Universities at Medway bus travel

Savings for students and staff

Save money travelling to your university lectures, seminars and group meetings with Arriva Bus.

Our bus services offer a cheap, reliable and quick way for students to get around. Plus you can travel for even less if you take advantage of our Student saver ticket scheme.

Check out the Universities at Medway map, or take a look at our list of services at the bottom of this page.

Ticket prices




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Academic Year*








*Academic year tickets run from 1 September to 31 August the following year or from 1 January to 31 December. For staff the Annual ticket is for one year and can start from any date.

Tickets can be used on all Arriva services in Kent & Medway - please view the map here.

How to get your discount

Collect an Arriva SmartCard from the Student's Union and activate online using our guide.

Your SmartCard can be obtained from the GKSU reception in The Student Hub from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

If you require a staff annual ticket, please email [email protected] from your staff university email address with your contact number and the address you wish your card to be sent to. A member of our team will then contact you to arrange payment over the phone and issue your smart card upon payment.

Lost/Stolen or Damaged Card

If your Smart Card is lost, stolen or damaged, you can order a replacement via your online account at a cost of £3. Please allow 5 working days for your new card to arrive and, any tickets on your old smartcard will transfer over if the expiry date has not passed.

Student Single fares

Chatham Rail Station and Chatham Waterfront Bus Station to universities (routes 1, 2, 100, 101, 121 & 182)

Students can buy a single ticket from our Arriva bus driver for just £1.20. Just show a valid student ID when you board.

Pier Quays to Universities and Dockyard Main Gate (route 1)

Students can buy a single ticket from our Arriva bus driver for just £1.40 by showing a valid student ID.

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