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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 10 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. Travelling between Gatwick Airport and Luton Airport with National Express takes about 2½ hours.

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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.


Timetables and fares...

Gatwick to Luton by National Express direct Inter-Airport bus service

National Express service number 230 230 707 707 707 707 707 707 707 707
Days of operation Sa,Su n Sa,Su
Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - - - - - - - - - 1
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 22:40
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Terminal 5
Dep. 6:50 6:50 09:00 11:00 13:00 15:00 17:00 19:00 21:00 23:25
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Terminal 4
Dep. 7:05 7:05 - - - - - - - -
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Terminals 1 & 3 CBS
Dep. 7:30 7:30 9:30 11:30 13:30 15:30 17:30 19:30 21:30 23:50
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 707 230 707 707 707 707 707 707 707 707 230
Days of operation Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily Daily
Period(s) of operation - - - - - - - - - - -
LUTON AIRPORT, Bus Stn. Dep. 2:25 4:10 4:50 6:35g 8:20x 10:50 12:50 14:50 16:50 18:50 20:10
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, Bus Stn. Dep. 2:50 - 5:15 7:00g 8:45x 11:15 13:15 15:15 17:15 19:15 -
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Terminals 1 & 3 CBS Dep. 3:30 5:05 5:55 7:55 9:55 11:55 13:55 15:55 17:55 19:55 21:10
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Terminal 4 Dep. - 5:25 - - - - - - - - 21:25
HEATHROW AIRPORT, Terminal 5 Dep. 3:45 5:35 6:15 8:15 10:15 12:15 14:15 16:15 18:15 20:15 21:35
GATWICK AIRPORT, North Terminal Arr. 4:40 6:30 7:10 9:10 11:10 13:10 15:10 17:10 19:10h 21:10 22:30
GATWICK AIRPORT, South Terminal Arr. 4:50 6:40 7:20 9:20 11:20 13:20 15:20 17:20 19:20h 21:20 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
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Single Return Single Return Single Return
Gatwick to Luton from £24 from £35 from £24 from £35 from £12.35 from £18 Gatwick to Luton
Luton to Gatwick from £24 from £35 from £24 from £35 from £12.35 from £18 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.

How to buy tickets online for travel from Gatwick to Luton?

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

What if my flight is delayed?

National Express tries to be helpful in such situations. If a passenger is late for the coach service from Luton or Gatwick, 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. In the case when a passenger is delayed and the driver will not allow to enter the coach, passenger should go to the National Express’s service center and explain the situation. Ticket for the connection will be changed by the agent. It is possible that a fee will be collected.

Carriage of luggage and bikes

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.
Each customer has a free luggage allowance of two medium sized suitcases, weighing no more than 20 kilograms each and 1 piece of hand luggage, which must be located on the shelf above your head or under the passenger seat. Buy tickets online

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

Overview of alternative transports between Gatwick Airport and Luton Airport

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
Return
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

 

Travel insurance

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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