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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 whch 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, Birmingam, 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.

Some benefits of public transport...
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Work on the go

Trains and many buses now have charging ports and free wifi so you can use your commute as part of your working day.

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Sit back and relax

Use the extra time to catch up with work, read, nap or just watch the world go by.

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Get healthy

A brisk walk to your nearest bus stop or train station will count towards your 10,000 steps per day and 150 minutes of exercise per week.

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Save money

Adding up the running costs of a car makes bus travel a cheaper alternative. Check out discounts for weekly, monthly or annual tickets.

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It's green!

Opting to use public transport is great for our environment too, especially the zero emission route 7.

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Easy and direct

Save time and never worry about find a parking space again with an easy walk straight to your office.

Manage your time Created with Sketch.
Work on the go

Trains and many buses now have charging ports and free wifi so you can use your commute as part of your working day.

Feel Good Created with Sketch.
Sit back and relax

Use the extra time to catch up with work, read, nap or just watch the world go by.

NEW YOU Created with Sketch.
Get healthy

A brisk walk to your nearest bus stop or train station will count towards your 10,000 steps per day and 150 minutes of exercise per week.

QUIDS IN Created with Sketch.
Save money

Adding up the running costs of a car makes bus travel a cheaper alternative. Check out discounts for weekly, monthly or annual tickets.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.
It's green!

Opting to use public transport is great for our environment too, especially the zero emission route 7.

Commute Copy Created with Sketch.
Easy and direct

Save time and never worry about find a parking space again with an easy walk straight to your office.

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Top tips to get you started...

Avoid waiting around

Avoid waiting around

Use real time passenger information to track your bus, save waiting at the bus stop.

Just the ticket!

Just the ticket!

For more flexibility, buy a ticket that you can use for more than one provider

Plan ahead

Plan ahead

Check out the discounts and savings you could make by having a weekly, monthly or annual ticket.

Pay with ease

Pay with ease

Don’t have the correct change – there are several ways you can pay for your bus travel. No need for cash, use Arriva's virtual m-ticket.

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