Important update Close

It's no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering on public transport in England, Scotland or Wales. We do encourage you to wear a face covering in crowded spaces, if you can

For the latest travelling safely information for England, Wales and Scotland, see our Coronavirus page


Travel with Confidence

Canterbury buses 

Birthplace of the world-renowned works of Chaucer, Canterbury offers an awe-inspiring step back in time with its cathedrals, museums and historic architecture. Make your way up to the Westgate Towers Museum & Viewpoint or see the city by boat. Before you embark, make sure you disembark from one of our quick and easy bus routes.

Purchase tickets online



Canterbury bus tickets and passes

See Canterbury, Whitstable, Swale and more with our great range of bus passes.

Whether you’re a student or a day-tripper, you’ll make savings with unlimited journeys around the city with our DayRider tickets.  These are available to buy on the bus or when you download our mobile ticketing app – the perfect solution for fuss-free travel.

For longer stays or even better discounts, try our 7-day MegaRider tickets. Simply buy on the app or order yourself a smart card online.

Staying for up to four weeks? That smart card comes in handy once again with our 28-day tickets for adults, covering areas such as Canterbury, Swale, Whitstable and Herne Bay. You can also turn these into a rolling monthly ticket to carry those savings on into the next month. Just sign up for a recurring ticket monthly direct debit, and stop whenever you like.

If you’re studying in the area, you can make the most of dedicated discounts for your institution, like our University of Kent or Canterbury Christ Church University tickets. All you’ll need is a valid student ID.

You may qualify for free travel if you hold a concessionary pass, for example if you’re of State Pension age or have a disability. Simply ask your local council for a pass. If you’re not eligible, you can still get great savings with our DayRider, EveningRider and MegaRider tickets.

You can find out more about all our tickets in the South East in our guide to tickets here.

Popular Canterbury routes

Visit Whitstable, Herne Bay, Faversham, Folkestone and Thanet with unlimited journeys.



Head to the beach in Folkestone from Canterbury

Has the weather smiled on you? Why not take a trip down to the seaside at Folkestone? This English Channel beach town offers water sports and stunning coastal walks. You can get there on the number 17, which leaves from Canterbury bus station at 25 and 55 minutes past the hour.


Head to the beach at Whitstable from Canterbury

Has the weather smiled on you? Why not take a trip to the seaside at Whitstable? This beach town offers coastal cuisine, local shops, and art galleries. You can get there on the Triangle, which leaves Canterbury Bus Station every 20 minutes.


westwood cross450x250Travel from Canterbury to Thanet

For a little retail therapy hop on route 8 to Westwood Cross Shopping Centre, which departs Canterbury Bus Station every 30 minutes. If you’d rather experience the thrill of Dreamland at Margate, take the 8 or 8A bus from Canterbury every 15 minutes.


Travel between Canterbury & Faversham

Or if you want a historical jaunt through thatched roofs and stunning gardens, visit Faversham. You can get there on the number 3 bus from Canterbury bus station.

Canterbury bus station

Canterbury bus station is located on St George's Lane in the city centre. The station has sheltered waiting areas and there are public toilets in the Whitefriars shopping centre opposite.

To avoid delays, we suggest getting to the bus station a few minutes before your bus leaves. If you're not sure when your next bus is, please download the Stagecoach mobile app to check.

Buy your Canterbury bus ticket