Directions & maps

Bedford is situated in the heart of Bedfordshire just north of London and South East of the Midlands. Bedford is just a few short miles away from both the A1 and M1 motorways. 

The Elstow Park & Ride service operates Monday to Saturday, up to every 10 minutes. There’s CCTV on site and a waiting room with toilets. It’s free to park, just pay on the bus.

Bedford train station is located on the Midland Main Line and provides trains to St. Pancras, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds.

Bedford Town Centre Map


     Click to download a pdf of the Bedford town centre map.



Getting Here

By Car
Bedford has five large car parks in its busy town centre, including three multi-storey car parks. 
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By Park & Ride
Easy to use, easy on your pocket and easy on the environment. It’s free to park. Just pay on the bus. Sat Nav: MK42 9XF
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By Bus
Bedford Bus Station, situated in the centre of the town, provides a convenient and direct service. The Bus Station has recently undergone amazing improvements - click here to see where to catch your bus from
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By Rail

Providing direct links to London & the Midlands, Bedford station is just a short walk from the town centre.
Sat Nav: MK40 1DR
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The Marston Vale Line provides direct services from Bletchley into Bedford and from Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes with just one change at Bletchley. For more information about the Marston Vale Line, and the Community Rail Partnership which oversees it click here. Passenger services on the Marston Vale Line are operated by London Northwestern Railway; to purchase tickets click here.

Bedford on the Map
Visit Google maps to find out where we are and how best to get here.
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Public Toilets

There are a number of public toilets in town, and the network of toilets has increased thanks to the Community Toilet Scheme. The scheme enables local businesses such as pubs, restaurants and shops to work to make more toilets available to people in the town centre.

A number of businesses have already signed up and can be seen to be displaying the ‘Community Toilet Scheme’ sign in their window. The signs mean anyone, not only paying customers, can use the toilets inside the premises.

Click here for a map of public toilets in Bedford.

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