London is blessed with amazing transportation that getting around the city and its airports is fairly easy to do. If you are travelling to London you can easily access the London underground map which shows you all the stations in the city. We have also shared tips on essential things to know when visiting London which also includes details on getting around London plus the all-essential must-have that is an Oystercard. Below are tips on getting from Luton Airport to Knightsbridge.
London Tube / Over Ground Rail /Bus
The easiest way and quickest way to get from Luton Airport to Knightsbridge or Knightsbridge to Luton Airport is the combination of using the underground and overground trains. From Luton Airport, you will need to take the bus to Luton Airport Parkway. You can take the bus from outside the Airport. Unfortunately, the Airport isnt close to the station so dont even attempt to walk between the two. The bus is about a 5-minute journey from Luton Airport to Luton Airport Parkway Station. You can pay cash or contactless card payments. The ticket for the bus is around £3.50
When you arrive at Luton Parkway you need to take the London bound Thameslink train which will sometimes say Brighton but passes through London. Once you are on the train, you have two options:
- Option 1: Take the train West Hampstead and change for the Jubilee Line(grey tube line). Once on the Jubliee line, change at Green Park for the Piccadilly line and only stay on this train for 3 stops and get off at Knightsbridge.
- Option 2: Once on the Thameslink train, stay on the train and get off at Kings Cross St Pancras International Station. At Kings Cross, you need to find the Piccadilly line. From Kings Cross To Knightsbridge is about 9 stations. This is the best method with fewer train changes.
- Option 3: Once on the Thameslink train, take the train all the way to Blackfriars station and from here find the underground lines. From Blackfriars you can take the District(green line) or Circle line(yellow line) to South Kensington. From South Kensington, change for the Piccadilly line and just stay on the train fro one stop before arriving in Knightsbridge.
Note that you will need a different train ticket for the Thameslink train but you can then top up an Oystercard for the underground trains. You can find the Thameslink train map here. Expect this journey to take about 1 hour and 40 minutes at its quickest.
Coach / Bus
You also have the easy option of getting on the National Express coaches from Luton Airport to Victoria Coach Station. Prices for the coach can be as little at £9 if book in advance, for one way. From Victoria, I highly recommend jumping in an Uber to Knightsbridge otherwise you are faced with using the underground and changing twice although a short journey still. For the train option, you need to walk to Victoria Station from the Victoria Coach Station. They are about a 3-minute-walk apart. Not great if you have lots of luggage hence the recommendation for Uber. Once you arrive at Victoria Station, find the underground lines for District/Circle lines(green and yellow lines), take the train to South Kensington, about two stops then change for the Piccadilly line(dark blue line). You arrive at Knightsbridge within one stop.
Black Cab / Minicab /
You have the option of getting a black cab or booking a mini-cab in advance via Addison Lee, while this is an amazing option, easy as you are taken from the Airport to Knightsbridge with no transportation changes. The downside is that this option will set you back about £105. To get that black cab, you can do this by downloading the Gett app. This option is a little more expensive. Expect to pay upwards of £150 for this option. Even more during traffic or during peak hours.
Airport Transfer / Uber
You can book a shared transfer or private airport transfer from Luton Airport to Knightsbridge or take Uber. The Uber option costs around £70
You also have the option of car rental, with this option, I would suggest this as the last result as its almost a pointless option when there are so many options for transportation. Also, the fact that you don’t really need a car to explore London.