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Getting from Luton Airport to Milton Keynes

If you're travelling from Luton airport to Milton Keynes, you have two different options; taxi or bus. Taking a Luton airport taxi may be the most expensive option but it's also the quickest, with a transfer time of 35 minutes. Taking a bus from Luton to Milton Keynes is a great option for those on a budget as it only costs €10.67 one-way. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to London at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €70 35min 24/7
Welcome Pickups min Book
Bus €21.34 40min 00:40–23:50

How to get from Luton airport to Milton Keynes by taxi

Luton airport lies 35.7km (22.8m) southeast of Milton Keynes. The quickest way to get from London Luton to Milton Keynes is by taking a taxi from Luton airport. The total journey time is around 35 minutes via the M1 motorway.

Taxi fare from Luton Airport to Milton Keynes

There's no set-rate fee for a taxi from Luton airport to Milton Keynes. Your driver will charge you using a taximeter based on the distance you travel. The average cost for this journey is around €70. You can secure a flat-fee for your journey only by booking your ride in advance with Welcome Pickups.


If you're tired after a long flight, taking a taxi from Luton airport to Milton Keynes is by far the best option. Not only will you have your luggage taken care of, but you can enjoy a relaxing door-to-door service, allowing you reach Milton Keynes faster.

Editor’s Note

Some of the available minicabs can take up to 5 passengers. This makes the cost of a taxi journey much cheaper.

Useful Tips

There's no extra charges for luggage in a Luton airport taxi.
Make sure your driver resets the meter before you begin your journey.

How to get from Luton airport to Milton Keynes by bus

There's a direct bus that runs every 2 hours from London Luton to Milton Keynes. National Express runs this bus line and they charge €10.67 for a one-way ticket. This is a great option if you're travelling on a budget.

How much is the bus from London Luton to Milton Keynes?

A one-way ticket for the bus from Luton airport to Milton Keynes starts at €10.67. If you purchase your tickets on the day, this price can increase. You can purchase your tickets in advance online, from the automatic ticket machines in the airport or the manned ticket booths.



Trip Duration

40 MIN

There's a waiting time of up to 2 hours for the bus.

Value for Money

The National Express bus runs from 00:40 to 23:50.

Where do I get it from?

The bus from Luton to Milton Keynes leaves from the Luton Airport Coach Station. You can find the station just outside of the terminal building on Airport Way.


Although the National Express bus runs directly from London Luton to Milton Keynes, the buses only leave every 2 hours, so if you miss a bus, you will have a long wait. Once you're in Milton Keynes, you will also then need to take another bus or a taxi to your accommodation.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling on a budget and aren't on a tight schedule, taking the bus could be a great way for you to save some money.

Useful Tips

Be sure to arrive 10 minutes before your bus is due to leave.
There's storage space for your luggage under the bus.
Make sure your ticket corresponds with the bus you're getting on.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in London. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Drivers are always on time

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Luton Airport to Milton Keynes?

Unfortunately, the local drivers at Luton airport don't offer a set-rate fee for the journey into Milton Keynes. Instead, you will pay the cost calculated by a taximeter. The average cost of this journey is €70. If you'd prefer the peace of mind of a set-rate fare, we suggest booking your Luton airport taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups.

Is there a coach from Luton airport to Milton Keynes?

Yes. The National Express bus runs every 2 hours to Milton Keynes. The cost of a one-way ticket is €10.67 and the journey time is 40 minutes.

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