COVID-19 COMMUTER INFORMATION

 

Our Gravesend Office will be open 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 01474 322 002.

 

PLEASE SEE OUR REDUCED COMMUTER TIMETABLE

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 Type Price (£) Approximate cost per week (£) (Based on 5 return trips) Saving compared to single ticket rate (%)
Local 3.00 – – – –
Single 10.50 100.00 – –
Book of ten single tickets 73.50 70.00 30%
One-week ticket
(5 days, Mon-Fri)
63.00 60.00 40%
One-month ticket
(Mon-Fri)
231.00 50.77 49%
Six-month ticket 1,260.00 46.15 53%
Annual ticket 2,100.00 38.46 61%

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)
From To Price (£)
Gravesend area Gravesend area 3.00
Gravesend area Black Prince 10.50
Black Prince London area 10.50
Black Prince Gravesend area 10.50
London area Black Prince 10.50
London area London area 3.00

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 are currently operating a reduced commuter service. The available routes are highlighted red in the below timetables.

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Gravesend Three Daws PH 0530 0555 0620 0640 0710
Milton Road, opposite BP Garage 0531 0556 0621 0641 0711
Milton Bridge 0532 0557 0622 0642 0712
Milton Ale Shades 0533 0558 0623 0643 0713
Outside Lion (Shell) 0534 0559 0624 0644 0714
Higham, Steadman Close 0540 0610 0638 0657 0725
School Cane 0542 0612 0640 0659 0727
Gravesend Road, Forge Lane 0543 0613 0641 0700 0728
Gravesend Road, Villa Road 0544 0614 0642 0701 0729
Shorne. Cross Roads 0545 0615 0643 0702 0730
Chalk, opposite Castle Lane 0546 0616 0644 0703 0731
Rochester Road, Thong Lane 0547 0617 0645 0704 0732
Bus stops along Thong Lane 0535 0600 0625 0645 0715
Bus stops along Vigilant Way 0538 0603 0628 0648 0718
Gravesend Boat 0540 0605 0630 0650 0720
St Francis Avenue, bus stop 0542 0607 0632 0652 0722
St Hilda's way 0543 0608 0633 0653 0723
Bus Stops along Valley Drive 0545 0610 0635 0655 0725
Ifield Way 0547 0612 0637 0657 0727
Bus stops along Miskin Way 0548 0613 0638 0658 0728
Old Road East, Brown Road 0548 0618 0646 0705 0733
Old Road East, Valley Drive 0549 0619 0647 0706 0734
Old Road East, opposite Pine Avenue 0550 0620 0648 0707 0735
Echo Square 0552 0622 0650 0709 0737
Cross Lane West, bus stop 0554 0624 0652 0711 0739
Old Road West, 0B Garage 0556 0626 0654 0713 0741
Perry Street. The Rose PH 0558 0628 0656 0715 0743
Coldharbour Road, Library 0600 0630 0658 0717 0745
Coldharbour Road, St Clements Cl 0601 0631 0659 0718 0746
Mulberry Road, Durndale Lane 0602 0632 0700 0719 0747
Landseer Avenue, Greendale Walk 0603 0633 0701 0720 0748
Dene Horn Road, shops 0604 0634 0702 0721 0749
Pepper Hill 0606 0636 0704 0723 0751
Black Prince, A2 0606 0614 0636 0701 0721 0712 0731 0741 0759
Canada Square South, Stop J 0638 0703 0718 0745 0800 0751 0826 0820 0828
Aldgate Station, Stop R 0658 0728 0728 0813 0828 0819 0851 0843 0851
Gracechurches. Stop U 0700 0730 0745 0815 0830 0821 0853 0845 0853
Cannon Street Station 0704 0734 0749 0819 0834 0840 0857 0849 0917
Blackfriars HMS president 0706 0736 0751 0821 0836 0841 0859 0851 0918
Temple Station 0708 0738 0753 0823 0838 0844 0901 0853 0921
Embankment Station 0710 0740 0755 0825 0840 0849 0903 0855 0926
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* Two coaches operate on this departure to increase capacity.
If required, second vehicle will pick up at Painters Ash estate.

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Embankment Station (Tube), Stop 40C 1625 1648 1655 1708 1715 1723 1738 1745 1802 1815 1900
Temple Station (Tube) 1627 1650 1657 1710 1717 1725 1740 1747 1804 1817 1902
HMS President 1629 1652 1659 1712 1719 1727 1742 1749 1806 1819 1904
Cannon Street, under bridge 1632 1655 1702 1715 1722 1730 1745 1752 1809 1822 1907
Tower Hill Station 1634 1657 1704 1717 1724 1732 1747 1754 1811 1824 1909
Canary Wharf, Canada Square 1642 1705 1712 1725 1732 1740 1755 1802 1819 1832 1917
Black Prince, A2 1702 1742 1732 1745 1752 1818 1815 1822 1856 1852 1940
Pepper Hill 1757 1805 1832 1835 1911 1953
Dene Holm Road, shops 1759 1807 1834 1837 1913 1955
Landseer Avenue, Greendale Walk 1800 1808 1835 1838 1914 1956
Mulberry Road, Durndale Lane 1801 1809 1836 1839 1915 1957
Coldharbour Road, St Clements Cl 1802 1810 1837 1840 1916 1958
Coldharbour Road, Library 1803 1811 1838 1841 1917 1959
Perry Street, The Rose PH 1805 1813 1840 1843 1919 2001
Old Road West, Q8 Garage 1807 1815 1842 1845 1921 2003
Prince of Orange PH 2004
Cross Lane West bus stop 1809 1817 1844 1847 1923
Echo Square 1811 1819 1846 1848 1925
Old Road East, Pine Avenue 1813 1821 1848 1851 1927
Old Road East, Valley Drive 1814 1822 1849 1852 1928
Outside Lion (Shell) Garage 1815 1823 1850 1853 1929
Bus stops, Miskin Way 1719 1749 1809 1839 1909 2008
Ifield Way 1724 1754 1814 1844 1914 2011
Valley Drive, Livingstone Road 1726 1756 1816 1846 1916 2013
St Hilda's Way 1728 1758 1818 1848 1918 2015
St Francis Avenue 1729 1759 1819 1849 1919 2016
Gravesend Boat 1730 1800 1820 1850 1920 2017
Bus stops, Vigilant Way 1731 1801 1821 1851 1921 2018
Bus stops along Thong Lane 1734 1804 1824 1854 1924 2021
Rochester Road, Thong Lane 1816 1824 1851 1905 1930 2022
Chalk, Castle Lane 1820 1828 1855 1909 1934 2023
Shorne, Cross Roads 1821 1829 1856 1910 1935 2024
Gravesend Road, Villa Road 1822 1830 1857 1911 1936 2025
Gravesend Road, Forge Lane 1823 1831 1858 1912 1937 2026
School Lane 1826 1834 1901 1915 1940 2027
Higham, Steadman Close 1828 1836 1903 1917 1942 2028
Opposite Lion (Shell) Garage 1736 1806 1826 1856 1926 2033
Milton Ale Shades 1737 1807 1827 1857 1927 2034
Milton Bridge 1738 1808 1828 1858 1928 2035
Milton Road, Co-Op 1739 1809 1829 1859 1929 2036
Gravesend, Three Daws PH 1740 1810 1830 1900 1930
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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.

Destinations

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These are some of the destinations we most commonly cover:

If you’d like to arrange a pick-up from another destination, please don’t be put off – that’s not a problem. These destinations are just some of those that we cover most frequently. Just let us know what you require and we will make sure we’re there, on time, in one of our comfortable branded coaches. You won’t be able to miss us.