If going as a group then book together
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 you must purchase all tickets in one booking and travel on the same off-peak train to the same destination to get this saving. It is always preferable to use mobile e-Tickets rather than collecting your tickets from the station; this saves having to print off and hand out numerous paper tickets. Find out
the best ways to obtain more savings.
Return tickets aren't always the 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 quickly see whether you can make savings by buying two single fares instead. We will automatically show the lowest priced 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.
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.
Slower trains can make savings
If you need to quickly get to Milton Keynes Central station, it is worth getting a quicker direct train. You can see only the fastest journeys by selecting this option on our site. If you don't mind going at a more leisurely pace, you may save money; we show you the lowest prices, including these slower trains.
Standard fares might not be the cheapest
Every so often, you can find a bargain when buying 1st-class train tickets. They are usually 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; this means 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 modern computer's home when Alan Turing cracked the German Enigma codes at Bletchley Park. Turing was crucial in developing the computer. The Museum features his work; it also has plenty of activities and exhibits for adults and children. The National Museum of Computing is also located in Milton Keynes. The Museum is home to the world's oldest working digital computer.
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. You can make savings even if you travel as little as three times a year. There are various types of railcard to suit different passengers, so there should be one to help you save when you buy tickets. Most railcards typically cost £30 per year and obtain a saving of 1/3 off.
The Two Together card allows two people who travel with each other to save money. The Family and Friends card means that youngsters can travel for 60% of the standard price; there is 1/3 off adult fares when up to four adults and four kids travel.
Other Railcards available include the Senior card which costs £70 if you buy it for three years, the Disabled Person's card and the HM Services card. These all get customers up to 1/3 off fares.
More information is available on the railcard website. You can buy Railcards from National Rail Ticket Offices.
Flexible planning can mean cheaper tickets
When looking for cheap tickets to Milton Keynes, it is essential to be flexible in your planning. You can easily make savings if you are willing to look at alternative travel dates and times. By looking at different options, you might find an advance ticket at an off-peak time available, making your journey cheaper.