As a student on the Cranfield campus, you will have a wide choice of off-campus accommodation options, enabling you to immerse yourself in British culture.
Experience English rural life in Cranfield village, live in the vibrant, modern city of Milton Keynes or base yourself in the historic, riverside towns of Bedford or Newport Pagnell. All locations benefit from excellent transport connections to campus, with travel to London via Milton Keynes in 35 minutes and via Bedford in 40 minutes.
Cranfield village and surrounding areas
Located on the other side of the Cranfield campus airfield, Cranfield village is a very popular student accommodation option, with a good choice of privately-rented houses, flats and lodgings. You can cycle to the campus on the dedicated cycle path in 10 minutes, arrive by bus in 5 minutes or walk in 30 minutes. An attractive village, Cranfield offers a wide range of amenities, including supermarkets, takeaway restaurants, a chemist, post office and hairdresser. In addition to searching for accommodation in Cranfield, you may also want to consider other popular nearby villages including Wootton (15 minutes via the Uno bus) and North Crawley (10 minutes by cycle).
Milton Keynes and surrounding areas
The vibrant, modern city of Milton Keynes is just 11.2km from Cranfield University. The Uno bus journey (see 'Transport links' below) from Milton Keynes to Cranfield University takes approximately 30 minutes. A truly cosmopolitan city, Milton Keynes combines 4,500 acres of parkland, lakes, rivers and woodland with a unique design and offers everything from extreme sports to top shopping and fine dining. Popular local areas to search for accommodation include Newport Pagnell (10km from the University and 20 minutes via the Uno bus), Broughton (6.7km away from the University and 15 minutes via the Uno bus) and Monkston (6.3 miles and 23 minutes via the Uno bus).
Bedford and surrounding areas
The historic, riverside town of Bedford is 17.6km away from the University, or 40 minutes via the Uno bus (see 'Transport links' below). Located on the banks of the beautiful River Great Ouse, Bedford offers a wide range of parks, riverside walks, sports and leisure activities. Other popular residential areas close to Bedford to search for are Kempston (14.2km from the University, 35 minutes via the Uno bus) and Wootton (8.9km from the University, 30 minutes via the Uno bus).
The university bus that everyone can use
Uno Bus provides local transport links from Bedford to Milton Keynes via Cranfield University. The buses run frequently and at regular times each day.
C1 bus route – operated by Uno Bus
Bedford – Kempston – Wootton – Lower/Upper Shelton – Cranfield village – Cranfield University – Milton Keynes Coachway – Kingston – Milton Keynes centre and railway station
C10 bus route – operated by Uno Bus
Bedford – Kempston – Marston Moretaine – Cranfield village – Cranfield University – North Crawley – Newport Pagnell – Milton Keynes Coachway – Milton Keynes centre and railway station
CX bus route – operated by Uno Bus
Cranfield – Moulsoe – Central Milton Keynes
Remember to present your University student ID card to gain a student discount on the fare.
For more information and to view timetables, visit the Uno website.
Further details about transport options in and around Cranfield and the surrounding areas can be found on our Explore Cranfield page.
To find properties in these and surrounding areas, please visit Cranfield StudentPad, the official Cranfield University student accommodation search engine.
We will work with you to assist you in finding accommodation off campus. We can help with advice on issues including the different accommodation options available, contractual arrangements, sharing with other students and transport to campus.
If you would like any further support with off-campus accommodation or Cranfield StudentPad, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)1234 754347.