Our X31 bus service is one of our most important routes, running through many key towns and villages through South Bedfordshire, linking local communties with important regional centres at Luton, Milton Keynes, Hemel Hempstead and Dunstable. Quite simply, it can take you where you want to go.
How it runs
At the heart of the route is the fast link the X31 provides between Luton Rail Station and Town Centre, Luton & Dunstable Hospital, and Dunstable. It runs frequently throughout the day, Monday to Saturday, and is quicker than most other bus services because it misses out the traffic congested area around Bury Park, instead heading straight down Hatters Way - the same way that you would choose to drive yourself.
Once you arrive in Dunstable, many buses continue their journey, heading off in different directions. Buses run hourly north to Milton Keynes via Hockliffe, and a bus runs every two hours to Whipsnade Zoo and Hemel Hempstead.
This may all seem confusing at first, but remember to look out for the destination shown on the front of the bus, and also remember that all X31 buses link Luton, the L&D and Dunstable.
A great way to Milton Keynes
From Luton and Dunstable, X31 can whisk you to the centre of Milton Keynes, for work, shopping or leisure. Buses also serve Bletchley and Milton Keynes General Hospital. You will find our fares offer great value, and with Explorer four people can travel for just £12 return!
Many X31 buses also serve Whipsnade Zoo, part of the Zoologicial Society of London, and one of the country's premier zoos. Find out more about travelling to Whipsnade Zoo on the X31 here
Direct buses for shoppers or workers at Hemel Hempstead too
X31 also runs every 2 hours to Hemel Hempstead Town Centre, with many buses also serving the railway station at Boxmoor. Hemel Hempstead is an important regional town for shopping and industry, and X31 can help with your travel needs. If you are looking for a new leisure destination, why not give Hemel Hempstead a try - Explorer will get 4 people there for just £12.