Our University of Kent unirider gives you unlimited travel until 16 June 2019, 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!
Here’s just a few ideas of some journeys you could make with your unirider...
• Heading to Dreamland amusement park or Westwood Cross for a bit of retail therapy? Route 8 buses run between Canterbury to Margate throughout the day. The buses have free Wi-Fi and USB charging points too!
• For a day at the beach why not try the Triangle! Triangle buses run from Canterbury to Whitstable or Herne Bay. Triangle buses towards Herne Bay stop right outside Wildwood Animal Park too! Triangle buses also have free WIFI and USB charging points.
• If it’s history you’re after take a visit to the famous Dover Castle on a route 15 bus - relive the courtly days of King Henry II, and venture deep underground in the Secret Wartime Tunnels. Jump off at Pencester Road and walk up the hill or catch a route 80/81 bus to take you up there.
• Travel in style on a Stagecoach Gold route 16 bus to Folkestone. Visit Folkestone’s Harbour Arm, the food, drink and entertainment destination for the town. The gold buses have free WIFI and luxury leather seats too.
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.
You can buy your unirider online now (or from the Travel Shop in Canterbury Bus Station) for £180* and get unlimited travel in Kent and East Sussex!
Your unirider will come loaded onto an exclusive University of Kent smartcard, which you can use all day, any day until 16 June 2019.
*early bird price up to and including 1 October 2018. From 2 October 2018 the price goes up to £255.
To safeguard your ticket against theft, loss and damage we recommend that you register your smartcard by following these simple steps:
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.