General Enquiries

Tel: +44 (0)1234 754485

Postal Address

Building 146
Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

Visiting and Staying at Cranfield – Information for visitors to FAAM

A downloadable guide to getting to Cranfield, and where to stay whilst here, is available at FAMIL 11 Visiting and staying at Cranfield.  Further information is given below. Various maps and directions for Cranfield campus can be found on the Cranfield University Website.  FAAM is in Building 146.

All visitors to Cranfield need to register their vehicle in order to park on site. This can be done by either going to B26 Main Reception & Security on arrival and requesting a parking permit to display on their vehicle or by completing the form on the link below:

If the form is completed in advance there will be no need to go to the main reception on arrival.

Location for Airtask HQ is available at Visiting DirectFlight HQ.

By car

From London and the South

M1 north to junction 13. Take A421 in the direction of Bedford, then immediately first left, signposted to Salford and Cranfield University, first right at Salford. Go straight across the first roundabout, right at the second, then left at the third. At the mini-roundabout (Garage on your left) turn right, the entrance to the university is first right – signposted ‘Main Reception’.

From Birmingham and the North

M1 south to junction 14. Take A509 in the direction of Wellingborough, then immediately first right, proceed through Moulsoe, then turn left following signposts.

From Bedford and the East

A428-A422 west to Astwood (7m), then left following signposts. Or A421 south-west through Kempston then right through Wootton (5m) following signposts.

From Oxford and the West

Follow A34, then A421, to Bicester, Buckingham and Milton Keynes. In Milton Keynes follow signs to M1 North (junction 14). Then proceed as from Birmingham and the North. (For those with a car GPS, the postcode MK43 0AL will get you to campus, but you’ll then need the map on page 4 for the last bit.)

By train

Bedford Midland Road on London St Pancras – Leicester line. A bus service is available from Bedford to Cranfield University.

Milton Keynes Central on London Euston – North and North West line. Frequent and fast services. 

 Railtrack travel information website gives timetable information for all train operating companies Network Rail

National Rail Enquiries phone number 08457 484950

By bus

Unobus run a service between Bedford, Cranfield and Milton Keynes. Check for current timetables.

The main bus line from Milton Keynes to Bedford via Cranfield is operated by Stagecoach

By plane

London Luton, from here you can catch a train direct from Luton Airport Parkway Station to Bedford. London Luton Airport is situated just off Junction 10 of the M1.

Air travel is also an option to Cranfield campus via Cranfield Airport. For more information please contact the Airport Manager on (01234) 752784.

Or fly into Cranfield if you have your own air transport; details are in the UK AIP.

Bus & Coach Information

National Express

Bedfordshire bus line 01234 228337 8.30 am – 5.00pm. Monday to Friday. Operated by Stagecoach.

Local Taxi Firms

  Bedford   Milton Keynes
Eezy Cabs  01908 218218   Speedline 01908 260 260
Anglia Cars 01234 320032   Skyline 01908 222111
A1 Cars 01234 364444   ABC Cars 01908 676700
AGS Taxis  01234 218888   Capital Cars 01908 678999
Crown Cars 01234 750891 (Chauffeur driven)      


CMDC Conference Hotel (on campus), 01234 751122. Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (quote "FAAM" for special rate)

Mitchell Hall (on campus), 01234 754343. Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (quote "FAAM" for special rate)

The Carrington Arms (pub with B&B rooms) Cranfield Road, Moulsoe. Tel:01908 218050 Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Holiday Inn, London Road, Newport Pagnell Tel: 01908 613688 [html]

The Swan Revived. High Street, Newport pagnell. Tel: 01908 610565 [html].

Marston Travelodge. A421 Beancroft Road Junction, Marston Moretaine Tel: 0871 9846011 [html]

The Shakespeare Hotel, Shakespeare Road, Bedford. Tel: 01234 213147 [html]

Travelodge, Saturn Heights, Brickhill Drive, Bedford. Tel: 0871 9846276 [html]

Travelodge, Milton Keynes Central, 199 Grafton Gate, Milton Keynes. Tel: 0871 9846199 [html]

Holiday Inn Express, Elstow Interchange A6/A421, Elstow, Bedford. Central Booking No. 0870 4009093, Front Desk, 0870 1121807 [html]

Holiday Inn Express, Tongwell Street, Milton Keynes. Central Booking No. 0870 4009093, Front Desk, 01908 681000 [html]

Premier Travel Inn Milton Keynes South, Bletcham Way, Caldecotte, Milton Keynes. Tel: 0870 9906558 [html]

Premier Travel Inn Milton Keynes East, Brickhill Street, Willen Lake, Milton Keynes. Tel: 08701 977185 [html]

Premier Travel Inn Milton Keynes Central South West, Shirwell Crescent, Furzton, Milton Keynes. Tel: 0870 9906396 [html]