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MK Connect   Please follow this link for information on MK Connect  
X4 / X40 Arriva

Please follow this link for a timetable X4/X40 Aylesbury to Milton Keynes Bus Route & Timetables | Arriva Bus UK 

This service will start 7 Jan 2024

On weekdays the buses stop at our Campus bus stops on St. Michael’s Drive; please visit the Campus Map On weekday evenings and at weekends you need to catch the bus at the stop on Brickhill Street V10.

More information on bus timetables, maps and travel updates please visit Milton Keynes Council Highways and Transport Hub/bus and taxi/bus timetables maps and travel updates website

General travel information relating to Milton Keynes please visit Milton Keynes Council Highways and Transport Hub website.

 Planning your journey

To help plan your journey to work please visit the Traveline website.  The website has many options available for your preferred commute to work.

You can also check bus times by visiting the Real Time Bus Information website


When buying a rail ticket to Milton Keynes or Bletchley, adding a PlusBus ticket gives you unlimited bus travel on participating operators’ services, around the urban area of Milton Keynes, Bletchley and Wolverton. For more details, including participating operators, please visit the PlusBus website

Discounted Bus Travel

  • Arriva Employer Travel Club

The Open University MK and Arriva and have joined together to offer great value travel ticket discounts to anyone using an Arriva Bus service to travel to-and-from work. For more information please visit /estates/travel-advice/discounts

  • Smart-go

The Open University is now a member of the SmartGo scheme, giving all staff FREE access to a range of discounts and incentives to help make your commuting and leisure journeys cheaper, easier or healthier. For more information please visit /estates/travel-advice/discounts

Buses to and from Airports

The nearest airport to the Open University is London Luton Airport (LLA) which is 24 miles from Campus, taking approximately 30-40minutes by car and 1 hour by bus.  Please visit London Luton Airport website for more information.


Although there is not a direct bus service between the Campus and Luton Airport, there is an hourly Route 99 Stagecoach service that calls at nearby Kingston. For more information please visit Live Bus Times & Timetables and search route MK1.