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Connected Kent and Medway
The Kent and Medway Connected
Smartcard is a new way to pay for travel on buses in Kent
The smartcard can store tickets and
credit and can be used to pay for travel on bus instead of cash,
similar to 'Oyster' style cards.
Buses you can use the smartcard on
The smartcard can only be used
- ASD Coaches
- Farleigh Coaches
It can't be used on Arriva buses.
Park and ride services also aren't included.
Apply for a smartcard
You can find out more information
and apply for a
The card is free, but to get going you
must buy £10 credit online.
The Travel Information Centre at Chatham
Waterfront Bus Station does have a limited supply of Smartcards.
These don't have any credit on them so they need to be topped
up on a bus before use. We recommend you register the card
online and consider the auto top up option.
How to top up
There are a few ways you can top up your card once you have
- set it up to 'auto top up' - this
means when the card falls below a certain balance, it is
automatically topped up by a pre-selected amount from your debit or
credit card. This makes sure you never run out of credit
- on the bus - give your driver cash and
this amount will be added to your card
- at retail outlets - check the Connected
website to see what retail outlets you can top up at.
Unfortunately we're unable to top up cards directly at Chatham
Waterfront Bus Station currently, so please top up on a bus or
use the auto top up option.
Get further help
If you need more information or help setting up a card you