Hams Travel carry out service work, on behalf of Kent County Council.
Our professional, friendly team of drivers, will pick up at any authorised bus stop along the route - Please check timings on our timetables provided below.
We sell and accept the Discovery ticket, a scheme that operates through Kent & Sussex and provides you with travel on most operators.
Both cash and contactless payments are accepted on board. Where possible, please bring the exact fare for your journey.
Please find our Timetables and service information below
For the 285, 297 & KW1
please see 'Service Timetable' above.
Keep an eye on the current location of a bus by searching bustimes.org. We do not recommend using this website for timetables - they are not regularly updated by Traveline.
Please note, we cannot guarantee GPS accuracy on our services, or that every service in operation will be displayed on this website.
For any concerns on the sources of data displayed: Data sources – bustimes.org
To apply for an annual pass, please see the below link.
For our school services timetables and fare charts, please see above files.
For Sutton Valence and Bethany School services - please contact the school directly for timings and pick-up locations.
‘KCC Travelsaver’ (under 16s) - Free at the point of use travel from 0600 to 1900 on Mondays to Friday between September and the end of July. Valid on any journey that starts or finishes in Kent.
‘KCC 16+ Travelsaver’ - Valid for travel on bus journeys at any time of the day on any day of the week that start or finish in Kent (including evenings and weekends). The pass continues to be valid in August.
ENCTS (Elderly & Disabled passes) - Free off-peak travel on local bus services across England, between 9:30am and 11:00pm, Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays
All of our services listed in the timetables (except for RO01/2) are public buses and seats are not reserved. Purchasing a bus pass, or a ticket on-board the bus does not guarantee a seat.
Kent County Council residents can apply for a Travelsaver (11-16) or a 16+ Travelsaver through their website.
East Sussex Council issue passes to children eligible for free school transport. Please see their website for eligibility and further information.
It is likely that this is a closed door contract and spaces must be applied for via the relevant council. Once a space is available for your child they will be able to issue with a timetable.
11th September – 7th October
AT ALL TIMES
Speldhurst Road, outside Lampington Row
We have been informed by SGN that the road will now need to remain closed until the 7th October 2023.
The 285 will be affected due to this and unfortunately has no option but to terminate at The Hare, Langton Green.
The following bus stops will not be served during this time.
· Primary School
· Church (Speldhurst)
We apologise for any inconvenience that this will cause passengers, however we are unable to divert the route to serve Speldhurst without causing major disruption.