Luton Airport is a convenient hub for flights across Europe about 25 miles north of London. Luton Airport has great links through the east of England, including to Dunstable, Cambridge and other cities that save long and expensive trips to London itself. Our Luton Airport hotels are great for making last-minute flights on time or sightseeing before you fly.
Hotels near Luton Airport
Luton Town Centre
Dunstable South A5
Dunstable / Luton
Luton South (M1, J9)
Airport parking is hassle-free when you book through our partners at Holiday Extras. Add airport parking after your hotel booking and wake up ready to enjoy your flight, with your car parking completely taken care of.
Start your trip in VIP style and enjoy comfy seats, internet access, complimentary food & drink and more at an airport lounge before you take off. Add an airport lounge after your hotel booking easily with our partners, Holiday Extras.
Zoom through passport control and security with a fast track pass. Add a fast track pass after your hotel booking with our partner, Holiday Extras, and you’ll move to the priority lane – spend less time queuing and more time relaxing before your flight.
Whether you're taking a family holiday or you're going on a short business trip, spending the night at a comfortable hotel could be the perfect way to start your journey - especially if you're travelling to Luton Airport from out of town. At the Premier Inn Luton Airport Hotel, you can expect free on-site parking, satellite television and a range of culinary options at our on-site restaurant.
What's more, our Luton Airport hotel offers a range of facilities for business guests, with Wi-Fi connections, innovative meeting rooms and great corporate services. So if you're travelling from Luton Airport to a business meeting or conference, you can rest assured that you'll be able to prepare for your trip from the comfort of the Premier Inn Luton Airport hotel.
Hotels closest to Luton Airport
Our closest hotel to Luton Airport is our Premier Inn Luton (Airport) hotel, which is about a five-minute drive or 10 minutes on the Luton Shuttle Bus service.
Our next closest hotels are our Premier Inn Luton Town Centre and Premier Inn Luton South (M1, J9) hotel. Our Premier Inn Luton Town Centre hotel is about three miles away from the airport and a 10-minute drive, 20 minutes on the 99 bus or about an hour taking the Luton Shuttle Bus and the train. Our Premier Inn Luton South (M1, J9) hotel is about seven miles from the airport, which is about a 15-minute drive, or an hour on the 99, 46 and Luton Shuttle Bus routes.
Our other hotels near Luton Airport are based around Dunstable, close to Whipsnade Zoo, the Warner Bros Studios Harry Potter experience and Dunstable Town Centre, while still only being a short drive from Luton Airport.
Getting to Luton Airport
Our Luton Airport hotels make getting to the airport so much easier. Getting to Luton Airport is simple, whether you’re travelling from London or elsewhere across the UK.
Luton Airport is close to the M1 and M25, major roads that are easily accessible from across the country. If you’re travelling from the east, take the A505 dual carriageway through Hitchin. From the west along the M40/M25 join the M1 and exit at Junction 10. Airport parking varies in cost, the closest parking is in the Priority Meet and Greet area.
A full range of airport parking both on and off-site is available to add to your Premier Inn hotel booking through our partners at Holiday Extras.
There are direct trains to Luton Airport Parkway station from stations in the Midlands, as well as connecting trains from cities in the north. From London, jump on a direct train from Blackfriars, Farringdon, Kings Cross St. Pancras or City Thameslink to get to Luton Airport Parkway station. The journey takes about an hour.
National Express services run direct to Luton Airport from Victoria Coach Station and the Green Line 727 service runs through several stops in London. easyBus services also run from London Victoria and Liverpool Street station to Luton Airport.
What to do before and after your flight at Luton Airport
There’s plenty to do in Luton if you have time before your flight. Whether you’d like to unwind on a peaceful stroll through a park or enjoy a full day out at the zoo, Luton has it all.
All our Luton Airport hotels have on-site restaurants or restaurants nearby. Our restaurants serve the Premier Inn Breakfast, an all-you-can-eat selection of delicious bacon, sausages, eggs, black pudding and much more, as well as lunches and dinners to help you prepare for your flights.
If you’re thinking of going on a trip before you fly, you can’t go wrong with a day out at Whipsnade Zoo. Whipsnade Zoo is famously one of the largest in the UK, with stunning animals you’d usually only see on safari across the world. If you’re planning on something a little more low-key, Wrest Park is just a 15-minute drive from Luton Town Centre and has over 92-acres of some of the most scenic gardens in the whole country. Wardown House, Museum & Gallery and Woodside Farm Park are other great places to take your mind off your flight or to pick up something to take back with you. Find all the best places to see in Luton in our Luton airport guide.
If you need to buy any last-minute must-haves for your flight, or you want to take a look through the duty-free deals, Luton Airport has a range of shops including top beauty labels and high street fashion names. Most shops can be found after passing through security, including Aelia duty free lines.
Luton Airport has free Wi-Fi for up to four hours and plug sockets throughout its main terminal. If you’re willing to pay a little extra, you can relax in an airport lounge after booking with us, thanks to our friends at Holiday Extras. The Aspire airport lounge offers unlimited Wi-Fi, complimentary food and drinks and comfy armchairs. There’s also a family friendly area at the airport with big screens to keep kids entertained. Find all the best spots at Luton Airport in our guide to Luton Airport.
Hotels near Luton Airport with parking
Most of our Luton Airport hotels either have chargeable 24hr parking or free on-site parking during your stay. Longer term airport parking is available through our partners, Holiday Extras, after booking your hotel. Please check your hotel page before booking or contact your hotel directly to confirm parking arrangements and check availability at the time of your booking.
Luton (Airport) hotel
On-site parking managed by Horizon is available at this hotel for £6 per night. There are 125 spaces for guests in total.
Luton Town Centre hotel
Free parking is available at the NCP car park next to the hotel. Guests can park on any floor, but will need tickets to be validated at reception. There is a height restriction of 2m.
Luton South (M1, J9) hotel
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 90 spaces in total for guests
Dunstable South A5 hotel
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 62 spaces in total for guests.
Dunstable / Luton hotel
Free on-site parking is available at this hotel, with 78 spaces in total for guests.
Is Luton Airport open 24 hours?
Luton Airport currently opens from 5am to 3pm. Prior to recent changes, the airport was open all night along with a number of shops.
Can I stay overnight at Luton Airport?
There are no designated sleeping areas at Luton Airport and the airport currently closes after 3pm. As the airport is on the smaller side, there are more limited seating spaces, so even when the airport returns to regular hours it’ll be tricky to find somewhere to sleep in the airport itself. If you need somewhere to stay after a long flight or you need to make an early flight in time, we recommend booking at our Premier Inn Luton (Airport) hotel instead for comfy rooms with Hypnos beds at budget prices, only a 5-minute drive or a 10-minute bus ride from the airport.
Do your Luton Airport hotels have a free shuttle to Luton Airport?
There are no free shuttle services, but the Luton Shuttle Bus runs from our Luton (Airport) hotel to Luton Airport every 10 minutes from 5am to midnight, with a journey time of around 10 minutes. Single tickets cost £2.40 per adult.
How far are Premier Inn hotels from Luton Airport?
Our Premier Inn Luton (Airport) hotel is about two miles from Luton Airport, about a five-minute drive or a 10-minute journey on the Luton Shuttle Bus.
Are buses around Luton Airport free?
Buses around Luton Airport aren’t free. The Luton Shuttle Bus costs £2.40 for an adult single, £3.80 for a return and children between five and 15 travel for half price.
How many terminals are there at Luton Airport?
Luton Airport has one main terminal, made up of a two-storey building. Check-in desks and security are on the ground floor, departures made up of 41 gates and three side piers are on the upper floor. Restaurants and shops can be found on both floors of the terminal.