Gatwick to Luton - Inter-Airport direct coach service
Gatwick to Luton & Luton to Gatwick - timetables, fares & online booking
National Express provides direct inter-airport coach service from Gatwick to Luton. There is no other coach or train operator, which offers similar shuttle service between these airports. National Express offers more than ten direct services per day, between Luton Airport and Gatwick Airport. Coaches that serve this route are not intended to serve the route from Gatwick to Luton only, the coaches run on larger distances, and both airports are only intermediate stops. The National Express's direct coach line between Gatwick Airport and Luton Airport is 707. There are also some indirect routes between these airports, which require connecting at London’s Victoria Coach Station or Heathrow Airport. Most of the services begin their journey at one of the UKs’ cities or towns, however, on the route between Luton and Gatwick they stop at these stops (see table below). The National Express Bus/Coach Shuttle mostly reaches to all terminals at both airports. Traveling between Gatwick Airport and Luton Airport with National Express takes about 2½ hours.
Useful links to coach timetables & fares
On this page you’ll also find:
- How to buy tickets online
- What if my flight is delayed
- Carriage of luggage & bikes
- Alternate transportation: private cars, taxis, car rentals
- Travel insurance
- Accommodation near Gatwick Airport & Luton Airport
National Express coaches are high-class vehicles, equipped with toilet, air conditioning, reclining seats, and radio. This carrier puts the safety and comfort of passengers in the first place, so the vehicles are equipped with a large number of safeguards. National Express uses modern vehicles with large panoramic windows and increased legroom.
Everyone arriving at Gatwick Airpot or Luton Airport may use the carriers’ services, regardless of the type of air operators. National Express's services can also be used by your family, friends, and colleagues who want to greet you or say goodbye to you at the airport.
Go to National Express website to see current timetable and prices and book a ticket for your journey.
Gatwick to Luton by National Express direct Inter-Airport bus service
|National Express service number||▼||230||230||707||707||707||707||707||707||707||230|
|Days of operation||▼||Sa,Su||n Sa,Su
|Period(s) of operation||▼||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|GATWICK AIRPORT, South Terminal||Dep.||5:50||5:50||7:50g||10:05||12:05||14:05||16:05||18:05||20:05||22:30|
|GATWICK AIRPORT, North Terminal||Dep.||6:00||6:00||8:00g||10:15||12:15||14:15||16:15||18:15||20:15||22:45|
|HEATHROW AIRPORT, Terminal 5
|HEATHROW AIRPORT, Terminal 4
|HEATHROW AIRPORT, Terminals 1 & 3 CBS
|HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, Bus Stn.||Dep.||-||-||10:10||12:10||14:10||16:10||18:10f||20:10||22:05||0:25|
|LUTON AIRPORT, Bus Stn.||Arr.||8:20||8:25||10:40||12:40||14:40||16:40||18:40h||20:40||22:35||0:50|
1 = Does not operate 24 December.
g = Operates 15 minutes later Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays.
e = Operates 10 minutes later Mondays to Fridays (excluding Bank Holidays).
c = Operates 5 minutes later Mondays to Fridays (excluding Bank Holidays).
Luton to Gatwick by National Express direct Inter-Airport bus service
|National Express service number||▼||230||707||707||707||707||707||707||707||230|
|Days of operation||▼||Daily||Daily||Daily||Daily||Daily||Daily||Daily||Daily||Daily|
|Period(s) of operation||▼||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|LUTON AIRPORT, Bus Stn.||Dep.||4:10||4:50||6:35g||8:20x||10:50||12:50||14:50||16:50||20:10|
|HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, Bus Stn.||Dep.||-||5:15||7:00g||8:45x||11:15||13:15||15:15||17:15||-|
|HEATHROW AIRPORT, Terminals 1 & 3 CBS||Dep.||4:55
|HEATHROW AIRPORT, Terminal 4||Dep.||5:15||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||21:25|
|HEATHROW AIRPORT, Terminal 5||Dep.||5:25||6:15||8:15||10:15||12:15||14:15||16:15||18:15||21:35|
|GATWICK AIRPORT, North Terminal||Arr.||6:20||7:10||9:10||11:10||13:10||15:10||17:10||19:10h||22:30|
|GATWICK AIRPORT, South Terminal||Arr.||6:30||7:20||9:20||11:20||13:20||15:20||17:20||19:20h||22:40|
2 = Does not operate 24 December.
g = Operates 15 minutes later Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays.
h = Operates 15 minutes later Mondays to Fridays (excluding Bank Holidays).
x = Operates 30 minutes later Saturday and Sunday (and Bank Holidays).
Bus and coach boarding points
|LUTON AIRPORT,, Bus Station, o/s Terminal||HEATHROW AIRPORT, Terminal 4, Arrivals Forecourt|
|HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, Bus Station||HEATHROW AIRPORT, Terminal 5, Arrivals Level|
|HEATHROW AIRPORT, T1 & T3, Central Bus Station
||GATWICK AIRPORT, South Terminal, Lower Forecourt|
|GATWICK AIRPORT, North Terminal, Lower Forecourt|
Luton Airport - Departures and arrivals from bays 4, 5 & 6, located at the bus station in front of the terminal building.
Gatwick North Terminal - National Express coach services arrive and depart from the lower level, outside International Arrivals. Ticket office is inside the terminal at International Arrivals. Transit train is on upper level and connects with the south terminal.
Gatwick South Terminal - National Express coaches arrive and depart from the lower forecourt at stops 16 & 17. Escalators, lifts, ramps and travelators make it easy to get between the forecourt and the terminal.
Free travel connections between Gatwicks terminals - The fast and easy way to get from one terminal to another, both are connected to an automatic shuttle "train", the route is 1.5 km, and the transit takes about 2 minutes. A "train" shuttle runs every three minutes at peak times and every six minutes during the rest of the day.
Prices for online tickets
|NX Inter Airport Service Gatwick to Luton
|Gatwick to Luton||from £18||from £31||from £18||from £31||from £9.50||from £15.50||Gatwick to Luton
|Luton to Gatwick||from £18||from £31||from £18||from £31||from £9.50||from £15.50||Luton to Gatwick
- Age categories: Children: 3-15 years, Seniors: 60+ years. Children aged under 3 travel free.
- Price is reduced when travelling from stops closer to the airport.
To purchase tickets online, you can do it directly at the Europebus home page using a journey planner provided. You can also do it on the National Express website. Simply fill out all fields in the journey planner and follow the instructions to buy a ticket. One-way „Standard” travel ticket from Gatwick to Luton costs £24; Discounted tickets are also available for youths, children, and seniors. Early booking is highly recommended because the National Express’s route between Gatwick Airport and Luton Airport is very popular and the coaches are fully booked on some days. Buy tickets online
If you miss the coach due to a delay, approach the National Express’ staff at the Airport and they will be happy to assist. Look for National Express kiosks. There may be a fee collected.
Usually, National Express drivers will allow passengers to use the next connection. It is not mandatory, the driver has no obligation to do so if the coach has no free seats.
With National Express you can carry two suitcases - weighing up to 20kg each - plus one small piece of hand luggage per person, which you can store onto overhead racks or under the passenger's seat. The coach driver will load and unload customers’ luggage but customers are responsible for seeing their own luggage onto and off the coach on which they are travelling. Note, over this 20 kg allowance and steep excess luggage, extra charges apply.
Of course you can take a bike but... In a bike bag as carry-on luggage, semi-dismantled, free of charge. You can take a bicycle with you as carry-on luggage free of charge on any coach, if you put it in a zip-up 'bike bag', with wheels and pedals removed and handlebars turned. Bike bags are available from most cycle shops, for example www.wiggle.co.uk
To/From Gatwick Airport to Luton Airport by taxi / cab...
Taxis/cabs are a safe way of travelling between Gatwick Airport and Luton Airport. You can travel alone or in groups. It’s possible to book a taxi service online.
|Provider & online bookings||Travel time||Single
||Something you should know about...|
|mincabit.com||up to 120mins||POA||POA||Private taxis, group minibuses, low-cost shuttles|
|ResortHoppa.com||up to 120mins||POA||POA||Private taxis, group minibuses, low-cost shuttle|
To/From Gatwick Airport to/from Luton Airport by rented car...
If you need a car, please use the information provided on the Rent a car page. There you can rent a car online with proven rental agency located throughout the United Kingdom & Europe. You'll save money because you don't have to pay commission to the agent. Car hire online
The best way to protect against unexpected accidents is to buy travel insurance. In my opinion, that the journey was stress-free, you should never travel without travel insurance. You can insure your journey with National Express, it’s possible directly on the National Express website, during ticket purchase.
You can also insure individual with another insurer. This will be the insurance that will apply during the journey and while in a foreign country. The insurance should cover: loss of cash and goods, cancellation of travel and the main treatment abroad. If you travel several times a year and want to save money, you may want to buy an annual insurance policy. Click here to buy an insurance.
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