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Headquarters (Milton Keynes)

The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
Tel: +44 (0) 1908 274066


The Open University has its headquarters at Walton Hall, in Milton Keynes which is midway between London and Birmingham, and Oxford and Cambridge. It is close to Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.

Visitor reception

On arrival at the main entrance to the OU campus, please go to visitor reception, which is located in the Berrill Building.


By Car

From M1, Junction 14: Follow signs for Milton Keynes, taking A509 to the third roundabout (Pagoda roundabout). Turn left on to Brickhill Street (V10) and continue along this, across several roundabouts for about 2 miles. At the University Roundabout, the main entrance to the campus is on your right.

From M1, Junction 13: Follow signs for Milton Keynes, taking A421 for 3.5 miles to the Kingston roundabout. Take second exit onto Groveway (H9), signposted A5/Aylesbury/Dunstable/Walnut Tree/Universities. Go straight over the next roundabout (Walnut Tree). At the following roundabout (Walton), turn right, then first left for the main entrance to the campus. Visitor reception is located in the Berrill Building.

By Train

The University is about 4 miles from Milton Keynes Central station, on the London (Euston) to Birmingham line. Trains are frequent and the journey time from Euston varies between 30-50 minutes. There is also an hourly cross London service by Southern Trains from Croydon, Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush to Milton Keynes. For details see the trains section of our Travel Advice pages.

Buses from the station to the OU depart from bus stop 34. Full details of bus services to the OU campus from Milton Keynes Station are on our Travel Advice pages.

By coach and bus

The University is about 4 miles from the main bus station, Milton Keynes Coachway, on M1 junction 14. There is an hourly bus service (number No 24/25) from the Coachway to the OU. For details of all local bus services to the OU, see our Travel Advice pages.

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