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Medway student travel

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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 the Universities at Medway campus is easy with Arriva!
- Buses every ten minutes for the main part of the day on Mondays to Saturdays, to Chatham bus and rail stations and every 20 minutes during evenings and on Sundays
- Buses every ten minutes on Mondays to Saturdays to Rochester and Strood town centre
- Buses run through the campus five times an hour on Mondays to Fridays. That's every 20 minutes by Service 191 to Chatham, Rochester, Strood, Wainscott and Hoo, and every thirty minutes on Mondays to Saturdays by Service 116 to MidKent College, Gillingham, Twydall, Rainham, Parkwood and Hempstead Valley.

Great-value ten-journey, four-week, twelve-week and annual cut-price tickets exclusively for Universities at Medway students and staff
We offer great-value cut-price tickets exclusively for Universities at Medway students and staff. These offer big discounts over the cost of normal fares and can be purchased online or via your mobile phone.

Visit our student tickets page for more details.

Frequent buses
Arriva’s Service 190 and 191 buses run every ten minutes through the main part of the day on Mondays to Saturdays and every 20 minutes during evenings and on Sundays between Dockside Outlet Centre, the main entrance to the campus, Chatham Waterfront Bus Station and Chatham Rail Station.

For much of the day on Mondays to Saturdays they also run to and from Rochester and Strood every ten minutes and onwards to Higham, Chalk, Gravesend, Wainscott and Hoo every twenty minutes.

In addition, Service 116 runs every thirty minutes on Mondays to Saturdays between Chatham Waterfront Bus Station, the universities’ campus, MidKent College, Gillingham, Twydall, Rainham, Parkwood and Hempstead Valley. Service 191 runs through the campus every twenty minutes on Mondays to Fridays during university terms.

Look at our handy guide to the times of buses serving the universities. This also includes  maps showing where our buses go and details of the cut-price tickets that are available to students and staff at the Universities at Medway.

Where to catch your bus at the campus
Bus stops are situated at handy locations within the campus and also outside the main entrance in Dock Road, as shown on the campus map.

Cut the cost of travel with Arriva
Our great-value tickets make travelling more affordable for students and staff at the University of Kent, University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church University.

These can only be purchased online and you will need to get the promotional code from your university to obtain the discount.

The tickets allow travel on all Arriva buses in Kent, not just within the Medway area.

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 M-ticket App that can be downloaded FREE from your App Store. If you opt for delivery of the ticket to your phone then you just show the ticket on your phone screen to the driver each time you travel.

For those students or staff who do not travel every day of the week there is a ten-journey ticket that lets you make ten single journeys on the days of your choice. These are available online or through the mobile phone app..

Town centre tickets
If you only travel to the universities occasionally then we offer special cut-price single fares from the universities to Chatham and Gillingham town centres.

To take advantage of these fares you must show the driver proof that you are a student or staff member from the University of Greenwich, University of Kent or Canterbury Christ Church University.

The Arriva Bus A|pp

The Arriva Bus App gives you all the information you need to plan your travels by Arriva bus.

Download it free from your app store and you can use it to plan journeys, check bus tiimes and there is even a live map that tracks you bus and will show you exactly when it will arrive at your bus stop.

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