We want to reassure you that, we’re still running our revised services and we are continuing to take our lead from the latest government guidelines. For those with an essential need to travel, there are some things we can all do to help keep everyone safe, including practising social distancing by sitting on your own wherever possible, using contactless payment if you can and taking your newspaper home with you. Please check service updates for up to date information or see our Coronavirus page
Our University of Kent unirider gives you unlimited travel from 14 September 2019 until 14 June 2020, that’s the whole academic year sorted!
The University of Kent unirider is valid on all Stagecoach buses in Kent and East Sussex, not just the bus you need to get to Uni. That means you can use it for days out too. Whether you fancy a bit of shopping, a day at the coast or a bit of local history – if there’s a Stagecoach bus there then you can use your unirider!
Our unirider is not valid on Stagecoach Express M2 coach service. To find out more about M2 student prices please go to: www.stagecoachbus.com/M2student
Check out our student guide for great ideas and journeys you could make with your University of Kent unirider...
To buy or use a University of Kent unirider ticket, you’ll need a valid university student ID card. The student number on your university ID card must match the student number on your ticket. You are required to present your student ID card to the driver each time you use your unirider.
If you order your ticket online please allow 7 - 10 working days for delivery.
Alternatively you can buy it at the stall outside the Registry building at Canterbury campus. The stall is open from 14 – 27 September 2019 (excluding 22 September 2019).
Lastly you can also buy it from our Travel Shop at Canterbury Bus Station, it's open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. The Travel Shop will also be open on a few Saturdays, just to sell you uniriders! It will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 14 September and Saturday 21 September.
To safeguard your ticket against theft, loss and damage we recommend that you register your smartcard by following these simple steps:
1. Login to your Stagecoach account.
2. Select ‘Register A Smart Card’ under ‘My Smart Cards’.
3. Now enter your name in the first box, the card number in the second box (the card number is the number on the back of the card called ‘ISRN No’) and select ‘Add New Card’.
4. Your card should now be added to your account.
If you do lose your unirider, please contact us on 03456 00 22 99 with a crime reference number from the police. A charge of £5 will be made for a replacement (we can only provide one replacement in each academic year).
Uni1 buses run between Canterbury City Centre and the University 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 University 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 during the day.
Uni 2 buses also run up to every 30 minutes between Canterbury City Centre and the University campus from 18:30-23:05 (Monday to Saturday). From 00:10-04:10, buses run hourly and continue to Hales Place.
Route 4 runs between Canterbury City Centre, Kingsmead Sainsbury's and the University campus during the day (except Sundays) and continues on to Whitstable (with some buses running to Greenhill). Buses that continue beyond Greenhill towards Herne Bay and Canterbury are numbered route 6.
Triangle buses link Canterbury City Centre with Whitstable and Herne Bay. Triangle buses also serve the University campus early in the morning and throughout the evening (Monday to Saturday). On Sundays, they run all day between Canterbury City Centre and the University campus.
*72p per day based on 274 days annual University of Kent academic year (£195 early bird) unirider ticket.