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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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They have no obligation to take you on a later bus, but I have seen sympathetic drivers allow people to do it in the past. I very much doubt you would be able to get an earlier one. You can book tickets on the spot from your phone or a ticket desk, they might go up in price or sell out though. If you choose the 'amendable' option it allows you to change ...


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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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Yes, it's entirely possible at the airport, if you've not bought online (although it can be more expensive). Source: I've done it myself with easyBus, and they charged me more than I expected; from then on I bought online in advance. Second source: easyBus: Luton Airport to London Buses Pick Up/Drop Off Directions After collection of luggage pass ...


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Expect, A 500ml bottled water to cost £1 - £1.50. A fast food meal / sandwiches to cost £5 - £8. A nicer sit-down meal will be £10 - £20. My advice would be to pay on the card, unless there is a heavy per-transaction charge, as it will be much more convenient, unlikely to cost much more (and may be cheaper) and will not leave you with small change that you ...


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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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It turns out one can view their bus ticket on P-Airbus.com: Enter the flight confirmation number along with the email used on Wizzair.com to reveal the E-ticket: I think they're supposed to send out a notification 3 days before the flight takes place, but there's no need to wait for it. If the ticket doesn't show up on P-Airbus.com, it's possible to ...


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You can buy bus tickets from Luton to Central London on https://easybus.com (you don't need to fly with a specific airline). The nominal price to Paddington (National line) is 10 GBP, but you can buy (in advance, online) discounted tickets starting from 2 GBP for some schedule. There is the green line with a stop at brent cross, 5 miles from wenbley. You ...


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Heathrow is by far the best, outside of special case London City, but if you insist on the others: Stansted has links to the centre of London but the fastest will take you about 47 minutes. Luton can have you in the city centre in about 40 minutes by train which is reasonable, but not quite as fast as the options from Heathrow. Gatwick has expensive ...


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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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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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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 recommend 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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No it's not All international arrivals are escorted through an isolated corridor to immigration, with no transit corridor available. Thus, all transit passengers at Luton must comply with the UK's entry (or at least landside transit) requirements. The UK airports that do offer airside transit are Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester.


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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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As others have said, the coach is likely to become delayed and take longer. But I'll answer mostly about the train because it's what I'm most familiar with. The trains from Luton Airport Parkway to Gatwick Airport are usually more reliable (though there are of course exceptions), but you'll have to catch a bus from the airport itself to the railway station, ...


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That's a safety margin of 40 minutes, which, given London's usual traffic chaos issues, I would personally consider too slim (I'm very cautious about missing flights). I would either: take an earlier bus or find out the route and check the roadworks register to make sure nothing major is happening along the way. Again, this is personal caution. You'll ...


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The trick is to book through easyBus. First, their FAQ notes Don’t worry, if your plane arrives early or late, you may use the same ticket at no extra cost to travel on the next available bus, up to 60 minutes either side of your booked time. Please note we cannot always guarantee there will be spare seats, especially at busy times since passengers ...


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The morning option is much better, there's more trains and you can go direct to Elephant and Castle without needing to change trains. Useful resources: TfL journey planner: https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/ Thameslink train timetable: http://www.thameslinkrailway.com/download/11029.2/b-all-thameslink-services/ By 8am you're right in the middle of the ...


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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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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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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'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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We ended up calling UberXL and paid 62 GBP for a trip to Wembley, arriving at the doors of our apartment :) Estimated price was 57-72 GBP so I guess it was good decision.


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You do not need any money. Assuming you are travelling from within EU/EFTA, you can take sandwiches, fruit, chocolate, and other food in your hand-luggage, and many airports have water fountains to refill a water bottle (you should check for the terminal you will be at). For entertainment, you can bring books, magazines, e-books, etc. Food expenses at ...


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There's WH Smith, both sides of security at Luton airport. They might have guidebooks there. You might want to call and ask in advance. With enough luck you might even be able to pre-order them.


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Bought bus ticket in the airport from Luton to London for 12 GBP. Earliest option was sold out so took the next one. From London to Gatwick used train for 13.4 which was faster and more convenient. All in all, if you didn't book bus ticket in advance and it is peak time, the better option is train.


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I just got an answer from the EasyJet consultunt (the operator of my second flight) that I will need to go through the security control again, but as long as I abide by 2 hours before the flight I should have no issues with getting on the plane on time. :)


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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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To avoid the hassle of transiting via Church St, you could opt for a bus-train combination via Radlett. Uno bus 602 runs hourly from Watford High Street to Radlett. Travel time: ~ 30 mins From Radlett take any train to Luton Airport Parkway and continue with the airport shuttle. Travel time: ~ 30 mins


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