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Explore Medway by open-top bus

Arriva is pleased to be running Medway Council's Explore Medway open-top guided tour  bus again this year that will take you between the local tourist attractions in Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham, some of which are offering discounts to Explore Medway passengers.

The 2015 tour will run daily between 25th July and 31st August inclusive and also on 12th and 13th September.

For more details visit our Medway by open-top bus page.

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.

These are fitted with free Wi-Fi, more comfortable seating, three-pin and 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 most of the buses on Services 101, 166, 177 and 190 and the Loop.

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 updates

Explore Dickens Country by bus

We're making big changes to our bus routes and times in the Medway area from Sunday 12th July, with lots of improvements across the towns.

Go to our special page to find out what is happening and how it might affect your bus service.



More About Arriva in Medway

Great-value travel for Universities at Medway students and staff

Our network of services in and around Medway provides many links and travel opportunites for students and staff attending the Universities at Medway.

- Reduced-price tickets for students and staff
- Frequent buses to the campus from Chatham Rail and Bus Stations
- Direct buses through the campus linking the universities with Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham and Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre.

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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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