Luton Airport Duty Free

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About Luton Airport (LTN)

IATA/ICAO Code:
LTN/EGGW
Address:
Airport Way, Luton LU2 9LY
City: London
Country:
United Kingdom
Phone:
+44(0)1582 405100
Website: http://www.london-luton.co.uk/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LDNLutonAirport
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LDNLutonAirport
Arrivals: Luton Airport (LTN) Arrivals
Departures: Luton Airport (LTN) Departures
Latitude/Longitude
51.87469864, -0.368333012
Map: Click to view airport map
Reviews:
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Overall rating: 2 out of 5 based on 10 reviews.
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Luton Airport (IATA: LTN, ICAO: EGGW), is an airport serving the London area in United Kingdom. Scroll down or click here to see what Luton Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 25 shops, 4 cafes, and 9 restaurants at Luton Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

There is one 2,162-meter asphalt runway that saw 18.2 million passengers and 142,000 aircraft movements in 2019. It has one two-story passenger terminal that has undergone many renovations and expansions over the years. It has 65 check-in counters and 41 gates that serve eight airlines with most flights being seasonal.

LTN is a hilltop location with a 40-meter drop-off at the end of the runway. It was opened in 1938, and RAF used it during WWII. It houses executive jets for corporate travel, as well as is a home for charter flights. The 1980s and 1990s saw a decline in passengers, and the airport needed upgrading. A new terminal was added in 1998, and by the 2000s, the airport had transferred ownership several times. In 2018, a redevelopment project was started to increase capacity by 50 percent for a total of 18 million annual passengers.

Parking includes long- and short-term places, as well as priority and disabled spots. Ground transportation includes buses, rail, taxis and rental cars.

How far away is Luton Airport from from the centre of London?

It takes approximately 1 hour 7 mins to drive the 34.8 mi (56 kilometres) between the centre of London and Luton Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside LTN airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from United Kingdom.

What are the parking options at Luton Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Luton Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Luton Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 13 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 25 different shops around Luton Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Luton Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Luton Airport include:

Accessorize
  • +44 (0)1582 482028
  • 5AM - 9PM
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
  • Visit website
Bar Des Voyageurs
  • +44 (0) 1582 414989
  • 5AM - 11PM
  • Check In Concourse
  • Before Security
Best of the Best
  • 5AM - 9PM
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
Boots
  • +44 (0)1582 458569
  • 4:30AM - 9PM
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
  • Visit website
Burger King
  • +44 (0) 1582 414989
  • 5AM - 11PM
  • Check In Concourse
  • Visit website
Cafe Bar
  • +44 (0) 1582 733641
  • 24 Hours
  • Check In Concourse
Caffe Nero
  • 5AM - 11PM
  • Outside the Terminal Building
  • Before Security
  • Visit website
Costa Coffee
  • +44 (0)1582 456751
  • 24 Hours
  • Arrivals
  • Before Security
  • Visit website
Cotton Traders
  • +44 (0)1582 724981
  • 5AM - 8:30PM
  • Check In Concourse
  • After Security
Dixons Travel
  • +44 (0)1582 456767
  • 4:30AM - 9PM
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
Est Bar
  • +44 (0)1582 692420
  • 4AM - Last flight
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
Est Restaurant
  • +44 (0)1582 692410
  • 4:30AM - 8:30PM
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
Food Village
  • + 44 (0) 1582 414989
  • 24 Hours
  • Check In Concourse
J D Sports
  • 4:30AM - 9PM
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
Krispy Kreme
  • 5AM - 9PM
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
Kurt Geiger
  • +44 (0) 1582 487496
  • 5AM - 9PM
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
Marks & Spencer Simply Food
  • +44 (0)1582 482412
  • 24 Hours
  • Arrivals
  • Before Security
Monsoon
  • +44 (0)1582 482042
  • 5AM - 9PM
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
Monsoon
  • +44 (0)1582 482042
  • 05:00am- 09:00pm
  • Check-In
  • Before Security
Pip
  • +44 (0)1582 692430
  • 5AM - 9PM
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
Pret A Manger
  • +44 (0) 207 932 5359
  • 4:30AM - 8:30PM
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
Rolling Luggage
  • +44 (0)1582 484792
  • 5AM - 9PM
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
Rolling Luggage
  • +44 (0)1582 457376
  • 5AM - 8:30PM
  • Check In Concourse
  • After Security
Spectrum Internet Cafe
  • 0800 0850 653
  • 24 Hours
  • Check In Concourse
  • Before Security
Starbucks
  • +44 (0)1582 485851
  • 4:30AM - 9PM
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
  • Visit website
Sunglass Hut
  • +44 (0)1582 486733
  • 5AM - 9PM
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
  • Visit website
Sunglass Hut
  • +44 (0)1582 486733
  • 05:00am- 09:00pm
  • After Security
  • Visit website
The Change Group
  • +44 (0)1582 450687
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
The Change Group
  • + 44 (0) 1582 431702
  • 24 Hours
  • Check In Concourse
  • Before Security
The Real Food Company
  • +44 (0)1582 486189
  • 24 Hours
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
The Travel Galleria
  • +44 (0)1582 744309
  • 4AM - Last flight
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
Tie Rack
  • +44 (0)1582 484792
  • 5AM - 9PM
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
Tie Rack
  • +44 (0)1582 457376
  • 5AM - 8:30PM
  • Check In Concourse
  • Before Security
Voyager
  • 24 Hours
  • After Security
WHSmith
WHSmith
  • +44 (0)1582 404306
  • 4AM - Last flight
  • Departure Lounge
  • After Security
  • Visit website
WHSmith
  • +44 (0)1582 404306
  • 24 Hours
  • Check In Concourse
  • Before Security
  • Visit website
WHSmith
  • +44 (0)1582 404306
  • 7AM - Last flight
  • Arrivals
  • After Security
  • Visit website
WHSmith
  • +44 (0)1582 404306
  • 24 Hours
  • Check In Concourse
  • After Security
  • Visit website
Yam Yam To Go
  • +44 (0) 1582 414989
  • 10AM - 8PM
  • Check In Concourse

Duty Free Allowance at Luton Airport

If you are travelling to United Kingdom from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Luton Airport from inside the EU

Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:

  • 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Luton Airport from outside the EU

If you are entering United Kingdom from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer
  • up to £390 worth of all other goods
Luton Airport Reviews

★★★★☆
Well Luton, has certanily needs a lot of improvement but I think they're on the right track with all the innovations they are doing at the moment. I'm just hoping that it could live up to the standards many travelers like me are expecting when it comes to the whole experience of a journey.
- Mark Szutor

★★★☆☆
Getting to the airport is okay. You take the train from London to Luton Airport Parkway and then take the shuttle bus to the actual airport. Total travel time is about 35 - 40 minutes. WiFi is not really worth it. Check-In was a desaster, missed our flight due to long queues and had to re-book.
- Brandon

★★★★★
Self-bag drop with Easyjet was seamless, security took a while with only 2 lanes open at mid-day. Departures area was busy but walking thru this area to the gates area, found a very quiet spot at Gate 28, where no flights were departing from, offering fantastic views of parking areas and the runway, to waste time until gate was shown for my flight.
- Robert Brooks

★☆☆☆☆
The worst London airport ... Small ,dirty and smelly. I am using it only because it US convinient for me for travel ...
- Kamil Głowiński

★☆☆☆☆
Airport is getting reconstruction, but I can't apologize all the glitches, from bad wifi, poor signs, lack of space to seat or to stand (after security), really bad smell etc. For me, the worst airport in Europe.
- Michael

★☆☆☆☆
Airport is getting reconstruction, but I can't apologize all the glitches, from bad wifi, poor signs, lack of space to seat or to stand (after security), really bad smell etc. For me, the worst airport in Europe.
- Michael

★☆☆☆☆
Airport is getting reconstruction, but I can't apologize all the glitches, from bad wifi, poor signs, lack of space to seat or to stand (after security), really bad smell etc. For me, the worst airport in Europe.
- Patrik Igaz

★☆☆☆☆
Airport is getting reconstruction, but I can't apologize all the glitches, from bad wifi, poor signs, lack of space to seat or to stand (after security), really bad smell etc. For me, the worst airport in Europe.
- Patrik Igaz

★★☆☆☆
20-minute train ride from central London to Luton Airport Parkway station, which is 4 minutes away from the airport by car (cabs and shuttle available). The airport area was in construction, so everything was a bit messy. The security queue was not very efficient, taking me 10 minutes to get past it. The airport itself is more a regional airport rather than an international airport. The lounge is non-existing (still under construction) and the gate lounge had no chairs! Moreover, the boarding started but the passengers were kept in a 20 sq. metre space, again with no chairs. I asked an airport staffer about the situation, to which she replied: "I know, I hate this airport too." After they opened the doors so we could walk to the plane stairs, I wanted to stay inside for a couple more minutes because it was pouring rain and the line was huge outside, but I wasn't allowed: "I can't wait for you, I have paperwork to deal with", another staffer told me. All in all, terrible experience.
- Simão Godinho

★☆☆☆☆
Parked on a remote stand and waited 20 minutes - reason was that the airport only has five buses for all flights!
- Robert Heywood
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