Travel Bedford has information about travelling to and getting around Bedford. By road Bedford lies 50 miles north of London on the A6. The A1 and M1 lie to the east and west respectively. Cambridge is a 40 minute drive to the east via A428. To the west are Milton Keynes (25 minutes), Buckingham (35 minutes) and Oxford (75 minutes) via A421. By rail Thameslink Railway and East Midlands Trains serve Bedford from London St Pancras International. There are direct services to and from Kent, Gatwick and the south coast. Visit National Rail Enquiries or call 08357 484950 to plan your journey. Travel Bedford also has information about Bedford's stations and trains. By bus Bedford Borough has a wide network of bus routes that cover the whole of the urban area and lots of rural Bedford. The X5 service links Bedford to Cambridge, Oxford and Milton Keynes. View bus maps and live bus information at Travel Bedford. You can plan your journey by visiting Traveline. National Express coach tickets can be purchased online or at Bedford Post Office near the bus station (6 Greenhill Street, MK40 1LX, in McColl's Newsagents). Getting around by taxi There is a taxi rank outside Bedford main train station and a night-time taxi rank in St Paul's Square in the town centre. Several local mini cab companies also serve the town.