FREE Shuttle Bus
North West Kent College offers students a FREE Shuttle Bus service to help get to the College. We understand that travel can be quite expensive, so the Shuttle Bus not only enables students to get here safely, but it cuts out an extra cost.
Our FREE Shuttle Bus Services are as follows:
- Dartford town centre to the Dartford campus (return)
- Leyton Cross to the Dartford campus (return)
To find out more about our Shuttle Bus routes and timetables for Dartford, please download The Shuttle Bus Timetable.
Travelling by car
If you drive, both the Dartford and Gravesend campuses are easily accessible and are in close proximity to the A2 and M25. We would suggest using Google Maps or the journey planners on the AA or RAC websites for road directions.
Dartford campus – Oakfield Lane, Dartford, DA1 2JT
Gravesend campus – Lower Higham Road, Gravesend, DA12 2JJ
We have ample free parking available at both the Dartford and Gravesend campuses. However, we would suggest using public transport if you can, to help the environment and ease traffic congestion.
The closest train station to the Dartford campus is Dartford Station and for Gravesend, the closest is Gravesend Station. You can easily catch a bus to either campus from Dartford or Gravesend Train Stations.
Arriva bus services
Arriva runs services across the Kent Thameside area, with links to Gravesend from New Ash Green, Longfield, Southfleet, Sevenoaks, Borough Green, Vigo and Meopham.
Buses also run to Dartford from Orpington, Swanley, South Darenth, Horton Kirby, Sutton-at-Hone, Bexley, Bexleyheath, Greenhithe and Bluewater.
The complete network is shown on the Arriva Kent Thameside map and includes the two Fastrack services, which give quick and frequent services between Dartford, Bluewater, Greenhithe, Northfleet and Gravesend.
Connections from other parts of Kent and South East London are possible; please visit the Arriva website for more information.
Public buses to the Dartford campus
429 Swanley, Joydens Wood, Bexley Park, Dartford Heath and Wilmington Orange Tree, Dartford town centre
453 Dartford Hythe Street, Burnham Road, St. Vincent’s Road, Dartford Market Street, Wilmington Orange Tree, Tree Estate, Shepherds Lane and Maiden Lane.
477 Orpington, Crockenhill, Swanley, Hextable, Wilmington Orange Tree, Dartford, Bluewater
Public buses to the Gravesend campus
136 from the Medway Towns
480 from Dartford, Stone, Horn's Cross, Greenhithe, Swanscombe, Northfleet and Gravesend town centre and rail station
490 from Bluewater, Greenhithe Swanscombe, Northfleet and Gravesend town centre and rail station
499 from Bluewater, Ebbsfleet International Station, Pepper Hill, Perry Street, Northfleet, Gravesend town centre and rail station and Riverview Park.