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Canterbury, Whitstable & Herne Bay megarider

Let’s get straight to the point…

If you travel in the Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay area, you’ll want to know about this!

 

What’s the name of the new ticket?

Canterbury, Whitstable & Herne Bay 4 week megarider.

 

Where can I use it?

You can use the ticket on any Stagecoach bus in the Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay area. This new zone covers all the main bus routes between the city and the coast, so you can use it for unlimited travel on the Triangle, routes 4, 5 and 6 as well as local Canterbury City routes (including unibus). CANT WHIT HB route map

How much will it cost?

Don’t stress about petrol and parking costs, let us take you to work, uni or college. The ticket costs £75. That’s just £3.75 a day if you use it five days a week or just £2.68 a day if you use it every day!

So how could you use your ticket at the weekends? Take the bus - it’s much less stressful than having to top-up your parking ticket every few hours! Plus, if you’re a family you can add a ‘kid for a quid,’ bargain! You can add up for four kids for £1 each. Check out our suggestions below for great days out in the area.

How do I buy the ticket?

You can buy the new ticket on the bus from the driver or you can go online and order it at stagecoachbus.com

It will be loaded onto a Stagecoach Smartcard which you can keep and reuse. If you buy your ticket on the bus and you don’t have a smartcard, you’ll need to buy one from the driver for £1. There is no charge for a new smartcard if you order your ticket online.

How long does the ticket last?

The new ticket will allow unlimited travel for four weeks (28 days) starting from when you first use it on the bus (or from the start date you select if you buy online).

The ticket will be available for purchase for a three month trial period starting from Sunday 28 April (ending Monday 29 July 2019).

Why introduce this ticket?

We recognise that many people need to travel between the three points of the ‘Triangle’ – Herne Bay, Whitstable and Canterbury. No local travel zone exists, which means that a South East regional ticket has been the best value option.

Recently we undertook an online survey of customers who use the bus in the ‘Triangle’ area. We found that many people commute on a regular basis and don’t necessarily travel outside of the ‘Triangle’ area.

We run a regular high frequency bus service on the Triangle route with modern, environmentally friendly, low emission buses featuring free Wifi and USB charging. We think that more people would benefit from using these buses to commute around the area if we had a local ticket that offered even better value than the regional South East ticket.

 

Suggestions for a great day out...

 
 Fancy a day trip to Canterbury?

With Canterbury being one of Kent’s most popular tourist destinations and UNESCO world heritage site, the ever-popular city has plenty to offer including Canterbury Castle, The Marlow Theatre, Whitefriars Shopping Centre and of course the Cathedral – all of which can be easily accessed from the main bus station. As well as the exciting cultural scene, Canterbury offers a great range of shops, bars and restaurants!

 

Fancy a day trip to Whitstable?

Indulge in fresh seafood from the local market, visit the working harbour and explore independent shops and galleries. Also, it’s home to one of Kent’s most popular this summer festivals, Whitstable Oyster festival which will take place from Saturday 27 until Monday 29 July.

 

Fancy a day trip to Herne Bay?

With two miles of coastline, a sand and shingle beach, colourful beach huts, seafront gardens, a pier and bandstand, Herne Bay is the epitome of the traditional British seaside resort. There’s a Seaside Museum, Alice and the Hatter Tearooms - kitted out with chequered floors, throne chairs, teacup stools and appearances from the Mad Hatter and Alice herself! Plus just down the road at Herne Common is Wildwood, home to over 200 native animals set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland.

 

 

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