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Thistle Express near Luton Airport

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Nestled in a prime city centre location, Thistle Express offers modern simplicity with a touch of style. Ideal for a comfortable and hassle-free stay.

Thistle Express

Experience the modern amenities at Thistle Express, including a complimentary continental breakfast, free WiFi throughout the hotel, and luxurious Hypnos beds perfect for unwinding with a takeaway pizza and a drink from reception. This hotel provides everything necessary for a great-value overnight stay.


Our standard rooms are modern, minimalist, and cosy, offering a serene space to relax. Enjoy the comfort of a plush Hypnos mattress, convenient bedside charging points, and a smart TV. For those needing additional space, our quad rooms feature a double bed and a single bed.

Room type WiFi Flat-screen TV Tea/Coffee facilities Hair dryer Iron Laptop safe Blackout curtains

Restaurant and Bar

Breakfast served:

  • Monday to Friday: 06:30AM - 09:30AM
  • Saturday and Sunday: 07:00AM - 10:00AM

Indulge in a full English breakfast buffet - it's complimentary! Although there isn't an on-site restaurant, you can conveniently order a takeaway pizza from reception. Additionally, while there's no bar, a variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available from reception.

Parking and transfers to Luton Airport

This package includes parking at Airparks Self Park for the duration of your trip. Overnight parking at the hotel on the night of your stay costs £10. Register your vehicle at reception upon check-in. The hotel's car park has a height restriction of 2m.

On the day of your flight, drive to the car park. Follow the yellow signs to the Airparks Self Park entrance, located approximately 300 meters after the first entrance. The barrier will automatically recognise your car registration and grant entry. Park your car, keep your keys, and remember your parking spot. Take the shuttle bus to the terminal, which takes around 14 minutes and operates 24/7.

Upon your return, catch the shuttle bus back to Airparks Self Park from bus stop R at the airport. The barrier will recognise your car registration and lift, allowing you to exit.

All directions and information will be included in your booking confirmation email.


The hotel features an accessible room with amenities such as a vibrating pillow, walk-in shower, and super-king-size bed. The shuttle bus is wheelchair accessible, and there are accessible parking bays at Airparks. For assistance, use the intercom at the barriers or contact the Airparks team.

Hotel check-in/out details

  • Check-in from 15:00PM
  • Check-out by 11:00AM

A quick summary of the Thistle Express:

A modern 3-star hotel centrally located with free WiFi, breakfast included, and luxurious Hypnos beds.

Pros Cons
Free WiFi ✗ No on-site restaurant
Breakfast included
Central location
Hotel facilities
  • WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Accessible room

Room facilities
  • WiFi
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Iron
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Blackout curtains

All information is correct at the time of writing. For the latest information, please check with the hotel.