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Travelling to the Medway Campus

Walking

Travel to College the eco-friendly and healthy way - on foot!

If you don't live too far from Campus, walking in will give you the chance to listen to your favourite tunes or podcasts, clear your head and keep you fit.

Remember to keep in touch with family and friends so they know where you are, and stick to well-lit paths during the darker months. Why not get together with other students to walk in a group?

The campus is a ten minute walk from Gillingham train station.


Bus

MidKent College and Arriva are working together to ensure students have access to reliable, convenient bus services to and from the Medway Campus. The 116 service stops directly on campus.  The 101 service stops directly outside the campus at selected times.

Timetables for all the nearest routes that serve the College (101, 116, 176 & 182) as well as information on Arriva's direct debit scheme can be viewed here.

For further details and timetables online visit http://www.arriva.co.uk

Medway Council's website also gives detailed information on routes, frequencies and updates when service problems occur.


Train

The nearest train station is Gillingham, a short walk from the Medway Campus. Just follow the signs for the walking route for Universities at Medway and then MidKent College in the vicinity of Gillingham library.

Gillingham train station is served by trains travelling between the Medway towns, from West Kent to London, and between London and coastal towns such as Dover, Margate, Ramsgate and Faversham. Details of train routes and times are available at the station and online at www.southeasternrailway.co.uk.

Discounts available include;

The 16-25 Railcard offers anyone within this age group, or 26+ and in full-time education, a third off most rail fares throughout Great Britain. Visit www.16-25railcard.co.uk.

Aged 16-17? You may be eligible for for 50% off rail travel with a Travel Saver card.

The Disabled Persons Railcard allows anyone registered disabled, and an adult companion travelling with them, to get a third off most rail fares throughout Great Britain. Visit www.disabledpersonsrailcard.co.uk.


Drop-off/pick-up zone

To ensure the safety of students being dropped off/picked up, there is a drop-off/pick-up lane on the Medway Campus, set back from Medway Road. No waiting is allowed in this area.


Mopeds, motorcycles and bicycles

Free parking on site is available for up to 200 bicycles and 20 mopeds/motorcycles.


Cars

Free parking on site at the Medway Campus is available during College hours for students registered disabled and Blue Badge-holders only.

All students are permitted to use any available car parking spaces in the Medway Campus car park after 2.30pm.

Click here to download a printable map


Travel pass (for full-time students aged 16-18 only)

If you aged 16-18, you may be able to apply to your Local Authority for a reduced-price travel pass. To find out if you are eligible or to request an application form, contact your relevant Local Authority at:

  • Medway Council 01634 306000 
  • Kent County Council (East Kent) 01227 772992 
  • Kent County Council (Mid Kent) 01303 224325 
  • Kent County Council (West Kent) 01474 564701

Alternatively, if you live in Kent you can find out more about the KCC 16+ Travel card here 

If you live in Medway, you can find out about discounted bus passes here.

Travel assistance may be available via the College's Discretionary Bursary if your household income is below £28,000 per year, and you live more than 1.5 miles from the campus where you study. Find out more here.