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!
Buses run 24 hours (except Sundays) between the University and Canterbury City Centre during term time and the bus you'll probably use most is Unibus which has free WiFi and runs on biofuel made from used chip oil!
How much does a Unirider cost?
|Ticket type||Valid from||Valid to ||Price|
|Academic year *special offer*||20 Sept 2014||21 June 2015||£170||buy before 5 October for the special offer price|
|Academic year (standard price)||20 Sept 2014||21 June 2015||£240|
|Spring & summer term||17 Jan 2015||21 June 2015||£170||buy online|
|Summer holidays||22 June 2015||19 Sept 2015||£65|
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 £208 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 and East Sussex would actually cost £675+
(*3x 13week Canterbury Megarider +3x 13week Megarider Gold)
How do I buy a Unirider?
Tickets for the new academic year are available to buy online now (but are not valid for use until 20 September). Remember, the discounted price of £170 is only available until 5 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 20 September until 3 October.
Click here for a map of the campus
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. 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.
Tel: 08456 00 22 99