Free entry (£3.50 for cars)

How to get toNT Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estatecar-free

Visit NT Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate car-free

Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

Catch bus 40/40A from Dunstable (ASDA, Stop J1) for the short journey to Dunstable Downs (Chiltern Gateway Centre). Regular service Mondays to Saturdays (not Sundays).

Alternatively it’s about 20 minutes’ walk from the centre of Dunstable to the northern access point to the Downs, at the junction of West Street and Whipsnade Road. It’s a further 30 minutes’ walk along on Downs footpaths to the Chiltern Gateway Centre.

There are frequent local buses to Dunstable from the surrounding towns of Aylesbury, Luton, Milton Keynes via Bletchley and Leighton Buzzard, also St Albans.

The nearest station is Luton, with direct Thameslink trains from Bedford and London St Pancras, as well as stations in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. East Midlands trains run from Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough. Bus A, bus B and bus C run every few minutes from Stand 10 for the short ride to Dunstable.

Our journey planner will show you train and bus times and walking routes.

National Route 6 passes through Dunstable. Plan your cycle route here.

Free entry (parking charge for cars £3.50)

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains.

About NT Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate

The highest point in Bedfordshire, with spectacular views of rolling chalk grasslands. Part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with several Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and two scheduled ancient monuments. Miles of footpaths and several circular walks. Ideal spot for kite flying. Chilterns Gateway Centre with View Café and NT Shop.

For any queries about visiting contact NT Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate on 01582 500920 or

Address: Whipsnade Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU6 2GY. Visit Website