Stansted to Luton
While being quite close together, the journey between Stansted and Luton isn't the easiest with no direct motorway connection.
The best way to connect to Luton from Stansted is by road using a taxi service. You can see taxi services available at our Stansted Taxi and Private Car page. Taxi prices between Stansted and Luton start at around £75.
If your schedule has a little more flexibility in it you could use one of the bus services. These are quite cost effective but, of course, like all public transport you're stuck to the bus companies schedule, although for all the London airports, these services are quite convenient.
Stansted to Luton by Train
Only for the seasoned London traveller or for very adventurous travellers
Trains to Luton aren't an ideal option as there's no direct line train service between the two airports. To get to Luton from Stansted by train you have to route into London and from London you'll use the London Underground (often referred to as 'the tube') and from there you'll take another train to Luton. This typically involves 3 changes but you do eventually end up at the airport.
Stansted Airport Train Station (Located under the terminal)
London Liverpool Street
Farringdon (via one of the following; the Circle Line | Hammersmith & City Line | Metropolitan Line)
Luton Airport Parkway
As you can see, a Stansted Airport transfer to Luton by train is quite a mission. If you prefer the public transport option, the coach services offered by National Express are probably the easiest and cheapest option.
Stansted Airport Transfer to Luton - Your Best Options
Taxi or Private Hire Vehicle
- Journey time around 1 hour 15 minutes in clear traffic
Not so good for
Note: I always maintain that taxis can be good value for money when splitting the cost, especially for larger people carriers such as 8 seaters that taxi companies often use. If you're travelling in a group of 4 or more it's always advisable to compare the cost of a taxi against other forms of public transport.
Bus: Stansted to Luton
- Cost, around £13
- Relative comfort
- Convenient service with many services running daily
Not so good for
- Not as flexible as using a taxi
- Maybe more costly than taxi or private hire if travelling as a group