Thistle Express London Luton

About us

Where we are

Thistle Express London Luton is right in the heart of the town, with easy access to Luton airport. With 152 bedrooms, free breakfast for every guest and tea and coffee on tap, this 3-star hotel in Luton town centre is perfect, whether you’re embarking on a trip, catching a late plane home, or are looking to explore the local area.

As well as it’s convenient location near Luton airport, the Thistle Express London Luton Hotel is also close to local landmarks including the University of Bedfordshire and Whipsnade Zoo, so there’s more than one reason to book a stay.To find us, please enter the following post code: LU1 2PA 

What you'll love

  • 152 new bedrooms, with a range of singles, doubles and twins
  • Free breakfast for every guest
  • Fresh tea and coffee on tap
  • Smart TVs in every room
  • Fast, free Wi-Fi
  • Thistle Express Hotel near Luton airport has limited on-site car parking, with 16 spaces available at £10 a night*

How to get around


  • 3 minutes’ walk from Luton Station
  • 10 minutes’ drive to Luton Airport
  • 22 minutes by train to London St Pancras

By car:
M1 Nottingham
Take Exit 11 from M1, At Junction 11 Take A505 exit to Luton/Dunstable, continue on to Dunstable Road. At the roundabout, take 3rd Exit onto Chaul End Lane. At the roundabout take the 1st exit to Hatters way/ A505. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Telford Way/A6. Turn right to Hucklesby/A6, then turn right onto Guildford street and follow Guildford street for 300 yards hotel will be on your left

M1- London
Take Exit 10. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit for New Airport Way/A1081. At the rnext oundabout take the 1st exit onto Gipsy lane/B653. At the roundabout continue straight onto Windmill Road/A505. At the roundabout take 2nd exit to St Mary’s road, continue to Church street, turn left from traffic light to Hucklesby way continue forward, from next traffic lights turn left onto A6 and follow Guildford street and after 300 yards hotel will be on your left and follow the ramp to get into hotel car park.*

* Parking

The hotel car park has a 2 metre height restriction. 

The hotel car park has limited space - guest parking at the hotel will be charge £10 for overnight parking.

Luton Station - Hotel
Walk south, pass the Starbucks coffee then turn left towards Bute St. Turn right onto Guildford street, after 200 yards, then turn left onto hotel car park ramp.

When coming from the Mall to the hotel

Follow the sign for TK MAXX, then exit the Mall and walk straight ahead. The hotel will be directly on your left.

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