There are 6 ways to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus, train  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station) Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the train from Tamworth to Milton Keynes Central

$57 - $114

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) to St Margaret's Bus Station Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway 230 / ...

$16 - $24

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Train  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Long Eaton to Tamworth High Level
  2. Take the train from Tamworth to Milton Keynes Central

$57 - $113

Bus via Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays)  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) to St Margaret's Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians)
  3. Take the bus from Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians) to Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays) X7
  4. Take the bus from Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point J3) X7

$22 - $23

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes 69.2 miles

$14 - $22

Towncar  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Take a town car from East Midlands Airport to Milton Keynes 69.2 miles

$160 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) and arriving at Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point L4) via St Margaret's Bus Station and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway (Milton Keynes Coachway Car Park). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 31 min.

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The distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) and Milton Keynes is 60 miles. The road distance is 69.2 miles.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs £40 - £90.

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes, including transfers.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes bus services, operated by Kinchbus, depart from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) station.

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The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes is to bus which takes 3 h 31 min and costs £12 - £19. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £40 - £90 and takes 3 h 34 min.

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East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway station.

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Yes, the driving distance between East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes.

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Map of how to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes.
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  • Distance: 59.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

What companies run services between East Midlands Airport (EMA), England and Milton Keynes, England?

You can take a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes via St Margaret's Bus Station, Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway, and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway (Milton Keynes Coachway Car Park) in around 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes via Long Eaton, Rail Station Sycamore Road, Long Eaton, Tamworth High Level, and Tamworth in around 3 h 34 min.

Train operators
West Midlands
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Tamworth to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$35 - $60
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Long Eaton to Tamworth High Level
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$23 - $35
Anytime Single
$30 - $50
Off-Peak Single
$18 - $27
Bus operators
Kinchbus
Phone
01509 815637
Email
talk@kinchbus.co.uk
Website
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Block 113) to Derby, Railway Station (Rail Station)
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, EMA Departure Building (Building 8) to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
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 St Margaret's Bus Station to Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Market Harborough, The Square (Opticians) to Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays)
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point J3)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from East Midlands Airport to Milton Keynes
Estimated price
$160 - $220

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