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. Train operating companies release advance tickets up to 12 weeks before 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 increases the price of your booking. 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. So if there is no split, then there will be no charge.
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: When you experience delays, make sure to get compensation
It can be annoying when trains arrive late, but by 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 your delay is 15 minutes. It is best to check the policy of the operating company to find out if your journey is eligible; 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 be cheaper. Train tickets are priced based on demand. Less busy trains to Milton Keynes are worth considering to make your train tickets more affordable. Avoiding popular dates such as bank holidays and holiday times can also help; it is best to stay away from peak hours.
Tip 5: 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 to get this saving, you must purchase 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; this saves having to print off and hand out numerous paper tickets. For more information about the best ways to obtain more savings, click here.
Tip 6: 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, as 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.
West Midlands operate rail connections to Milton Keynes; 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 fastest journeys by selecting this 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 lowest 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. 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 home of the modern computer when Alan Turing cracked the German Enigma codes at Bletchley Park. Turing was crucial in developing the computer, and the museum features his work, it 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. 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.
Tip 10: 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, 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.