As there is no direct train service between Stansted Airport and Luton Airport the most convenient route is to take the bus. The bus service between London Stansted Airport and Luton is very regular and runs once an hour, 24 hours a day. You can book a single ticket for 12.20 GBP one way a booking fee of 1.00 GBP will also be added. Buses depart from Stansted Airport bus and coach station which is opposite the main terminal entrance and arrive just outside Luton Airport's main terminal building. To see the latest prices and book tickets click the link below:
A 50% discount on bus fares from Stansted to London is available to those over 60s see the - discount leaflet.
If you are looking for the cheapest route to get between Stansted and Luton or wish to spend the day in Central London you might find it more economic to use EasyBus or Terravision to get to Central London. Fares start from just 1 GBP one way if you book far enough in advance. Terravision and EasyBus both have ticket kiosks at Stansted Airport but you can also buy tickets online in advance. Once in central London you can take either the train or bus to get to Luton Airport.
The train is a bit slower than taking the bus between Stansted and Luton as you have to travel through Central London and is likely to be more difficult as you will need to carry any baggage with you on the London Underground and a bus transfer is required in Luton as well. Trains leave Stansted approximately evey 15 minutes from directly under the airport for Liverpool Street station in London. From here you take the London Underground to Farringdon where you can take another train to Luton Airport Parkway station. From the station you have to pay 1 GBP for a shuttle bus to take you the 10 minute ride to the Luton Airport's terminal building.
With British trains it is advisable to book in advance to secure the best fare. Tickets can be posted to you or you can pick up your advance tickets from a machine at the station. Also note it is often cheaper to buy two single tickets than a return ticket for some trips. To check live availability and advanced prices click on the button below:
If you are travelling in a group you may find the most economic and comfortable way to travel from Stansted Airport to Luton Airport is by private taxi. For example 4 people in a taxi costs from 89 GBP compared to 25 GBP each for a single bus ticket and an 8 person minivan taxi costs just 179 GBP. Click the button below to use our taxi calculator to get an estimate of cost for your group now:
If you have a very early flight from Stansted Airport or arrive late you may wish to spend a night at a hotel near the Airport.
If you are travelling in a group you may find it easiest and most cost effective to hire a car. To check car rental prices at Stansted click the link below:
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