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Chatham Waterfront Bus Station

With its modern, coherent design, Chatham Waterfront Bus Station presents a welcoming reception to the bustling heart of Medway.

Bus services run from the station seven days a week serving destinations across Medway and Kent.

There are four platforms labelled A, B, C and D, each with a number of individual stops on them. Every stop has an electronic display showing timetabled information and also real time information for through services.

For information on bus services and to purchase tickets, visit the Travel Information Centre which is located on Platform A. It is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

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 Street
  • Medway Street at the junction with Globe Lane/Waterfront Way

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 going on.

From March 3-6 - Changes to services 101, 176, and 185 due to roadworks at Maidstone Road/Huntsman's Corner.

Due to essential emergency roadworks taking place at the junction of A230 Maidstone Road and Walderslade Road, and Pattens Lane the whole junction will be closed from 7pm on Friday 3 March, until the morning of Monday 6 March.

Bus stops in Pattens Lane, and Maidstone Road from Huntsman's Corner to The Ridgeway will be unserved while the roadworks are going on.


This will mean the following changes to bus services will take place.

Arriva Service 101


The first journey on Friday to be diverted will be the 1836 ex Gillingham then all journeys until the last journey on Sunday.

Buses will run as now to Chatham Bus Station then into the Rail Station the normal route for Rochester Bound services,

At Chatham Rail Station Maidstone bound buses will observe Stop A then proceed via New Road and City Way to Horsted Way.

All stops along City Way will be observed by the 101.


The first journey to be diverted on Friday 3 March will be the 1832 Ex Maidstone Pudding Lane then all journeys until the last journey on Sunday 

Buses will run as normal to Davis Estate Tiger Moth then via City Way, New Road and Gibraltar Hill  to pick up the normal route from Chatham Rail Station.

All stops along City Way will be observed by the 101.


Arriva Service 176


Buses will run the normal route to Chatham Football Ground then diverted via Bournville Avenue, Palmerston Road and Magpie Hall Road to Walderslade Road and normal route


Buses will run as normal to Walderslade Road then Magpie Hall Road, Palmerston Road and Letchworth Avenue to Maidstone Road and normal route.


Nu-Venture 185 Service

This route will be diverted away from Pattens Lane/Maidstone Road via City Way and rejoin Maidstone Road at Horsted Way.


Coaches visiting Chatham Town Centre and the theatres are required to pre-book their visit at least 48 hours in advance if they wish to enter Chatham Bus Station. Coaches are only permitted to drop-off and collect passengers at bus stop D19 on Waterfront Way. No parking is allowed. Coaches must park at the Acorn Wharf coach park in Rochester. For more details and to book, download Chatham Town Centre coach drop off/pick up arrangements (pdf 549KB).

Connected Kent and Medway Smartcard

The Connected Kent and Medway Smartcard is a new way to pay for travel on certain buses instead of cash. Find out more and apply for a card.

Discovery Ticket

Find out about the new Discovery Bus Ticket which will give you and your family unlimited travel across Medway, Kent and the South of England.