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Summer Unirider Bus Ticket

Staying on Campus or the local area over the Summer vacation?

Student Unirider tickets expire 16 June 2019.

The Summer Unirider is valid 17 June to 14 September 2019 and allows unlimited travel on all Stagecoach buses in Kent and East Sussex

The Summer Unirider costs only £80. The equivalent public price ticket would cost £279.

Purchase the Unirider ticket online from the Stagecoach website

Summer Unibus Timetable

The Unibuses run to a different timetable during the Summer vacation. The Summer timetable can be viewed online or in the Security and Transport Centre reception.

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.

Extra buses- exams and Easter vacation

As exam time is approaching the Transport Team, Estates department, are working with Stagecoach to provide extra Uni2 buses on Sundays and Bank Holidays Sunday 21 April – Sunday 16 June 2019.

During term-time we provide a 24 hour bus service 6 days a week, serviced by the Uni1, Uni2, 4 and Triangle buses. The additional Uni2 services mean that there will be a 24/7 bus service for this period to help you travel to and from the library to prepare for exams. See additional Uni2 services below.

To town centre

Hales Place Tenterden Drive: 21.30 22.30 23.30 00.35 01.35 02.35 03.35 04.35
The Beverlie: 21.34 22.34 23.34 00.39 01.39 02.39 03.39 04.39
University Darwin: 21.38 22.38 23.38 00.43 01.43 02.43 03.43 04.43
University Park Wood: 21.42 22.42 23.42 00.47 01.47 02.47 03.47 04.47
University Keynes Stop A: 21.46 22.46 23.46 00.51 01.51 02.51 03.51 04.51
St Dunstan’s Westgate: 21.53 22.53 23.53 00.58 01.58 02.58 03.58 04.58
Canterbury bus station: 22.01 23.01 00.01 01.06 02.06 03.06 04.06 05.06

To Hales Place

Canterbury bus station A5/B1: 21.05 22.05 23.05 00.10 01.10 02.10 03.10 04.10
St Dunstan’s Westgate: 21.11 22.11 23.11 00.16 01.16 02.16 03.16 04.16
University Keynes Stop: B 21.17 22.17 23.17 00.22 01.22 02.22 0322 04.22
University Park Wood: 21.21 22.21 23.21 00.26 01.26 02.26 03.26 04.26
University Darwin: 21.25 22.25 23.25 00.30 01.30 02.30 03.30 04.30
Hales Place Tenterden Drive: 21.30 22.30 23.30 00.35 01.35 02.35 03.35 04.35

The timetable can also be viewed on the large posters at Keynes and Darwin bus stops on campus.

Easter vacation

The Uni1 and Uni2 buses will also continue to the usual timetable over the Easter vacation (6 April to 6 May 2019) despite being outside of term-time. See usual timetable

 

Stagecoach winter vacation bus timetable

Buses serving the University of Kent will run a Christmas holiday timetable from 16 December 2018 to 12 January 2019.

Uni1 – special timetable

Uni2 – special timetable

Route 4 – normal timetable except 25 December, 26 December and 1 January.

Triangle – normal timetable except  25 December, 26 December and 1 January.

Christmas Day – no buses.

Boxing Day – no buses.

New Year’s Day – no buses

Follow @StagecoachSE on Twitter for regular service updates, or view live bus times on the Stagecoach app for iPhone and android.

How far can your Stagecoach bus pass take you?

Did you know that Student Unirider bus tickets and staff South East Megarider tickets are valid for any Stagecoach bus in Kent and East Sussex? See the full map for how far you can travel on your bus pass.

Canterbury is one of Stagecoach’s main bus stations and therefore connects many different towns in Kent, making it easy to explore the area. This includes coastal towns like Margate, Ramsgate and Sandwich.

Remember that these tickets are available to all staff and students- not only Canterbury students and staff.

 

Final days of Unirider earlybird bus discount

Purchase the Unirider up to and including 1 October 2018 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.

The green Unibus will be parked on campus for the first 2 weeks while the early bird discount is in place. Find the Unibus located 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.

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

Unibuses not serving bus stops along Parkwood Road

Unibuses will not be serving bus stops along Park Wood road from Monday 23 June to Tuesday 24 June. This is due to urgent repairs and cabling works which need to be carried out.

All car parks coming off Park Wood road will still be accessible and the alternative route will be signposted.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Stagecoach bus discounts

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

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
 South East megarider week Unlimited travel for 7 consecutive days from the date of purchase within the  South East network £23.50 £23.50 £23.50
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 vacation- (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. Show your KentOne card to receive the discounted Canterbury megarider day and week tickets.

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.