Luton is one of the UK's busiest airports and handled 10.2 million passengers last year.
The airport is served by several budget airlines and is home to easyJet. It helped to pioneer low-cost air travel in Europe when it became easyJet's first UK base in 1995.
Luton airport is on the edge of Luton in Bedfordshire and is 32 miles from central London.
Getting to Luton airport
The airport is close to the M1 and the M25, and has ample long-stay, mid-stay and short-stay parking.
There are also bus, coach and train services to the airport. Trains to Luton Airport Parkway station from central London take about 25 minutes, and there is a shuttle bus between the station and the terminal, which takes about five minutes. The bus runs every 10 minutes from 5am to midnight and connects with all trains calling at the station overnight.
If you are using a sat nav, you should use the postcode LU2 9QT.
Dropping off passengers
There is a drop-off zone where vehicles may stay for a maximum of 10 minutes, to prevent congestion.
If you stay for more than 10 minutes you will be charged. Vehicles left in the drop-off zone unaccompanied will be removed.
Disabled passengers who need help getting into the terminal should use one of the help points in the short stay car park or the drop-off zone to call for assistance.
There are some disabled parking spaces in the drop-off zone. The short stay car park also has disabled parking bays, and Blue Badge holders can park there for an hour for free. You will need to take your badge to the APCOA payment desk in the Onward Travel Centre and leave your parking clock on display in your vehicle.
Passengers should not be picked up from the drop-off zone, unless they are already waiting there for their driver and can be collected within 10 minutes. They should be picked up from the short stay car park, where you will have to pay to park unless you are disabled.
Parking at Luton airport
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Shops, cafes and restaurants at Luton airport
Restaurants, cafes, bars and coffee shops at the airport include:
- Bar Des Voyageurs
- Burger King
- Cafe Bar
- Caffe Nero
- Food Village
- Yam Yam To Go
- Est Restaurant
- Est Bar
- Krispy Kreme
- Pret a Manger
- Starbucks Coffee
- The Real Food Company
Shops at the airport include:
- Cotton Traders
- International Currency Exchange
- Marks and Spencer Simply Food
- Rolling Luggage
- Spectrum Internet Cafe
- The Change Group
- Tie Rack
- WH Smith
- Best of the Best
- J D Sports
- Dixons Tax Free
- Kurt Geiger
- Sunglass Hut
- The Travel Galleria