New public transport service to launch for residents in Ebbsfleet

A new bus service between Ebbsfleet and Gravesham will launch next month.

The new service, launching 7th July, will provide important links between Castle Hill, Alkerden and Ebbsfleet International through to Garrick Street in Gravesend.

The new service is set to run at 30-minute intervals, with buses operating from 5:30am – 11:30pm Monday – Saturday. On Sundays, the service operate between 6:30am – 10:30pm.

Operated by Go Coach and funded by Kent County Council and Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, the new C2 bus journey will operate under the £2 flat fare, with children travelling for £1.

The C2 service is a temporary provision for residents until the new Fastrack contract begins in November.

Complimented by Arriva Click, the launch of C2 adds to a number of initiatives available across Ebbsfleet Garden City that encourage sustainable modes of transport in place of private vehicles.

To view the bus timetable, head to: and search ‘C2 Ebbsfleet’

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the C2 service?

The C2 service aims to support the community in accessing key amenities and wider Kent without the need to rely on private transport. The C2 is an interim service, operated by Go Coach, and will run every 30 minutes. Timings will be subject to change upon the change of provider in November 2024.

Where can I travel to?

Riders can board the C2 bus in Whitecliffe and travel to Gravesend. This route will take users to Garrick Street, via Ebbsfleet International, Thames Way and Bath Street. To connect to other services, a change at Ebbsfleet International or Garrick Street is advised.

Will timetables be posted along the network?

Yes. There will be timetables at the stops along the bus route into Whitecliffe. Mondays – Saturdays, the service will begin from 05:30am, with the last service at 11:30pm.On Sundays, the service will begin from 06:30am, with the last service at 10:30pm.

How much will my journey cost?

A flat £2 will apply for all trips. Children (5-15) will pay £1 and infants (0-4) can travel free with an accompanying adult. Discovery Tickets can also be purchased and accepted. Kent Travel Saver passes (Inc.16+), and English National Concessionary Travel Scheme passes for older and disabled people will also be accepted as per the standard conditions of those schemes.

Will the route be subject to change?

Bus routes may be subject to change and redirection due to ongoing development taking place in Whitecliffe. Your feedback will also help shape the timings and routes, so be sure to tell Go Coach your thoughts:

Is Arriva Click still available?

Yes. You can book your travel via the Arriva Click app.

When will direct access to Bluewater via Whitecliffe be provided?

Work is underway to provide access all the way through Whitecliffe to Bluewater, via Ashmere, but is not expected to complete until November 2025. Ebbsfleet Development Corporation is continuing to work hard with developers to improve upon this date and will provide further information in due course. Plans for a new tunnel under the B225, which will provide a more direct access for buses from Whitecliffe to Bluewater, are being refined by Kent County Council – the organisation who will deliver that element of the proposed route.

In preparation for the launch of this service, please refrain from walking, cycling or playing in the Fastrack bus lane.

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