Information on Valley Express


Charlton Athletic are delighted to confirm the club will be running the Valley Express coach service for the 2024/25 season. 

The service offers fans reliable, affordable and safe transport to and from SE7 from dozens of pick-up points across Kent and Sussex giving supporters the opportunity to make huge savings in comparison with train travel.

The club have been reviewing the Valley Express service and, as well as taking and considering feedback from supporters using the service, have consulted with Charlton Athletic Supporters’ Trust (CAST) and Bayliss Executive Travel. Seasonal tickets for the 2024/25 campaign are now on sale - click here to purchase yours.

Charlton Managing Director James Rodwell said: “As a Board, we’re looking to focus as much of our spending as possible on the pitch. This season Valley Express has run at a considerable loss, which is why we chose to review the service. Through the review process we have come up with an offering which remains affordable and doesn’t see us cut any routes. 

“We know how valuable Valley Express is for a number of our supporters as it is much more affordable and reliable than alternative forms of transport, so we’re really pleased we’ll be able to offer the service for the 2024/25 season. We’ll all work to continue to improve our outreach to Kent to help us increase the amount of people using the service to give us the best chance of making Valley Express a sustainable service that we can run for many years to come, as it won’t be something that we continue to run if it is losing money.” 

Season passes are priced at just £299, which equates to just £13 per game. Click here to purchase your pass now.

Heather McKinlay from CAST said: “It was very clear from the comments we received from fans that many rely on Valley Express to attend The Valley. We reiterated this to the club and are pleased the club have committed to continuing the service. We note there is a price increase due to the need to focus spending on improving the playing side. We very much hope that Valley Express users will continue to support the service and spread the word to friends and family to ensure its long-term sustainability.”

Please see route details below:

Valley Express routes
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