Transport

Medway Bus Services (Arriva)

The University works with Arriva bus company to provide discounted bus travel and make bus travel easier, in line with the University's Travel Plans. The discounted tickets are available for students and staff at Medway and Canterbury campuses.

Prices and how to purchase discounted bus tickets

Arriva student discounted tickets

The best value ticket for students is the Arriva student annual discounted ticket which allows unlimited travel on any Arriva bus across Medway, Kent and East Sussex. This discount is exclusive to the Universities at Medway. The student annual ticket works out as only 40p per day!

Single journey tickets can be purchased on the bus. Four week, 12 week and 52 week tickets are purchased through the Arriva website using the promotional code found on our website

Ticket Journey Student Price Public price
Single journey Between Liberty Quays student accommodation and Dockyard Main Gate via the University campus £1* £5.40
Single journey Between Chatham Maritime, Waterfront Bus Station and Chatham Rail Stations £1.20* £5.40
Single journey Between Gillingham and the University campus £1.40* £5.40
4 week

(South East Unimed)

Unlimited travel on any Arriva bus all over Medway, Kent and East Sussex. See network map £30 £99
12 week

(South East Unimed)

Unlimited travel on any Arriva bus all over Medway, Kent and East Sussex. See network map £75 £297
52 week

(South East Unimed)

Unlimited travel on any Arriva bus all over Medway, Kent and East Sussex. See network map £145** £990

*by showing your KentOne card

**valid from 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2019 or 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

Arriva Staff discounted tickets

The best value ticket for staff is the Arriva staff annual discounted ticket which allows unlimited travel on any Arriva bus across Medway, Kent and East Sussex. This discount is exclusive to the Universities at Medway. The staff annual ticket works out as only 82 per day!

Single journey tickets can be purchased on the bus. Four week, 12 week and 52 week tickets are purchased through the Arriva website using the promotional code found on our website

Ticket Journey Staff Price Public price
Single journey Between Liberty Quays student accommodation and Dockyard Main Gate via the University campus £1* £5.40
Single journey Between Chatham Maritime, Waterfront Bus Station and Chatham Rail Stations £1.20* £5.40
Single journey Between Gillingham and the University campus £1.40* £5.40
4 week

(South East Unimed)

Unlimited travel on any Arriva bus all over Medway, Kent and East Sussex. See network map £37.50 £99
12 week

(South East Unimed)

Unlimited travel on any Arriva bus all over Medway, Kent and East Sussex. See network map £95 £297
52 week

(South East Unimed)

Unlimited travel on any Arriva bus all over Medway, Kent and East Sussex. See network map £300** £990

*by showing your KentOne card

**valid for 52 weeks from purchase

 

 

Arriva bus routes through or near the campus
(timetables and maps)

191 - Liberty Quays/ Dockyard/ Gillingham

Grain - Allhallows - Hoo - Strood - Rochester - Chatham - St George’s Centre - Western Avenue Campus- Dockside Outlet Centre - Milner Road - Gillingham Strand 

Take this bus if you want to travel between Liberty Quays residences and the Dockyard or Pembroke campus.

191/193/796 timetable and map

116 - Hempstead Valley

Chatham - St George’s Centre - Western Avenue – New Kent Road - GillinghamMedway Maritime Hospital- Tesco- Parkwood or Wigmore - Hempstead Valley

Take the 116 to get onto campus, to the hospital or to go shopping at Hempstead Valley shopping centre. The 116 goes through the campus, stopping at New Kent Road bus stop.

116 timetable and map

100 - Chatham Station

Catch the 100 bus for easy access to and from Chatham station. You can take the 700 bus from Chatham station to get to Bluewater shopping centre.

100 timetable and map

101 - Maidstone

Jump on the 101 for shopping in Maidstone. This bus also goes to Chatham station and Maidstone East station.

101 timetable and map 

190 - Dockside Outlet

Gravesend - Strood - Rochester - Chatham - St George’s Centre - Dockside Outlet

Take this bus to get to campus or to the Dockside Outlet shopping centre. This bus also takes you to Chatham station.

190 timetable and map

176/177 - Liberty Quays/ Medway Maritime Hospital

Milner Road- Gillingham- Medway Maritime Hospital- Chatham- Walderslade

Catch this bus from Liberty Quays to get to the hospital and Chatham bus and rail station.

176/177 timetable and map

 

Other bus provider routes
(not included in Arriva discount)

151 Nu-Venture

Halling- Strood - Chatham - Dockyard

Timetable

170 ASD

Medway Valley Park- Strood - Medway City Estate - St George’s Centre - Chatham

Timetable

 

Other useful information

Key bus stops

  • Western Avenue - Next to the Broad Walk path which leads directly to the Historic Dockyard.
  • St George's Centre - Next to the main gate to the campus on Dock Road. 
  • New Kent Road - On the Pembroke Campus.
  • Dockyard - Next to the Historic Dockyard visitor car park.
  • Milner Road- Next to Liberty Quays (student accommodation).

Why travel on the bus?

  • The highly discounted tickets save you money
  • We have a good regular bus service to and from our campus
  • Explore the shops- catch the 700 service from Chatham direct to Bluewater with over 330 stores, restaurants and cafes. Or take the 116 service direct to Hempstead Valley shopping centre
  • Visit cinemas, theatres, nightlife and parks in various towns across the region. Try Maidstone for a night out

Features of the Arriva bus app

  • Check live bus times- tells you if there is a delay to the timetable with "+" for additional minutes
  • Live bus map to see where your bus is located in real-time
  • Links to separate M-tickets app for mobile ticketing which includes 4 weekly, 12 weekly and annual University of Kent discounted tickets. See our webpage for instructions and promotional code to receive discounted rates
  • Save your favourite bus stops to make planning your journey easier
  • Journey planner and timetables
  • Available for iPhone and Android

See the Arriva bus app webpage for more information.

 

 

 

 

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Student Annual ticket is only £145- 40p per day!

 

Arrriva 191 bus

Staff annual ticket is £300- only 82p per day

 

Remember to show your Kent One or Kent Union card to receive the discounted rates

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: 16/08/2018