Free parking this Christmas

We'll be providing free parking in all council-run car parks in Medway from Saturday 24 November to Tuesday 27 November, and from Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 December.


Getting to Rochester

There are plenty of ways to get to Rochester this Christmas.

Park and Ride

There will be a park and ride operating over the Dickensian Christmas Festival on the Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December.

It will run from Greenwich University in Chatham (ME4 4TB), between 9am and 6pm. There will be a charge of £1 per person return.


Rochester's new train station is only a short walk from Rochester High Street and has excellent links between London and the coast.

Plan your journey on Southeastern


There are many local buses that will drop you near the event area.

Visit Arriva’s website for more details

Car and coach parking

Limited car parking is available near the centre of Rochester.

View a map of car parks

The Rochester multi-storey car park will provide 321 bays and 18 disabled bays for long stay parking, ideal for visitors, shoppers and commuters using the new Rochester Station.

Coach parking is free at Acorn Wharf coach park (Acorn Wharf Coach Park, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1PW). 

Coaches may also use the designated coach setting down and pick up point located behind Medway Visitor Information Centre (Blue Boar Lane Car Park, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1PD) but must follow to the 15 minute waiting restriction and park at Acorn Wharf.


Further Information

Medway Visitor Information Centre, 95 High Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX

Phone: 01634 338141