Cramped minibus from Baker Street
High end luxury from Victoria Coach Station
Arriva Green Line
When first introduced, the transfer was free but now ...
Rail passengers are able to purchase through tickets to London Luton Airport. Those passengers arriving at Luton Airport Parkway station without a through ticket to the Airport and who wish to use the shuttle bus will pay an Excess Charge of £1.60 each way if they arrive at the station by train.
But don't believe everything you read on-line ...
A constant free shuttle bus service operates to and from Luton Airport Parkway Station. This is normally just a 5 minute trip to Luton airport terminal building.
But there's more to confuse and bewilder the unwary traveller..
Between Watford and Luton, the 321 runs every 15 minutes with journeys every 30 extended to the Airport.
Stagecoach 99 (branded for Virgin) runs hourly, targetting long distance train passengers interchanging at Milton Keynes Central station..
New service "A" is, quite clearly, in direct response to the Airport's recent "coach exclusive" shenanigans. See "Nah, Luton Airport!" (read again). None of the other services matches the frequency of the late June upstart newcomer and only the 99 serves the railway station as such.
So, as is aways true in competitive spats like this, there will be tears before bedtime and someone will give way. 10 buses an hour from train to airport is excessive, as is up to 18 coaches an hour from London. No-one will be making any money; and no-one wants to be the first to give way.
Watch this space, as they say, for further developments.
Meanwhile in a continuance of fbb nostalgia ...
The chubby and elderly one has only ever visited Luton Airport once. It is not a particularly picturesque place to potter to. It was in 1997 (probably) and he was taking a short exploratory trip whilst No 3 son was being interviewed at Luton college.
A Luton and Dunstable (Arriva-to-be) H31 (231 to be, see above) was his chosen steed ...
... and Airtours was grazing outside the decidedly unsalubrious Luton Station ...
... whilst a Stelios machine was leaving the terminal with a load of happy returning holiday makers.
Perhaps it's time for a return visit?
He had read a description in an edition of "Meccano Magazine". Father thus stopped at red and so avoided a serious, expensive, and probably litigious confrontation.
As to location, fbb's usual agile mind (?) is a blank. It was on a drive from a channel port to Innsbruck; so possibly a town in Germany.