Cranfield University Location

By | 16th May 2017

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Cranfield University Location

Set in the midst of the stunning Bedfordshire countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns, postcard villages and a great sense of prestige.

Close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway.  There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.

Situated close to Milton Keynes and Bedford, the Cranfield campus is situated in Wharley End, very close to Cranfield village, and is about 10 minutes from the M1 motorway.  There is rail and road access to most major airports as well as coach and train stations. Cranfield campus also has its own airport for private executive business travel.

Read on to learn more about the location of our Cranfield campus, with maps, campus layouts, parking details and our extensive transport links by air, rail and road.

By Car

Cranfield campus is located 10 minutes from the M1 motorway and can be accessed from either Junction 13 or 14 of the M1. If you are travelling using satellite navigation, our address is as follows:

College Road
Cranfield
Bedfordshire
MK43 0AL

*Some satellite navigation systems show the university address to be located in Wharley End

By Bus

The University has partnered up with UNO to provide a bus service, making travel to and from campus easy, convenient and good value for money. All the buses have free Wi-Fi and low level entrance for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Stage coach buses are also available.

C1 is the bus route most student use to travel between the University, Bedford and Milton Keynes.

Buses arrive approximately every 20 to 30 minutes on weekdays, roughly every hour on Saturdays and up to 90 minutes on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

National Express also run coaches from several major UK airports to nearby towns and tourist attraction hotspots.

Please note: Occasionally different companies will refer to the University under a different name. The main bus stop is named as ‘Cranfield University’ or ‘Wharley End (Cranfield), Cranfield University main gate’.

Visit the UNO website or National express for more information and bus timetables.

By Train

Bedford and Milton Keynes train stations are the closest train stations to Cranfield University and connect you to many of the major cities in the UK.

From London St Pancras, Bedford is accessible within 50 minutes and from London Euston, Milton Keynes is accessible in 35 minutes. Both stations have connecting buses to bring you to Cranfield University.

For a timetable and further rail information, visit the National Rail website.

You can also call their Train tracker automated service for real time arrival, departure, fare and timetable information.

Tel: 03457 48 49 50

By Taxi

Cranfield University is approximately 20 minutes from Milton Keynes and Bedford. Many taxis can be pre-booked prior to the journey through the several companies operating within the area.

You can also book or pre-book a licensed Black Cab through the free mobile app, Gett. Gett is available to download in the Android and iPhone app stores.

Please ensure that any Taxi you use is licensed and the journey price has been confirmed and agreed. Visit here for Taxi safety tips.

By Air

The nearest airport to Cranfield is Luton Airport which is 30 minutes away, situated just off Junction 10 of the M1. From here you can fly to a number of European destinations. You can also catch a train direct from Luton Airport Parkway station to Bedford and then either a bus or taxi to Cranfield. Alternatively, there are buses and coaches available.

Campus address

College Road
Cranfield
Bedfordshire
MK43 0AL

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