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Medway is just 30 miles from London and 40 miles from the Channel ports and Eurotunnel. It's easy to get to by rail, road, air and sea, and when you're here, travelling around couldn't be easier. The area has excellent public transport links by bus, train and taxi.
Medway's five towns of Gillingham, Chatham, Rochester, Rainham and Strood are signed on the road network, plus look out for the brown tourist attractions signs. There is easy access from London and the Kent coast on the M2/A2 and M20 motorways, linking with the M25. There are direct links from A2/M2 to Rochester/Chatham/Gillingham via the A289/Medway Tunnel. Regular coaches run from London Victoria to the area. For more information visit the National Express website.
Medway is 43 miles from Gatwick Airport via the M23/M25/A2/M2. It's 75 miles from Heathrow Airport, via the M25/A2/M2 and 52 miles from Stansted via, M11/M25/A2/M2.
The area has good links to the Channel ports and Eurotunnel. Medway is just 40 miles from Dover and Folkestone and can be reached via the A2/M2 and M20/A229.
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.
Southeastern offers a range of value for money train fares. For more information visit www.southeasternrailway.co.uk
Rail travel from Europe to Medway is now faster and easier by Eurostar. Ebbsfleet International Station is 20 minutes by coach from Medway. For more information visit www.eurostar.com
By local bus
The area is well served by public transport. Once here you can easily move around using local train, bus and taxi services. Arriva Southern Counties provides a frequeant 10-minute bus service daily between historic Rochester and Chatham Maritime. It also operates several other services throughout Medway and further afield from Chatham Waterfront Bus Station.
Visit www.medway.gov.uk for further details on local bus services operating throughout Medway and timetables.
Explore Medway aboard an open top bus
Medway's open top sightseeing bus operated by Arriva will enable you to hop on and off all day at various heritage attractions and stops en-route in Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham. This service is not available this year due to Covid-19.
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