Whichever mode of travel you are using; give yourself plenty of time to plan your whole journey before leaving to travel to this event. This will ensure you are prepared for any disruptions and plan where to stop for breaks and refreshments if you are travelling a long-distance.
Train Disruptions - March 2023:
Please be aware that are train strikes planned throughout March. On Saturday 18th March (applicant day), Southeastern Railway advise that you check before you travel.
If you are travelling, ensure you plan your journey prior to travelling and check the train times for further information.
Location of Event
At our Medway campus - for details of where to go when you have arrived onto campus; please refer to the information provided by our Recruitment team when you signed up for the event.
To find the building location you are visiting:
- use the pedestrian wayfinding signs and maps located around the campus, next to bus stops and within the car parks.
- use our online map. Type in the building name to highlight where it is located on campus.
- speak to an event student helper who are located around the campus to help and provide advice.
Public Transport Travel Directions
When using online tools to plan your journey to travel by public transport to our Medway campus, use the main University address and refer to travel advice given below.
Southeastern journey planning app and page are useful tools to help with plan your journey to Medway by train. Southeastern rail serves 5 different main line stations in Medway, these include; Rainham, Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester and Strood. The two stations nearest to Medway campus are Chatham and Gillingham.
From both train stations, we recommend using the local bus service from the train stations to/from the campus.
Arriva Journey Planning app and page are useful tools to help with where and when to catch a bus within the North Kent area.
- Number 116 service operates through the campus, stopping at New Kent Road bus stop.
- Number 1 service operates to Pier Quays residences, the Historic Dockyard
Campus Bus stops are located around the campus. For this event, we recommend you alight at one of the following bus stops:
- New Kent Road (on campus)
- St George's Centre (next to the campus main gate)
- Western Avenue (next to the Broad Walk path, leading directly to the Historic Dockyard)
- Milner Road (next to Pier Quays).
When using National Express planning your journey page type in Hempstead Valley (Gillingham) as your destination. From there, catch the 116 Arriva bus to campus. The bus journey is approximately an hour.
Medway offers many taxi services to get you to the University from the city, an airport or other destinations.
There are also a number of taxi ranks around the city centre. Ranks can be found at all 5 train stations and many others across Medway towns; Chatham, Gillingham, Rochester, Strood and Rainham.
For more information, please visit our Taxi Travel webpage.
Walking and Cycling Travel Directions
When planning your journey to walk or cycle find the building you are visiting first on our maps page. Insert the postcode given for the building you are visiting first within the online tool you are using to navigate. There are some useful links to online tools and maps on our walking & cycling planning your journey advice pages.
your journey by car use the following Navigations to direct you to our
- Sat Navigation Postcode = ME4 7NZ
- What3Words steer.flat.space
- Google Maps link
- Written directions
See directions below for free parking on Open Days, Applicant Events and Campus Tours.
Open Day Parking Instructions
Follow the University of Kent yellow Open Day parking signs,
which will direct you to the car park. You can park free of charge within this car park and you do not require a permit to display for this event.
Applicant Events Parking Instructions
Follow the University of Kent yellow Applicant Event parking signs, which will direct you to the Drill Hall car park. You can park free of charge within this car park, but require a permit to park Monday to Friday.
Campus Tours Parking Instructions
You can book a Medway Tour online. When booking you will be asked if you are coming to campus by car. If you select yes, you will be asked to provide your vehicle registration number. These details are then uploaded onto our parking system. The day before your tour, you will receive a 'final details' email which informs as long as you have entered your vehicle registration number during the booking process, you can park free of charge in a marked bay within Drill Hall car park, you do not require a permit to display for this event.
Making the most of your visit
If you have time, visit Medway and local areas to get a feel for where you could be studying and/or living. Medway offers a rich history, a variety of activities, restaurants, shopping and nightlife for all students, as well as, countryside and beaches nearby.