Getting to Medway Campus About the university

Medway Campus

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

Chatham Station (approx. 5 min by bus)

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

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

Campus bus service between campuses.

More about the campus

Medway Campus

Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB


Most bus services in Medway are operated by Arriva. Service 1 and the 116 both run through the campus with several other bus routes stopping just outside the campus in Dock Road. Most routes stop at Chatham train station but not the 116. The most relevant routes are highlighted below, other timetables are available from Medway Council.

From Wood Street (10 minutes walk):

For travel between our campuses refer to the University bus service.

Arriva - discounted tickets

University of Greenwich students can get 70% off the normal cost of student travel with Arriva throughout Medway, Kent and East Sussex! More information here 


The train operator Southeastern provides services to the Medway towns. Timetable information is available from National Rail Enquiries. Chatham station has the best bus service taking 5 to 10 minutes to the campus. Otherwise Gillingham station has the 116 bus from nearby Canterbury Street or is about 20 minutes walking.

Trains from London

London Victoria, Cannon Street, Charing Cross and London Bridge have frequent services to Chatham. The journey takes 45 to 60 minutes. There are a few off-peak direct services from Greenwich, and Falconwood or New Eltham (for Avery Hill Campus). Normally however a change is necessary at Charlton or Dartford. There are also regular high speed trains from London St Pancras Station to Chatham taking just 40 minutes.

Trains from south and east Kent

There are regular trains to Chatham from Maidstone, Dover, Canterbury and Thanet.

Further information

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

Traveline provides help with journey planning.


There are numerous bike parking facilities on the campus including a gated compound next to the Nelson Building with secure keypad entry. 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. A bicycle repair kit and pump are available at the Gatehouse.

Showers and lockers are provided inside the Nelson Building and lockers only on the ground floor in Jellicoe.

Medway Council has produced a cycle route map of the area. Cycling is not permitted through the Medway Tunnel.

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


The walk to campus from Gillingham station via Johnson Avenue is just over one mile and takes around 20 minutes. The walk from Chatham town centre along Dock Road is slightly longer and includes a hill.

Road Directions

The postcode for Medway Campus is ME4 4TB. The campus estate is shared with University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. Each institution has its own parking. The main parking area for University of Greenwich is located on the upper site. After exiting the roundabout on Dock Road bear right into Central Avenue. We also have parking on the lower site at the Jellicoe Building.

View map of area and road directions.


University of Greenwich car parks are available for our students, staff and visitors. Entitlement to use the car parks must be obtained by applying for a permit to park. This can be a 'season ticket' or 'pay as you go' permit. Please note registering for Paybyphone or purchasing a ticket from the machine does not qualify as a permit. Permits are registered online. There are no vehicle discs issued. Apply here for a permit.

Parking charges apply Monday to Friday. Pay and display tickets cost £1 for 2.5 hours, £2 for 5 hours, and £3 for a day. Machines accept coins only and do not give change. Parking can also be purchased with a bank card via the PayByPhone service (Tel. 0330 400 7275 location code 99905). Please note the car parks are patrolled. Parking Charge Notices are issued for non-compliance with the car park terms and conditions.

Follow the link for a list of all our car park charges at Medway

Disabled drivers

Blue Badge holders can apply for a free permit. You must display your badge when parked in a disabled bay. Students or staff who have temporary problems with their mobility should contact the Student Wellbeing Service or Occupational Health respectively.

Visitor parking

Guest parking has to be arranged through the university host, alternatively a pay and display permit can be collected from the Gatehouse. Staff can book visitor parking using the online booking system. If preferred scratch cards can be purchased by departments from the Transport office. Note staff permits for Greenwich and Avery Hill are accepted at Medway.

Motorbikes and scooters

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

Sports Hall

The Sports Hall car park is reserved solely for Sports Hall users. There is a 50 pence charge payable at reception for 90 minutes of parking.

Medway Halls of Residence

If you bring your car you must get a Student Resident permit to park in the halls car park. The annual fee is £100, apply here. The halls car park is accessed from the Gillingham entrance. The permit is not valid in the adjacent car parks on-campus.

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.