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IMPORTANT INFORMATION - SERVICES 11/12 and 24/25 have ceased operation. Please follow this link for more information on MK Connect which has replaced these services. 

Service Operator Route and link to service information Service update
F77 Arriva

The OU - Bletchley - Leighton Buzzard - Dunstable – Luton

For further information please visit 

https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/help/coronavirus/coronavirus-timetable-information

Now running through campus but are experiencing issues due to roadworks
OU Shuttle Souls Coaches

Milton Keynes Railway Station - The Open University

Further information can be found on the ​Souls Bus to and from Milton Keynes Railway Station tab on the right hand side of this page

Not available at present

On weekdays the buses stop at our Campus bus stops on St. Michael’s Drive; please visit the Campus Map On weekday evenings and at weekends you need to catch the bus at the stop on Brickhill Street V10.

More information on bus timetables, maps and travel updates please visit Milton Keynes Council Highways and Transport Hub/bus and taxi/bus timetables maps and travel updates website

General travel information relating to Milton Keynes please visit Milton Keynes Council Highways and Transport Hub website.

 Planning your journey

To help plan your journey to work please visit the Traveline website.  The website has many options available for your preferred commute to work.

You can also check bus times by visiting the Real Time Bus Information website

PlusBus

When buying a rail ticket to Milton Keynes or Bletchley, adding a PlusBus ticket gives you unlimited bus travel on participating operators’ services, around the urban area of Milton Keynes, Bletchley and Wolverton. For more details, including participating operators, please visit the PlusBus website

Discounted Bus Travel

  • Arriva Employer Travel Club

The Open University MK and Arriva and have joined together to offer great value travel ticket discounts to anyone using an Arriva Bus service to travel to-and-from work. For more information please visit https://www.open.ac.uk/about/estates/travel-advice/discounts

  • Smart-go

The Open University is now a member of the SmartGo scheme, giving all staff FREE access to a range of discounts and incentives to help make your commuting and leisure journeys cheaper, easier or healthier. For more information please visit https://www.open.ac.uk/about/estates/travel-advice/discounts

Buses to and from Airports

The nearest airport to the Open University is London Luton Airport (LLA) which is 24 miles from Campus, taking approximately 30-40minutes by car and 1 hour by bus.  Please visit London Luton Airport website for more information.

 

Although there is not a direct bus service between the Campus and Luton Airport, there is an hourly Route 99 Stagecoach service that calls at nearby Kingston. For more information please visit Stagecoach Route 99 service information

 

Travel Advice News

Bus Services update

Unfortunately the University does not and cannot influence commercial decisions being taken by bus service companies to discontinue services based on patronage.

13th May 2022
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The Open University
Travel Advice
First Floor
Geoffrey Crowther Building
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA

01908 659784
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