Medway Pride CIC, MGSD Centre, 331 High Street Rochester Medway ME1 1DA info@medwaypride.uk 01634 408668

TRAVEL NEWS

As you may have heard there is a planned rail strike on August 20, the day of Medway Pride. There will be no Southeastern trains running on the network that day (you can read more about Southeastern’s position here).

But fear not, there are still 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,

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.

CHEAPEST OPTION

Jacksons Field  City Way, 8am to 9pm, £2.00 ALL DAY cash

ROCHESTER

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 

STROOD

Commercial Road    ME2 2AD  cash/RingGo

Grove Road   ME2 4BL  cash/RingGo

Temple Street    ME2 4T H  cash/RingGo

CHATHAM

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!

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