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By Car

Google MapsFrom the M1, junction 14 or the A5, take the road marked H5 (A509) and follow signs to 'the centre mk central shopping'.  thecentre:mk lies between Midsummer Boulevard and Silbury Boulevard, between Saxon Gate (V7) and Marlborough Gate.

Where to Park

There are around 21,000 parking spaces in Central Milton Keynes. Most are pay and display. Disabled parking can be found near many of the centre’s entrance doors. Guests can also park in one of 4 nearby multi-storey car parks at Midsummer Place Shopping Centre, Avebury Boulevard, The Theatre District and The Food Centre (at Waitrose).

For Sat Nav users: the closest post code is MK9 3EP, bringing you to Midsummer Boulevard near door 14.

Please download our iPhone App to be directed to thecentre:mk and make use of the feature that pinpoints where you have parked your car. (N.B. you will need a valid iTunes account to download).

Cashless Parking

If you have no change or you are in a hurry, you can now pay for your parking by mobile phone. For further details of this please click here or call 01908 918918 or text 'info' to 65565.

By Bus

Central Milton Keynes is served by a network of frequent bus services from all parts of the city. There are bus stops at the Point and the Food Centre, just outside thecentre:mk. To use the bus route finder please click here

By Coach

There is free parking for coaches near John Lewis.

By Rail


From Milton Keynes Rail Station, any bus service from stops Y1 to Y6 can be used to travel to thecentre:mk.  Services between the rail station and thecentre:mk run every few minutes, and the journey time is approximately five minutes.

The easiest way to purchase a connecting bus ticket for rail passengers is to buy a ‘PLUSBUS’ ticket when buying your rail ticket.  This provides unlimited travel around Milton Keynes on services of participating operators.  Click here for more information

When you are ready to return home, buses from stop K4 at The Point or C4 from The Food Centre will take you back to the rail station.  The locations of bus stops within Central Milton Keynes can be viewed here 

Park and Stride 

Why not combine getting some exercise with parking your car easily without having to spend time searching for a space?

There are some areas in Central Milton Keynes where you can park easily throughout the day, although typically they tend to be a bit further away from the main places most people want to go to. Why not look at the occupancy information showing available parking at MK Council Park and Walk website.

Park and Ride

Throughout December, Arriva is cutting the cost of taking the park and ride service from Milton Keynes Coachway to just £1 per ride.  For more information visit


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