Directions

The Medway campus has excellent transport links. We are easily accessible via the motorway network, rail links and local bus services, and we're under two hours from London airports.

Getting here by rail

Chatham and Gillingham train stations are the most accessible stations for the campus and have regular services from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, London Bridge, Cannon Street, London Victoria, London St Pancras International, Ramsgate and Dover. 

The University is a short bus or taxi ride from both stations. Chatham station is 2.3 miles from campus, approx. 45 min walk or 5 min by bus. Gillingham station is 1.2 miles from campus, approx. 20 min walk or 10 min by bus (the bus stop is 5 min walk from the station).

A high-speed service is available from London St Pancras to Ebbsfleet International with a journey time of approx 20 minutes. From Ebbsfleet you can catch a connecting train to Chatham which takes approx 20 minutes.

For more information on getting here by train, please visit the Transport train travel page. 

Getting here by bus

From Chatham train station: Arriva buses 1, 100, and 101 leave frequently from the bus stops outside Chatham train station and take approximately 15 minutes to get to the campus. The bus stop for these services is on Dock Road, just outside the campus entrance. This is known as the Chatham Maritime stop or the Compass Centre stop.

From elsewhere in Medway: Arriva bus 116 travels through the Medway campus itself from Chatham waterfront bus station through to Hempstead Valley.

For more information on getting here by bus, please visit the Transport Arriva bus travel page.

Getting here by air

From London Heathrow: take the underground to London Victoria then rail to Chatham. Approximate journey time 2 hours. 

Plan your journey from Heathrow

From London Gatwick: take the Gatwick Express to London Victoria then train to Chatham. Approximate journey time 90 minutes.

Plan your journey from Gatwick

From London Stansted: take the train to Tottenham Hale station, then the underground to London Victoria. From Victoria take the train to Chatham. Approximate journey time two hours.

Plan your journey from Stansted

From London Luton: take the train to London St Pancras railway station, then the underground to London Victoria. From Victoria take the train to Chatham. Approximate journey time 2 hours. 

Plan your journey from Luton

National Express also runs an airport transfer service.

For more information on getting here by air, please visit the Transport international travel page.

Getting here by car

The postcode for Pembroke is ME4 4AG, the Historic Dockyard postcode is ME4 4TY. The postcode for Pier Quays (student accommodation) is ME7 1FL.

From London, the North and East Anglia (via M25 clockwise) and from the West and South-West (via M25 anticlockwise): Exit M25 at junction 2 signposted A2 Canterbury, where the A2 becomes the M2 at junction 1 leave the motorway and continue on the A2 signposted Gillingham. Follow the brown anchor signs for the Historic Dockyard and Chatham Maritime via the A289 and the Medway Tunnel. Take the first exit directly after emerging from the tunnel, turn right at the end of slip road, leading up Maritime Way towards Chatham. The campus entrance is the first exit at the next roundabout, signposted Pembroke and Universities at Medway.

From the South-East: Leave M2 at junction 4 signposted Gillingham. Follow the brown anchor signs for the Historic Dockyard and Chatham Maritime via the A278, A2 and A289. Take the last exit just before the Medway Tunnel, signposted Chatham and Historic Dockyard. At the end of the slip road, turn left up Maritime Way towards Chatham. The campus entrance is the first exit at the next roundabout, signposted Pembroke and Universities at Medway.

Car parking

There is limited parking available on campus and parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. We would, therefore, advise visitors to use public transport wherever possible.  

For more information on car parking on campus, please visit the Transport visitor parking page.  

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