Buckinghamshire Travel & Transport

The transport system in the county of Buckinghamshire offers visitors a number of ways to get around from public transport such as buses and trains to using the road with car hire and coaches.

Local bus services include routes across the county of Buckinghamshire. There are a number of routes covering the local area and beyond, there are services to & from Milton Keynes, Buckingham, Aylesbury and High Wycombe. For local bus timetables and services please see: Buckinghamshire Bus Timetables

Buses provide a good way for visitors to get around with services close to many tourist attractions and places of interest.

Trains in Buckinghamshire serve a number of routes across the county and to other areas. There are several mainline rail routes offering local and regional services. Milton Keynes Central Station has services between Milton Keynes and London Euston station with a journey time of 35-40 minutes. There are also services to Birmingham New Street, Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe, Northampton and Bangor in Wales.

Train services are provided by Virgin Trains; London Midland and Southern Trains. Other railway stations in the county include Aylesbury, Bletchley, Gerrards Cross and High Wycombe.

For more information please see National Rail Enquiries

Public Transport Safety Tips
Most journeys on public transport in London go ahead without incident, in order to minimise the chances of any incidents, passengers may wish to consider the following safety tips:

- Be aware of your belongings at all times.
- Do not leave your bags and belongings unattended at any time.
- Stay alert and aware of your environment and those around you.
- Do not show valuables including money and jewellery in public.
- If you are carrying a bag/handbag, ensure you use a bag that has a strong good quality strap and wear it across your shoulder (not on your shoulder), with the pockets closed facing towards your waist. Carrying the bag on your shoulder makes it much easier for criminals to snatch the bag or cut the strap.
- Be careful and cautious in crowds and beware of pickpockets, do not leave anything valuable showing in public including wallets in back trouser pockets.
- Sit in carriages with other passengers do not sit in carriages with no/fewer passengers.
- Try not to use smaller/isolated stations especially at night.
- When waiting for buses, trains, boats and taxis stand with other passengers in an area that is well lit, do not stand/wait in isolated areas.

There are a number of car hire firms in Buckinghamshire that offer car rental services for both short and longer term car hire offering a range of vehicles from small budget cars to family cars to larger mini-buses and luxury cars.

Buckinghamshire is connected to the road network via the M1, M25 and M40 motorways linking the county to London and other towns, other major roads include the A5 and A421.

Parking in Milton Keynes and across Buckinghamshire is provided by both pay and display and car parks. Drivers should note there may be driving restrictions in and around the town centres. Major car parks in Milton Keynes town centre are located at Mid Summers Place and The Point Avebury Avenue.

Buckinghamshire is accessible by coach with coach services available to Milton Keynes and from London Victoria coach station, the journey time is approx 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes to Milton Keynes Coachway. From Milton Keynes Coachway there arte regular services to Buckingham via the X5 services, the journey time is approx 40 minutes. Services are provided by National Express and Stagecoach.

London Luton Airport is located approx 24 miles from Milton Keynes, the airport has a number of local, regional and international flights.

For more information on public transport in Buckinghamshire including information on public transport and timetables please see: Buckinghamshire Transport from Buckinghamshire County Council.

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