TRAVEL NEWS Medway Pride 2023
Getting to Rochester Castle
Rochester Castle Check the link for more information about the castle including accessablity
There are plenty of ways to get to Rochester, from both near and far!
If you’re local, the following Arriva buses go via Rochester. You can check timetables and routes on their website.
- 133 Chatham to Cliffe
- 140 Earl Estate to Chatham
- 141 Earl Estate to Chatham
- 145 Chatham to Warren Wood
- 155 Chatham to Maidstone
- 190 Gravesend to Chatham
- 700 Chatham to Bluewater
These ASD Coaches buses go via Rochester too. Timetables and routes here
- 156 Chatham to Chatham
- 197 Chatham to Lodge Hill
And these Nu-Venture buses stop at Rochester also. Their website is here
- 142 Kit’s Coty to Chatham
- 172 Chatham to Liberty Park
- 173 Chatham to Lodge Hill Lane
If you’re coming from further afield, National Express run coaches from London Victoria to the Kent coast, with drops/pickups at Bluewater and Hempstead Valley shopping centres, both of which are served by buses that go through Rochester. Tap the route number for more info.
- Route 007 Dover to Victoria Coach Station stopping at
- Folkstone, Canterbury, University of Kent at Canterbury, Whitstable, Hempstead Valley (then Viabus 132 to Rochester) Eltham, Lewisham and Elephant & Castle
- Route 022 Victoria Coach Station To Ramsgate stopping at
- Elephant & Castle, Walworth New Cross Gate, Lewisham, Eltham, Bluewater (then Sapphire 700 to Rochester), University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, Birchington, Westgate, Margate, Cliftonville, Northdown Park, St Peters and Broadstairs,
Medway has five main rail stations: Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham. All have frequent services from London Victoria and Charing Cross. High speed trains also link Medway to London’s St. Pancras International in just 35 minutes.
If you’re driving there’s a decent amount of parking in or near Rochester. Chatham’s a bit further away, but has loads of carparks and plenty of buses run from there to the Castle.
Blue Boar Lane Blue Boar Lane, ME1 1PD cash/RingGo
Berkeley House The Terrace, ME1 1EZ cash/RingGo
Rochester Station High Street, ME1 1HQ cash/RingGo
Corporation Street Corporation Street, ME1 1NH cash/RingGo
Rochester Riverside ME1 1GR cash/RingGo
High Street Station High Street, ME1 1HY cash/RingGo
King Street ME1 1YD cash/RingGo
High Street Furrells High Street, ME1 1JA cash/RingGo
Cathedral Rochester (Disabled) Northgate, ME1 1LX cash/RingGo
Almon Place ME1 1LN cash/RingGo
Union Street ME1 1XS cash/RingGo
Boley Hill CLOSED During the event
Kings Head Disabled CLOSED During the event
Commercial Road ME2 2AD cash/RingGo
Grove Road ME2 4BL cash/RingGo
Temple Street ME2 4T H cash/RingGo
Chatham Riverside Dock Road, ME4 4SL cash/RingGo
Church Street ME4 4PT cash/RingGo
James Street ME4 4DT cash/RingGo
Market Hall Cross Street, ME4 4LT cash/RingGo
Old Road ME4 6BJ cash/RingGo
Queen Street ME4 4LU cash/RingGo
Rhode Street ME4 4AL cash/RingGo
Slicketts Hill ME4 4LT cash/RingGo
St John’s Waterfront Way, ME4 4JL cash/RingGo
The Brook ME4 4LA cash/card
The Paddock Rome Terrace, ME4 4RE cash/RingGo
Town Hall Whiffens Avenue, ME4 4SF cash/RingGo
Upper Mount Old Road, ME4 6BP cash/RingGo
You could also try JustPark, which is like Airbnb for cars! You can book parking spaces of all sorts, from private driveways to supermarket carparks. Availability can be found here.
We really don’t want to miss out on what promises to be a fabulous day, so if we think of anything else, we’ll put it on here and post on facebook about it!