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Congestion on approach to the airport

News   •   Jul 25, 2016 10:30 BST

Driving to the airport?

Please allow extra time for your journey

LLA is undergoing a £110m transformation, improving access and creating a bigger and better terminal and an improved passenger experience, during the transformation, we would advise passengers to leave extra time for their journey to and through the airport.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience whilst this work takes place.

Arriving by car

A new dual carriageway into the airport is due to open this autumn. However, this summer we are very busy and you will experience delays on the roads.

We strongly recommend allowing extra time for your journey to the airport and to consider public transport options, trains from St Pancras take as little as 32 minutes to Luton Airport Parkway.

Dropping Off/Picking Up?

LLA offers TWO HOURS FREE parking in the Long Term Car Park and 15 minutes FREE in Mid Term.

Please note the cost of using the drop-off zone is £3 for 10 minutes.

Parking on site?

A 1700 space multi-storey car park is due to open this autumn. Until then availability at on-site car parks is limited.

Customers staying longer than 24 hours are advised to pre-book and to arrive early to select a space in your chosen car park.

Public transport options

There are many public transport options including train services around the clock; trains from central London to Luton Airport Parkway can take as little as 20 minutes.

There are also lots of bus routes with around 400 services arriving and departing each day.

For further information or to book, please visit To/from LLA

Driving to the airport? Please allow extra time for your journey

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Travelling to or from LLA by train on Sunday 28th August 2016

News   •   Aug 23, 2016 13:43 BST

Engineering work is taking place between St Albans City / Harpenden and Bedford with various line closures and journeys to/from Luton Airport Parkway will be affected.

East Midlands Trains

An amended train service will run with buses replacing trains between London St Pancras International and Luton. Trains will not run between Sheffield and Leeds, passengers should use other train operator services.


Until approximately 21:15, a reduced service will run between Brighton / Three Bridges and St Albans City / Harpenden, buses will run between St Albans City and Bedford.

From approximately 21:15, trains will run to a revised timetable between St Albans City / Harpenden and Bedford.

All day trains between Wimbledon and Luton will not run between St Albans City and Luton, passengers should use connecting buses to / from Luton. A limited rail service will run between St Albans City and Harpenden.

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. 

More information from the Thamelink website link below.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner link below.

​Engineering work is taking place between St Albans City / Harpenden and Bedford with various line closures.

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Passenger growth continues at London Luton Airport

News   •   Aug 12, 2016 12:51 BST

The number of passengers using London Luton Airport (LLA) passed 1.5 million in July; an increase of 15.4% on the previous year.

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M1 Junctions 11 - 12 - full and partial closures for works

News   •   Aug 05, 2016 16:53 BST

The M1 will be subject to closures in September for bridge demolition works which will require full carriageway closures:

  • 2000hrs Saturday 10th to 1400hrs Sunday 11th September
  • 2000hrs Saturday 17th to 1400hrs Sunday 18th September (contingency if works not carried out previous weekend)
  • 2000hrs Saturday 24th to 1400hrs Sunday 25th September
  • 2000hrs Saturday 1st to 1400hrs Sunday 2nd October (contingency if works not carried out previous weekend)

​We have been advised of the following forthcoming carriageway closures and full motorway closures between Junctions 11-12 of the M1 to allow for bridge removals.

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London Luton Airport extends free WiFi

News   •   Aug 02, 2016 10:00 BST

Passengers flying through London Luton Airport (LLA) can now enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi for up to four hours.


Kids on the case when it comes to holiday packing

News   •   Jul 28, 2016 15:04 BST

With August set to see 8.6 million Brits jet off on a summer holiday*, parents across the country are about to face-off with their kids on what they can and can’t cram into their little suitcases.

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Flights to/from Turkey

News   •   Jul 16, 2016 10:38 BST

Following events in Turkey passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline before setting out to the airport.

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Advice to Car Parking customers

  • Customers delayed returning from Turkey will not be charged extra on leaving the car park. Please have your flight number ready at the exit barrier.
  • If you have already left the car park we will refund any extra car parking charges you may have paid.
  • If you were due to travel and now have to cancel your travel plans and car parking booking because of these events, we will provide a full refund.
  • For customers returning early from Turkey we will provide a refund for the unused balance of your car parking stay.

To claim please email and provide your booking reference or vehicle registration to assist with processing.

If you booked your car parking via a third party please contact your parking company for assistance.

Following events in Turkey passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline before setting out to the airport.

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London Luton Airport's Passenger Numbers Grow

News   •   Jul 12, 2016 16:10 BST

1.43 million passengers flew during June 17.7% increase in passenger numbers compared with June 2015


Enjoy the journey - and the destination!

Blog posts   •   Jul 05, 2016 13:54 BST

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London Luton Airport records busiest ever day

News   •   Jun 13, 2016 12:57 BST

​Passenger numbers at London Luton Airport (LLA) grew by 17.6% in May compared with the same month last year, marking 26 months’ consecutive growth for the airport.

About London Luton Airport

One of the UK's largest airports

London Luton Airport (LLA) is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 12.3 million passengers in 2015, an increase of 16.9% on 2014. The airport indirectly employs over 8,600 staff and is a key economic driver for the region.