The White Horse

Hertingfordbury Rd, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 2LB, United Kingdom
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Luton to Hertford

by vtgian

I'm visiting Hertford on 27 of February, arriving at Luton airport at 22.00. How can i get from Luton airport to Hertford?

Re: Luton to Hertford

by leics

You can travel by long-distance bus or train. Or taxi, if you can afford it: it won't be cheap.

However, you will probably not be out of the airport much before 2300 and will have missed the last coach (long-distance bus). If you want to wait until 0255, times and online booking here:

Journey takes about 40 minutes, costs 8.10GBP one-way.


You'll have to get the shuttle bus from outside arrivals (or a taxi, if you prefer)to Luton Airport Parkway station. for times and fares.

You'll have to go into London and out again (stupid as it may seem), and there are several ways to make the journey (the website give details). The last train is at 2336. Journey time is 2 hours+ (because you have to go into London and change twice). One-way fare from 19.70GBP. There is an earlier train at 2241, but I don't think you will be able to catch that.

There are two stations in Hertford, East and North. You need to know which one is most convenient for wherever you are staying, as the train connections will be different.

You might decide that it is easier to stay the night at an airport hotel in Luton and make you onward journey in the morning, rather than try to find your way round London and/or Hertford in the early hours.

Re: Luton to Hertford

by vtgian

Thank you very much Leics! It really helps a lot. As i 'm invited to stay at a friends house in Hertford, the solution of staying in a hotel at Luton unfortunately is not a choice.
You said that a taxi will be quite expensive. Concidering it's a two people journey and the train solution will cost about 40GBP (and two wasted hours), do you know how much it will cost (more or less)?
Thank again :)

Re: Luton to Hertford

by leics

Can only give you the roughest of guesses.

The number of people is irrelevant in the UK.

The 12 mile journey in the daytime from my town to another cost 24GBP. Taxi rates vary from place to place (they are set by local councils), and the south tends to be more expensive for everything (I live in the Midlands).

I think you are probably looking at around 50+ GBP, more if you are delayed and it's after midnight. Ask the driver before you get in. He/she will be able to give you a pretty accurate estimate.

If you take a taxi from outside Arrivals you won't get ripped off (taxis are well regulated here). It won't be cheap but will probably be cheaper than 2 people on the train. Make sure you have enough GBP to pay in cash. I doubt they will take euros (I think a very few London taxis have the ability to do so) and most won't take cards.

In this case (long journey) a tip would be usual, maybe 5GBP? I don't use taxis for long journeys here, so can't be certain.

Re: Luton to Hertford

by leics

Please ignore the bit in my post above about being cheaper than 2 people on the train. Only half-awake, I'd got it into my head that it was 40GBP each..which is entirely wrong, of course. Sorry.

Re: Luton to Hertford

by cubsur

Might I offer an alternative suggestion not involving taxis?

If you can get the train from Luton Airport Parkway Station to St Albans at 2306 this arrives at 2317. There is a number 724 Green Line/Arriva bus from St Albans Station to Hertford at 2348 arriving at 0031.

That is the last bus of the day on that route.

Travel Tips for Hertford

Tourist Information Centre

by Willettsworld

The Hertford Tourist Information Centre can be found at 10 Market Place is the centre of town. They have friendly staff plus loads of information and maps on Hertford, the local area, London and further afield. I've included a map of the sights to visit plus a link to the excellent Discover Hertford website which is full of information.

Tourist centre is open Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm.

St Leonard's Church, Bengeo

by Willettsworld

The oldest church within the town boundary is St.Leonard's in Bengeo, which dates back to around 1120. The stone altar slab at St.Leonard's originally came from the church of St.Mary The Less, which once stood on the site of what is now the Public Library.

Directions: From the town centre, head north along Port Hill. Then turn right onto New Rd beside Holy Trinity Church and head to the bottom of this road. Then turn right onto St Leonard's Lane and the church will be straight in front of you.

All Saints Church

by Willettsworld

The present church at All Saints was completed in 1905, although a church has stood on the site for many hundreds of years, the first vicar having been presented in 1248. The large building we see today was constructed following a huge fire which destroyed the church that stood there previously.

Bluecoats Christ's Hospital

by Willettsworld

Christ's Hospital School came to Hertford in 1694. The current main buildings were built in 1904 and opened by the then Prince Of Wales who later became King Edward V11. In 1985 the school left and the buildings are now offices. The original girl's school, which can be seen from Fore Street, dates from the 18th century. The area where the Tesco supermarket now stands was once a playing field for the school.

Fascinating small country town

by colin_bramso

County Town, or administrative capital, of the county of Hertfordshire, Hertford is a small country town with a population of about 28,000. It's only about 20 miles north of the centre of London so is part of the commuter belt.

It's over a thousand years old and is a fascinating mixture of architecture spanning hundreds of years.

Typical narrow streets, small buildings, many antique shops, a castle, river, park all combine to make it an interesting town to explore.


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