Getting to Medway Campus

Medway Campus Plan

Download a pdf of the Medway campus plan.

Medway Campus

Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB

Public Transport


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

More Arriva bus timetables can be accessed from here and all bus timetables are available fromMedway Council.  For buses between the university campuses refer to the University Bus Service.

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 

National Express

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.

Further information

For fare and ticket information go to the Using public transport page.

Use Traveline to plan your journey to campus.

Bike and foot

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 travelling part of the journey by train the route from Gillingham to the campus is more cycle friendly and includes a designated cycle path.

Cycle parking is provided on the campus at various locations 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 university has its own Brompton Bike Hire scheme which provides free bike hire from on-campus. A bike dock is provided in the centre of the campus between the Anson and Grenville Buildings. Use the link supplied to register.

Further general cycling information is available here.


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.


Road Directions to Medway

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From M25:

Exit at J2 for A2 southbound signposted Canterbury. After approximately six miles, at junction where A2 and M2 split, take far left lane and follow signs for Gillingham and Grain, A289. "Universities at Medway" is signposted with instructions to follow the brown anchor signs for Chatham Maritime. After Medway Tunnel take first exit. At the roundabout take the third exit sign-posted "Universities". At the next roundabout turn left into Pembroke Road and then immediately right into the campus for Central Avenue.

From the M20:

Exit at J6 taking the A229 towards Chatham/Rochester. Join the M2 and head north. Exit at J1 for the A289 for Gillingham as above.

From M2 South:

Exit at J4 for the A278 towards Gillingham. Take A2 towards Chatham then A289 for Gillingham. "Universities at Medway" should be signposted or follow brown anchor signs for Chatham Maritime and then signs for "Universities".

Car Parking

The car parks on campus are for student and staff permit holders, parking charges apply Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. An annual student permit costs £125 (to apply use Student Portal). Pay on the day charges are: £1 for 2.5 hours; £2  for 5 hours; and £3 for one day). Visitor parking is arranged through the host. 

Sports Hall users may purchase parking in the Drill Hall Library car park from the Sports Hall reception at a cost of 50p for 1.5 hours. 

The car park at the Medway halls of residence adjacent to the campus is for resident permit holders only. 

Please visit Medway Council's website for information on where to park elsewhere in Medway. 

Motorbikes and Scooters

Motorbikes and scooters can park for free in the designated motorbike parking areas. 

Car Share

The university has a car share scheme called 5HARE for staff and students to save on travel costs.

Travel from overseas

Travel from overseas

Information about travelling to the university from overseas.