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Unirider - the essential bus ticket for University of Kent students

Whether you are travelling to a lecture, into the city centre or going for a night out, a Unirider bus ticket will get you there. It's the most convenient, money saving way to get around and is exclusively for University of Kent students.

You are able to use your Unirider ticket on any Stagecoach bus in Kent and East Sussex giving you the freedom to GET OUT MORE!

You can also use your Unirider on the Unibus - a special student bus service running up to every 8 minutes between the University and Canterbury City Centre.

This year we have put brand new bio-buses on the Unibus route. These buses run on 100% biofuel (a sustainable fuel source) and come with free WiFi. Look out for the green buses around campus!

How much does a Unirider cost?

Ticket typeValid fromValid to Price
Academic year *special offer*21 Sept 201321 June 2014£165buy before 4 October for the special offer price
Academic year21 Sept 201321 June 2014£240
Spring & summer term18 Jan 201421 June 2014£165
Summer holidays22 June 201420 Sept 2014£65buy online

Is Unirider really a low cost ticket?

Unirider tickets are only available to University of Kent students. Standard tickets for everyone else are called Megariders. A Canterbury Megarider for an equivalent duration* to the academic year Unirider (39 weeks) would cost £378. That's a saving of £213 with the discounted Unirider ticket or £138 on the full price Unirider ticket.

I don't want to travel around Kent, why can't I get a cheaper Unirider just for Canterbury?

The savings mentioned above are in comparison to a standard Canterbury ticket. We offer you travel around Kent and East Sussex as an added bonus - it is not part of the cost. A 39 week ticket that allows travel throughout Kent would actually cost £675+

(*3x 13week Canterbury Megarider  +3x 13week Megarider Gold)


How do I buy a Unirider?

Tickets are available to buy online now. Remember, the discounted price of £165 is only available until 4 October so don't miss out!

Don't fancy buying your Unirider online? Then come up and see us at the Stagecoach stall on campus and we'll issue you your Unirider there and then. Just remember to bring along your University of Kent student ID card. Find us outside the Registry Building, from 21 September until 4 October.

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You can also buy your Unirider at the Stagecoach Travel Shop in Canterbury Bus Station.

How do I use my Unirider?

You can use your Unirider between the two dates printed on the ticket simply by showing it to the bus driver with your student card. The ticket is valid all day and night on our network of buses in Kent and East Sussex. Only YOU can use your ticket - please don't lend it to anyone else otherwise you could both face prosecution and removal of the ticket.


What if I lose my Unirider?

We realise that there is a small chance of you losing your ticket, please look after it as it’s a valuable item. If you do lose it, please contact us with a crime reference or lost property reference number from the police. A charge of £25 will be made for a replacement, only one replacement in each academic year.

Contact us
Tel: 08456 00 22 99