About the university

Getting to Medway Campus

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

Bus

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 up to 75% 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.

Trains

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

Cycling

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.

Walking

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 turn right into Central Avenue. We also have parking at the Jellicoe building and the Sports Hall on the lower site along North Road and off to the right.

View map of area and road directions.

Parking

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 TypeFeeComments
Student (Season Ticket) annual£131 Valid 1-Sept to 31-Aug (price from 1-Jan £75 and from 1-Mar £50).
Student Pay-on-the-Day£0Entitles pay as you go use of the car parks throughout your studies.
Staff (Season Ticket) monthly£30.90Deducted monthly in arrears by Payroll. Proportional discounts for part time hours.
Staff Pay-on-the-Day£0Entitles pay as you go use of the car parks.
Contract staff (Season Ticket) annual£370Valid 365 days from purchase.
Contractor Pay-on-the-Day£0Entitles pay as you go use of the car parks.
Disabled Blue Badge£0With proof of Blue Badge. Valid until badge expiry.
Disabled (no Blue Badge)£100Subject to assessment  by Student Wellbeing Service / Occupational Health.
Electric vehicle£0Zero emission vehicles only. Free until 31-July 2025.
Visitor£3Booked @ visitorparking.gre.ac.uk and recharged to department internally.
Medway Halls annual£105Valid 1-Sept to 31-Aug (price from 1-Jan £60 and from 1-Mar £40). Only valid in the halls car park not on the campus.
Parking charges

Parking charges apply 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. No charge on bank holidays and during the Christmas closure.

Parking session duration (only valid with a pay as you go permit)Fee
2.5 hours£1
5 hours£2
8 hours / 1 day£3
7 calendar days  (Paybyphone only)£10
28 calendar days (Paybyphone only)£30

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

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. Staff visiting from other campuses can book visitor parking using the online booking system. Staff permits for Greenwich and Avery Hill are accepted at Medway.

Alternatively scratch cards for guest parking can be purchased by departments from Transport, cost £30 for a book of 10.

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.

Medway Halls of Residence

The car park at the halls of residence has 43 spaces reserved for resident permit holders only.

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.