Trains to Milton Keynes
Cheap Trains to Milton Keynes
"Neither claimed any responsibility for Milton Keynes, but both reported it as a success" Terry Pratchett
Tip 1: Book in advance
The sooner you book the more chance you have of saving money. This is because advance tickets are released by train operating companies up to 12 weeks in advance of travel at a lower price. These tickets can sell out quickly so the sooner you can book the better, if it isn't possible to book ahead it is sometimes still possible to buy these tickets up to 1 hour before departure.
Tip 2: Don't pay booking fees
With some ticket retailers you will find that they charge booking fees every time you travel, which raises the amount you spend. At Split My Fare we don't charge booking fees or for using your credit card. The only additional charge you may have is 10% of any savings we make for you by splitting your fare. No split then no charge.
Having been established in the 1970s, Milton Keynes is a modern city. Although this may lead some people to claim that this city is not historical and cultural, the city used excellent urban planning to ensure its success. Nowadays, Milton Keynes is a thriving city, with new innovative businesses alongside state-of-the-art entertainment hubs and a peaceful canal. It certainly has many things to offer!
Tip 3: If delayed make sure you get compensation
It can be annoying when trains arrive late but using Delay Repay you can get some money back. Depending on which train operator you travelled with you can claim for a full or partial refund even if you were only delayed for as little as 15 minutes. It is best to check the policy of the operating company to find out if your journey is eligible and if so you can then apply for your refund directly through them.
Tip 4: Avoid the more popular routes
Quieter trains are more enjoyable to travel on than a busy train but can also bring you financial benefits. Train tickets are priced based on demand so the less busy trains to Milton Keynes are worth considering to make your train tickets cheaper. Avoiding popular dates such as bank holidays and holiday times can also help and it is definitely best to stay away from peak hours.
Tip 5: If going as a group then book in one go
You can get cheap train tickets to Milton Keynes by buying together and travelling as a group, this gives you 1/3 off with groupsave discount. The only condition is that to get the discount you must buy all tickets in one booking and travel on the same off-peak train to the same destination. It is always preferable to use mobile E-Tickets rather than collecting your tickets from the station as this saves having to print off and hand out numerous paper tickets. We have more info on our cheap train tickets page on the best ways to obtain more savings, find out here.
Tip 6: Return tickets aren't always cheapest
Return tickets may seem to be the obvious choice when going to and from Milton Keynes by train but they are not necessarily the cheapest. With Split My Fare you can easily see whether savings can be made by buying two single fares instead as we will automatically show the cheapest option.
Milton Keynes is on both the West Coast Main Line and the M1 motorway meaning there are numerous ways to get in and out of town.
West Midlands operate rail connections to Milton Keynes, and there are frequent services that connect the Milton Keynes Central railway station to London Euston, along with stations in Northampton, Liverpool, Manchester and further north.
Tip 7: Slower trains can make savings
If you are in a hurry to get to Milton Keynes central station you will want to get a quicker direct train, even though it might be unavoidable to pay more for this option. You can see only the quickest journeys by selecting the fastest train option on our site. If you don't mind going at a more leisurely pace you may find you save money, we show you the cheapest prices which include these slower trains.
Tip 8: Standard fares might not be the cheapest
Every so often you can find a bargain when buying 1st-class train tickets. Normally they are more expensive but if there is low demand they can work out at the same price or even cheaper than standard class tickets. By using a useful toggle on our website you can alternate your search between 1st class and standard to find these cheap tickets when they are available for your journey. The added perk is that when travelling with 1st class tickets you will have a bigger seat and free food and drinks meaning you arrive in style to the platform at Milton Keynes.
The ideal way to get around Milton Keynes is by public bus or on the MK Metro, which provides good coverage over the whole town.
Milton Keynes became the home of the modern computer when Alan Turing cracked the German Enigma codes at Bletchley Park. Turing's work was crucial in developing the computer, and his work is featured in a museum at the site, which also has plenty of activities and exhibits for both adults and children. The National Museum of Computing is also located in Milton Keynes and is home to the world's oldest working digital computer.
Tip 9: If you're a frequent traveller then get a railcard
If you regularly go on railway journeys, a railcard is a great way to save money. Even if you travel as little as three times a year, savings can be made. There are various types of railcard to suit different passengers meaning there should be one to help you save when you buy tickets. Most railcards normally cost £30 per year and obtain a saving of 1/3 off.
The Two Together card means that two people who travel with eachother can save and the Family and Friends card means that youngters can travel for 60% of the normal price and there will be 1/3 off adult fares when up to 4 adults and 4 kids travel.
There is a Senior card which costs £70 if you buy a 3 year railcard, along with a Disabled Persons card and HM Services card these all achieve up to 1/3 off fares.
There is also a Network Railcard and 16-25 yr olds and 26-30 yr olds railcards which help you book tickets with discounts.
You will find more information available on the railcard website and railcards can be bought from National Rail Ticket Offices.
Tip 10: Flexible planning can mean cheaper tickets
When looking for cheap tickets to Milton Keynes it is important to be flexible in your planning. If you are willing to look at alternative travel dates and times, savings can easily be made. By looking at different options you might find an advance ticket at an off-peak time available which makes your journey cheaper.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Milton Keynes expensive to live?
Being close to London, Milton Keynes is very expensive to live in, even compared to the Capital it can cost more to live here.
Is Milton Keynes a town or city?
Milton Keynes is a large town North West of the Capital.