Roadworks on approach to London Luton Airport
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London Luton Airport, closer than you think
London Luton Airport is easily accessible from all over the country and located close to the M1 and M25
- Central London: 32 miles
- North London: 30 miles
- Milton Keynes: 25 miles
- Birmingham: 90 miles
- Oxford: 50 miles
- Cambridge: 35 miles
- Bedford: 22 miles
When using Sat Nav systems, please input postcode - LU2 9QT
Co-ordinates (Short Term Car Park)
Latitude = 51.879458
Longitude = -0.370445
To and From the East and A1
Access to London Luton Airport from the East and A1 is via the A505 dual carriageway through Hitchin.
The airport lies just off the A505 and is clearly signposted.
To and From the M25
Access to London Luton Airport from the West is possible through several routes.
If approaching via Dunstable, follow the airport signs.
Alternative approaches include travelling via M40/M25 to join the M1 and then exit via Junction 10. Exit the M25 at Junction 21 for the access to the M1.
To and From the M1
London Luton Airport is only 30 minutes from North London, 15 minutes from the M25 and 5 minutes from the M1.
The airport is just two miles from the M1 motorway.
Exit the M1 at Junction 10. The route to the airport is clearly signposted.
Blue Badge holders will be able to use dedicated disabled parking bays for up to 60 minutes FREE of charge in the Short Term car park.
Road Safety Enforcement Charges
London Luton Airport would like to remind passengers to use the drop off and pick up facilities provided.
For those wishing to drop-off immediately outside the terminal, Priority Set-Down is conveniently located at a cost of £2 for 15 minutes.
Alternatively 30 minutes free parking is provided in the Mid Term car park for the purposes of drop off and pick up. A free, two minute bus transfer from the Mid Term car park to the terminal operates every fifteen minutes.
An £80 enforcement charge is payable by drivers who stop their vehicles to drop off or pick up passengers on the approach roads, roundabout, or bus lane leading up to the Airport terminal. This charge is reduced to £40 if paid within 14 days.
It is intended to stop the practice of drivers picking up or setting down passengers in unauthorised areas, which poses a risk both to the safety of passengers and that of other road users, as well as causing congestion and disruption to traffic. The enforcement charge will be strictly enforced with mobile CCTV cameras.
The Airport offers the following parking, drop off and pick up options which are also detailed on the map below;
- Mid Term Car Park - FREE Drop Off, FREE Pick Up and FREE Parking for up to 30 minutes1. 2 minute2 FREE bus ride to the terminal.
- Short Term Car Park -Drop Off, Pick Up and Parking £3.80 for 30 minutes. 4 minute walk to the terminal.
- Priority Set Down - Drop Off or Pick Up. £2.00 for up to 15 minutes3. Cars must not be left unattended. 2 minute walk to the terminal
1 For stays longer than 30 minutes, charges will apply. No return within 4 hours.
2 At peak times the transfer may take longer.
3 With effect from 2nd April 2013
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