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Transportation from Luton airport to royal victoria dock

Can someone tell me the best way to get to my hotel from Luton to Aloft excel hotel at royal Victoria dock. Since its a 10pm arrival what are my options. You can give me all form of transportation mode prioritize quickest, safest and rates if possible

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Curious, somebody asked a similar question recently, but from Gatwick airport: https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/england/gatwick-airport-e9e5fd97-713a-420b-b644-567f0afc1328
This is not a central London location, and only makes sense if you are attending an event at the Excel centre.

Short answer: DLR to Prince Regent DLR Station.
Click here for a zoomable local map: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/51.50849/0.03343

Long answer:

  • Shuttle bus to Luton Parkway station.
  • Train into London St Pancras
  • Tube (circle line) to Tower Hill
  • Short walk to Tower Gateway Station
  • DLR to Prince Regent

See the tube map here: http://content.tfl.gov.uk/standard-tube-map.pdf
BUT If you are arriving 22:00 (is that landing time?), you won't get out of the airport until 22:30-22:45 earliest. You are risking missing the DLR last train. You may need to get a taxi for the last leg (££££!).

P.S. You posted this twice, you might want to delete the duplicate. The other one is here: https://community.ricksteves.com/travel-forum/england/transportation-from-luton-airport-to-royal-victoria-dock-e527a239-2f84-4f2a-868b-5462aa9748dc

P.P.S.: This is only a few hundred metres from London City Airport. That would have made a lot more sensible airport to fly into.

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There are hotels along the Luton access road, there's a Holiday Inn Express and a Hampton by Hilton. I would stay there and deal with the trip to the far east side of London in the morning. Or else stay by St Pancras.