Download a pdf of the Medway campus plan.
Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB
Most Medway bus services are operated by Arriva. Several bus routes stop just outside the campus in Dock Road (the 116 also travels through the campus), most routes but not all service Chatham train station.
- 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 Nightbus ASD: Strood - Rochester - Chatham - Gillingham - Wigmore
Arriva - discounted tickets
University of Greenwich students can obtain around 65% off the normal cost of a student ticket on Arriva buses throughout Medway, Kent and East Sussex! The offer can be accessed from the Student Portal. For more information follow this link.
The National Express 270 coach service operates to/from Gatwick Airport eight times daily stopping just outside the campus on Dock Road.
Train services in Medway are operated by Southeastern. Train times are available from National Rail Enquiries including live station departures. The route from Chatham Station has the best bus services taking 5 to 10 minutes. From Gillingham Station takes 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.
For fare and ticket information go to the Using public transport page.
Use Traveline to plan your journey to campus.
Cycling and walking
Cycling to Medway
Medway Council has produced a cycle route map of the area. Please be aware cycling is not permitted through the Medway Tunnel. If you are travelling part by train to the campus the route from Gillingham is more cycle friendly and includes a designated cycle path.
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 emergency repair kit and pump are available to borrow from the Gatehouse.
The London Cycling Campaign provides useful guidance about confidence and safety on the road, cycle maintenance and cycle security.
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
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.
University of Greenwich car parks are available solely 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. Visitors should arrange parking through their host. All permits are electronic, no vehicle discs are issued.
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.
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.
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.
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
Information about travelling to the university from overseas.