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.
*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.
How to get your discount
Due to the current lockdown, GKSU reception is currently closed.
For all staff and students requiring a Smart Card, please email [email protected] from your University email address, confirming your full name, the type of card you require (staff or student) and the postal address you wish the card to be sent to. Once you receive your card, please follow the instructions on how to activate your card here.
Once GKSU reopens, you will be able to obtain your Smart Card from the GKSU reception in The Student Hub from 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
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 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
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.
Liberty 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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