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University of Kent Unibus

Our green University of Kent Unibus runs between Canterbury City Centre and Canterbury campus

Unibus term time map

Which bus do I catch? 

A University Christmas holiday timetable will run from 19 December 2016 - 14 January 2017

Uni1 - special timetable.

Uni2 - no buses throughout this holiday period.

Route 4 - normal timetable except 25, 26, 27 December, 1 & 2 January.

Triangle - normal timetable except  25, 26, 27 December, 1 & 2 January.

University Christmas and New Year Bus Services

Christmas Day - no buses.

Boxing Day - no buses.

Tuesday 27 December - no buses except Sunday service on Triangle only.

New Year's Day - no buses.

Monday 2 January - no buses except Sunday service on Triangle only.

A University term timetable will run from 18 September - 18 December 2016.

Uni1 buses run between Canterbury City Centre and Canterbury campus (via Canterbury East Station) up to every 7-8 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes and up to every 30 minutes Sunday daytimes.

Uni2 buses run between Canterbury City Centre, the campus and Hales Place (via Canterbury East Station to the University and via Canterbury West Station to the city centre) up to every 30 minutes Monday to Friday daytimes. On Saturdays, Uni2 buses only run between Canterbury City Centre and the University campus up to every 30 minutes. Buses run every hour through the night except on Sunday nights/Monday mornings.

Route 4 runs between Canterbury City Centre, Kingsmead Sainsbury's and the University campus during the day (except Sundays) and continues on to Whitstable and Tankerton. Most buses then continue beyond Tankerton towards Greenhill and Herne Bay (numbered route 6).

Triangle buses link the City Centre with Whitstable and Herne Bay. Triangle buses also serve Canterbury campus early in the morning and throughout the evening (Monday to Saturday). On Sundays, they run all day between the City Centre and campus, so there are buses around the clock to take you to Uni!

What tickets can I buy? 


Our  unirider ticket  is the essential, low-cost bus ticket exclusively for University of Kent students. 

It allows unlimited travel on all of our buses in Kent and East Sussex, all day and night. 

The 2016/17 academic year unirider is available to buy online now  for £240.

Other discounted fares

If you only travel occasionally you can buy discounted daily or weekly tickets from the bus driver. 

The tickets below give you unlimited travel within the  Canterbury megarider zone:

  • dayrider - £2.90 - 1 day
  • dayrider 5 - £13.05 - 5 days
  • megarider - £10 - 7 days

With a dayrider 5 each individual dayrider can be used on any day within a year of date of purchase.

A 7 day megarider is valid for 7 consecutive days from the date of purchase.

A valid KentOne card or Kent Union ID card must be shown on each journey.

Why you’ll love the University of Kent Unibus 

  • runs all night – no need to worry about taxis!
  • convenient – it runs up to every 7 minutes
  • connected – get free  WiFi  on board
  • environmentally friendly –  powered by biofuel made from cooking oil and waste lard