There are 5 ways to get from Maidstone to Rochester by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  23 min

  1. Take the train from Maidstone West to Strood

$9 - $13

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Bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone East Railway Station to Rochester, East Row (The Vineyard) 155

$6

3 alternative options

Bus via Chatham Railway Station  •  33 min

  1. Take the bus from Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street) to Chatham Railway Station 101|Sapphire

$7

Taxi  •  14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Maidstone to Rochester 9.1 miles

$28 - $35

Drive  •  14 min

  1. Drive from Maidstone to Rochester 9.1 miles

$2 - $3

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Maidstone East Railway Station station and arriving at Rochester, East Row (The Vineyard). Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Maidstone West and arriving at Strood. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 23 min.

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The distance between Maidstone and Rochester is 8 miles. The road distance is 9.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Maidstone to Rochester without a car is to train which takes 23 min and costs .

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The train from Maidstone West to Strood takes 23 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Maidstone to Rochester bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, depart from Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street) station.

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Maidstone to Rochester train services, operated by Southeastern, depart from Maidstone West station.

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The best way to get from Maidstone to Rochester is to train which takes 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 33 min.

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Maidstone to Rochester bus services, operated by Arriva Kent & Surrey, arrive at Chatham Railway Station.

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Maidstone to Rochester train services, operated by Southeastern, arrive at Strood station.

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Map of how to get from Maidstone to Rochester.
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  • Distance: 8.4 miles
  • Duration: 23 min

What companies run services between Maidstone, England and Rochester, Medway, England?

Southeastern operates a train from Maidstone to Rochester hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 23 min. Alternatively, Arriva Kent & Surrey operates a bus from Maidstone to Rochester every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $5 and the journey takes 27 min.

Train operators
Southeastern
Bus operators
Arriva Kent & Surrey
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone, Pudding Lane (Medway Street) to Chatham Railway Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone East Railway Station to Rochester, East Row (The Vineyard)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Nu-Venture
Website
nu-venture.co.uk
Bus from Maidstone East Railway Station to Rochester, East Row (The Vineyard)
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Website
nu-venture.co.uk
Other operators
Taxi from Maidstone to Rochester
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35
Star Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 575656
Website
startaxismedway.co.uk
A B C Taxis
Phone
+44 1634 840840
Website
abctaxismedway.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Maidstone to Rochester is 9 miles. It takes approximately 14 min to drive from Maidstone to Rochester.

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