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Directions to Walton Hall

Berrill Building, the Open University

The University has its headquarters at Walton Hall, in Milton Keynes, which is 50 miles north of Central London and just off the M1 motorway, linking to the north of England.

Please visit Milton Keynes Council to view an interactive map of Milton Keynes.

The main reception is located in the Berrill Building (image to the right) and all visitors should report here unless otherwise instructed. Free visitor parking is available.

When you arrive, a campus map is available for you to get around the campus.

Please follow below for more information on how to get to our Milton Keynes campus with different modes of transport.


If you are arriving by car, our address is:

The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

Main Switchboard

+44(0)1908 274066

Please follow Google Maps directions, if using Sat Nav.

For information on roadworks or traffic disruptions, please visit One.Network

Entering campus by car

Proceed through the security barriers after being given access, follow directional signs to Berrill Building Reception and Visitors Car Park or otherwise instructed by your host.


The University is approximately four miles from Milton Keynes Central Station, which is an intercity stop and trains are frequent. Thre is also a local line from Bedford to Bletchley which is approximately 4 miles from the OU.

Please visit our Rail website for more information on planning your route and viewing train timetables.


There is a shuttle bus that is operated by Soul’s Coach that runs between the train station in the morning and in the afternoon for only £1.50 per journey (Monday to Friday only).

Bus services 11 / 11a and 12 / 12a (Vale Travel), service 24 / 25 (Red Rose Travel) and service F70 / F77 (Arriva) are public buses which run frequently to and from the University to areas in Milton Keynes and the train station.

For more information, visit our Bus Services website for more information.


Taxis to and from the Open University can be booked using Skyline Taxis (University preferred supplier). Please visit our Taxis website for more information.


You can get to The Open University from any of the UK airports, London Luton (LLA) is the nearest approximately 24 miles away. You can travel easily to the University by Road, Rail, Bus or Taxi. Please visit our Bus Services website or London Luton Airport website for more information on planning your route.


Travel Advice News

Cyclescheme changes

We are pleased to announce that from Monday 27 September, the Open University’s policy is that any voucher value will be capped at £1,250 for bicycles and £1,500 for e-bikes.

24th September 2021
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Contact us

The Open University
Travel Advice
First Floor
Geoffrey Crowther Building
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

01908 659784