Travel Arrangements

AmberCon UK 2020 will be at Harben House, Newport Pagnell, near Milton Keynes, just off junction 14 of the M1, and 20 miles from Luton airport.

By car
Follow the directions on the map. There is a good amount of free parking available to hotel guests.

By train/coach/taxi/bus
Travel to Milton Keynes Central station.
From there you can take a taxi to Harben House (cost approximately £14-£18). A minicab (booked in advance via the web) may be cheaper, but you would need to wait for the vehicle to arrive as these firms are not allowed in the taxi rank.

Or you can take a bus – at the time of writing, there is an hourly day-time direct bus service travelling between Milton Keynes Railway Station and Tickford End (the closest point to Harben House). The cost is between £3 – 6.

This site provides further information on buses: https://www.getsmartertravelmk.org/journey-planner

The bus stop nearest the Hotel is the Chicheley Street bus stop and is located on the opposite side to the Hotel on Tickford Street. However you may find the best results on the linked Journey planner is to use ‘Milton Keynes Railway Station’ and ‘Harben House Hotel, Tickford Street’ as the ‘From’ and ‘To’ fields as the results turn up those buses that serve this bus stop, but in addition also display buses that travel within about 1/2 mile or so from the Hotel and theoretically would be within a walkable distance.

That said, last year a number of attendees were forced make the choice between either facing a long wait or to make other arrangements to get to the hotel as a scheduled bus failed to show.

By Air
Luton is the closest airport (approximately one hour away).
From Luton, you can get a taxi (Airports Direct will charge approximately £45 per car), hire a car, or take the train to Milton Keynes Central for under £20 (when booked in advance).
From there, take a bus or taxi to the hotel.