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Buses to Chatham Maritime

Several companies operate services to Chatham Maritime, providing access to:

Please note that all of the services travelling to Chatham Maritime will depart from Platform B 11 at Chatham Waterfront bus station.

Information on journey planning is also available at Traveline's plan a journey page or Transport Direct's plan a door-to-door journey page.   

Please visit the holiday timetable page for details of bus timetable changes for bank holidays.

These services are as follows:


  • The 140/141 services offer a 10-minute frequency on the route to and from Chatham Maritime. The route continues through Chatham town centre to Rochester and Strood. On Boxing Day a Sunday timetable will run between Chatham town centre and Dockside Outlet Centre.
  • The 116 service offers a 20-minute frequency on the route to and from Chatham Maritime, and goes via Mid Kent College, and through the University campus. The route continues through Gillingham to Hempstead Valley.
  • The 100 service runs approximately hourly during the day from Monday to Friday from St Mary's Island to Chatham rail station. There are extra services during morning and evening peaks.
  • The 151 service runs in the evening from Chatham Maritime to Chatham town centre, through to Rochester, Strood, Medway Valley Park, Cuxton, Halling and on to West Malling.
  • The 171 service serves St Mary's Island and Chatham Maritime on Sundays.
  • Service 196 buses go from Chatham, via Chatham Maritime to Hoo on four journeys per day.

Please download the Arriva St. Mary's Island buses summary (pdf 323KB) for more details. To use the pdfs on this page, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have this on your computer, please use our advice page.

Discounts for Universities at Medway students and staff

Students and staff at the Universities at Medway can purchase season tickets for bus travel in Arriva's Universities at Medway logoSouth East zone. Students can get unlimited travel in the south east for just £25 for four weeks, and £125 for an academic year.

Tickets are available ONLY to students and staff attending the Medway Campuses of the University of Greenwich, University of Kent, and Canterbury Christ Church University. The ticket must be purchased online and with the promotional code available from UMSA at Universities at Medway.

Full details are available in Frequent buses and cut price tickets for Universities at Medway (pdf 1,392KB).

This promotion is supported by the Universities at Medway.


  • The 170 service runs hourly on the route to and from Chatham Maritime Monday to Saturday with a two hourly service on Sundays. The route continues to Medway Gate via Medway City Estate.
  • The 174/5 service offers an hourly service Monday to Friday on the route to and from Chatham Maritime. The route continues to Strood via Medway City Estate.

Please download the Nu-Venture Bus Timetables (pdf 364KB) document for details.

Get a full list of all Medway's bus services.

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.

* texts cost 25 pence plus operators' standard rate.