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Valley Express

Posted on: Mon 16 Jul 2012

The club's Valley Express coach service provides £7 return travel to Football League matches at The Valley from dozens of pick-up points across Kent and Sussex. A season pass covering all 23 home Championship fixtures costs £138. In addition, ad-hoc arrangements are made for cup matches.


Details of the location of each pick-up point can be found listed below.

Fans can book Valley Express seats online at any time or by calling 0871 226 1905 between 9am and 5pm weekdays. Further information is also available from the commercial centre, or email 

Coach bookings (Red Card members) 

Coach bookings (general sale) - not currently available

Tuesday, August 14th (7.45pm): Leyton Orient
Capital One Cup first round
A limited service will operate for this match as follows: Ramsgate (4.45pm), Margate (5.00pm), Birchington (5.10pm), Herne Bay (5.25pm), Whitstable (5.40pm), Faversham (5.50pm); Maidstone 1 (5.20pm), Maidstone 2 (5.45pm), Ditton (5.50pm), Larkfield (5.55pm), Leybourne (6pm), Snodland (6.05pm), Halling (6.10pm), Cuxton (6.20pm). Fare £7 return - please note that season passes not valid. On sale now on 0871 226 1905.

The following pick-up points are available for all LEAGUE matches. The times in brackets are for 3pm kick-off and 7.45pm kick-offs.
BR postcodes

Orpington - bus stop on by-pass before junction with Spur Road (1.20pm/6.05pm)

St Mary Cray - 51 bus stop on by-pass after Station Approach (1.25pm/6.10pm)

Swanley - Bus stop at rear of ASDA, Bartholomew Way (1.15pm/6pm)

CT postcodes

Ash - bus stop by The Chequer Inn (12.10pm/4.55pm)

Birchington - Birchington Square bus stop (12.25pm/5.10pm)

Canterbury - Victoria Hotel, London Road (12.40pm/5.25pm)

Deal - Railway Station (11.45am/4.30pm)

Dover - National Express stop, Pencester Road (12.00pm/4.45pm)

Folkestone - Bus Station, opposite Saga Building (12.00pm/4.45pm)

Herne Bay - East Kent Garage, High Street (12.40pm/5.25pm)

Hythe - Red Lion Square bus stop, Military Road (11.45am/4.30pm)

Littlebourne - bus stop outside The Anchor (12.25pm/5.10pm)

Margate - Railway Station (12.15pm/5pm)

Ramsgate - Railway Station (12.00pm/4.45pm)

Sandwich - near Railway Station, junction of Delfside and St George's Road (12.00pm/4.45pm)

Whitstable - Reeves Way (rear of B&Q) (12.50pm/5.35pm)

Wingham - bus stop near The Anchor (12.15pm/5pm)

DA postcodes

Bexley - Black Prince, westbound bus stop on A2 (1.30pm/6.15pm)

Gravesend - 6-8 Overcliffe, opposite St James Street (1.15pm/6.00pm)

Joydens Wood - Summerhouse Drive Post Office (1.30pm/6.15pm)

ME postcodes

Chatham - Railway Station (12.45pm/5.30pm)

Cuxton - White Hart bus stop (1.20pm/6.05pm)

Ditton - Teapot Lane, junction with A20 (12.50pm/5.35pm)

Faversham - Faversham Town FC on the A2 (12.50pm/5.35pm)

Gillingham - Bus Station, Nelson Road (12.30pm/5.15pm)

Halling - cement factory bus stop (1.10pm/5.55pm)

Larkfield - Kingfisher Road bus stop (12.55pm/5.40pm)

Leybourne - Leybourne Church (1.00pm/5.45pm)

Maidstone 1 - Armstrong Road (12.20pm/5.05pm)

Maidstone 2 - Somerfield Hospital, London Road (12.45pm/5.30pm)

Rainham - High Street lay-by outside Lukehurst's store (12.15pm/5pm)

Sheerness - Tesco/Sheppey College (11.45pm/4.30pm)

Sittingbourne - Railway Station (12.00pm/4.45pm)

Snodland - bus stop outside The Bull (1.05pm/5.50pm)

Strood - B&Q/Matalan bus-stop lay-by, Commercial Road (1.00pm/5.45pm)

Sutton Valence - Total petrol garage (12.10pm/4.55pm)

TN (Kent) postcodes

Ashford - Bus stop, Warren Retail Park, Simone Weil Avenue (12.30pm/5.15pm)

Bessels Green - King's Head (1.15pm/6pm)

Cranbrook - Angley School (11.45am/4.30pm)

Dymchurch - High Street main bus stop (11.30am/4.15pm)

Headcorn - bus stop opposite Total Garage, Station End (11.50am/4.35pm)

New Romney - Ship Hotel, High Street (11.20am/4.05pm)

Pembury - Camden Arms (12.45pm/5.30pm)

Sevenoaks - outside railway station (1.00pm/5.45pm)

Staplehurst - Bus stop in Station Road, near Station Approach (12.00pm/4.45pm)

Tenterden - Town Hall, High Street (11.35am/4.20pm)

Tonbridge - Bus lay-by, Priory Road, next to public toilets (12.45pm/5.30pm)

Tunbridge Wells - Assembly Hall, Crescent Road (12.30pm/5.15pm)


Reigate - The Angel PH, Woodhatch Road (12.50pm/5.35pm)

Redhill - Old Post Office bus stop, opposite Sainsbury's (1pm/5.45pm)


Battle - Battle Abbey (12.10pm/4.55pm)

Bexhill - Town Hall Square (11.25am/4.10pm)

Brighton - Sainsbury's, Benfield Valley (11.50am/4.35pm)

Crawley - Pease Pottage Service Station (12.20pm/5.05pm)

Eastbourne - Junction Road coach station (11.15am/4pm)

Hailsham - bus stop by Tesco in North Street (11.35am/4.20pm)

Hastings - Harold Place (west side) (11.45am/4.30pm)

Lancing - Leisure Centre (11.35am/4.20pm)

Ore - Millers Arms (11.55am/4.40pm)

Worthing - Lyons Farm Retail Park (11:30am/4.15pm)

Your match and/or coach tickets will be posted to you or, if it is too late to guarantee delivery before the matchday, match tickets will be held for you to pick up on the day at the tickets for collection window at the rear of the north stand, in Harvey Gardens.

General information

Online ticket and travel orders via the non Red Card members system will be acknowledged by email, as well as with a paper ticket, but if in doubt please call the hotline again to confirm your order.

Places at each pick-up are subject to availability, and will be withdrawn from sale when supplies are exhausted. Details of remaining coach availability will normally be posted here in the run-up to each match.

Unfortunately, places are not on offer to supporters of the visiting team. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind all supporters that it is illegal to carry alcohol on a coach travelling to and from a professional football match.

All Valley Express passengers are also reminded that it is now a legal requirement for everyone over the age of 14 to wear seat belts during coach journeys. The onus to ensure they do so is on passengers, not drivers or the football club as hirer, and police have the power to levy spot fines against people who don't wear them.

Coaches for the return journey in each case will depart from the Woolwich Road or adjacent roads as advised immediately after the game. Please ask your steward for details of the precise pick-up point in each case on the outward journey if in any doubt.

We welcome your comments and suggestions about our coach services. If you prefer to speak directly to someone involved with the service, please call 020-8333 4075 between 9.30am and 2.30pm weekdays.

Calls to 0871 226 1905 cost 10p per minute from a BT landline. Calls from other networks and mobiles may cost more

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