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Go Christmas Shopping in Ashford with Arriva and choose from eighty of your favourite brands!

Go Christmas Shopping in Ashford with Arriva and choose from eighty of your favourite brands!


If you live in Medway or Maidstone then why not let Arriva help you do your Christmas shopping and avoid the town centre queues by taking off in a new direction by bus to Ashford's McArthurGlen Designer Outlet.

We'll be running excursions on Saturdays and Sundays between 6th and 21st December inclusve from Gillingham, Chatham, Davis Estate and Maidstone East Station.

The buses will pick up at the bus stops shown below and then run non-stop to the popular McArthurGlen Designer Outlet at Ashford to get you to the shops as quickly as possible!

You will have three hours and forty-five minutes to enjoy your shopping and the bus will drop you right at the main entrance.

A great shopping experience

Ashford Designer Outlet is a first-class shopping destination where you will find a huge range of your favourite designer brands, more than eighty in fact!

In addition to regular great-value prices that are up to 60% less than in High Street stores, some of the shops are running special discounts, details of which you can find on the outlet's website.

To ensure a relaxing shopping experience, there is a range of restaurants and cafes around the site, all located within a unique architectural design.

Departure times:

1000   Gillingham, Duncan Road
1005   Gillingham, opposite Gillingham Park
1015   Chatham Waterfront Bus Station, Stand D17
1019   Maidstone Road, Huntsmans Corner, Church
1027   Davis Estate, Tiger Moth
1040   Maidstone East Station (Bus Stop N), opposite County Hall

The buses will drop you at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet at Ashford at 1115 hours and will return from there at 1500 hours, running non-stop to Maidstone East and then setting down as required to Gillingham at the stops listed above.

Ticket prices

The return fares are £10 for adults and £5 for senior citizens and children under 16.

Families of two adults and two children or one adult and three children can take advantage of our Family Ticket costing just £20.

There's no need to book; just pay the driver as you board the bus.

Please note that ENCTS concessionary passes, KCC Young Persons Travel Passes, KCC 16+ Travel Cards and Arriva's day, weekly, four-weekly and annual Saver tickets are not valid on these excursions.

Happy Christmas Shopping with Arriva!