Transport links in and around Cranfield campus

Hopefully this page will offer all the information you need for transport links in and around Cranfield campus.

If you are planning a journey, you may find it helpful to check Traveline as this provides details of all bus and rail connections to and from Cranfield University.

Local Bus Services

Operated by Unobus

C1 –
Bedford – Kempston – Wootton – Upper Shelton – Cranfield village – Cranfield University – Milton Keynes Coachway – Kingston – Milton Keynes (centre & railway station)

C10 – 
Bedford – Kempston – Marston Moretaine – Cranfield village – Cranfield University – North Crawley – Newport Pagnell –  Milton Keynes (centre & railway station)

CX – 
Cranfield University –  Milton Keynes (centre & railway station)

Uno Bus – Remember to present your University student I.D. card to gain a student discount on the fare. Download the UnoBus app for more information.

Rail Services

The nearest train stations to Cranfield campus are either Milton Keynes central station or Bedford station. Both of these are about 12 miles from campus.

Direct trains from Milton Keynes Central go south to London Euston or north to Birmingham or Manchester.

Direct trains from Bedford station go south to London St Pancras, Luton Airport Parkway, Gatwick Airport or Brighton. Northbound trains are to Nottingham.

To find fares and times check out either National Rail enquiries or the

If you plan to use the train often, then consider getting a student railcard.

National Coach Services

Milton Keynes Coachway is about 5 miles away and connected by the C1/C11 Unobus service. Here you can link up with National Express and Stagecoach coaches to cities, towns and airports on the M1 and on into Scotland, to Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick airports, the east-west route to Oxford and Cambridge, and interchange between these services.

National Express
Note: National Express student coachcards give a 30% discount on their coach fares. You can buy your coachcard for only £15 at the CSA office (Open 9-5 Monday-Friday)

UK Megabus offers a limited service from Milton Keynes, Kingston shopping centre and Swindon, Stratton Park.

Stagecoach offers cheap and affordable services from Milton Keynes to areas not too far away such as Oxford and Luton Airport! You can also depart from Bedford for a coach to Cambridge! At the moment you can catch these buses for only £2!