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Bus passes and timetables
Information on all of Medway's Bus routes and services
Information on the concessionary travel scheme for older and disabled persons
Includes information on all school bus services including the pre booked MY school bus service
Information on bus route/services changes due to road works and bank holidays. Includes details of changes from 18 September
Medway has a well-connected bus network, with a number of routes
supported financially by the council. Bus services operate
close to most homes in Medway and there are more
easy-access super low-floor buses in service. If you have
difficulty in using the main bus network, the Medway Mobility service
offers a link to the main shopping centres.
March 27- Changes to Nu-Venture 185 service
From Monday 27 March there will be changes to the 185 service.
There will be amendments to times of the service running between
Chatham Waterfront and Pattens Lane and Davis Estate.
Also from March 27 the 185 will no longer be running between
Chatham Waterfront Bus Station and Asda at Gillingham Pier due to
lack of usage.
During Monday to Friday daytimes the 185 service is operated
commercially by Nu-Venture. It is supported by Medway Council in
the early morning and evenings, and all day Saturday.
The new 185 timetable from March 27
can be downloaded.
Services 145 & 142 - Being diverted due to road closure in
Due to a building collapse in Delce Road which has lead to a
complete closure of the road, buses 142, and 145 are currently
Nu-Venture service 142 is being
diverted via City Way, to St Williams Way, then to normal
route at Fairlead Road. A temporary bus stop will be set up at the
junction of Fairlead Road and St Williams Way.
Arriva service 145 is being diverted via
City Way, Onslow Road to Delce Road then back on normal route.
These diversions are to take place until further notice.
Forthcoming works Chatham Bus Station
Improvement works to upgrade the current crossing points at
Chatham Waterfront Bus Station will start on 20 February
2017 (off peak between 7pm - 5am). The works will take
approximately 3 weeks to complete. For the protection of the
public and the workforce there will be some road closures and
a diversion route in place.
There will temporary closures of:
- Waterfront Way at the junction with Globe Lane/Medway
- Medway Street at the junction with Globe Lane/Waterfront
The roads will not be closed at the same time, and a signed
diversion will be in place whenever there are road closures. Please
note that buses may operate from different stands while works are
Connected Kent and Medway Smartcard
The Kent and Medway Connected Smartcard is a new way to pay for
travel on certain buses instead of cash. It can
be used on only:
- ASD Coaches
- County Connect
- Farleigh Coaches
- Go Coach
Please note the smartcard is not accepted on Arriva
For more information on the scheme please visit our visit the
PlusBus is a discount price bus pass that you can buy with your
train ticket at any National Rail station ticket office, or online.
It can also be bought from self service machines at selected
Within Medway PlusBus gives you unlimited bus travel on
Arriva and Nu-Venture around the whole area. There are no peak
period restrictions, so you can hop-on and hop-off buses as much as
you like all day.
For more details on Medway PlusBus please
visit the PlusBus website.
Chatham Waterfront Bus Station is open whenever buses are
running, but some routes will have a more limited service on
bank holidays (GOV.UK).
Contact the bus operator in the first instance.
Please download Arriva Easter
Bus Timetable leaflet (2,678KB pdf file)
Traveline is available for detailed information in public
transport journey planning.
Maps (pdf format)
Interactive Bus Map
Medway Council has now relaunched its Medway Map
Service and there is now a layer showing bus stops, which gives you
real time information when the next bus will be
arriving at a stop.
Please visit the
Medway Maps and on the left hand side, open the
"Transport" folder, and choose the bus stop layer (select the eye
logo). In the search field at the top enter a postcode, and that
will show the bus stops in that area.
By using Medway Map Service 2 you
agree to adhere to the guidelines and are aware of the
disclaimers placed on the site as set out on the Medway Maps
Arriva Bus App
Arriva have launched an interactive bus app for
smartphones and tablets where users can now
track buses on the network in real time. There are also
timetables, a trip planner option, the latest news and you
can use the m ticket and buy tickets electronically.
For more information visit Arriva's
Report bus shelter damage
Have you seen a vandalised or damaged bus stop or