• Our partners include:

  • National Express
  • RailEurope
  • ThamesLink
  • Virgin Trains
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia
  • Uber

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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park to Derby, Railway Station Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the train from Tamworth to Milton Keynes Central

$57 - $109

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park to St Margaret's Bus Station Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the bus from Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express / ...

$16 - $24

4 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 8 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 Stagecoach Northamptonshire  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park to St Margaret's Bus Station Skylink Leicester Derby
  2. Take the bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Central Milton Keynes, The Point X7

$17 - $24

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

$150 - $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.

More details

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.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes. However, there are services departing from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park and arriving at Central Milton Keynes, The Point via Leicester St Margarets Bus Station and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 28 min.

More details

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

Get driving directions

The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs £40 - £85.

More details

It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes, including transfers.

More details

East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes bus services, operated by Kinchbus, depart from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park station.

More details

The best way to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes is to train which takes 3 h 8 min and costs £40 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £12 - £19 and takes 3 h 28 min.

Mode details

East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

More details

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.

Get driving directions

Map of how to get from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 59.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

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

You can take a train from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes via Long Eaton, Rail Station Sycamore Road, Long Eaton, and Tamworth in around 3 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Milton Keynes via St Margaret's Bus Station, Leicester St Margarets Bus Station, and Brook Furlong, Milton Keynes Coachway in around 3 h 28 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Tamworth to Milton Keynes Central
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
6 times a week
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, Coach Park to Derby, Railway Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
kinchbus.co.uk
Bus from East Midlands Airport, Coach Park to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 Leicester St Margarets Bus Station to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
National Express
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Haymarket Bus Station to Central Milton Keynes, The Point
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from East Midlands Airport to Milton Keynes
Estimated price
$150 - $220

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

There are 324+ hotels available in Milton Keynes. Prices start at $61 USD per night.

More details