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Stagecoach discounted bus journeys within Canterbury

University of Kent staff and students can purchase discounted bus tickets within the Canterbury megarider zone on day and week tickets.

Show your staff or student KentOne card to the driver to receive the discounted prices. You can pay for your ticket with cash, contactless card or via a smartphone payment such as Apple Pay.

Ticket Journey Student and staff price Public price
Canterbury dayrider Unlimited travel for one day within Canterbury megarider zone £3.10

 

(£2.90 on the app)

£4.20
Canterbury megarider week Unlimited travel for 7 consecutive days from the date of purchase within the  Canterbury megarider zone £10.90

 

(£10
on the app)

£14.5

The discounted tickets are even cheaper if you purchase through the Stagecoach app. The app also provides journey planning and live bus tracking so you can check how long your bus will be.

For more information about bus routes, timetables and all of the Stagecoach bus discounts available, please see our Canterbury bus webpage

 

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.

Christmas shopping by bus

Arriva (West Kent area)
Catch the Arriva Sapphire 700 bus to Bluewater Shopping Centre from Chatham rail station. Bluewater has over 300 shops, over 50 places to eat and even ice skating over the Christmas period! Arriva 700 bus timetable.

Take the 132 Arriva bus to Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre from Chatham rail station. Hempstead Valley has over 50 shops, restaurants and cafes. Arriva 132 bus timetable.

Don’t forget- if you already have the Arriva student or staff bus ticket, the above bus journeys are already included.

Follow @ArrivaKent on twitter for service updates or download the Arriva app to plan your journey and view live bus times.

Stagecoach (East Kent area)
Canterbury city centre
has plenty of shops and restaurants to explore. Catch the Uni1 or Uni2 Many shops in Canterbury. Stagecoach unibus usual timetable (until 15 December 2018). Unibus winter break timetable (16 December 2018- 12 January 2019).

Or you can catch the number 8 ‘Breeze’ service from Canterbury to Westwood Cross shopping Centre in Broadstairs. Westwood Cross has a large range of shops and restaurants to choose from. 8 Breeze timetable.

If you have a Unirider bus ticket or staff South East Megarider ticket, these journeys can be taken for free within your bus ticket.

Follow @StagecoachSE on twitter for service updates or download the Stagecoach app to plan your journey and view live bus times.

 

 

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.

Stagecoach tickets cheaper on the app

Buying Stagecoach dayrider and megarider tickets is now cheaper on the app.

You can save up to 7.5% by buying all dayrider and megarider tickets in advance on the app, rather than in person on the bus. For example the Southeast dayrider will remain £7.00 on the bus, however, it will only be £6.80 through the app.

The University of Kent discounted dayrider and megarider week tickets are also cheaper on the app. The Canterbury dayrider discounted ticket is £3.10 on the bus or £2.90 on the app.

You can buy tickets up to three months in advance, then simply activate them on the days you wish to travel. Payment can be made securely with card, PayPal, Apple Pay, or Android Pay.

For staff and students, however, the cheapest option is a bus pass. Students are able to purchase the Student Unirider online now from the Stagecoach website. The Unirider bus pass will also be available to purchase from the bus located on campus from Arrivals Weekend for 2 weeks.

Staff are eligible for either the Canterbury or Southeast Megarider at a reduced rate. Using the Southeast Megarider, staff can travel around Kent and East Sussex for as little as £1.45 a day.

For more information, or to apply for a bus pass, please visit our bus webpages.

 

Stagecoach bus ticket prices

We work with Stagecoach bus company to provide highly discounted tickets for students and staff.

From 18 February 2018 some Stagecoach ticket prices have increased. This is reflected in the table below.

Ticket Journey Student Price Staff Price Public price
Canterbury dayrider Unlimited travel for one day within Canterbury megarider zone £3.10 £3.10 £4.20
Canterbury megarider week Unlimited travel for 7 consecutive days from the date of purchase within the  Canterbury megarider zone £10.90 £10.90 £14.50
South East dayrider Unlimited travel for one day within the South East network £7 £7 £7
Student Unirider Academic year (16/09/17-17/06/18)

Unlimited travel within the South East network

£175 £801*
Academic year (16/09/17-17/06/18)- purchased after 02/10/17

Unlimited travel within the South East network

£250 £801*
Terms 2-3 (13/01/18-17/06/18)

Unlimited travel within the South East network

£175 £466*
Summer- (18/06/18-15/09/18)

Unlimited within the South East network

£75 £267*
Staff Canterbury megarider- 13 weeks Unlimited travel within the Canterbury megarider zone for 13 weeks £116 £173*
Staff Canterbury megarider- 36 weeks Unlimited travel within the Canterbury megarider zone for 36 weeks £318 £477*
Staff Canterbury megarider- 52 weeks Unlimited travel within the Canterbury megarider zone for 52 weeks £435 £689*
Staff South East megarider- 13 weeks Unlimited travel within the South East network for 13 weeks £163 £290.50*
Staff South East megarider- 36 weeks Unlimited travel within the South East network for 36 weeks £418 £801*
Staff South East megarider- 52 weeks Unlimited travel within the South East network for 52 weeks £530 £1157*

*standard price for 13, 36 and 52 week tickets are calculated using the best value combination of tickets for that period of time.

Day and week tickets can be purchased on the bus with cash, card (contactless) or through the Stagecoach mobile app.

Student Unirider tickets can be purchased online through Stagecoach.

Staff 13, 36 and 52 week tickets are purchased through the Transport Team in the Security and Transport Centre. For more information visit our travel discounts webpage.