Medway student travel
Arriva’s network of services in and around Medway provides many links and opportunities for travel that are ideal for students attending the local universities and colleges.
In conjunction with the Universities at Medway, Arriva provides special reduced-price student and staff tickets that give great savings and that can be purchased online.
There are also discounted ticket prices online for students attending the University for the Creative Arts in Chatham.
The online tickets can be purchased on mobile phones by using the Arriva Bus App and can be delivered to your phone rather than as a paper ticket.
Students travelling to the Medway Campus of MidKent College can also take advantage of reduced-price bus travel, these tickets only being available from the college.
As well as being the smart way to buy tickets, the Arriva Bus App for smartphones and tablets gives information about our services, including timetables, a journey planner and a real-time feature where you can see exactly when your bus will reach the stop.
Download it FREE from your App Store.
Getting to and from the University for the Creative Arts is easy with Arriva!
- Frequent buses link most parts of Medway with Chatham, including buses from surrounding towns and villages
- Great-value ten-journey, four-week, twelve-week and annual cut-price tickets exclusively for University of Creative Arts students.
A very frequent bus service runs to Chatham Rail Station and New Road, with links from throughout the Medway Towns and from Gravesend, Maidstone, Cliffe and Grain.
Buses running along New Road stop near St Bartholomew’s Hospital which is just a short walk from the university. These include direct links from Rochester, Strood, Earl Estate, Marlowe Park, Higham, Chalk, Gravesend, Cliffe, Hoo, Grain and the Hoo Peninsula.
Other buses from Gillingham, Brompton, Davis Estate, Maidstone, Walderslade, Weeds Wood and Maidstone Road (Chatham) stop at Chatham Rail Station which is just a few minutes’ walk away from the UCA.
Cut the cost of travel with Arriva
Our cut-price tickets give great-value for UCA students.
These can only be purchased online and you will need to get the promotional code from the university portal to qualify for the special rates.
You can either have your ticket delivered by post or to your mobile phone as an ‘M-ticket’.
You can buy your tickets using the Arriva Bus App for smart phones and tablets. If you opt for delivery to your phone then you just show the ticket on your phone screen to the driver each time you travel.
The Arriva Bus App can be downloaded for FREE from your app store.
For those students who do not travel every day of the week, we offer a ten-journey ticket that lets you make ten single journeys on the days of your choice. These are available online or they can be bought from the Information Office at Chatham Waterfront Bus Station.