Time to switch to public transport
There’s a new train operator in MK, with London North Western taking over from London Midland and running the local train stations and services, promising improvements to infrastructure and reliability. Plus, Arriva have recently updated their m-ticket app which lets you purchase bus tickets via your smart phone. Keep an eye on our website to stay up to date with all the latest public transport news.
Catch the bus
There are over 40 bus routes serving MK, provided by a number of operators including Arriva, Red Rose and StageCoach. Bus stops are located in all estates and at key destinations including train stations, shopping centres, business and industrial parks. Use our journey planner to plan your next bus trip and find bus stops, timetables and ticketing information.
You might be surprised to hear that there are now a number of buses in MK which have USB charging for your smart phone or tablet and provide free wifi too, so you can stay in touch and catch up with work while you travel.
Take the train
Milton Keynes has three train stations on the West Coast Mainline with direct and easy access to London, Birmingham, Manchester and beyond. The Marston Vale line along the south of the borough provides a direct link from Bletchley to Bedford and will soon be part of East-West rail linking Oxford, MK and Cambridge. A number of train operators including Virgin, LNW and Southern run regular trains to local and national destinations.
All train stations can be easily accessed on foot and by bike with good Redway links and cycle parking. MK Central has a large Santander Cycles MK dock right outside. Regular bus services provide additional public transport links to popular destinations. Take a look at our interactive map to help find transport options for your next journey in MK.
Get a taxi
For many people it is possible to use a combination of buses, trains, cycling and walking to reach most destinations in Milton Keynes. But sometimes that’s just not practical and a taxi will fill the gap. Major train stations and CMK have taxi ranks and there are also a number of reputable private hire/mini cab firms in MK. Use the councils public registers list to find a licensed taxi firm or driver.