Getting to Medway Campus

Medway Campus map

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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 buses stopping close-by in Dock Road. Most bus stop at Chatham train station (not the 116).

  • 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

More Arriva bus timetables can be accessed from here and all bus timetables are available from Medway Council.

For travel between our campuses refer to the University Bus Service.

Arriva - discounted tickets

As a University of Greenwich student you can obtain around 65% off the normal cost of a student ticket on Arriva buses throughout Medway, Kent and East Sussex! More information here 

National Express

The National Express 270 coach service operates to/from Gatwick Airport eight times daily stopping just outside the campus on Dock Road.

Trains

The train operator Southeastern provides services to the Medway towns. All timetable information is available from National Rail Enquiries. Chatham station has the best bus services taking 5 to 10 minutes to the campus whereas Gillingham station is around 10 minutes on the 116 bus from nearby Canterbury Street, or 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, Falconwood and New Eltham (for Avery Hill Campus), however a change is usually 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 use our Public Transport Advice.

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.

You can park your bike at various locations on the campus including a gated compound with keypad entry next to the Nelson Building. Showers and lockers are provided inside the Nelson Building. A bicycle repair kit and pump are available at the Gatehouse.

The London Cycling Campaign provides useful guidance about confidence and safety on the road, cycle maintenance and cycle security.

Walking

The walk from Gillingham station to campus 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 the Medway Campus is ME4 4TB. The campus 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 passing through main gate turn 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 first be obtained by applying for a permit to park. This can be a season ticket or pay as you go permit. Please note registering with Paybyphone or purchasing a ticket from the machine does not qualify as a permit. Visitors should arrange parking through their host. All permits are electronic, no vehicle discs are issued.

Apply here for a permit

Pay and display operates on week days; £1 for 2.5 hours, £2 for 5 hours, and £3 for a day ticket. Machines are coin only, no change. Parking can also be purchased with a bank card via the PayByPhone service (Tel. 0330 400 7275 location code 99905). Follow the link for a full list of our charges

Please note a parking attendant helps to ensure the car parks are properly used and issues Parking Charge Notices for non-compliance with the car park terms and conditions.

Disabled drivers

Parking fees apply to disabled drivers however if you hold a Blue Badge and are a student or work at the university you can apply for a free permit. You must display your badge when parked in a disabled bay.

Motorbikes and scooters

There is no charge 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.

Medway Halls of Residence

If you live in the Medway Halls of Residence and bring a car, you must obtain a Student Resident permit to park at the halls. The annual fee is £100, apply here. The halls car park is accessed from the Gillingham entrance and the permit is not valid in the campus car parks.

Car share

If you drive to campus please help the environment and register your journey with our car share scheme 5HARE. You could save money and make new friends.

Travel from overseas

Travel from overseas

Information about travelling to the university from overseas.