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Location

Airport

Central for business. Connected to the future.

By Road

Situated between the M1 and A1, which has recently been joined by the A421 dual upgrade, the area enjoys excellent access to the UK’s road network. Just 8 minutes drive from junction 13 of the M1 and 36 miles to London’s M25 orbital motorway, Bedford is home to many major businesses that chose to locate here in order to reach half of the UK population within a two hour drive. As part of the area’s growth plans, key roads will be widened and upgraded to improve access further.


 

Travel Times by Car

 
Milton Keynes 32 mins
Luton 33 mins
Northampton 38 mins
Cambridge 49 mins
Peterborough 50 mins
London 58 mins

 

By Rail

The area is served by a well-connected rail service as part of the East Midlands network which runs from the new St Pancras station in London through Leicester, Derby and Nottingham to the Northern cities of Sheffield and Leeds. New trains and a host of infrastructure improvements will make journey times even faster in the coming months and years. There is a train to London every 10-15 minutes, taking just over half an hour to St Pancras, the home of Eurostar. This means that Bedford is now less than 3 hours from Paris or Brussels by train. There are also local services on the Marston Vale line to Bletchley, which will soon be linked to Milton Keynes Central.


Travel Times by Train  
London Luton Airport 15 mins
London 35 mins
Leicester 40 mins
Derby 65 mins
Paris / Brussels 180 mins

 

By Air

Whether it’s a morning meeting in Zurich or lunch in New York, being in the Bedford area makes international business a pleasure. Having five of the UK’s six largest airports within easy reach and a wide choice of business and private operators, Bedford has a serious edge in today’s globally competitive marketplace.


Airport Drive Times  
Cranfield Airport 20 mins
London Luton Airport 43 mins
London Heathrow airport 70 mins
Stansted Airport 80 mins
Birmingham Airport 90 mins
London Gatwick 105 mins

 

Cranfield Airport

Is home to many corporate, private and charter aircraft owners. The business airport is able to accommodate business jets such as the Falcon, Gulfstream and Boeing Business Jet and no runway slots are required. Cranfield airport is ideally located only three miles from the M1 and the motorway network.

 

London Luton Airport

Is just a 15 minute train journey from Bedford and offers scheduled and charter services to around 90 destinations including daily flights to many important business centre’s such as Amsterdam, Paris, Zurich, Geneva and New York.

 

"Invest in Bedford, the first point of call for retail, industrial, office and land property options. The perfect setting for access to M1, A1 and London just 40 minutes away."

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