Public Transport Advice University of Greenwich


London has excellent public transport with the Tube, over ground trains, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), and bus services all being managed by Transport for London (TfL). You can plan a journey in London by using the TfL online journey planner.

Rail journeys are divided into zones. Central London and destinations such as Leicester Square and Oxford Circus are in Zone 1. Stations close to the Greenwich Campus are in Zones 2 and 3 and stations close to the Avery Hill Campus are in Zone 4. The price paid for each journey will depend on the zone you are travelling to and from and the time of day, services during peak times cost more. Peak hours are 6:30 to 9:30 and 16:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday excluding public holidays. 

Buses do not use zones to determine the fare. A single trip is £1.50. Note cash is no longer accepted (see below).

For information on travelling to our campuses by public transport, follow the links below:

Oyster Cards

TfL operates Oyster, a London-wide smart card to pay for travel on buses, Tube, DLR, train and ferry services.

Oyster is available 'pay-as-you-go' or as a pre-paid 'season ticket'. With pay-as-you-go, money is added to the card which is then deducted each time a journey is made. For infrequent travel this is the best option - although now you can use a bank card with 'contactless' technology instead of Oyster. Adult Oyster Cards are available at the university from the Village Shop at Avery Hill or at any other outlet displaying the Oyster sign, or online from TfL.

Alternatively if you are going to be a frequent user of public transport it's worth considering a Student Oyster Card. This is a discounted season ticket and can be purchased weekly, monthly or annually allowing unlimited journeys within the card's chosen zone(s). As part of the application process the university will verify your student status. Use the link supplied for further information and to apply.

Medway - Arriva bus travel discount

As a University of Greenwich student you can obtain discounted travel on Arriva buses throughout Medway, Kent and East Sussex. The discount is at least 65% off the normal cost of student travel and is available via the Student Portal. More information is linked here

National Rail

Train services within our region are operated by Southeastern. Journey times and fare information is available from National Rail Enquiries and season tickets and rail cards from Southeastern.

Oyster Cards and contactless payments are accepted between National Rail stations within the TfL travel zone region.

16–25 Rail Card

If you are a full-time student of any age you are eligible for a 16–25 Railcard. This gives you a discount of a third off most train journeys, including London to Medway but a minimum fare of £12 is applied on weekdays before 10:00.

Apply for a 16-25 railcard