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Public transport

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There is a wide range of public transport services in Medway offering links within Medway or to London and other neighbouring towns.

Bus and coaches

For bus and coach information, and to plan a journey:

Latest bus service news

September 2014

July 2014

Bus timetables

Check out the latest bus timetables

Bank Holidays

Please visit the holiday timetable page for details of Bank Holiday services.

Bus routes in Medway and Kent

Please download Medway's Bus & Rail map which includes all bus routes, from all operators in Medway (1,481KB pdf file). The reverse side of the map gives details of all bus services (991KB pdf file), and town centre bus stops, and routes on the Hoo Peninsula and Isle of Grain. (302KB pdf file)

Please also download a map showing Arriva's bus network in Medway (pdf 72KB) This map shows the boundary of the Medway, and Inner Medway ticket zones.

For information on bus routes in Kent, please visit the Public Transport maps page of Kent County Council's website. There is a map showing all Medway and Kent bus routes available that can be downloaded. To download a pdf you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it on your computer, please use our advice page.

Interactive Bus Map

Medway Council has now relaunched it's Medway Map Service, and there is now a layer showing bus stops, which when clicked on gives you real time information when the next bus will be arrving at a stop.

Please visit the Medway Maps Home page. On the left hand side, open the "Transport" folder, and click on the bus stop layer by press the eye logo. In the search field at the top enter a postcode, and that will show the bus stops in that vicinity.

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 is also timetables, a trip planner option, and the m ticket where tickets can be bought electronically, and latest news. For more information please visit Arriva's website.

Medway City Estate timetable

Download the Medway City Estate bus timetable summary (pdf 527KB).

Bus times to your mobile phone

Traveline now provides information about bus services as a text message to your mobile phone. Simply text 84268* with the unique code shown on the bus stop flag, and details on the next scheduled services will be sent to the phone. Please download the bus times to mobile poster (pdf 479KB) for information.

Visit the Next Buses website for information on next bus times.

* texts cost 25 pence plus operators' standard rate.


For trains, use the Southeastern website or UK Railways on the Net. Both sites give information about service disruptions. You can also get information from National Rail Enquiries on 0845 748 4950.

Please visit the trains page of Medway Council's website for more information.

Public transport and mobility

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