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There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Milton Keynes by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train Great Western Railway  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

$99 - $193

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Bus  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express / ...

$65 - $80

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central

$82 - $150

Train, bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Swindon
  2. Take the bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square S6
  3. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Central Milton Keynes, The Point X5

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Milton Keynes 143.2 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Milton Keynes is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Milton Keynes is to drive which costs £23 - £35 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff station to Milton Keynes. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens and arriving at Central Milton Keynes, The Point via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Milton Keynes. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Milton Keynes Central via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 2 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Milton Keynes is 111 miles. The road distance is 143.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Milton Keynes without a car is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs £75 - £150.

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Cardiff to Milton Keynes, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Milton Keynes bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens.

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Cardiff to Milton Keynes train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Milton Keynes is to train which takes 2 h 49 min and costs £75 - £150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £50 - £65 and takes 5 h 14 min.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Milton Keynes.
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  • Distance: 111.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Milton Keynes, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Milton Keynes via London Paddington, Paddington, Euston Square station, and London Euston in around 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Milton Keynes via Heathrow Airport London T2,3, Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14, and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway in around 5 h 14 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Cardiff Central to Swindon
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$21 - $35
Advanced Single
$22 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $70
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from London Euston to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$30 - $50
Train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $65
West Midlands
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from London Euston to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $17
Anytime Day Single
$19 - $28
Train from Birmingham New Street to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
wmtrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$25 - $35
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Swindon, Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Frideswide Square
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Stagecoach West
Stagecoach in Bedford
Phone
+44 1234 220030
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Central Milton Keynes, The Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Stagecoach in Bedford
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff Coach Station, Sophia Gardens to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com

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Cardiff to Milton Keynes bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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Cardiff to Milton Keynes train services, operated by Virgin West Coast Trains, arrive at Milton Keynes Central station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cardiff to Milton Keynes is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from Cardiff to Milton Keynes.

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