Trains to Milton Keynes

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While Milton Keynes is a relatively new town, it offers plenty in terms of things to do and see. Take a train to Milton Keynes and discover a town rich in all-things retail, with plenty of museums and tourist attractions to boot.

Culture and heritage

There’s something old and something new in Milton Keynes. Built on a grid system of H roads (horizontal) and V roads (vertical), the ‘new’ town continues to be a must-see destination more than 50 years after this thriving community took shape between London and Birmingham.

Attractions

The famous concrete cow sculptures created by Liz Leyh in 1978 herd at Milton Keynes Museum, a go-to attraction for soaking up the history of the area from 1800 to the present day.

Milton Keynes Central train station nestles close to the town centre and provides quick and easy access to shops, bars, restaurants, theatres and the popular Xscape Milton Keynes, home to indoor skydiving, a skiing and snowboarding centre, ten-pin bowling and a trampoline park.

The 300 bus service from Milton Keynes Central train station to Woolstone roundabout opens the gates to two theme parks: the roarsome Gulliver's Dinosaur & Farm Park, which is home to 32 life-like animatronic beasts, and the family-friendly attractions and roller-coasters of Gulliver's Land.

If you’re looking for things to do and see in Milton Keynes by train, check out our essential guide to the best attractions and days out. You’ll also find unmissable 2For1 offers across the region. Simply download the relevant voucher and present it with valid train tickets at your chosen attraction.

History comes to life less than three miles away in Bletchley. Simply take the train from Milton Keynes Central direct to Bletchley for Bletchley Park, where Alan Turing and other codebreakers turned the tide in favour of the Allies during the Second World War, as depicted in the award-winning film The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. Thankfully, you won’t need to crack any fiendish puzzles to get the cheapest train tickets with us to Milton Keynes.

Every two years in July, the town hosts exhilarating world class performances, music and stand-up comedy as part of Milton Keynes International Festival.

Food and drink

Milton Keynes boasts an array of fresh and exciting dining opportunities. From hand made Japanese and Korean fusion at Akasaka in Midsummer Boulevard, and delicious Italian dishes at Fratelli Italian, to authentic Chinese cuisine at Taipan in The Theatre District, and the finest ingredients at Calcutta Brasserie in St Giles Mews, Stony Stratford.

Sports and outdoors

MK Dons play home football matches in League One at the 30,530-seater Stadium MK, which is served by the 1, 6, 24, 25, 50, 150, 310, F70, F77 bus routes. The nearest station is Fenny Stratford, which is a 20-minute walk from the stadium; the last trains however leave before the end of evening matches, so Milton Keynes Central station or Bletchley are more convenient for getting home safely. The stadium also hosts major sporting and music events throughout the year.

Music and nightlife

Milton Keynes has become a much-loved spot for its bar culture, offering a number of cocktail bars and trendy establishments. The most popular bars are located in The Hub, which is within walking distance of the Milton Keynes train station. Here, you can find Be At One cocktail bar, Banana Tree Asian kitchen and bar, and Las Iguanas for a generous happy hour!

If you head to 12th Street, you’ll find a vibrant party feel, with Revolucion De Cuba and the city’s main nightclub, Pink Punters.

Shopping

Shoppers are in retail heaven. The 1.3 million square feet of national and international brands at centre:mk boasts an urban beach during the summer, while more high street names and designer shops can be found at Intu Milton Keynes, which caters to visitors of all ages across a busy programme of family entertainment throughout the year.

Stations

Milton Keynes Central (MKC)

302 Eldergate
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK9 1LA

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Where do LNR trains to Milton Keynes arrive and depart?

LNR trains arrive and depart from Milton Keynes Central, which serves Central Milton Keynes and the surrounding area. It’s approximately a 10 minute walk from this station into the main shopping centre.

Which train services run direct to Milton Keynes?

From the north, we have direct services from Birmingham and Crewe. We operate one direct train an hour from Birmingham New Street station with popular calling points at Birmingham International, Coventry, Rugby and Northampton. Our fastest train takes just 1 hour 15 minutes, and the cheapest advance ticket is a mere £6.00 one-way. 

From the south, we operate four direct train an hour from London Euston. Our fastest train gets you to Milton Keynes Central in 35 minutes and the cheapest advance ticket costs an exceedingly attractive £5.50 one-way.

When is the best time to travel to Milton Keynes by train?

It’s wonderfully cheap and easy to travel to Milton Keynes by train. By opting for off-peak times to travel, you’ll enjoy less-crowded trains and cheaper ticket prices too. If you know when you want to travel, be sure to book an advance ticket to take advantage of our cheapest fares.