Travelling around Maidstone
Maidstone’s historic nooks and a thriving centre make this town what it is. Think pretty cobbled streets next to modern apartment complexes and convenience shops and you get an idea of what to expect. Located in the “Garden of England”, visitors can expect lots of leafy parkland in this pretty old town in the heart of Kent.
If you’re thinking of visiting Maidstone, then there’s plenty for you, whether you’re a history buff, lover of waterways or simply in the mood for a spot of shopping. With cinemas, parkland, the magical Leeds Castle and the fascinating Maidstone museum, you’ll never be short of things to see and do.
Sandwiched between Sevenoaks and Ashford, Maidstone is a short train ride from London and the channel, and so has great transport links. There are a ton of bus routes to get you where you need to go, whether it’s a short hop from the town centre to the hospital or a bus to the nearby Medway Towns. Whatever the reason for your visit, Arriva can help you to get around.
Latest Service Updates
The Highways Agency is closing the A21 Tonbridge By-Pass from the evening of 14th February until the 24th and all traffic will be diverted through Hildenborough and Tonbridge.
Following feedback from customers received since Service H1 was introduced last month, we will be making changes to the timetable from 24th February.
In order to provide a direct bus from Maidstone Town Centre to Tunbridge Wells Hospital early in the morning, the 0620 hours Service 6X bus from Maidstone Hospital will be extended to start from Maidstone Bus Station at 0603.
From 17th February, service 59 between Maidstone and Grafty Green, which is partly funded by Kent County Council, will be completely revised.
From 17th February, Service 13 between Maidstone and Hollingbourne, which is run under contract to Kent County Council, will be completely revised.