Arriving by Rail
Most rail passengers will arrive at Milton Keynes Central. However, local trains also call at Wolverton and Bletchley.
Milton Keynes Central is surrounded by office buildings. There are some shops nearby but the main shopping and entertainments centre is situated approximately 1 mile east of the station.
Nearly all local bus services run between the station and shopping centre. There is a row of bus stops in front of the station. As you leave the station building, the bus stops on your right are for the shopping centre.
Arriving by Bus
Few buses now use the bus station (situated opposite the railway station); instead they call at the stops in front of the railway station as well as stops in the shopping centre.
Arriving by Coach
Many National Express coaches call at Milton Keynes but they do not make the journey into the city centre; instead they call at the Coachway which is adjacent to junction 14 on the M1 and about 2.5 miles east of the shopping centre. The Park & Ride buses (route 300) and service X5 link the Coachway to the shopping centre and railway station.
The Coachway has been rebuilt and re-opened with new facilities on 11th December 2010.
Arriving by Car
If you are coming to Milton Keynes by car but wish to use public transport within Milton Keynes, there is a permanent Park and Ride facility at the Coachway near to junction 14 on the M1.
Times & Routes:
MK Coachway: service 300 operates daily. Buses run to the city centre every 20 minutes Mondays to Saturdays (every 30 minutes on Sundays). From the Coachway buses to the shopping centre will be showing 'Rail Station'. Buses returning from the shopping centre will either show 'Kingston' or 'Magna Park'.
Parking is free and there are special bus fares for Park & Ride passengers.
Arriving by Air
There are direct bus and rail links from most neighbouring airports. More details here.
Other pages on the mk day out site give details of bargain fares from Milton Keynes. Much of this information may also be relevant to those travelling to Milton Keynes.
In particular, anyone travelling from the west (Oxford/Swindon/Witney/Wantage) or east (Cambridge/Ely/Newmarket) should check out the bus page and read about the X5. Visitors from Peterborough, Oundle, Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough can use Dayrider Gold tickets on service X4 to Milton Keynes.
In most cases the fares shown on the rail page and the routes and fares page will apply just the same to those travelling to Milton Keynes. If you are coming from London or Birmingham pay particular attention to the LondonMidland-only fares and if you are travelling in a group of 3 or 4 adults then read about GroupSave. If you are coming from Bath or Bristol, check out the Oxford Link.
All the city's bus timetables are available on-line at the Council's timetable site.