Opening Hours

Peak: 06.00 – 09.30 and 14.00 – 18.00
Off-Peak is all other times.
Super-Off-Peak: 22.00 - 04.00

At Peak times, DART shuttles run up to every 4 minutes.
At Off-Peak times, DART shuttles run up to every 7 minutes.
At Super-Off-Peak times, there are 4-6 departures per hour depending on demand.

Please note the schedules can vary depending on demand as we monitor the number of customers very closely so we can best adapt the service to minimise waiting times at both stations.

We are able to operate the Luton DART even if National Rail services are down due to strikes etc. This means, Luton DART Parkway station and Terminal stations are open 24/7 even if Luton Airport Parkway station is not.

With that said, please be aware if Luton Airport Parkway is closed drop-offs and pick-ups need to be arranged via our entrance on Kimpton road, LU2 0NB.


You can buy a DART only ticket via, this website will issue you a digital ticket.

You will need to scan the barcode of this digital ticket at the ticket barriers of Luton DART Parkway station or Central Terminal station, in order to ride the DART.

If you buy a rail ticket to or from Luton Airport via a train operator (Thameslink or East Midlands Railway) you can use your printed ticket via the ticket barriers in Luton DART Parkway station and Terminal stations to ride the DART.

Adult: £4.90

Child: £2.45 (aged 5-15 years old)

Children under 5: Free

Please be aware, you can buy a Luton DART ticket as part of a standard rail ticket via any of these train operator websites below. To do so, simply select your destination as Luton Airport.

For example, you can buy a ticket from Kettering to Luton Airport – and this will include the DART in the journey to the airport.


We do not provide discounted tickets. We do however, provide concessionary fares to specific users, for example persons with a registered disability badge.

Please note all tickets that are purchased on the Luton DART website and through the station QR codes are non-refundable.

For tickets purchased alongside your train ticket please contact your respective rail operator.


We do not accept Oyster card payments within the Luton DART or Central Terminal stations.


We recommend passengers’ book their accessibility service via their chosen airline / rail operator, this notification will be passed to the Luton DART team to assist your handover between London Luton Airport and Luton Airport Parkway station.

For London Luton Airport Accessibility

For Thameslink Railway Accessibility  

For East Midlands Railway Accessibility

Check out our Accessibility page ahead of your journey. 

If you are a holder of a companion pass to accompany a disabled person to travel, you can register for a concessions account the same as the disabled pass holder. Once you both have an account you can order a ticket each to travel for free. Please note you should have your pass with you when travelling. You can apply for a concessions account by clicking here.

Luton DART Parkway Station and Central Terminal Station are both staffed 24/7. Staff assistance and accessibility support is available at all times.

We have highlighted in blue our recommended accessibility route from Luton Airport Parkway Station to the Airport on the map on our accessibility page.

There are information screens and audio announcements throughout the stations that relay rail and airline information.

If passengers have further enquiries, they can ask a member of staff or they can connect with the Luton DART team via a help point.

Yes. We have highlighted the seating areas across the DART network on the map on our accessibility page.

Yes, there is an animal relief area at the Kimpton Road entrance of Luton DART Parkway Station.

Lost Property

If you lose any property on the Luton DART network, please complete a lost property enquiry via our contact us form.

Feedback & Complaints

If you would like to give us any feedback about the service you have received on the Luton DART network, please complete a feedback enquiry via our contact us form.