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Thanet open-top route 69

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the Thanet open top bus will not be running until further notice


The hugely popular open-top bus will be returning to Thanet this year!

Route 69 will be back from Easter weekend, running the same route as before between Ramsgate Boating Pool and Broadstairs Stone Bay.


Operating dates:

Every weekend (including bank holidays) between:

Fri 10 April and Mon 13 April (Easter weekend)

Fri 8 May and Sun 10 May 

Sat 6 June and Sun 19 July

Sat 12 September and Sun 27 September

All week during school holidays:

Half Term - Sat 23 May to Sun 31 May

Summer - Sat 25 July to Sun 6 September

Plus, the open-top will run during the Dickens Festival, on Friday 19 June. 


Download the route 69 timetable

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Kids (aged up to 15) cannot travel on the top-deck without being accompanied by a responsible adult. 


Special events

Broadstairs Dickens Festival - 19 to 21 June

Author Charles Dickens visited Broadstairs regularly from 1837 - 1859. In 1937, to commemorate the centenary of the author's first visit, Gladys Waterer, the then resident of Dickens House, conceived the idea of putting on a production of David Copperfield and of having people about the town in Victorian dress to publicise it. Thus the festival was born and, with the exception of the years of World War 2, has been held annually ever since.

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Broadstairs Folk Week - 7 to 14 August

There are lots of exciting concerts, dances, workshops and a whole festival for the family to fit in.

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Dumpton Gap
5 Granville Theatre
6 Ramsgate Harbour
7 West Cliff, Boating P

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Dumpton Gap
5 Granville Theatre
6 Ramsgate Harbour
7 West Cliff, Boating P