Sandwich connect service

The Sandwich connect service is 1 of 5 public transport pilot schemes designed to improve the accessibility and sustainability of rural public transport in Kent.

The scheme provides a bus service to and from Sandwich from the surrounding villages. It works like a normal bus service; it will follow a set route, stop at all marked stops requested by passengers and charge fares per person.

The Sandwich connect service is clearly marked with signs on each side.

The pilot will run for 12 months and we encourage people to use the service, or risk losing it.

Fares

For any length journey, the fares are:

  • £1 for a child single
  • £3 for an adult single
  • £5 for an adult return.

The Sandwich connect service only accepts cash payment.

All of our bus passes are accepted, subject to their individual terms and conditions.

We are encouraging bus pass users to pay a £1 voluntary contribution per journey, to help with the sustainability of the pilot.

Timetables

The service runs Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays, and is being operated in partnership with Britannia Coaches. Contact Britannia for service information on 01304 22 81 11.

An extra late afternoon service has been introduced, funded by Great Mongeham Parish Council, Northbourne Parish Council and Staple Parish Council.

We encourage passengers to use the marked bus stops, however you can hail the service at any point on route, as long as it is safe for the driver to pull over.

Our timetables do not feature all bus stops: View the complete timetable on Traveline.

Staple - Sandwich - Northbourne - Mongeham

Taxi-bus stop locationStop times
Staple: Three Tuns09:4011:1013:1014:4016:10
Staple: The Street09:4111:1113:1114:4116:11
Guilton Corner09:4611:1613:1614:4616:16
Sandwich: Fire Station09:5111:2113:2114:5116:21
Sandwich: Saint Mary's Church09:5211:2213:2214:5216:22
Sandwich: The Guildhall9:55
(arrives)
 
9:58
(departs) 
11:25
(arrives)

11:28
(departs) 
13:25
(arrives)

13:28
(departs) 
14:55
(arrives)

14:58
(departs) 
16:25
(arrives)

16:58
(departs) 
Northbourne: Updown Lane10:0311:3313:3315:0317:03
Northbourne: Crossroads10:0311:3313:3315:0317:03
Mongeham: Church Close10:0911:3913:3915:0917:09
Mongeham: Church10:0911:3913:3915:0917:09
Mongeham: Village Hall10:1011:4013:4015:1017:10
Saint Nicholas Close: Bus shelter10:12
(arrives)

10:15
(departs) 
11:42
(arrives)

11:45
(departs) 
13:42
(arrives)

14:45
(departs) 
15:12
(arrives)

15:15
(departs) 
17:12
(arrives)

17:15
(departs)

Mongeham - Northbourne - Sandwich - Staple

Taxi-bus stop locationStop times
Mongeham: Village Hall10:1811:4813:4815:1817:18
Mongeham: Church10:1911:4913:4915:1917:19
Mongeham: Church Close10:2011:5013:5015:2017:20
Northbourne: Crossroads10:2411:5413:5415:2417:24
Northbourne: Updown Lane10:2411:5413:5415:2417:24
Sandwich: The Guildhall10:35
(arrives)

10:42
(departs) 
12:05
(arrives)

12:42
(departs) 
14:05
(arrives)

14:12
(departs) 
15:35
(arrives)

15:42
(departs) 
17:35
(arrives) 

17:42
(departs) 
Sandwich: Saint Mary's Church10:4312:4314:1315:4317:43
Sandwich: Fire Station10:4412:4414:1415:4417:44
Guilton Corner10:5112:5114:2115:5117:51
Staple: The Street10:5612:5614:2615:5617:56
Staple: Three Tuns10:5712:5714:2715:5717:57