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On two tickets - no way. If you suffer any delays at all, you'll miss the checkin deadline for the onward flight, and you'll have to buy a brand new ticket. It's just too tight On one ticket, if you miss the second flight you'll be rebooked for free, so it just depends on how long you'd have to wait for the next flight and how much of an issue it'll be for ...


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This is not a job for public transport. All transport options involve going into the city and back out again. Both airports are outside the M25 on the same side! Arrange for a taxi, it will cost around £50. You can pre-book one online to have it there waiting for you. It can be done. You will be at the mercy of the traffic. As someone who has lived in ...


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The official minimum connect time between Heathrow and Luton airports is 3 hours 25 minutes. This is the shortest time the airlines will allow if you book connecting flights on one ticket. It suggests your timing is tight but usually doable. Personally I think if this went smoothly, if you have an electronic EU passport, no bags and a reliable taxi firm ...


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You need to get a VAT refund from the merchant when you make the purchase. The refund form is filled by the seller, at the time of the purchase. Not all sellers participate (look for "Tax Free" or "VAT Refund" stickers), and not all purchases are eligible (there's certain limit, IIRC 50 GBP or something like that, per purchase). Drop-off box for later ...


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As I have done the trip a couple of times now, here's how it goes: I took the 321 from Watford Town Centre (do check the exact bus stop and times on Arriva's website) and asked the driver to give me a ticket to Luton Airport. It will be a special ticket (as of January, 2016 it costs 5.10 pounds one way) that will allow you to get to Luton (specifically ...


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Your citizenship is not relevant; where you live is. You need to leave the EU at the latest three months after you bought the goods. I think you may already be too late unless you are still in the EU and are planning to leave it shortly. To quote from the HM Revenue & Customs website: If you're travelling outside the EU, you must show your goods, ...


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A lot of pessimists here. You'll make it 95% of the time using a cab. It just depends on how serious the 5% consequences are.


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The easiest would be a taxi / minicab, you're probably looking at something like £30-£40 if booked in advance Next is the 321 bus from Watford to Luton station, then any of the local buses up the hill to the airport. I can't seem to find prices, but it should be under a tenner. Otherwise, have a play with the TFL Journey Planner and the National Rail ...


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I've done the walk from Church Street in Luton up to the airport before. It's not going to win any awards for "picturesque walk of the year", but as long as you're fit it's fine. There's a massive hill to walk up, but there's footpaths and lights along the whole way. 25 mins seems a little short to me though, I'd allow a tiny bit longer However... Church ...


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The google maps page you link isn't an accurate representation of the walk - your end point isn't really anywhere near the airport terminals. This is a bit more realistic. I'd reccommend getting a taxi - £8 or less for the journey would be my estimate. Your concerns about walking are in fact perfectly justified - the route to the airport from the town centre ...


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Somewhat counterintuitive (ie heading off in almost the opposite direction) but Watford to Baker Street by Metropolitan Line is about £12.60 (standard single, may be less) and about 40 minutes. Baker Street to LTN by easyBus is from £2 and takes about 1 hour - so perhaps about 2 hours and £15 in total.


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I checked london-lutons FAQ's the closest I could find was special-asistance / wheelchairs where they recommend you contact your carrier.


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Also, according to this page under some circumstances you won't need to have the goods sighted. I assume the following applies at Luton: "If there aren't any customs officials at the port or airport you're leaving from, there will be a telephone you can use to ring an official or a clearly marked customs post box in which you can leave your refund form. ...


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I think so, yes. This map shows that all the gates are accessible off a common area: -- http://www.luton-airport-guide.co.uk/terminal-map.html My only issue is that the map doesn't show security (though it lists a legend item for it) and neither does it show security on the ground floor map. So it's possible (though unlikely) that there are security ...



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