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Medway Campus

Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB

Public transport to Medway

Bus

Most bus services in Medway are operated by Arriva. The 116 and 191 both run through the campus with several other bus routes stopping close-by in Dock Road. Most routes stop at Chatham train station but not the 116. Bus timetables are available from Medway Council. The most relevant routes are highlighted below.

  • 100 Arriva: Chatham - Universities
  • 116 Arriva: Chatham – Universities - Gillingham – Rainham - Hempstead Valley
  • 151 Nu-Venture: Kings Hill  - Chatham Maritime
  • 170 (ASD); 174/175 (Nu Venture): Chatham - Strood (via tunnel)
  • 190 Arriva: Gravesend - Rochester - Chatham - Universities
  • 191/193/796 Arriva: Grain - Allhallows - Hoo - Strood - Rochester - Chatham - Universities - Gillingham (Strand)

From Wood Street (10 minutes walk):

  • 101 Arriva: Maidstone - Gillingham
  • N1/N2 Night bus ASD: Strood - Rochester - Chatham - Gillingham - Wigmore

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 

Trains

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.

Cycling and walking to Medway

Cycling

Medway Council has produced a cycle route map of the area. Please be aware cycling is not permitted through the Medway Tunnel.

There are various bike parking facilities on the campus. This includes a gated compound with keypad secure entry next to the Nelson Building. 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'. Showers and lockers are provided inside the Nelson Building. A bicycle repair kit and pump are available at the Gatehouse.

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

Walking

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.

Driving to Medway

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.

Parking

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. 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.

Travel from overseas

Travel from overseas

Information about travelling to the university from overseas.