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PLEASE NOTE that revised services are currently in operation during Campus closure. No buses are stopping on Campus.  Please check with the route operator for up to date information on any changes to their timetables before you travel.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - SERVICE 24/25 is coming to an end on 31 March 2021.  SERVICE 11/12 may be subject to route and timetable changes.  Please follow this link for more information on the new Demand Response Transport (DRT)  system that will be coming into replace these services with effect from 1 April 2021. 

 

The Open University Campus at Walton Hall is served by a number of bus services that are detailed below. 

Service Operator Route and link to service information COVID-19 update

11/ 11A

12/12A

Vale Travel

Caldecotte - Open University - Kents Hill - Central Milton Keynes

For further information please visit

https://www.valetravel.net/bus-travel

During Campus closure, service continues to operate using stops on V10 Brickhill Street 

F77 Arriva

The OU - Bletchley - Leighton Buzzard - Dunstable – Luton

For further information please visit 

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

During Campus closure, F77 service continues to operate using stops on V10 Brickhill Street
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

Postponed until further notice

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 http://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 http://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