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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 MY school bus.

Information on bus route/services changes due to road works and bank holidays.

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.


May 26- Changes to Chalkwell 326/327 timetable.

From Friday 26 May there are some timetable changes on the Chalkwell 326/327 timetable which serves Sittingbourne, Lower Halstow, Upchurch, Lower Rainham, Rainham, Medway Hospital, Gillingham, and Chatham.

Please download the new 326/327 timetable


May 28 -Changes to Arriva bus services 121/132/135/140/145/164

From May 28 there will be some changes to some Arriva services. All other Arriva services are unaffected. This changes have been made due to reductions in Medway Council support due to budget restrictions and low patronage.

121 Saturday Service- Rainham- Darland- Gillingham- Chatham

All 121 journeys on Saturday from 0900 to 1800 to be withdrawn.

Alternative bus services in Rainham on Saturdays are the 132, and 326/327. In Darland the M1 service operates on a Saturday morning, plus the 116/132 which run along the A2, and in Gillingham there are the 182/101 services. The 116/176/177/326/327 also run to Medway Maritime Hospital.

132/140 late evening services from Earl Estate to Hempstead Valley

On the evening 132 service the 2310 from Chatham will be withdrawn, the  2318 from Hempstead Valley will be withdrawn. On the evening 140 service the 2257 from Chatham will be withdrawn; the 2348 from Earl Estate will be withdrawn. Therefore the last bus will be at 2237 to Hempstead Valley from Chatham, 2218 from Hempstead Valley to Chatham; 2327 to Earl Estate, 2218 from Earl Estate. The last 700 service from Bluewater goes via Earl Estate at 2248.

145/135 late evening services

The 145 at 2210 from Chatham and 135 at 2300 are to be withdrawn. Last evening bus from Chatham to Warren Wood will be at 2130.

164 service - journey from Chatham at 1810

The 1750 164  journey from Chatham will be withdrawn. The last bus leaving Chatham for the White Road Estate and Chatham Grove will remain at 1810.


June- Road closure, Canal Road Strood - 170 bus being diverted

Due to a road closure in Canal Road Strood on Saturday 3 June, the 170 bus service will be diverted by the A2 into Chatham, and will not serve Medway City Estate.

A shuttle bus service will operate between Chatham Waterfront Bus Station, and Medway City Estate Neptune roundabout from 0725 until 1825 every 30 minutes.

Services 145 & 142 - Being diverted due to road closure in Delce Road

Due to a building collapse in Delce Road which has lead to a complete closure of the road, buses 142, and 145 are currently being diverted.

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.

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
  • Autocar
  • Chalkwell
  • County Connect
  • Farleigh Coaches
  • Go Coach
  • Nu-Venture

Please note the smartcard is not accepted on Arriva buses. 

For more information on the scheme please visit our visit the Connected website.  


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 stations.Plus Bus logo

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.

Bank holidays

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.


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 page.

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 website.

Report bus shelter damage

Have you seen a vandalised or damaged bus stop or shelter? Report it.