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Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Edinburgh to Milton Keynes train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

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National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you are able to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to save money for your Edinburgh Milton Keynes train ticket.

When buying a railcard, you want to make savings after several journeys. But is it really profitable when taking the train from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes? Grab your calculator, considering:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average fare for a Edinburgh Milton Keynes ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

Initially, divide A by B: this will give you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Now divide that number by C. You will see the average number of trips needed per year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worth the investment after around 2 trips from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes (one way trip).

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most train fares, so you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Edinburgh to Milton Keynes train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

How to find cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Milton Keynes ?

If you're searching for cheap train tickets Edinburgh to Milton Keynes, you've come to the right place. Here we provide you some tricks to find cheap train tickets.

Booking your ticket early instead of leaving it until the last minute will enable you to get a lower fare. Advance tickets usually go on sale 90 days prior the date of departure. On many routes you can save as much as 80% by buying your ticket 90 days in advance. We recommend you to get your ticket as soon as possible.

In order to get cheap train tickets, you have to avoid travelling during peak times between 06:30 to 09:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Be flexible and your train ticket Edinburgh to Milton Keynes will be cheaper.

For some journeys, it costs less to book two single tickets instead of a return ticket. You will have less flexibility as you need to know in advance the time you wish to take the return journey but cheaper fares might be available.

In some cases, booking a ticket from Edinburgh to an intermediary station and then a second ticket from this city to Milton Keynes costs less than getting a single ticket for your entire journey. Split-ticketing can help you make additional savings.

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes:

Bus from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes

Main train ticket types in United Kingdom

There are three principal rail tickets types in England, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types gives different fares and travel flexibility. But other tickets types are available like Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for example. Take a look at the different types of rail ticket from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes below:

If you want to book the lowest available ticket, Advance tickets are best for you. These tickets are available 12 weeks before travel and offer biggest reductions. The earlier you book, the cheaper the train prices are! But you can't cancel your advance train ticket, they are non-refundable, and they are sold as singles.

Off-Peak and Super Off-peak tickets are available on many trains outside of peak travel hours. With these tickets you travel at Off-Peak time, so don't have to pay the fare of a fully flexible Anytime ticket. You can be reimbursed if you decide not to travel.

Anytime tickets is ideal for you, if you want a completely flexible ticket with no restrictions to travel. They offer the best flexibility in your time of travel. But they are not recommended if you want the lowest type of ticket Edinburgh to Milton Keynes.

Season tickets are convenient for you if you make the same route more than three or four times a week. In this case, Season Tickets offer better value for money compared to buying daily tickets.

Edinburgh - Milton Keynes: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute












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Days before Departure

The cost for train tickets Edinburgh to Milton Keynes are increasing the closer you get to your departure day. According to our data, if you book your ticket 15 days in advance, you can find tickets from £39 whereas when purchasing your seat 7 days in advance, you will have to pay at least £76 for your journey. Thus, you will save 49% on the price of your ticket by purchasing your seat 15 days in advance rather than 7 days in advance.

The figures are based on the cheapest prices found in the last 6 months when buying in advance versus at the last minute.

Things to do in Milton Keynes

We have compiled for you a list of 6 places that you can do in Milton Keynes.

  • City Discovery Centre
  • Bletchley Park National Codes Centre
  • Gambado
  • Milton Keynes Theatre
  • Eco Park
  • Gulliver's Eco-World

As travel specialists, we know that planning a trip and collecting all the information regarding a specific city can be time consuming. We would like to help you by suggesting some things to do, whether you are visiting for the weekend or for longer.

Every year, many travellers are visiting Milton Keynes. If you would like discover one of the most touristic landmark of the city, you have to visit City Discovery Centre. If you have the time, we will also suggest you to visit Milton Keynes Theatre or Bletchley Park National Codes Centre to complete your trip.

Another interesting area that you may want to see is Eco Park if you want to find out more about the city.

Gambado is also a place that we will advise you to visit if you have enough time during your trip.

At last, if you're still looking to find out more about Milton Keynes, Gulliver's Eco-World can be the final step of your stay. Even though travellers may not consider it as the most important thing to do, it will help you get a complete view of the city and its history.

Departure and arrival for your train travel

A lot of trains travel day to day between Edinburgh to Milton Keynes. They serve the following train stations: Edinburgh Waverley train station, Milton Keynes train station

Travel information for your train journey

Edinburgh Milton Keynes train

Route Edinburgh to Milton Keynes

Edinburgh Milton Keynes train map

Train duration 7h42m
Arrival city Milton Keynes, England
Departure city Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 288 Miles

There are several train operators across the country & Europe. By searching for your ticket using our travel search engine, you are able to see the trains connecting Edinburgh in Scotland to Milton Keynes in England as well as the train operator for this route.

On average, it takes around 7h42m by train covering a distance of 288 miles to travel to Milton Keynes from Edinburgh. The train duration can vary depending if your train is direct or with stops.

Prices can change depending on the travel date and how long in advance you book your ticket.

Proximity journey

Many trains run from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes, but there are also near stations served like for instance:

Book cheap train from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes

You can purchase your Edinburgh to Milton Keynes train ticket in 3 different ways:

How can I book a train ticket online?

Booking your train tickets online is simple and can be done quickly. Almost all train specialists give the ability to do it via their website.Tickets are ready to collect at the station in as little as 2 hours after you purchased them via the fast ticket machine. Please be aware you will need the card used for the booking as well as your reference number.

Can I book over the phone?

If you would rather have a chat with an advisor that will help you buy your ticket, you are able to do it with most rail companies.

Can I book my ticket at the station?

While the biggest stations in the country have a self-service ticket machine or a travel centre to get your train ticket, smaller stations might not. Look at the office hours and the available services beforehand.

By using our fast and convenient search engine, you will be able to compare hundreds of train offers from all major train operators. Gopili can help you get cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes! Moreover, train tickets Milton Keynes to Edinburgh are also available for your return journey.

Transport operators from Edinburgh to Milton Keynes

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Edinburgh to Milton Keynes.

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