Find the easiest ways to travel to Medway campus at the University of Greenwich. Discover the transport options available to you for your journey.

Medway Campus

A recently modernised, splendid Edwardian redbrick and ivy-clad campus based at Chatham Maritime, Kent.

By train Chatham Station (approx. 5 min by bus)

Also by train Gillingham Station (approx. 20 min walk / 10 min by bus)

By car Parking on-campus for permit holders with option to pay-as-you-go.

By campus bus Campus bus service between campuses.

More about the campus

Medway Campus

Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB

Public transport to Medway


Most bus services in Medway are operated by Arriva. There is a service from Chatham bus station to the campus every 10 minutes most of the day stopping on the campus (Service 1), or just outside in Dock Road (Service 2). The journey normally takes between 5 and 10 minutes depending on traffic. These routes and others stopping close to campus are listed below. Timetables are available from Medway Council. Other bus routes requiring a change at Chatham bus station are shown in the Medway bus routes map.

No.OperatorRouteNearest stop
1ArrivaChatham Railway Station - Gillingham StrandOn campus
2ArrivaChatham Railway Station - Dockside OutletsChatham Maritime St George's Centre
100ArrivaChatham Railway Station - St Mary's IslandChatham Maritime St George's Centre
101ArrivaMaidstone - GillinghamChatham Dockyard Main Gate
116ArrivaChatham Railway Station - Gillingham - HempsteadOn campus
170ASDChatham Bus Station - Strood via tunnelChatham Maritime St George's Centre
182ArrivaChatham Bus Station - Gillingham Chatham Dockyard Main Gate
Discounted tickets

University of Greenwich students can get 70% off the cost of travel with Arriva throughout Medway and Kent! More information here.

Intercampus Buses

For details about our non-stop inter campus bus service go to the University bus service page.


Train services are provided by Southeastern, please refer to National Rail Enquiries for timetables. There are two stations for the campus Chatham and Gillingham. We recommend you alight at Chatham station and get one of the bus services listed below but if you prefer, the walk from Gillingham station is shorter and takes around 20 minutes. See the Google map for suggested route.

StationDirect train linksDistanceBus routes
ChathamLondon Victoria, London Charing Cross, London Bridge, Greenwich, and local stations via Dartford and Gravesend, Bromley South, London St. Pancras, Stratford International, Dover Priory and local stations via, Canterbury East, and Ramsgate via local stations.1.6 miles about 30 mins walk1, 2, 100, 101, 116, 170
Gillinghamas above.1.2 miles about 20 mins walk116

The quickest routes from London are 46 minutes from Victoria and 40 minutes from St. Pancras via the high-speed line. The journey from stations near to Avery Hill Campus requires a change at Dartford.

Further information

For help with understanding fares and tickets read our Public Transport page.

Traveline provides help with journey planning.

Cycling and walking to Medway


Cycle routes
  • Medway Council have cycle route maps of the area.
  • Cycling is not permitted through the Medway Tunnel.
Cycle parking
  • There is parking for 54 bikes spread across 3 covered cycle shelters in the centre of the campus either side of the Nelson Building. This includes space for 34 bikes in a gated compound with keypad access. The code is available from the Gatehouse.
  • Cycle hoops are provided for 10 bikes in Central Avenue near the Gatehouse.
  • The Drill Hall Library car park has a large number of covered bike spaces adjacent to the back wall.
  • Bicycles are parked at your risk. We do not accept liability, for any loss, destruction, damage or theft of cycles. We recommend you use a good quality 'D'-lock.
Facilities for cyclists
  • The Nelson Building has showers for cyclists. Female showers are on ground floor and male on the first floor.
  • Lockers are provided in both Nelson shower rooms.
  • The Pembroke building social space area on the ground floor also has lockers.
  • Lockers may be hired from the university online store.
  • A bicycle repair kit and pump are available to use at the Gatehouse.

The London Cycling Campaign is a useful source of general cycling information.


There is a map provided from Gillingham station in the public transport section. This is a shorter walk than Chatham station.

The Dockside Outlet Shopping Centre is about a 10 minute walk 0.5 miles away the other side of Dock Road.

Driving to Medway

Road Directions

Medway Campus postcode is ME4 4TB.

The campus estate is shared with University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. Each institution has its own parking areas. The main parking area for University of Greenwich is located on the upper site. After exiting the Dock Road roundabout into North Road bear right into Central Avenue. We also have parking further along North Road and off to the right at the Jellicoe building.

View map of area and road directions.


University of Greenwich car parks have 562 bays available for our students, staff and visitors by permit only. This includes 13 disabled bays. You must obtain a permit before you park, see permit types below. Permits are electronic apply here for a permit.

Permit TypeComments
Student Season TicketPay online for maximum 12 months parking expiring 31 August
Student Pay-on-the-DayEntitlement to pay as you go in the car parks valid until your graduation date
Staff Season TicketPay monthly for parking from salary with discounts for lower emission vehicles and part time working
Staff Pay-on-the-DayEntitlement to pay as you go in the car parks valid indefinitely until cancelled
Contractor Season TicketPay online for 12 months parking 
Contractor Pay-on-the-DayEntitlement to pay as you go in the car parks valid for 3 years
Disabled Persons Free parking for Blue Badge holders for duration of Blue Badge or for other students/staff with disabilities subject to assessment by Student Wellbeing Service / Occupational Health
Electric vehiclesFree parking for fully electric vehicles
VisitorSee visitor parking information below
Medway HallsFor Medway Halls residents only, for maximum 12 months parking in halls car park expiring 31 August with cost added to accommodation fees. Permit not valid in campus car parks.
Parking charges

Parking charges apply 9am to 5pm. There is no charge at weekends or Bank Holidays.

From 1 September normal charges apply, see below. You must still have a separate Pay-as-you-go permit to be approved to park. Pre-paid annual permits are also available, see above.

Parking session duration (only valid with permit)Price from 1 September
2.5 hours£1
5 hours£2
8 hours / 1 day£3
7 calendar days£10
28 calendar days£30

You can pay at the machine, coins only no change given, or by using the PayByPhone app quoting location code 99908. The car park terms and conditions are displayed on signage. Parking Charge Notices are issued to vehicles parked in contravention of the terms and conditions. Please note registering for Paybyphone or purchasing a ticket from the machine does not qualify as a permit.

Follow the link for a full list of parking charges at Medway.

Visitor parking

Visitors, including contractors, need to arrange parking through their host or project manager. Alternatively, subject to available space, a pay and display permit will be issued from the Gatehouse. Staff visiting from other campuses can book visitor parking using the online booking system. Note staff permits for Greenwich and Avery Hill are accepted at Medway.

If preferred scratch cards can be purchased for visitors by departments from the Transport office.

Motorbikes and scooters

You do not need to get a permit or pay to park with a motorbike or scooter but you must use one of the designated motorcycle parking areas. These are located next to the Nelson Building and Pembroke North.

Sports Hall

The Sports Hall car park has space for 13 spaces reserved solely for Sports Hall users.

Medway Halls of Residence

The car park at the halls of residence has 43 spaces reserved for resident permit holders only. The halls car park is accessed from the Gillingham entrance and not off Dock Road.

Car share

If you drive to campus you can help the environment by registering your journey with our car share scheme UNISHARE South East. You could save money and make new friends.