Chatham Train station to the Dockyard: 8 mins by car/taxi, 20 mins by bus, 30 mins walk

Taxi is about £7. You can get a taxi outside the train station.

Buses take contactless payment


Useful Taxi Phone Numbers:

ABC Cabs Kent: +44 (0) 1634 840840

Chatham Taxi: +44 (0) 1634 777666


Travelling from London:

London St. Pancras to Chatham in 40 mins on the High-Speed Train. There are also slower trains.

London Blackfriars to Chatham: 1hr 20 mins

London Victoria to Chatham: 46 mins

London Bridge to Chatham: 1hr 13 mins


Train Booking Websites:


National Rail

Book trains in advance to get the best price. Double check for strikes or maintenance which might affect your journey


Chatham Maritime Travelodge: This the nearest hotel to the dockyard. You will be able to walk to the conference from here in about 5-10 mins – Directions

Ship And Trades: 4-minute drive, 13-minute walk, 11 minute bus journey to the dockyard – Directions

Premier Inn, Chatham/Gillingham (Victory Pier Hotel): 5-minute drive, 30-minute walk, 20-minute bus journey to the Dockyard

Premier Inn, Gillingham, Kent: 12-minute Drive, 45-minute bus journey, 1hr 10 mins walk to the Dockyard


Located in Chatham Historic Dockyard:

  • The Wagon Stop – sandwiches, coffee/tea, sausage rolls, cakes
  • Mess Deck Cafe – meals, sandwiches, coffee/tea, cakes

Close by:

Ship And Trades: Decent bar food and beer – 4-minute drive, 13-minute walk, 11-minute bus journey from the dockyard: Directions

Ship And Trades Fish and Chip shop: Directions

Nando’s Chatham

There are also plenty of other places to eat around this area.

Nearest Supermarket to the Dockyard:

Co-op Food, Ships and Trades Offices, Maritime Way, Chatham ME4 3ER

Parking at the Dockyard

Coming from the Medway Tunnel (A289) side, entering the Dockyard on Main Gate Road, passed the Mast Pond on the left, you will find a large car park on the left.

More information here