COVID-19 COMMUTER INFORMATION

 

  • Our Gravesend Office will be open Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th August, pm – 4pm. By appointment only – please call 01474 322 002 to arrange a time to visit.
  • Seats for the commuter services must be pre booked by 4pm the day before travel, of by 4pm on a Friday for travel on the following Monday. Email commuterservice@redwing-coaches.co.uk to book your seats.
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times unless you have a government approved exemption – in which case please notify us in advance. We do not supply face masks for people wishing to travel.
  • To comply with social distancing only window seats are available. The seat behind the driver will not be in use.
  • All coaches will be regularly sanitised. Please use the hand sanitiser provided on entry to the vehicle.

For any further information, or if you have any questions or concerns, please call our Gravesend office between 9am and 4pm on Tuesday 11th or Wednesday 12th August on 01474 322 002.

COMMUTER SERVICE

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For more than 30 years we have been making the journey to London cheaper, more convenient and less stressful for commuters in Kent. Our commuter service runs from Gravesend to central London, dropping you off at a number of convenient locations in the city and getting you home again at the end of the day.

Our annual season tickets are excellent value for money, costing just £2,100. It’s much cheaper than the train, and you’re guaranteed a comfortable seat on board.

We drop commuters off at a number of convenient central London locations, including:

Canary Wharf

Canada Square

The West End

Cannon Street

Blackfriars

Temple

Embankment

See our timetable below or download our commuter app for full details of stops and live travel times.

INTERACTIVE ROUTE MAP

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Use the map to locate your most convenient pick up point.

You can drag the map, zoom in and out, click on the pick up point markers to display information and toggle between Map and Satellite Photo views. You can use StreetView by dragging the yellow man to your chosen location. You can also click on a pick up point name in the list to the left of the map and fly straight to its location on the map.

This map displays pick up points. Drop off points may not always be in the same location due to one way streets, regulatory requirements, etc.

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OUR COMMUTER COACHES

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Our modern fleet of coaches offers you a calm and relaxing commute.

Our on-board facilities include:

  • Wi-Fi (available on some coaches)
  • On-board CCTV
  • Folding seat-back tables
  • Climate control
  • Lap belts or three-point seat belts

Maintained to the very highest standards in our own on-site workshop, you can be assured that our coaches are a safe and comfortable option for your commute. Before every journey our drivers check seat belts and safety features, then complete a walk around the coach to make sure everything is working as it should be.

BOOKING AND PRICES

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We offer a range of ticket options, with annual season tickets working out at just £38.46 per week.

Full Route
Ticket TypePrice (£)Approximate cost per week (£) (Based on 5 return trips)Saving compared to single ticket rate (%)
Local3.00– –– –
Single10.50100.00– –
Book of ten single tickets73.5070.0030%
One-week ticket
(5 days, Mon-Fri)
63.0060.0040%
One-month ticket
(Mon-Fri)
231.0050.7749%
Six-month ticket1,260.0046.1553%
Annual ticket2,100.0038.4661%

At £2,100, our Redwing Annual Season Ticket is £1,472 cheaper than the equivalent rail annual season ticket.

LOCAL TICKETS AND FARES

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We also offer local ticket options. Passengers travelling entirely within the Gravesend area, or entirely within central London between advertised stopping places, will be carried for a flat fare of £3.00.

Any journey starting or finishing at the Black Prince, Bexley will be charged at a flat fare of £10.50.

Local fares (single)
FromToPrice (£)
Gravesend areaGravesend area3.00
Gravesend areaBlack Prince10.50
Black PrinceLondon area10.50
Black PrinceGravesend area10.50
London areaBlack Prince10.50
London areaLondon area3.00

BUYING YOUR COACH TICKETS

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All tickets can be bought by phone or email, using a credit or debit card. We will post the tickets to you (unless you arrange to collect them from our office) so please order them at least five working days in advance to make sure they arrive in time.

Phone: 01474 322002 (phone lines open 08.00 to 17.00 Monday-Friday and 09.00 to 11.45 on Saturdays)
Email: commuterservice@redwing-coaches.co.uk

You can also buy tickets on the coach – your driver will sell you a single ticket, or a book of ten single tickets which can be paid for in cash.

You can also visit our office to buy your tickets, which we will be able to issue to you on the day.

Please visit:

Redwing Coaches North Kent,
Unit 8, Norfolk Road,
Gravesend,
Kent,
DA12 2P

Opening hours:

Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.00
Saturday: 09.00 to 11.45

Please note that if you are buying a six-month ticket or annual ticket we will require two passport photographs, so it is easiest to pop into our office.

OUR TIMETABLE

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We will recommence operating our commuter service on Monday 17th August 2020, initially with a reduce and limited service. The service being operated are as follows.

Route 735
Outbound Departures    05.55 and 07.10
Return times                    16.55 and 18.15

Route 736
Outbound Departures   06.10 and 06.57
Return Times                    16.48 and 18.02

More information regarding bookings and travel restrictions will be announce on Wednesday 5th August 2020

WHY CHOOSE OUR COMMUTER COACH SERVICE?

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Live updates

Stay up to date with your journey times using our app.

A range of stops

We collect from various locations in Gravesend and drop off in central London.

Environmentally friendly

We closely monitor emissions and make use of engine idler systems.

Comfortable travel

You are guaranteed a seat on board our coaches.

Knowledgeable drivers

We will adapt to changing road conditions, avoiding roadworks where possible.

Fully accessible

We have DDA-compliant coaches to comfortably accommodate disabled passengers.

High safety standards

Our coaches are well maintained and have safety built in.

Storage facilities

You can store luggage and equipment easily on board.