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Introducing the Triangle

What's new?

Our Triangle route has been revamped with brand new state-of-the-art double deck buses which are designed to accommodate you in comfort and convenience with...

  • Free wifi
  • USB charging points
  • Air-chill technology
  • Greener, cleaner engines
  • Tinted windows

That's not all... the new buses display special local designs for Whitstable, Herne Bay and Canterbury so look out for all three bespoke designs!  The Whitstable design features a hard-hat diver harvesting oysters which reflects the significance of oyster farming and the diving technique developed in the 19th century. For Herne Bay the record-breaking aviatrix Amy Johnson is depicted in recognition of her pioneering solo flight and continued legacy. Finally for Canterbury the Cathedral features prominently as an iconic landmark for the past 1,400 years.


Where can I travel?

From Sunday 29 May, a new Triangle timetable will be introduced with buses running up to every 15 minutes (during the daytime).

The new Triangle offers a direct and simplified route between the three key centres of Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.
This means that journey times are shortened and the reliability of the service is improved. 

The Triangle is supplemented by a second route, either Canterbury – Whitstable – Tankerton (route 4) or Canterbury, Herne Bay, Tankerton (route 6) that serve all of the villages and estates along the route, half hourly.

Click  here  to view the new Triangle timetable.

For full details of the Triangle route, click  here  to download the map.

How much does it cost?

We offer a range of great value fares including single, return, day, week and longer term tickets.

Just pay the driver in cash when you get on. It helps to have the right money, but our drivers can give change.

Longer term tickets can be purchased online.


Return fares for Whitstable, Herne Bay and Canterbury are shown below.

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Journey  Adult   Child
 Canterbury - Whitstable  £6.40  £3.20
 Whitstable - Herne Bay  £6.10  £3.05
 Canterbury - Herne Bay  £6.40  £3.20
 Sturry - Whitstable  £6.40  £3.20
 Blean - Whitstable  £6.10  £3.05

If you want to hop on and off at different points on the Triangle route during the day or travel elsewhere in Kent and East Sussex, the South East explorer is the ticket for you!

South East explorer fares for a day's unlimited travel in Kent and East Sussex are shown below.

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 Adult* Child  Family**
 £6.50  £3.25  £11.50

* On weekends and school holidays you can take up to 3 children for just 10p each when you buy an adult ticket.

** A Family explorer is valid for 2 adults + 3 children or 1 adult + 4 children.