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, or just outside in Dock Road, every 10 minutes for most of the day. These take between 5 and 15 minutes depending on traffic. These routes and others stopping close-by are listed in the table below. Other routes linked via Chatham bus station are shown in the Medway bus routes map. Timetables are linked below or available from Medway Council.

 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 normal Arriva ticket cost valid for travel throughout Medway, Kent and East Sussex! More information here

Intercampus Buses

For details of our non-stop subsidised inter campus bus go to our University bus service


The regional train operator is Southeastern. Timetable information is available from National Rail Enquiries. We recommend you alight at Chatham station and get one of the bus services listed above. If you prefer to walk then the route from Gillingham station is shorter and takes around 20 minutes. See Google map.

Trains from London

London Victoria, Charing Cross and London Bridge have frequent services to Chatham and Gillingham. The journey takes from 46 minutes and is usually quickest from Victoria. Direct trains also run from Greenwich, and Bromley South along with various other local stations on route. There are also regular high speed trains from London St Pancras Station to Chatham taking just 40 minutes. The journey from stations near Avery Hill Campus requires a change at Dartford.

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


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 Jellicoe building also has a locker room on the ground floor.
  • 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 on the public transport page. 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 Pre-paidPay online for maximum 12 months parking expiring 31 August
Student Pay-as-you-goEntitlement to pay as you go in the car parks valid until your graduation date
Staff Pre-paidPay monthly for parking from salary with discounts for lower emission vehicles and part time working
Staff Pay-as-you-go Entitlement to pay as you go in the car parks valid indefinitely until cancelled
Contractor Pre-paidPay online for 12 months parking 
Contractor Pay-as-you-goEntitlement 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.  

To assist with travel during the COVID-19 pandemic the fee to use the car parks will be reduced to a £1 flat rate daily charge from 1 September to 23 December. We recommend you pay this using the PayByPhone app but you may instead pay the charge at the machine. Note, you must still have a separate Pay-as-you-go permit to park. Pre-paid annual permits are available if preferred, see above.

ChargeDuration (only valid with a permit)
£12.5 hours (duration extended to 8hours / one day)
£25 hours (charge suspended)
£38 hours (charge suspended)
£101 week (charge suspended)
£304 weeks (charge suspended)

You can pay at the machine, in coins only (no change given), or by using the PayByPhone app quoting location code 99908 or call 0330 060 6207. 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

If you are a guest of the university parking has to be arranged with your host. Alternatively a pay and display permit can be collected 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 universitydepartments 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 free spaces reserved solely for Sports Hall users. No permit is required but you must record your vehicle details at the reception point.

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.