London Luton Airport
The London Luton Airport services clients flying primarily to locations in Europe and offers charter flights to some international destinations. Located in Bedfordshire, England approximately 56 km from Central London, travellers with a car may reach the facility from the M1 Motorway. Many public transportation options provide easy access to other districts and airports. Since 1985, the airport has continued to grow and was renamed in 1990 to correlate with the city of London. A single runway provides access for air carriers including EasyJet, Ryanair, Monarch Airlines, Wizz Air, Aer Arann, Thomson Airways and other small airlines.
London Luton Airport, code LTN, is the fifth largest airport in Britain and services approximately 10 million passengers each year. Many people recognize the airport from the popular television series, “Airline” and “Luton Airport”. The departure lounge offers dining choices from fast food to full restaurants, bars and pubs. Shops that offer duty free goods are available for passengers after security checkpoints. The airport provides complimentary Wi-Fi service.
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Plenty of car park lots make it easy to drive into the airport and leave a car when on holiday. A convenient short term car park is located on the runway side of the terminal building within a 4 minute walk. Mid-term car parks include one free hour of parking and complimentary drop off and pickup service. A long term parking lot resides 10 minutes from the terminal and is serviced by a shuttle bus. All lots feature monitoring by camera operated security systems. The mid-term and long term car parks may be booked online. Priority parking with valet service, which must be booked ahead, is available for an additional fee and provides direct drop off and pick up service to the terminal.
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Several international car hire companies maintain a service desk at London Luton Airport and hire cars directly from the airport or by booking in advance. Alamo, Budget, National and Hertz supply economy to full size vehicles and may allow a different drop off location than London Luton Airport. Cars may also be booked ahead through ebookers.com and easyCar.com.
London Luton Airport Hotels
For a quick overnight stay at economy rates, the Ibis London Luton Airport is within walking distance of the terminal. A restaurant and bar are on site and standard guest rooms feature basic services as expected from this chain hotel.
Near Luton Train Station, the Best Western Menzies Strathmore is a full service hotel with a fitness centre, meeting rooms and free wireless Internet. A bar and restaurant are at the facility.
Travelling around Europe on an economy carrier suits many passengers who fly from LTN. The popular Easyjet Airline services Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Tel Aviv and Zurich among other smaller cities. For travel to the Canary Islands and Greek Islands, Thomson Airways has regular scheduled flights. Monarch Airlines offers charter holiday packages to Gibraltar, Mallorca and other warm climate destinations in Spain. Wizz Air, another favourite small carrier, takes passengers to and from Budapest, Venice and Warsaw.
Public transportation options from LTN include direct rail service to London with arrivals under a half hour through East Midlands Trains or First Capital Connect. A convenient shuttle bus connects riders from the airport to the rail station. The Virgin Rail Link is a coach service that connects from Milton Keynes railway station to the airport terminal.
Several bus and coach lines including the Green Line 757 and easyBus offer a direct route to London. The National Express services outlying districts and other regional airports.
There are several taxi companies in the Luton area that can take you to and from Luton Airport. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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