Getting to Cranfield School of Management via Public Transport

Cranfield School of Management


Getting to the School of Management via Public Transport


Milton Keynes Central is on the West Coast mainline from London Euston, Birmingham, Manchester, and Glasgow served by Virgin Trains and London Midland.

Bedford station is served by East Midlands Trains and First Capital Connect with services to Nottingham, London St Pancras International and a through service to Brighton (calling at Gatwick Airport).

Taxis are available from both stations at all times. Cranfield is 20 minutes from Milton Keynes station by taxi, and 25 minutes from Bedford.


From London and the South: M1 to junction 13 (A421): right, then first left at traffic lights to Salford. Right at Salford, straight at roundabout opposite Cranfield Technology Park then right at second roundabout and left at the third (following signposts to Cranfield University).
From Birmingham and the North: M1 to junction 14 (A509): left, then first right through Moulsoe village: once through the village, straight on for 1 km, take left turn after sharp bend, signposted to Cranfield University.

Via Bedford: A428-A422 west to Astwood (11km), then left following signposts. Or A421 south-west towards the M1. Right at Marston Moretaine roundabout at end of dual carriageway following signposts to Cranfield (at Little Chef). On entering the village follow right turn signposted to Cranfield University.


From Heathrow Airport: Take Heathrow Express train to Paddington, underground train on Circle or Hammersmith and City Line to King’s Cross/St Pancras, then East Midlands Trains route service to Bedford from St Pancras International.
Alternatively take London Underground train (Piccadilly Line) to Leicester Square then Northern Line to Euston. Virgin Trains or London Midland service to Milton Keynes Central Station.

From Luton Airport: Take train from Luton Airport Parkway to Bedford Station.

From Gatwick Airport: Direct link to Bedford Station via First Capital Connect service (Thameslink route).

From Stansted Airport: Stansted Express train to London Liverpool Street, then underground to King’s Cross/St Pancras (Metropolitan/Hammersmith and City/Circle line) then East Midlands train to Bedford from St Pancras International.

From London City Airport: Docklands Light Railway from London City Airport station to Bank. Change to Northern Line and travel to King’s Cross/St Pancras. From St Pancras International take East Midlands train to Bedford.

From Birmingham Airport: Direct rail link from Birmingham International Station to Milton Keynes Central Station (Virgin Trains).
Car hire is available at all airports in which case directions by road should be followed.

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