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For students at our Medway campus, the cheapest way to commute to university is our Arriva Student Annual ticket. This ticket allows travel on any Arriva bus throughout Medway, Kent and East Sussex for the entire year.

The Universities at Medway work with Arriva to provide highly discounted bus tickets for both students and staff. Because of this, the student annual ticket is only £145. This works out as only 39p per day for travel all around the region!

This discount is available for students at both campuses. For information on how to apply, and the exclusive University of Kent promotional codes, please visit our Medway bus webpage

 

Stagecoach student Unirider ticket

The cheapest way for Canterbury students to travel around the local area is the Stagecoach Unirider, which allows unlimited travel across Kent and East Sussex. The Unirider ticket is valid for the academic year and the discount is exclusive to University of Kent students.

For the first two weeks of term, the Unirider will be available to buy from the Unibus parked on the lawn outside the Registry building on the Canterbury Campus between 10:00 and 16:00. It is also available to buy online from the Stagecoach website.

Remember to purchase up to and including 1 October for the early bird discount of £180 for the academic year. This is a saving of 77% on the public price. After the 1 October, the price will change to £255 for the academic year.

This discount is available for students at both campuses. For more information about bus routes, timetables and discounts visit our Canterbury bus webpage 

 

Stagecoach Price Changes

Buying Stagecoach’s dayrider and megarider tickets will soon be cheaper on the app.

From July 29, Stagecoach will be changing their pricing structure. You will be able to 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.

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 a full list of the new dayrider and megarider tickets, please visit the Stagecoach bus app website, or, to download the app, go to the App store or Google Play.

For staff and students, however, the cheapest option is a bus pass. Students will be able to get the Unirider bus pass from September.

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 discount 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.

Arriva January-December 2018 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 2018.

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 £140 which works out at around 39p per day. The staff annual ticket is £280 which works out at around 78p per day. To get access to these huge discounts you will need to enter the relevant promotional code found at www.kent.ac.uk/transport/promotion . Once you have entered the code, the price will drop down from £940 to £140 or £280 accordingly.

Arriva are attending the Refresher’s Fair at the Student Hub Wednesday 31 January 2018 if you want to find out more information about tickets and timetables.

Arriva discounted bus tickets

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

The annual student and staff tickets allow travel on any Arriva bus all over Medway, Kent and East Sussex. The student annual ticket is £140 which works out as only 39p per day!

You can purchase the tickets online using the promotional code found on our website or from the Arriva bus on campus today (20 September 2017) outside the Student Hub.

Pick up timetables, ask any questions and purchase your ticket from the Arriva bus on campus next to the fresher’s fair.

See Arriva buses for more information.

Stagecoach Summer Unirider and timetable

If you are on campus over summer, you can purchase the Student Summer Unirider ticket for £70 which is valid until the start of term.  The Unirider is valid for all Stagecoach buses in Kent and East Sussex as well as in Canterbury, so you can explore what the area has to offer.

From 18 June- 16 September 2017 a summer timetable will operate for the Uni1 and Uni2 buses to and from Canterbury campus. The 4 and Triangle services will continue to operate as normal. If you would like a physical timetable you can collect one from the Security and Transport Centre or from other reception areas on campus.