Icon Hotel Luton




Leaside Hotel S F




Off airport suitable only for motorists

Chiltern Hotel S F




Travelodge Luton F




Premier Inn Luton South F




Hilton Garden Inn Luton North F



Parking package

Holiday Inn Luton South



Parking package

* From prices for 2 adults in 1 room per night.

** Short and long stay parking offered by hotels can be located either at the hotel, at the official airport long stay car parks or at off-site providers depending on duration.

S Single rooms. F Family rooms.

Luton Airport Hotel Map
National Express Airport Coach Services
Every effort is made to keep all our information correct and the advertised prices up to date. We endeavour to be as accurate a source of information as possible but Travellers Toolkits cannot be held responsible for any price differential between our stated prices and those of the companies supplying the product or accuracy of information provided on our sites.