Accommodation

ICTPI’15 has made an effort to negotiate special rates for conference participants in nearby accommodation. When booking check with the Hotel for special rates. We suggest the following locations.

  • Jury’s Inn Milton Keynes — The conference dinner location. In Milton Keynes Centre, close to train for those wanting to visit London. To reserve a room here please telephone (+44 1908 843700) and mention the ICTPI Conference.
  • Kents Hill Park — Walking distance from the University. To reserve a room here please telephone (+44 1908 358000) and mention the ICTPI Conference.
  • Hilton Milton Keynes — Walking distance from the University.
    +44-1908-694-433
  • Hotel Mercure Milton Keynes Parkside House
    Newport Road
    Woughton on The Green
    Milton Keynes MK6 3LR
    01908 932801
  • Holiday Inn Express Milton Keynes
    Tongwell St
    Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK15 0YA
    01908 681000
  • Premier Inn Milton Keynes South Hotel
    Lakeside Grove
    Bletcham Way
    Caldecotte
    Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 8HP
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Milton Keynes
    Stadium Way West
    Milton Keynes MK1 1ST
    0845 454 5045
    0871 527 8780

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Travelling from Milton Keynes centre to the venue.

There is an OU Bus Shuttle available but capacity is limited. There are city bus routes 11, 11a, 12, and 12a that connect Milton Keynes centre to the university campus.

Travel from London Heathrow Airport to The Open University, Milton Keynes

Various options exist in different cost bands.

Lowest Cost – National Express Coach to Central Milton Keynes or Milton Keynes Coachway, then local buses (see: http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx).
Estimated journey cost: £22.00

Low-Medium Cost: From London Heathrow catch the London Underground Piccadilly Line to Green Park. Change at Green Park onto the Victoria Line to Euston.

At Euston take either a London Midland or a Virgin Trains mainline train to Milton Keynes Central. You can buy a train ticket specific to one company or that is valid on both. Be sure to take a train for which your ticket is valid. The journey to MK takes between 30 and 45 minutes. Be sure to get a train that has few stops between London and Milton Keynes Central

On arrival walk to bus stop Y6 take bus 11 or 12 to The Open University, Walton Hall, St. Michael’s Drive. There is only one stop on campus. Journey time approx. 25 minutes. Estimated Cost £35.00

Medium-High Cost: From London Heathrow catch the Heathrow Express to London Paddington (be sure to have a Heathrow Express ticket – it is cheaper to buy before boarding the train). From Paddington take the London Underground or a Taxi to London Euston. Then take mainline train, as above, to Milton Keynes Central. At Milton Keynes Central take taxi to The Open University, Walton Hall. Estimated Cost £70.00.

Most Expensive – London Taxi from Heathrow Airport Taxi Ranks direct to OU Campus. This could cost more than £100 and is not recommended.

You may wish to mix and match ideas from the list above. All estimated costs above are one-way roundtrip “return” tickets may also be available. In the UK transport is usually cheaper if booked online and in advance. Few taxis take credit cards and if they do they will usually charge a premium.

Travel from London Luton Airport to The Open University, Milton Keynes

Probably the best idea is to take a taxi from the airport direct to The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA. The taxi driver may need the full address/postcode for GPS/Sat-Nav.

Travel from London Stansted Airport to The Open University, Milton Keynes.

National Express Coach to Milton Keynes Coachway, then local buses or taxi (see: http://www.nationalexpress.com/home.aspx). Do not aim to take a train from Stansted Airport to Milton Keynes – there is no direct routing.

The Open University
For more information about your destination see: http://www.open.ac.uk/about/main/faculties-centres/milton-keynes-campus