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Bus Apps and Mobile Ticketing

Did you know that Stagecoach and Arriva have bus apps with live bus updates and mobile ticketing?  Stagecoach buses operate in Kent and East Sussex (including Canterbury campus) and Arriva buses operate in Medway, Kent and East Sussex (including Medway campus).

Features of the Stagecoach bus app

  • Check live bus times and follow your journey so you know when to get off
  • Mobile ticketing including day and weekly University of Kent discounted tickets. Load and pay for your tickets and then activate them when needed on the bus
  • A “what’s nearby” feature to see which buses or bus stops are nearby
  • Save your favourite bus stops, buses and journeys to make your journey planning easier
  • Journey planner and timetables
  • Available for iPhone and Android

See the Stagecoach bus app webpage for more information.

Features of the Arriva bus app

  • Check live bus times- tells you if there is a delay to the timetable with “+” for additional minutes
  • Live bus map to see where your bus is located in real-time
  • Links to separate M-tickets app for mobile ticketing which includes 4 weekly, 12 weekly and annual University of Kent discounted tickets. See our webpage for instructions and promotional code to receive discounted rates
  • Save your favourite bus stops to make planning your journey easier
  • Journey planner and timetables
  • Available for iPhone and Android

See the Arriva bus app webpage for more information.

Arriva January- December discounted bus ticket

Missed out on the Arriva discounted bus ticket at the start of the year? You have another opportunity to purchase the discounted bus ticket which is valid until 31 December 2019.

The ticket allows travel on any Arriva bus all over Medway, Kent and East Sussex. This includes the 191 service which operates to and from Liberty Quays- Campus- Chatham- Isle of Grain, and stops on Pembroke campus and at Western Avenue and Dock Road for access to the Historic Dockyard Chatham.

The student annual ticket is £145 which works out at around 40p per day. The staff annual ticket is £300 which works out at around 82p per day. The public price for this ticket costs £990!

To get access to these huge discounts you will need to enter the relevant promotional code . Once you have entered the code, the price will drop down from £990 to £145 or £300 accordingly.

Learn more about the Arriva discounted tickets.

How far can your Arriva bus pass take you?

Arriva student and staff University discounted bus passes are valid for all Arriva buses in Medway, Kent and East Sussex. See full map for how far you can travel on your bus pass. This includes Maidstone and Gravesend. You can also catch the 700 bus from Chatham to Bluewater shopping centre.

Check out the Arriva webpage for more suggestions of places to shop, eat and drink that you can get to by using the Arriva discounted bus pass.

Remember that all staff and students have access to the promotional codes to purchase these tickets- not only Medway students and staff.

Arriva discounted bus prices

We work with Arriva bus company to provide a substantial discount for students and staff for bus travel across Medway, Kent and East Sussex. The student annual ticket works out as only 39p per day.

Single journey tickets can be purchased on the bus. Four week, 12 week and 52 week tickets are purchased through the Arriva website using the promotional code found on our website. For more information see our travel discounts webpage.

Ticket Journey Student Price Staff Price Public price
Single journey Between Liberty Quays student accommodation and Dockyard Main Gate via the University campus £1* £1* £5.40
Single journey Between Chatham Maritime, Waterfront Bus Station and Chatham Rail Stations £1.20* £1.20* £5.40
Single journey Between Gillingham and the University campus £1.40* £1.40* £5.40
4 week

(South East Unimed)

Unlimited travel on any Arriva bus all over Medway, Kent and East Sussex. See network map £25 £30 £94
12 week

(South East Unimed)

Unlimited travel on any Arriva bus all over Medway, Kent and East Sussex. See network map £65 £80 £282
52 week

(South East Unimed)

Unlimited travel on any Arriva bus all over Medway, Kent and East Sussex. See network map £140** £280 £940

*by showing your KentOne card

**valid from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018 or 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

Arriva bus ticket prices

We work with Arriva bus company to provide a substantial discount for students and staff for bus travel across Medway, Kent and East Sussex. The student annual ticket works out as only 39p per day.

Single journey tickets can be purchased on the bus. Four week, 12 week and 52 week tickets are purchased through the Arriva website using the promotional code found on our website. For more information see our travel discounts webpage.

Ticket Journey Student Price Staff Price Public price
Single journey Between Liberty Quays student accommodation and Dockyard Main Gate via the University campus £1* £1* £5.40
Single journey Between Chatham Maritime, Waterfront Bus Station and Chatham Rail Stations £1.20* £1.20* £5.40
Single journey Between Gillingham and the University campus £1.40* £1.40* £5.40
4 week

(South East Unimed)

Unlimited travel on any Arriva bus all over Medway, Kent and East Sussex. See network map £25 £30 £94
12 week

(South East Unimed)

Unlimited travel on any Arriva bus all over Medway, Kent and East Sussex. See network map £65 £80 £282
52 week

(South East Unimed)

Unlimited travel on any Arriva bus all over Medway, Kent and East Sussex. See network map £140** £280 £940

*by showing your KentOne card

**valid from 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018 or 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018