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Coach hire to and from London Luton.

Coach hire to and from London Luton Airport.

Being one of the 6 international airports in the UK, coach hire to and from London Luton Airport is extremely common when transporting large groups. London Luton Airport, in 2018, reached over a 16.5 million passenger quantity, making it the 5th busiest airport in the UK.

Situated 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of Luton Town centre and 28 miles (45 km) north of Central London, London Luton Airport can be a hassle to get to – especially not having a direct train line similarly to other UK international airports. As a result of this, using coach hire to and from London Luton Airport would be the most suitable alternative. 

Furthermore, coach hire to and from London Luton Airport can be extremely useful in the bid to reduce our carbon footprint. A coach releases the same amount of carbon emissions as roughly 30 cars. For transporting a large group of people, coach hire is by far the most environmentally friendly method. A singular choice and a little help can go a long way in saving our planet.  

The money a coach journey can save you could be put to good use with the vast variety of retail shops available at London Luton Airport. These include:

  • Accessorize
  • BOSS
  • Skinny Dip
  • Oliver Bonas
  • MAC
  • JD Sports
  • Kurt Geiger
  • Ted Baker
  • Victoria Secrets
  • And more!

If you fancied a quick bite to eat after shopping, there are numerous cafes in the departure lounge. These are:

  • Auntie Anne’s – Food options include original pretzels, pretzel nuggets, pretzel dogs and dips. Drink options include soft and hot drinks.  
  • Benguo – Food options include salads, snacks, breakfast and fruit. Drink options include hot and soft drinks. 
  • Crepeaffaire – Food options include savoury crepes, sweet crepes and all-day breakfast crepes. Drinks include organic coffee and hot drinks, milkshakes and juices.
  • Fattorie Garofalo – Food options include croissants, pasta, pizza slices, Italian Piadina wraps, sandwiches, yoghurt, fruit, cakes and muffins. Drink options include tea and coffee.
  • Friska – Food options include hot rice, salad, burritos, hot wraps, pho noodles, toasties and eggs on toast. Drink options include hot tea and coffee. 
  • Krispy Kreme – Food options include 15 different types of doughnuts! Drink options include lattes, cappuccinos and espressos.
  • And Starbucks Coffee – Food options include sandwiches, paninis, pastries and cakes. Drink options include coffee, tea, hot chocolate, mineral water and fresh fruit juices.

For a more belly-filling meal, there are also  few restaurants to choose from:

  • Bella Italia – Food options include breakfast, pasta, pizza, burgers and steaks. Drinks options include soft drinks, cocktails, beers and wines.
  • Frankie & Benny’s – Food options include all-day breakfast, pasta, salads, burgers, hot dogs and wraps. Drink options include milkshakes, hot drinks, mocktails, American classics, soft drinks, wine, beer and cocktails. 
  • Oriel Grande Brasserie – Food options include all-day breakfast, burgers, baguettes, steak, omelettes and lighter dishes. Drink options include cocktails, champagne, wine, beer hot drinks and soft drinks.
  • The Smithfield Pub & Kitchen – Food options include small plates, burgers, steak, chicken, fish, open sandwiches and toasties. Drink options include homemade soft drinks, hot drinks, cocktails, wines, beers and spirits. 

At London Luton Airport, you also have the option to relax in style in one of the two executive lounges available:

  • ASPIRE LOUNGE
  • About: Aspire Lounge gives you the opportunity to enjoy complimentary food and drink before your flight. WiFi and magazines are also available for you to read. Aspire Lounge is the first UK airport lounge to offer SnoozePods. These are comfortable nap spaces promoting a full 20 minutes of sleep before your flight.
  • Open: 04:00 am – 22:00pm daily.
  • Cost: entry for adults and children aged 11+ will cost £26.99, children aged 2-11 shall cost £17.99 and infants under 2 go free. 
  • Cardholders Accepted?: Yes – cardholders are accepted but this is subject to availability on the day.
  • Dress code: Smart-casual.
  • Groups Accepted?: Stag/hen parties are unfortunately not permitted, however large groups are permitted but need to be agreed in advance with Aspire. You can contact the customer service team on +44 (0) 1582 700898.
  • Location: Aspire Lounge can be found after security. Follow the signage for the departure gates. Use the stairs between Accessorize and Wasabi, (or take the lift) to the first floor.
  •  CLUBROOMS LOUNGE 
  • About: The Clubrooms Lounge includes a la carte dining experience, award-winning craft beers and wine, dedicated table service, airfield views and unlimited WiFi.
  • Open: 04:30 am – 09:30 pm.
  • Costs: To book in advance would cost £36 per adult.
  • Cardholders accepted?: Guests with a Dragonpass lounge access card can pre-book the lounge online. Entry on the day is subject to availability and the payment of an additional fee. Guests with other lounge access or frequent flyer cards are not permitted to use them for access to the lounge. 
  • Dress code: Smart-casual.
  • Groups accepted?: Yes.
  • Location: No1 Lounge is located past security, at the end of the main departure lounge next to gate 17.

FAQ's

Coach hire to and from London Luton Airport

Bus hire to and from London Luton Airport

Minibus hire to and from London Luton Airport

 

At Coach Hire 4U, we ensure that no matter the passenger quantity, a seat can be found for each person. Our fleet varies from 16 seater minibus hire to 70+ seater coach hire. You can relax in comfort both anticipating your flight or recovering from it.

We also provide the option for bus hire to and from London Luton Airport. This is a standard service which is great for short journeys. Bus hire to and from London Luton airport is cost-efficient method when transporting a large group of passengers.

Coach Hire 4U can also offer minibus hire to and from London Luton Airport. This is perfect for transporting a smaller group of passengers. Minibus hire to and from London Luton Airport can save you money by allowing you to pay only for the space you need. Our minibus hire options include 16 seater minibus hire to 19 seater minibus hire. 

 

Before you travel, our Sales team shall make sure all of your booking details are in order and advise your vehicle size appropriately. This ensures a stress-free process where all the hard work will be done for you! On the day, our attentive 24/7 Operations team shall track your flight, being extra cautious even while you’re in the air. No matter the time of day, somebody will always be on the other end of the phone to answer any queries you may have. Leave the stress of travelling to and from London Luton Airport in our very capable hands. 

 

Attractions and Group Activities Around London Luton Airport

  • The Bear Club (24A Guildford Street Mill Yard, Luton LU1 2NR)
  • Wardown House, Museum and Gallery (Old Bedford Road, Luton LU2 7HA)
  • Stockwood Discovery Centre (London Road, Luton LU1 4LX)
  • Someries Castle (81 Someries Cottages Someries, Luton LU2 9PL)
  • Redbournbury Watermill and Bakery (Redbournbury Lane, Redbourn Road, St Albans AL3 6RS)
  • British Schools Museum (41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin SG4 9TS)
  • Land Rover Experience (Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, LU1 4LF)
  • Dunstable Downs (Dunstable Downs Golf Club Whipsnade Road Whipsnade, 
  • Dunstable LU6 2NB)
  • The Hat Factory (65-67 Bute Street, Luton LU1 2EY)
  • Grosvenor Casino Luton (35 Park Street West, Luton LU1 3BE)

Call our Sales team now on 0800 22108644 / 01582 206207

 

Contact information for London Luton Airport

Address: Airport Way, Luton, LU2 9LY

 

General enquiries: +44 (0) 1582 405100

Live flight information: 0906 211 500 00 (charged at 25p/min (landline))

Lost property: +44 (0) 1582 809174

Passengers are strongly advised to provide the following details to ensure a smooth-running pick-up operation from London Luton Airport. W shall require your:

  • Flight number – this allows our Operations team to dispatch your driver in accordance with your tracked flight
  • Passenger and luggage quantity – this allows our Allocations team to allocate the correct size vehicle and the driver to make sure all passengers are present before departing
  • Lead passenger details – we shall need the name and contact number of the lead passenger so both our driver and Operations team can give updates

Vehicles less than 20 seats(minibus hire):

Note: if the minibus or coach you have booked with Coach Hire 4U for your airport transfer is less than 20 seats, it can wait in the pick-up area. 

Fees

  • Closest to terminal = £4 for 13 minutes, £1 per minute thereafter

It is difficult to specify what your costs shall be should you opt for this solution, as a £1 per minute charge is added each minute the driver is waiting for you to arrive and load. 

  • Medium/Long-stay car park = Free

Alternatively, if you wish to reduce the costs and you have the time, you can arrange to meet your vehicle here. This may add additional time to your departure which is not usually desired.

  • Pick-Up Permit/Pass = £20

You have the option to book a pass so that you know exactly what the costs are without running the risk of the £1 increase per minute. This allows you to be collected directly from the terminal and avoid having to walk the 10 minutes to the pick-up point with luggage. 

Please discuss this with your Coach Hire 4U advisor and let them know your preferred option when booking your airport transfer for minibuses and midi coaches with Coach Hire 4U.

Vehicles more than 20 seats(bus hire and coach hire): 

Vehicles of 20 seats or more, with reversing cameras are to use Bay N in the bus bay area outside the terminal building.

Step 1

The driver shall be waiting in the Coach Layover Area until your flight has landed. He shall have to purchase a Pick-Up Permit for £20. 

Step 2

Only when your flight has landed, the coach marshall will permit your driver to move round to Bay N. Please once leaving Arrivals, make your way to the bus bays. It would be wise for your lead passenger and the driver to liaise with each other so both are updated and aware of the situation. Failing this, our Duty Manager can be reached on 07795 011301 (00447795 011301 for non-UK phone)

Note: We may be able to ask the coach marshal to release the vehicle quicker or at least have more information to assist you e.g the vehicle registration.  This gives us the opportunity to assist or advise you of any delays if there are vehicles queuing for release to Bus Stop N in the coach park, so we can start your airport transfer as rapidly as possible.

Note: the coach pick-up bays are located directly outside the terminal. Airport personnel shall be on-site wearing highly-visible jackets to assist you with any queries you may have. 

Step 3

Locate your driver and coach at Bay N. The driver will open the gate to allow passengers to board once the coach is safely in position. Your driver shall help you load your luggage promptly and perform a headcount.

Step 4

Confirm destination/s with the driver and relax for the journey ahead of you.

Fees

  • Pick-Up Permit/Pass = £20

For a vehicle over a 20 seat capacity, a Pick-Up Permit is a necessity and the only option for London Luton group pick-up.

Contact information for London Luton Airport

Address: Airport Way, Luton, LU2 9LY

General enquiries: +44 (0) 1582 405100

Live flight information: 0906 211 500 00 (charged at 25p/min (landline))

Lost property: +44 (0) 1582 809174

Airport Address

Airport Way, Luton, LU2 9LY

Coach Layover Area

Airport Approach Rd, Luton, LU2 9GP

51°52’34.8″N 0°22’41.2″W

Vehicles less than 20 seats(minibus hire):

Note: if the minibus or coach the passenger has booked with Coach Hire 4U for their airport transfer is less than 20 seats, you can wait in the pick-up area. 

Fees

  • Closest to terminal = £4 for 13 minutes, £1 per minute thereafter

It is difficult to specify what your costs shall be should the customer opt for this solution, as a £1 per minute charge is added each minute you are waiting for the passengers to arrive and load. 

  • Medium/Long-stay car park = Free

Alternatively, if the passenger wishes to reduce the costs and they have the time, they can arrange to meet you here. 

  • Pick-Up Permit/Pass = £20

Passengers are given the option to book a pass. This allows for them to be collected directly from the terminal and avoid having to walk the 10 minutes to the pick-up point with luggage. 

Where you shall be picking up your passengers depends on what option they have booked with the Sales team. Please speak with the Operations team if you are unsure of which option the customer has opted for.

Vehicles more than 20 seats(bus hire and coach hire): 

Step 1

Arrive at London Luton Airport and follow the signs for the Mid Stay Car Park. Here you should park up at the Coach Layover Area. You can stay here for a maximum of 24 hours.

Step 2

As soon as you get to the airport, visit the APCOA Car Parking Office in the Mid Stay Car Park. Here you can pay for the Pick-Up Permit and enquire the flight arrival times.

Fees

  • Pick-Up Permit/Pass = £20

For a vehicle over a 20 seat capacity, a Pick-Up Permit is a necessity and the only option for London Luton group pick-up.

Step 3

While you’re waiting for the coach marshall to permit you to drive around to the pick-up bay (Bay N) outside the terminal, it is a good idea to make contact with the lead passenger to let them know your positioning. 

Step 4

Once you’ve been given the go-ahead to move round to Bay N outside the terminal, move the coach there and wait for passengers. Again it is good practice to call them once you are in Bay N. 

Step 5

Once you are with the passengers, please open the gate and help them with their luggage. 

Step 6

Once everybody is on board, please perform a quick headcount and make sure the number correlates with that on your working ticket.

Step 7

Please confirm the desired destination of the customer and continue safely on with your journey.

Contact information for London Luton Airport

General enquiries: +44 (0) 1582 405100

Live flight information: 0906 211 500 00 (charged at 25p/min (landline))

Lost property: +44 (0) 1582 809174

How To Book

To get a quote for one of our coaches, call or email us, or fill in the online booking form. One of our expert travel managers will get in touch and answer all your queries. We will also work with you to ensure you get the best transport solution for the best possible price.

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