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Muse at National Bowl Milton Keynes

Jun 03, 2023

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Muse will play The National Bowl Milton Keynes on Sunday 25 June 2023 – below is a Travel Guide to help you planning your journey to and from Milton Keynes.

The National Bowl Milton Keynes

Address: Watling Street, Milton Keynes, MK5 8AA


The venue is situated on the west side of Milton Keynes and is signposted from the outskirts and at major junctions within a 10 mile radius.

Due to the high volume of vehicular traffic heading to the venue and volumes of pedestrian traffic at the egress stage, a series of road closures, diversions, temporary speed restrictions and waiting restrictions will be in place around the site footprint to facilitate safe access and egress of patrons to the event and to mitigate delays on the highway network. Follow the ‘Concert at MK Bowl’ yellow signs as you approach the venue – ignore your sat-nav – and allow extra time for your journey.


There are a number of official event car parks providing public parking in the immediate vicinity of the Bowl. Spaces can only be guaranteed by advance booking at the charge of £25 cars/minibuses/blue badge holders and £75 coaches. All bookings are subject to a 10% booking fee and must be made via:

Please note that parking charges will increase for purchase on the day and will be subject to availability.

Additional paid parking is available in Milton Keynes City Centre, with the most convenient located near to Milton Keynes Central Railway Station which connects to the pedestrian cycleway Redway system "Leisure Route 51", a 25-30 minute (just over one mile) signposted walk to the venue. Please use car parks provided as illegally parked cars are at risk of being towed away.

Drop Off & Pick Up

‘No Waiting’ restrictions will be in place on the roadways surrounding the Bowl and no drop offs will be permitted. The official Drop Off facility is located on Chesney Wold which will be subject to a one-way system with entry from Summerston Road. At 21:00hrs Chesney Wold will be closed and signage will redirect vehicles to Central Milton Keynes. Follow Drop-Off signs. Postcode: MK6 1NE. What3words reference: aquatic.pronouns.firm.

At the end of the concert, roads surrounding the Bowl will be closed to vehicles to allow for the safe egress of pedestrians and Pick Up should be arranged for Central Milton Keynes.

Taxis/Private Hire

The same restrictions will apply for taxi/private hire drop off and pick up as private cars and the arrangements as detailed above Drop Off & Pick Up should be followed.

Coach Travel

Big Green Coach is operating return coach travel from: Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Coventry, Leicester, London, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and Winchester and places can be booked by visiting their website:

Public Transportation

The nearest railway station is Milton Keynes Central with services operated by Avanti West Coast ( and London Northwest Railway ( Additional carriages will be added to the regular services to London Euston by London Northwestern at 23:18 and 23:43 and an additional late-night service will be operational (time to be confirmed but likely to be 23:48).

From Milton Keynes Central railway station exit right and walk for 50 metres and then turn right on to a footbridge over the railway line. This is pedestrian cycleway Redway system "Leisure Route 51" and a 25-30 minute (just over one mile) and will be signposted with event signage to the Bowl. Please bear in mind your return journey to the rail station may take longer due to the number of concertgoers exiting the venue at the same time. Patrons using rail transport are reminded that it is their responsibility to allow enough time to make the necessary rail connections when leaving the venue. Due to other events taking place on the same weekend it is also advisable to allow plenty of time for your outward journey from London.

There are no local buses operating on a Sunday that directly serve The National Bowl site, however a number of services run to Station Square adjacent to Milton Keynes Central railway station from where Leisure Route 51 can be used to access the Bowl. For more information on local services visit

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