What about the bus?
If you normally use a car it is possible you have never
considered using the bus. The popular view that buses are uncomfortable,
indirect, slow and infrequent has been reinforced over the years by the shortcomings of some local buses.
However, Stagecoach has shown that it is possible to run
a bus service where none of these apply. Their Oxford to
Cambridge via Milton Keynes service is excellent and in conjunction with
other bus and rail services offers many travel possibilities.
There are also some good fare deals by bus for the bargain seeker. Another plus for the
bus is that bargain fares are often available throughout the day and not
restricted to off-peak times.
of days out by bus
For East to West, Bus is Best
While the railway provides Milton Keynes
with good connections in the north-south direction and may be
considered the first choice for day trips to London, the south coast, Birmingham and further north; it does not offer much for the
east-west traveller apart from a local branch line between Bletchley and
No doubt recognising this shortcoming,
Stagecoach stepped in a few years ago with the X5. The X5
is a high quality, fast,
frequent bus service between Oxford, Milton Keynes & Cambridge. The service runs
every 30 minutes, 7 days a week. The last bus back from Oxford bus
station departs at 22:30.