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Getting around Medway

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Arriva is here to help you get around the Medway Towns and the surrounding area.

Our buses run across the region, with frequent services linking estates and residential areas to the town centres and to Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre.

There are also frequent 'Sapphire' buses to Maidstone that run every twelve minutes for most of the day on Mondays to Saturdays and half-hourly on Sundays, as well as to Bluewater every twenty minutes for most of the day on Mondays to Saturdays and half-hourly on Sundays.

Sapphire buses are fitted with free Wi-Fi, more comfortable seating, USB power sockets and audio-visual displays to announce the next bus stop to be called at.

Free Wi-Fi is also available on board an increasing number of buses on other routes in the Medway Towns and our latest buses have 4G Wi-Fi and at-seat USB charging sockets.

We provide a frequent service to the Universities at Medway, with great-value ticket prices for university students.

Medway Bus Routes

Arriva runs a network of services across the Medway Towns, linking Chatham Waterfront Bus Station with all main residential areas, tourist attractions, schools, colleges, shopping areas and the Universities at Medway campus.

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Service network maps

You can see the network of services that Arriva provides around the Medway Towns on our Medway network map.

Our network of main services across West Kent can be seen on our Kent network map.

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Further Information

For more information about all Arriva services in the Medway area pop into the Information Centre at Chatham Waterfront Bus Station.

There you can enquire about bus times, ticket prices and other information about how we can help you with your travel requirements.

Information can also be obtained by calling 0344 800 4411.

For up-to-the-minute information about our buses you can download for free the Arriva Bus App onto smartphones and tablets from your App Store. 

The App gives you timetable information, a journey planner, details of departures from your local bus stop and real-time information that shows you exactly when your bus will arrive at your bus stop.

You can even track your bus on a map as it travels towards your stop!

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Universities and MidKent College

Arriva's buses provide frequent links to the Universities at Medway campus at Chatham Maritime, the University for the Creative Arts at Rochester and to MidKent College at Gillingham. Big savings on travel costs can be made with our money-saving prices that are exclusive to the universities and MidKent College.

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