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Travel and transport

Milton Keynes is easy to reach, at just 80 kilometres from London and around 100 kilometres from Birmingham. The city is on the main train line connecting London and Birmingham, plus the international airports of London Heathrow and Birmingham are an hour away, with London Luton even closer.

Matchday travel

🚌 By shuttle bus

A matchday shuttle bus service will be provided for all fans travelling between Stadium MK and Milton Keynes Central, home of the Station Square Fan Party. This is the best way to travel if you are arriving at MK Central, including for fans taking the Park + Ride service from Station Square.

🕐Journey time: 20 minutes
📍 Pick-up point: next to the Fan Party at Station Square

Book the shuttle bus here.

The shuttle bus will drop off a ten-minute walk away from the stadium and will leave from the same location after the match. Look out for our friendly volunteers along the walk who will be more than happy to help guide you!

 📅 Schedule

Before the matches (Station Square ➡️ MK Stadium):

Friday 8 July: 14:45 – 16:30
Tuesday 12 July: 14:45 – 16:30
Saturday 16 July: 17:45 – 19:30
Wednesday 27 July: 17:45 – 19:30

After the matches (MK Stadium ➡️ Milton Keynes Central):

Until approx. 90 minutes after the final whistle

Tickets for the shuttle bus cost £5 for adults and £2.50 for children, plus booking fees.

Tickets will cover both the outward and return journey and must be purchased in advance.

Book shuttle bus

 

🚆‍️ By train

For fans coming from outside Milton Keynes, multiple train stations serve the city.

Milton Keynes Central train station is just 30 minutes from London Euston train station and 45 minutes from Birmingham New Street.

Bletchley station connects directly to London Euston with a journey time of approximately 40 minutes. A five-minute train ride connects Milton Keynes Central and Bletchley station. Wayfinding will be in place on matchdays for fans planning to make the 30-minute walk from the station to the stadium.

Fenny Stratford connects local towns including Bedford to Milton Keynes.

🚶🏽‍️ By foot

Those arriving at Bletchley train station can walk to Stadium MK in just over 30 minutes.

We recommend using the shuttle bus service if you are arriving in the city centre as it’s quicker than walking and will mean you're still full of energy for the match.

🚗 By car

Stadium MK has limited on-site parking and there is no allocated car parking close to the venue.

Park + Ride 

A matchday Park + Ride service is available from Station Square, outside Milton Keynes Central, with the shuttle bus dropping passengers off a ten-minute walk from Stadium MK.

Limited matchday parking at Stadium MK will be available to purchase. Please revisit this page closer to the tournament for more information.

🚕 By taxi

Please note, there is limited access for taxi drop-off at Stadium MK. Fans are advised to use the tournament shuttle to the stadium from Station Square in the city centre.

Please visit our dedicated Accessibility page for information about accessible transport options, including a bespoke shuttle service for disabled fans.

Travelling to Milton Keynes

✈️ From the airport

Milton Keynes is served by several nearby airports including Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and Birmingham International. Between them, the airports offer direct flights to most major destinations across Europe as well as the wider world.

Journey times to Milton Keynes:

London Luton Airport is 40 minutes to Milton Keynes by car and 50 minutes by coach

London Stansted Airport is 1 hour 20 minutes to Milton Keynes by car and 2 hours 40 minutes by coach. An indirect train from Stansted to Milton Keynes Central via central London can take less than two hours.

London Heathrow Airport is around 1 hour and 30 minutes to Milton Keynes Central, via a Heathrow Express train into London. By car, Milton Keynes is about one hour from Heathrow Airport. Coaches go direct from Heathrow to Milton Keynes but journey times are more than two hours.

Birmingham International Airport offers a direct train service to Milton Keynes which can take as little as 45 minutes. By car, the journey to Milton Keynes is around an hour.

Visit National Rail’s Journey Planner to plan your travel to Milton Keynes from any airport.

Car hire is available from all airports via a range of companies.

🚆 By train

Milton Keynes Central train station is the gateway to the city and is just 30 minutes from London Euston train station and 45 minutes from Birmingham New Street.

Milton Keynes is also served by two other main stations: Bletchley and Wolverton.

Bletchley train station, in the south of Milton Keynes, connects directly to London Euston with a journey time of around 40 minutes. Stadium MK is located 40 minutes’ walk from Bletchley train station and wayfinding will be in place on matchdays for fans planning to walk from the station to the stadium.

Wolverton station also offers direct trains to and from London Euston with a journey time of less than 50 minutes.

Check the National Rail website for the latest updates and to plan your journey.

If you're coming from mainland Europe and aren’t a fan of flying, the Eurostar train is a good option. The Eurostar terminates in central London at St Pancras International, which is accessible from Milton Keynes by indirect train.

Approximate journey times to Milton Keynes via Eurostar:

• Paris to Milton Keynes via London Euston: 3 hours 30 minutes
• Brussels to Milton Keynes via London Euston: 3 hours 20 minutes
• Amsterdam to Milton Keynes via London Euston: 6 hours

Check the Eurostar website for more information.

🚗 By car

Milton Keynes is adjacent to the M1 motorway with a journey time of around 1 hour and 30 minutes from central London.

Park and Ride at Milton Keynes Coachway is a great alternative to parking in the city centre.

🚐 By coach

Milton Keynes is served by coaches which arrive at MK Coachway Park and Ride from a wide variety of locations throughout the UK.

Full journey information is available on your respective coach operator’s website.

Top tip

It’s always worth asking for a return ticket if you’re going out and coming back, or for a day ticket if you’re off exploring. See more information on ticket options.

Travelling around Milton Keynes

As a modern city, Milton Keynes was planned with transport in mind. What’s more, you’ll find sustainable travel options, with an eye on going green wherever possible.

On arrival, you’ll find a well-ordered city centre which is easy to navigate and to explore. There are plenty of pedestrianised areas too, like the bustling 12th Street which is popular for food and drink.

🚌 By bus

Milton Keynes has a comprehensive bus service, which makes for an easy and sustainable way to travel. Buses between Stadium MK and the city centre are frequent, running every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes on a Sunday. These bus services take 30–45 minutes each way.

Fans are advised to use the tournament-specific city centre shuttle bus rather than public bus services where possible. 

For more information on public transport in Milton Keynes, visit Get Around MK and for route information try their journey planner.

🚗 By car

Milton Keynes is built on a grid system with major roads numbered horizontally and vertically. Although the roads also have names, local people nearly always refer to them by letter and number e.g. H5.

City centre parking is rarely an issue in Milton Keynes, even at peak times. There is a charge for parking in the city centre, but rates are kept simple. Higher tariff bays are easy to recognise by their red stripe and cost £2 per hour, with lower tariff bays marked with a purple stripe and charged at 50p per hour. Payment is made by mobile, credit or debit cards.

The tournament shuttle bus can be found from wayfinding in Central Milton Keynes and ensures smooth arrival at Stadium MK from the city centre car parks. The return shuttle offers supporters a service back to the city centre car parks after the game.

Private multi-storey car parks also offer parking at variable rates. See the MK parking map for car park locations.

Park & Ride is available from the Coachway at Junction 14 of the M1. The PlatinumMK 300 line links the Park & Ride with the city centre and to Milton Keynes Central Station, with services every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday. You’ll find free parking at the Coachway, and a £2 charge per passenger for the bus journey with adult fare-payers permitted to take one accompanying child (15 or under) for free.

Electric vehicle owners are welcomed in Milton Keynes, which offers a range of programmes for drivers who go green including over 400 charging points in the city.

Over 15,000 bays are designated electric vehicle parking for drivers with a green parking permit and any electric driver can plug in and park for free in any electric charge point bay.

Download the Milton Keynes map to see the location of charging points and free parking.

🚶🏽‍️ By foot

Milton Keynes has a purpose-built network of cycle and pedestrian pathways called Redways. They’re a great way to quickly make your way around the city under your own power, and you’ll never find yourself crossing major roads or dangerous junctions.

See our accessibility guide for details on travel in Milton Keynes for disabled fans.