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Due to the COVID-19 crisis, train companies are making temporary changes to their timetable.  Please check with your train company before travelling.

Government advice is not to travel unless it is essential!

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Take the train to or from Milton Keynes, it’s quick and comfortable and reduces congestion on the roads.
You can spend your time catching up with work, reading or just sitting back, relaxing and taking in the scenery.

Milton Keynes Central railway station  is located on the West Coast Main Line. The station is served by Virgin Trains intercity services, and by London North Western Railway and Southern services.

You can catch a direct train all the way to Glasgow, or get into London Euston in just over 30 minutes.

Milton Keynes has excellent rail connections to Birmingham and London Euston with frequent trains, along with serving the local area.  Milton Keynes Central station is operated by London North Western Railway.

Train timetables and tickets

All of the train operators mentioned above have timetable information on their websites and many have the option to buy tickets online. For national timetables and tickets, the trainline website combines all of the information and also allows you to purchase e-tickets for some routes via the app.

The National Rail Services website contains further information about stations, facilities and services.

Train stations in and around Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Central railway station serves central Milton Keynes and the surrounding area and is located less than a mile from the city centre.

This station is one of six stations serving the Milton Keynes area. You can view the locations of all of the stations on our interactive map. The other train stations in MK are:

  • Wolverton, facilities include: toilet facilities, cycle parking, Café. Bus routes 5, 7, 23 and 33/33A stop outside of the rail station and travel to both Central Milton Keynes and Bletchley.
  • Bletchley – Facilities include: Café, toilets, parking, cycle parking, taxi rank. The bus station in Bletchley has a large undercover waiting area and real-time information screens providing accurate information on bus departures. It takes roughly 7 minutes to walk between the rail station and bus station, HOWEVER it should be noted that this route has poor accessibility for disabled persons and people in a hurry!
  • Fenny Stratford
  • Bow Brickhill
  • Woburn Sands

The Marston Vale line along the south of the borough provides a direct link from Bletchley to Bedford and will in the future be part of East-West rail linking Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge.

Cycle parking at train stations

Most of the train stations in MK have cycle parking facilities, except Fenny Stratford. MK Central has nearly 200 secure cycle lockers which can be rented on a long-term basis.

For more information about the cycle parking available in and around Milton Keynes, take a look at the cycle facilities page. More detailed information about the quantity and type of parking at each station is provided on the interactive map.

Onward journeys

For discounted onward journeys by bus, buy a combined train and bus ticket with PlusBus. The combined ticket allows you to enjoy unlimited onwards bus travel in the Milton Keynes area.

Use our journey planner to find the best way to travel to or from your chosen station via a number of different sustainable travel options.

Bus and rail

Milton Keynes Central Station

MK Central has a range of public transport facilities including;

  • Bus stops directly outside the station
  • Cycle parking
  • Lime bike hire
  • Toilets on some platforms
  • Taxi ranks
  • Pick up/drop off
  • A new multi storey car park being built
  • Existing parking facilities within walking distance of the station

As well as excellent public transport facilities, MK Central also has a variety of coffee shops and food outlets including;

  • Starbucks
  • Greggs
  • M&S Simply Food
  • Subway
  • Costa Coffee

The Point Bus Interchange

The Point is a local landmark within Milton Keynes where the majority of bus services stop along their routes. The Point is positioned behind Centre:MK and next to the INTU shopping centre, meaning its location is great for accessibility to the two shopping centres and food outlets within them.

The MK Coachway

This National Express bus station is located in Broughton, Milton Keynes and offers the following facilities;

  • Automated ticket machines
  • Waiting facilities
  • Car parking and Cycle Parking
  • Toilet facilities
  • Onsite coffee shop
  • Onsite newsagents
  • EV Charging points
  • Onsite cash point
  • Onsite payphones

As well as these facilities, the MK Coachway is also a Park & Ride location whereby people can park their cars at the Coachway and grab a ride into the MK city centre and rail station!

Furthermore, bus links to Bedford, Oxford and Cambridge are available here. Find out more information about MK Park & Ride.

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