Getting around

Things to do in Milton Keynes | Getting around

A new town built around an American-inspired grid system, with direct access to the M1 and just 25 miles away from Luton Airport, the Milton Keynes transport network is substantial which makes getting around a breeze.

Airport transfers

The fifth-busiest airport in the UK with more than 16 million passengers each year, Luton Airport is a major travel hub that flies to over 30 countries via EasyJet, Ryanair, TUI Airways and more.

Using the M1, the airport is 25 miles from Milton Keynes with the 99 airport transfer bus service taking just over an hour. The quickest way by train is to head into London and then back out via King’s Cross, with the journey taking around two hours. Check out our hotels near Luton Airport if you want to cut down on your travelling the day before or have an early flight the following day.

Airport transfers

Train stations

With seven platforms and around seven million passengers each year, Milton Keynes Central is the main train station for the region. West Midlands, Virgin and Southern all run services out of the station connecting passengers between London, Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

There are 964 car parking spaces and 900 storage spaces, as well as several shops, toilets and coffee shops. Located at the eastern edge of the town centre, the station is a few minutes’ walk from our Milton Keynes Central hotel.

Milton Keynes Central

Public transport

A major coach travel hub, Milton Keynes Coachway is the second-busiest coach station in the UK and a major connection point for travellers.

Located at Junction 14 of the M1, the station is four miles from the centre of Milton Keynes and links up with services to Scotland and the rest of England, as well as dedicated services to Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton Airports. You can connect to the Coachway via the nearby park and ride site and via the local bus network. There is a café, shop, toilets and bike racks at the station.

Public transport

Looking for a hotel in Milton Keynes?

Whether you're coming to Milton Keynes for a day at Xscape, a shopping spree, a show at the theatre, or a visit to Bletchley Park, there are five Premier Inn hotels in Milton Keynes for you to choose from. Plus they all have great places to eat and drink nearby, as well as parks and green spaces to explore.