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Maidstone to Tenterden

via Langley, Sutton Valence, Headcorn and Biddenden

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Service Overview

Revised times from 8th July 2018

We will be making changes to our services in the Maidstone and Malling area from 8th July. You can see more details here.

The times of Service 12 will be revised to allow for an improved service to Biddenden and Tenterden. Most buses that currently terminate at Headcorn will be extended through to and from Tenterden.

On Sundays the frequency will be doubled to half-hourly with all buses running beyond Headcorn to Biddenden and Tenterden.

In Maidstone Bus Station Service 12 buses will continue to depart from Stop J3.


Download and print our Service 12 timetable leaflet

You can download here our Service12 timetable leaflet in PDF format. You can then print the complete booklet or just the pages you require.

School term and school holiday dates

Buses shown as running during school terms only or during school holidays only will run in accordance with the school term calendar set by Kent County Council.

Please see the bottom of this page for the dates that will apply during the months ahead.


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Service Details

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Route Map

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Maidstone Town Centre Royal Star Arcade--10:1511:15Then
Maidstone Town Centre Chequers Bus Station--10:1911:191916:1917:19
Maidstone Town Centre Lower Stone Street--10:1911:191916:1917:19
Maidstone Waterloo Street--10:2111:212116:2117:21
Maidstone Sheal's Crescent--10:2211:222216:2217:22
Maidstone Armstrong Road--10:2311:232316:2317:23
Shepway Plains Avenue--10:2411:242416:2417:24
Shepway Wheatsheaf--10:2511:252516:2517:25
Shepway Longfield Place09:2710:2711:272716:2717:27
Shepway Mangravet Avenue09:2810:2811:282816:2817:28
Shepway Grove Road09:2910:2911:292916:2917:29
Shepway Sutton Road Police HQ09:3110:3111:313116:3117:31
Shepway Sutton Road Morrisons09:3210:3211:323216:3217:32
Shepway Sutton Woods09:3210:3211:323216:3217:32
Park Wood Willington Street09:3210:3211:323216:3217:32
Park Wood Gore Court Road09:3310:3311:333316:3317:33
Park Wood Bircholt Road09:3310:3311:333316:3317:33
Langley Pear Tree Row09:3510:3511:353516:3517:35
Langley The Potting Shed09:3610:3611:363616:3617:36
Langley The Plough09:3810:3811:383816:3817:38
Warmlake Corner Warmlake Crossroads09:3910:3911:393916:3917:39
Sutton Valence Kings Head09:4010:4011:404016:4017:40
Sutton Valence The Harbour09:4210:4211:424216:4217:42
Gladdish Lay-By09:4310:4311:434316:4317:43
Headcorn Weald of Kent Golf Club09:4510:4511:454516:4517:45
Headcorn Stonestile Road09:4610:4611:464616:4617:46
Headcorn Bankfields09:4810:4811:484816:4817:48
Headcorn George and Dragon09:4910:4911:494916:4917:49
Headcorn Railway Station09:5110:5111:515116:5117:51
Headcorn Railway Station Forecourt09:5210:5211:525216:5217:52
Headcorn Gibbs Hill09:5210:5211:525216:52--
Biddenden The Weavers10:0211:0212:020217:02--
Biddenden Woodlands Park10:0611:0612:060617:06--
St Michaels Shoreham Lane10:1111:1112:111117:11--
St Michaels The Crown10:1211:1212:121217:12--
St Michaels Wayside Avenue10:1211:1212:121217:12--
Tenterden Fat Ox10:1311:1312:131317:13--
Tenterden Homewood School10:1411:1412:141417:14--
Tenterden Turners Avenue10:1511:1512:151517:15--
Tenterden Old Post Office10:1611:1612:161617:16--
Tenterden Town Hall10:1711:1712:171717:17--
Tenterden The Vine10:1811:1812:181817:18--

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School term and school holiday dates

Buses shown as running during TERM TIME only will run during the following periods:

4th September to 20th October 2017, 30th October to 20th December 2017,
4th January 2018 to 9th February 2018, 19th February to 29th March 2018, 16th April 2018 to 25th May 2018, 4th June 2018 to 24th July 2018, 3rd September 2018 to 19th October 2018 and 29th October 2018 to 19th December 2018.

Buses shown as running during SCHOOL HOLIDAYS only will run during the following periods:

21st to 29th October 2017, 21st December 2017 to 3rd January 2018, 10th February 2018 to 18th February 2018, 20th March to 15th April 2018, 26th May 2018 to 3rd June 2018, 25th July to 2nd September 2018, 20th to 28th October 2018 and 20th December 2018 to 2nd January 2019.