From Electromagnetic Field



Milton Keynes Central is on the Euston-Birmingham-West Coast mainline and suburban routes

The nearest major rail station is Milton Keynes Central on the West Coast Main Line.

On the Friday there are at least five services per hour from Euston; one non-stop (Virgin Trains) every hour between 0643 and 2143, the rest a mix of semi-fast and stopping (London Midland). In the southerly direction services there are regular services from Birmingham, Crewe, Stafford, and points north.

A PDF timetable can be downloaded here.

At present there are no announcements of engineering works on this line for the weekend of EMF camp.

Get on the same train as other Campers

Coach and Bus

bus routes near site

The nearest coach stop is Milton Keynes Coachway. This will be collection point for the shuttle bus to the site: train arrivals should use the frequent (six per hour) buses from outside the station to here. Off-site parking will also be located here.

Shuttle Bus

The shuttle bus is running on a more ad hoc basis now. It services the Coachway (for buses to Milton Keynes and beyond). The Coachway also has a free cashpoint that you can use.

If you require this service please ask at the HQ/info tent and we can arrange this.

If you'd rather walk to the camp site instead of waiting for the shuttle bus, you can take local bus 300, which is a frequent service (every 15 minutes), and get off at the area (Willen Lake) where the camp takes place. You should buy the ticket to Lovatt Fields. A single from the town centre to Lovatt Fields will cost you £1.50. Don't ask for 'Pineham Park' as few bus drivers have heard of the place. It's a nice stroll along 'Willen Lake' from the bus stop 'Lovatt Fields' on Portway (H5) to the camp site - one can also encounter many water birds.

A day bus ticket costs £3.90.

Long-distance coach services

Route Number Origin Destination Provider
230 East Midlands Heathrow and Gatwick National Express
425 Newcastle London National Express
440 Derby and Leicester London National Express
450 Nottingham London National Express
455 Northampton London National Express
540 Manchester London National Express
550 Liverpool London National Express
560 Sheffield London National Express
561 Leeds, Bradford London National Express
562 York London National Express
570 Blackpool via Birmingham London National Express
590 Glasgow London National Express
591 Edinburgh London National Express
707 Northampton Heathrow and Gatwick National Express
777 Birmingham Stansted National Express
X5 Oxford Cambridge Stagecoach


The Grand Union canal passes approximately 1km west of the campsite, on the other side of Willen Lake.

by Road

Road Access from M1 J14

The site is adjacent to Junction 14 of the M1. Exit towards Milton Keynes Central on the A509 (Portway), turning right at the first and the second roundabouts into V11 Tongwell Street. The entrance to the site is on your left and will be staffed. If you have reserved parking on-site then you will be shown where to go; if you are using the free off-site parking you will be able to enter to drop off but must then leave for the Coachway parking, from where our shuttle bus will return you to site. If you prefer you may park at coachway first and catch our shuttle bus to the site.

For more, see Parking

Access to the site is below a concrete bridge, which is signed 9ft 9ins.

Various people have said they might be interested in car shares. See CarShares for more details.


London Luton airport (LTN) is approximately 40km away.
National Express provides a service to Milton Keynes Coachway twice an hour, journey time approximately 40 minutes.

London Stansted (STN) is approximately 60km away.
National express 777 goes from stansted to milton keynes (via luton) up to every 2 hours, 7 days a week. [ timetable]

London Heathrow (LHR) is approximately 80km away.
National Express operates a direct service to Milton Keynes Coachway about once an hour, journey times from 1h to 2h, fare about £16-25 per ride.

Birmingham International (BHX) is approximately 95km away - The fast trains only take 38minutes

London Gatwick is approximately 100km away.
National express coaches run direct...

Cranfield Airport (EGTC) is approximately 9km away.

Sywell Airport (EGBK) is approximately 41km away.

If you want to get the train instead, your best bet is to go from the airport into central london, and back out from euston.

Cranfield airport is 11km away and is popular with private flyers.

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