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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.

More About Arriva in Medway

You can buy single and day return tickets from Arriva drivers but regular travellers will find that they can save money with a Medway Day, Weekly or Four-weekly ticket.

These allow unlimited travel on all Arriva buses in the Medway ticket zone for the whole day and for the appropriate length of period.

There are several ways that you can buy your day, weekly and four-weekly tickets:
- On the bus from drivers
- Online here
- Via your mobile phone
- From local shops displaying the PayPoint or payzone symbol.

You can save even more with an annual ticket. This is only available online and gives you a big discount compared to the cost of buying other types of tickets over a twelve-month period.

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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