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Park & Ride


Changes to Park & Ride - 1 June 2018 PR_Logo

We have launched a revised Park & Ride service that provides an easy and affordable way for commuters or visitors to travel to the heart of Maidstone.

It will continue to operate from the conveniently located sites in Willington Street and London Road, which are situated on the outskirts of the town. The service will operate Monday to Friday from 7am until 7pm and Saturdays 8am until 7pm, with buses running every 20 minutes.

Drivers will pay £2.50 to park per vehicle, using any one of the easy cashless payment options including:

  • Contactless Credit or Debit cards
  • Card Insertion (no PIN required)
  • Apple/Android Pay or
  • The RingGo Smartphone App

As well as easing town congestion, one of the key benefits to users of the service is the option to car share. One driver and up to five passengers from one parking payment of only £2.50 can travel on the Park & Ride bus service.

£2.50 per vehicle

Park and Ride sites

There are two car park sites, close to the town:

  • Service 503 - London Road, ME16 0LP (close to M20 junction 5).
    518 spaces with 17 disabled parking bays.
  • Service 501 - Willington Street, ME15 8JW (close to the A20 at Bearsted).
    352 spaces with 16 disabled parking bays.

View our Park and Ride location map.

The car parks have a height restriction of 2m.

Buses offer a service direct into the town centre only.

RingGo App

Check how to pay for your parking using the RingGo App on your device. Find out more information about the RingGo app.

Step 1 - Select the location

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Select the park and ride location in the app

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Step 2 - Select the vehicle

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Select the vehicle that is being parked

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Step 3 - Confirm payment

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Confirm the payment cost

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Step 4 - Use the 'sessions' tab as proof of payment

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Use the 'sessions' tab of the app as proof of payment.

RG_Sessions

Contactless Pay (Card or Apple/Android Pay)

Check how to pay for your park and ride ticket with the contactless payment method.

Step 1 - Select ticket on touch screen

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Select Ticket on the touch screen

Step 2 - Input vehicle registration

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Input your vehicle registration

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Step 3 - Hold card or smartphone to contactless reader

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Hold your card or smartphone to the contactless reader

Step 4 - Collect receipt from machine

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Collection your receipt from the machine - this is used as your proof of purchase.

Card Insertion

Check how to pay for your park and ride ticket with the card insertion payment method.

Step 1 - Select ticket on touch screen

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Select Ticket on the touch screen

Step 2 - Input vehicle registration

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Input your vehicle registration

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Step 3 - Insert card

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Insert your card into the machine

Step 4 - Collect receipt from machine

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Collection your receipt from the machine - this is used as your proof of purchase.

Service Timetable

501 - Willington Street

Willington Street to Maidstone Town Centre, The Cannon
Monday to Friday 07:10 Then
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30 50 10 until 19:10
Saturday 08:10 30 50 10 19:10
Maidstone Town Centre, The Cannon to Willington Street
Monday to Friday 07:09 Then
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these
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past
each
hour
29 49 09 until 15:29 Then
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each
hour
50 10 30 until 19:10
Saturday 08:09 29 49 09 15:29 50 10 30 19:10

503 - London Road

London Road to Maidstone Town Centre, King Street
Monday to Friday 07:00 Then
at
these
mins
past
each
hour
20 40 00 until 19:00
Saturday 08:0020 40 00 19:00
Maidstone Town Centre, King Street  to London Road
Monday to Friday 07:16 Then
at
these
mins
past
each
hour
36 56 16 until 15:29 Then
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these
mins
past
each
hour
36 56 16 until 19:16
Saturday 08:1636 56 16 15:29 36 56 16 19:16

Lost property

Please visit the Bus Station in King Street to see if your lost property has been handed in.

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