Everything you need to know about Luton airport
Luton is one of the UK's busiest airports, with flights to nearly 100 destinations worldwide, including Africa and Asia. The airport helped to pioneer low-cost air travel in Europe when it became easyJet's first UK base in 1995.
Facilities at Luton airport - shopping, food and drink
Facilities at the terminal include shops, restaurants, bars, car parking, an exclusive lounge, bureaux de change, babycare rooms, internet access points, fax and photocopying facilities and a chapel.
Getting to Luton airport
Luton airport is 32 miles from central London and is near the M1 and the M25. The best way to get there is to take the M1, leave at junction 10 and follow signs for the airport. If you are coming from the east or the A1, take the A505 through Hitchin.
For full directions, visit our directions page. If you are using a sat nav, you should use the postcode LU2 9QT.
Parking at Luton airport
Airport parking can be horribly expensive if you don't sort it out in advance. Book with us and we can save you up to 60 per cent.
We offer a variety of parking packages at Luton, including on-airport parking, off-airport parking and a Meet and Greet service. Visit our Luton airport parking page to see which option would suit you best.
Luton airport by rail and coach
Trains to Luton Airport Parkway station from central London take about 25 minutes, and the shuttle bus to the terminal takes about five minutes.
We offer discounted rail tickets to and from Luton airport, including free travel for kids. We offer special rates on National Express coach travel to and from the airport if you book an airport hotel with us. Visit our Luton airport by rail and Luton airport by coach pages.
Hand luggage restrictions at Luton airport
- Only one piece of hand luggage per person
- Maximum size for most airlines: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm
- Liquids are permitted in containers of up to 100ml
- Liquids must fit into a transparent resealable bag no bigger than 20cm x 18cm
- Only one bag of liquids per person
- Laptops count as one item of hand luggage
For more information about airport security and luggage restrictions, including hand luggage allowance and liquids, visit our Luton airport baggage and security page.
Luton airport news
Luton Airport's busiest month ever | More than one million passengers fly from Luton in August
August 2008 was the busiest month ever for London Luton, with a record-breaking 1,095,956 passengers using the airport. With an increase of 2.6% on August 2007, an additional 27,000 passengers passed through the Luton Airport terminal.
New Luton to Rotterdam Service | transavia.com announce twice-daily flights
London Luton Airport recently announced a new twice-daily route to Rotterdam, Netherlands with transavia.com. Starting on 27 October, 2008, the Dutch airline will further improve Luton's route network to the popular Benelux region.
Virgin Atlantic cuts fares around the world | Red Hot sale covers America, Asia and Africa
Virgin Atlantic has announced a sale on flights to destinations around the world. Flights to the USA, the Caribbean, the Middle East, the Far East and Africa are going cheap until February 17 for economy tickets, and February 24 for upper class tickets.