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Travelling from Luton to Bedford by train

The fastest trains from Luton to Bedford take around 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 30 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Luton and Bedford.

Direct trains run between Luton and Bedford.

We usually find around 88 direct trains on the route from Luton to Bedford every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends. The duration is normally about 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Bedford is usually scheduled to depart Luton around 04:06 and the last train is around 00:03. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Luton around 05:09, and the last at 00:47.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Luton to Bedford train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Luton to Bedford by train.

Which trains operate between Luton and Bedford?

More than one type of train operates on the route from Luton to Bedford, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • East Midlands Trains
  • Southern
  • Thameslink

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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