FAAM is based at Cranfield airfield and University in Bedfordshire.


Building 146
Cranfield University
College Road
MK43 0AL

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Building 146 Cranfield University College Road Cranfield Bedford MK43 0AL
Travelling to FAAM

By Car

From London and the South

M1 north to junction 13. Take A421 in the direction of Bedford, then immediately first left, signposted to Salford and Cranfield University, first right at Salford. Go straight across the first roundabout, right at the second, then left at the third. At the mini-roundabout (Garage on your left) turn right, the entrance to the university is first right – signposted ‘Main Reception’.


From Birmingham and the North

M1 south to junction 14. Take A509 in the direction of Wellingborough, then immediately first right, proceed through Moulsoe, then turn left following signposts.

From Bedford and the East

A428-A422 west to Astwood (7m), then left following signposts. Or A421 south-west through Kempston then right through Wootton (5m) following signposts.

From Oxford and the West

Follow A34, then A421, to Bicester, Buckingham and Milton Keynes. In Milton Keynes follow signs to M1 North (junction 14). Then proceed as from Birmingham and the North. (For those with a car GPS, the postcode MK43 0AL will get you to campus, but you’ll then need the map on page 4 for the last bit.)

By Train

Bedford Midland Road on London St. Pancras – Leicester line. A bus service is available from Bedford to Cranfield University.

Milton Keynes Central on London Euston – North and North West line. There are frequent and fast services.

The National Rail information website provides timetable information for all train operating companies. Alternatively, contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.

By Bus

There is an Unobus service between Bedford, Cranfield and Milton Keynes, the timetable can be found on the Unobus website.

The main bus line from Milton Keynes to Bedford via Cranfield is operated by Stagecoach. The timetable is available on the Stagecoach website.

By Plane

The closest major airport is London Luton. From here, take the train direct from Luton Airport Parkway Station to Bedford. London Luton Airport is situated just off junction 10 of the M1.

There is also the option to fly direct to Cranfield campus via Cranfield Airport. For more information, please contact the Airport Manager on 01234 752784.

Local Taxis


Eezy Cabs 01908 218218
Anglia Cars 01234 320032
A1 Cars 01234 364444

Milton Keynes

Speedline 01908 260260
ABC Cars 01908 222111
ABC Cars 01908 676700

Local Accomodation

There are two places to stay on Cranfield Campus, CMDC Conference Hotel and Mitchell Hall. Quote ‘FAAM’ when booking to receive our special room rate.

CMDC Conference Hotel, Cranfield University Campus. Tel: 01234 751122. Email cmdcreservations@cranfield.ac.uk.

Mitchell Hall, Cranfield University Campus. Tel: 01234 754343. Email: mhreservations@cranfield.ac.uk.

There are also a number of B&B and hotel options near Cranfield, and in nearby Bedford and Milton Keynes. Your options include The Carrington Arms, The Swan Revived, Holiday Inn, Premier Inn and Travelodge.

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