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 £2,000. 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 (%)
Single10.00100.00– –
Book of ten single tickets70.0070.0030%
One-week ticket
(5 days, Mon-Fri)
60.0060.0040%
One-month ticket
(Mon-Fri)
220.0050.7749%
Six-month ticket1,200.0046.1553%
Annual ticket2,000.0038.4661%

At £2,000, our Redwing Annual Season Ticket is £1,464 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 £10.00.

Local fares (single)
FromToPrice (£)
Gravesend areaGravesend area3.00
Gravesend areaBlack Prince10.00
Black PrinceLondon area10.00
Black PrinceGravesend area10.00
London areaBlack Prince10.00
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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TIMETABLE FOR THE 2018/19 CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR PERIOD:

MONDAY 24th DECEMBER 2018

AM skeleton service as follows:

735:      05.55, 06.20, 07.10

736:      06.10, 06.38, 07.25

PM skeleton service departing Embankment operating ‘all routes’ as follows:

16.25, 16.48, 17.23, 17.45, 18.15, 19.00 (‘ALL ROUTES’ SERVICES)

In addition to this we will also operate two extra ‘all routes’ PM services departing Embankment at 13.00 and 15.00.

TUESDAY 25th/WEDNESDAY 26th DECEMBER 2018

No services will operate.

THURSDAY 27th/ FRIDAY 28th/MONDAY 31st DECEMBER 2018

AM skeleton service as follows:

735:      05.55, 06.20, 07.10

736:      06.10, 06.38, 07.25

PM skeleton service departing Embankment operating ‘all routes’ as follows:

16.25, 16.48, 17.23, 17.45, 18.15, 19.00 (‘ALL ROUTES’ SERVICES)

In addition to the above PM services we will operate two extra ‘all routes’ services on Monday 31st December 2018 only, departing Embankment at 13.00 and 15.00.

TUESDAY 1st JANUARY 2018

No services will operate

WEDNESDAY 2nd JANUARY 2018

Normal service resumes

OFFICE OPENING/CLOSING DATES/TIMES

24th December 08.30 to 11.45am for ticket sales

25th/26th December: CLOSED

27th/28th 09.00 to 11.45am

31st December 09.00 to 11.45am for ticket sales

1st January: CLOSED

2nd January: normal opening hours resume

Route Number and Estimated Times
Stops735736735735736735736736735*736
Gravesend, Three Daws PH05300555062006400710
Bus Stop Milton Road, opp. BP Garage05310556062106410711
Bus Stop Milton Bridge05320557062206420712
Bus Stop Milton Ale Shades05330558062306430713
Outside Lion (Shell) Garage05340559062406440714
Higham, Steadman Close05400610063806570725
School Lane, opp. Phone Box05420612064006590727
Gravesend Road, opp. Forge Lane05430613064107000728
Gravesend Road, opp. Villa Road05440614064207010729
Shorne Cross Roads05450615064307020730
Chalk, opp. Castle Lane05460616064407030731
Rochester Road, Thong Lane05470617064507040732
Bus stops along Thong Lane05350600062506450715
Bus stops along Vigilant Way05380603062806480718
Gravesend Boat05400605063006500720
St Francis Avenue, Bus Stop05420607063206520722
St Hilda's Way05430608063306530723
Bus Stops along Valley Drive05450610063506550725
Ifield Way05470612063706570727
Bus Stops along Miskin Way05480613063806580728
Singlewell, The George PH
Old Road East, Brown Road05480618064607050733
Old Road East, Valley Drive05490619064707060734
Old Road East, opp. Pine Ave05500620064807070735
Echo Square05520622065007090737
Cross Lane West, Bus Stop05540624065207110739
Old Road West, Q8 Garage05560626065407130741
Perry Street, The Rose PH05580628065607150743
Coldharbour Road, Library06000630065807170745
Coldharbour Road, St Clements Close06010631065907180746
Mulberry Road, Durndale Lane06020632070007190747
Landseer Avenue, Greendale Walk06030633070107200748
Dene Holm Road, Shops06040634070207210749
Pepper Hill06060636070407230751
Black Prince, A20606061406360701064407210712073107410759
...Main journey to London...
Canada Square South, Stop J0638070307180745072808000751082608200828
Gracechurch Street, Stop U0700073007450815075508300821085308450853
Cannon Street Station (Tube and Rail)0702073207470817075708320839085508470916
Blackfriars Station (Tube and Rail)0704073407490819075908340840085708490917
Blackfriars, HMS President0706073607510821080108360841085908510918
Temple Station (Tube)0708073807530823080308380844090108530921
Embankment Station (Tube)0710074007550825080508400849090308550926
735736735735736735736736735*736

* Two coaches operate on this departure to increase capacity.
If required, second vehicle will pick up at Painters Ash estate.

Route Number and Estimated Times
Stops735736735736735736736735736735736#
Embankment Station (Tube), Stop 40C16251648165517081715172317381745180218151900
Temple Station (Tube)16271650165717101717172517401747180418171902
Blackfriars, opp. HMS President16291652165917121719172717421749180618191904
Cannon Street, under bridge16321655170217151722173017451752180918221907
Tower Hill Station (Tube)16341657170417171724173217471754181118241909
Canary Wharf, Canada Square16421705171217251732174017551802181918321917

...Main journey to Gravesend...
 
Black Prince, A217021742173217451752181818151822185618521940
Pepper Hill175718051832183519111953
Dene Holm Road, Shops175918071834183719131955
Landseer Avenue, Greendale Walk180018081835183819141956
Mulberry Road, Durndale Lane180118091836183919151957
Coldharbour Road, St Clements Close180218101837184019161958
Coldharbour Road, Library180318111838184119171959
Perry Street, The Rose PH180518131840184319192001
Old Road West, Q8 Garage180718151842184519212003
Prince of Orange PH2004
Cross Lane West, Bus Stop18091817184418471923
Echo Square18111819184618481925
Old Road East, Pine Avenue18131821184818511927
Old Road East, Valley Drive18141822184918521928
Outside Lion (Shell) Garage18151823185018531929
Singlewell, The George PH2007
Bus Stops along Miskin Way171917491809183919092008
Ifield Way172417541814184419142011
Valley Drive, Livingstone Road172617561816184619162013
St Hilda's Way172817581818184819182015
St Francis Avenue172917591819184919192016
Gravesend Boat173018001820185019202017
Bus Stops along Vigilant Way173118011821185119212018
Bus Stops along Thong Lane173418041824185419242021
Rochester Road, Thong Lane181618241851185419302022
Chalk, Castle Lane182018281855185819342023
Shorne, Cross Roads182118291856185919352024
Gravesend Road, Villa Road182218301857190019362025
Gravesend Road, Forge Lane182318311858190119372026
School Lane182618341901190419402027
Higham, Steadman Close182818361903190619422028
Opposite Lion (Shell) Garage173618061826185619262033
Milton Ale Shades173718071827185719272034
Milton Bridge173818081828185819282035
Milton Road, Co-Op173918091829185919292036
Gravesend, Three Daws PH17401810183019001930
735736735736735736736735736735736#

# The 1900 departure of the 736 service
has a special route with additional stops.

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.