Located in Buckinghamshire located some 70 kilometres north-west of London, Milton Keynes was created from scratch by city planners in the 1960s. MK as it’s affectionately known, sits amid millennia of history with Roman remains galore along with the famous Bletchley Park. It’s also blessed with abundant parklands for walking, and canals for pleasure cruises.
Passengers wishing to travel to Milton Keynes by air can arrive at London Luton, Birmingham, Heathrow or Gatwick airports and continue to MK on regular coach or train services. Stagecoach bus no 99 travels to MK Central Station from Luton while direct trains run from Birmingham International station. National Express coaches run to MK from Heathrow and Gatwick.
Milton Keynes Central is the city’s major hub for inter-city trains. It’s very well served with services operated by London Midland and Virgin offering connections from London with direct trains departing every 15 minutes or so from Euston Station. There are also frequent departures from Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool. The station is centrally located in Station Square which also features a coach terminus in the forecourt.
Bus travel to Milton Keynes is convenient from most parts of the UK. Local services are operated by Arriva Milton Keynes. Stagecoach East offers services from nearby cities such as Cambridge and Oxford, while Stagecoach Midlands buses arrive from cities to the north including Leicester. Most coaches stop at Milton Keynes Coachway located around 5 kilometres from the city centre and a change of vehicle required for the trip to Central Station. Long distance services are offered by National Express buses. They operate 12 services daily from London Victoria involving a change at Milton Keynes Coachway. Travel time is around 2:30 hours. Megabus also offers one early morning departure from Victoria arriving at Kingston Shopping Centre.