London Luton Airport is not as well connected to Oxford by bus as other Airports. National Express runs eight direct buses a day from outside the terminal at London Luton Airport to the central bus station (Gloucester Green) in Oxford. It takes approximately 2 hours and costs 15 GBP return.A 33% discount on bus fares is available to those over 60 with the National Express Senior Coach Card, if you are aged between 16 and 26 a young persons coach card can also save you 33% on coach fares and there is also a family coachcard. To book in advance on the secure official website just use the form below:
If you have plenty of time and are looking for the cheapest option you could consider taking a Terravision Bus or an easyBus to London (from 2 GBP one way) then picking up a Megabus from Victoria coach station or Oxford Gloucester Green bus station which can cost as little as 1.50 GBP one way if you book far enough ahead.
Luton Airport's nearest railway station (Luton Airport Parkway) is a 5-10 minute shuttle bus ride away from the airport. Trains run from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras Station every 10 - 15 minutes and a return ticket cost approx 25 GBP. Shuttle buses run between the airport (bay 1) and the station every 10 minutes from 5am to midnight with additional buses to meet late night trains. The buses are free if you have bought a train ticket to Luton Airport but cost 1.50 GBP each way if your ticket is only to Parkway Station (be careful when selecting a ticket!).
Once in London you can take the underground to Paddington Station and take a train to Oxford from here or go to Victoria bus station where buses run 24 hours a day to Oxford.
If you are travelling in a group you may find the most economic way to travel from Luton Airport could be by private taxi hire. The serivce is door to door and saves hassle with baggage. A typical car (4 passengers) will cost 70 GBP and a van (6 passengers) 90 GBP one way from Luton Airport to Oxford. If you have a special request or want detailed pricing click the button below to submit your details:
It is possible to rent a car to travel from Luton to Oxford, but it is best to book this in advance.
If you have a very early flight from Luton Airport or arrive late you may wish to spend a night at a hotel near the Airport.
Oxford Literary Festival
(Sun 16th Mar, 2014)
The Oxford Literary Festival offers a range of talks, discussions, debates, readings and lunches from authors and literary heroes. The main location is Christ Church college.
Blenheim Easter Egg Challenge
(Tue 22nd Apr, 2014)
Annual Easter Egg Challenge at Blenheim Palace, including face painting and family fun.
May Day Celebrations 6am
(Thu 01st May, 2014)
Spectators gather in their thousands to hear the choir of Magdalen College sing in the new May dawn from the top of their chapel tower.