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 car

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.

Getting here by bus

From Chatham train station: Arriva buses 100,190 and 191 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.

Plan your journey (Arriva)

Getting here by rail

Chatham train station is the most accessible station for the campus and has regular services from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, London Bridge, Cannon Street, London Victoria, Ramsgate and Dover. The University is a short bus or taxi ride from Chatham 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.

Plan your journey (National Rail Enquiries)

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.

Parking on campus

Drill Hall Library car park
Enter the Medway campus via the main entrance on Maritime Way, immediately bear left into Pembroke Road and continue along into North Road (beware of the speed bumps). Continue to the end of North Road, passing the back of the Pilkington Building, and the long library building on your right, pass the Rowan Williams Building on your left and turn right into the entrance of the Drill Hall car park. The entrance is guarded by a barrier, to gain access you will need to press the button on the barrier and speak to the attendant. 
Satellite navigation: The postcode for Drill Hall Library car park is ME4 4EU.

Historic Dockyard car park (overflow parking)
Chatham Historic Dockyard (marked ‘overflow parking’ on the campus guide) is across the roundabout outside the main entrance to the campus. From the roundabout outside the campus entrance (at the junction of Maritime Way and Dock Road) take the exit signposted for the Historic Dockyard. Continue up Western Avenue, passing the Travel Lodge hotel on your left, and take the first exit at the next roundabout. This will lead you into the Historic Dockyard car park. An all-day parking fee is payable (unless a University permit is displayed in which case no fee is required).
Satellite navigation: The postcode for the Historic Dockyard car park is ME4 4TY.

To walk to the campus main entrance from the Historic Dockyard car park:
follow the marked pedestrian route out of the Historic Dockyard to the roundabout and cross Dock Road at the pedestrian crossing. The main campus entrance is by the roundabout at the bottom of Dock Road.

Accessible parking for visitors with restricted mobility

For the Gillingham, Medway and Rochester Buildings
Arrive at the campus through the main entrance on Dock Road, proceed to the gatehouse. Staff will direct you along Central Avenue (upper level) to the accessible parking bays, situated near to the University of Kent Medway Building. Please ensure that your blue badge is visible. Visitors with restricted mobility can reserve a parking bay near to the Medway Building by contacting medwaycentraladmin@kent.ac.uk or 01634 888801. 
Satellite navigation: The postcode for the Medway Building is ME4 4AG.

For the Pilkington Building
Use the Drill Hall Library car park. On entry, turn right and drive to the far end of the car park.
Satellite navigation: The postcode for Drill Hall Library car park is ME4 4EU.

For the Historic Dockyard
There are accessible parking bays in front of the Admiral Offices, near to the Clock Tower Building.
Satellite navigation: The postcode for the Historic Dockyard is ME4 4TY, contact us in advance for access to the Clock Tower Building through a security barrier.

There are also allocated accessible parking bays at our student accommodation, Liberty Quays. 
Satellite navigation: The postcode for Liberty Quays is ME7 1FL.


Map and directions