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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.

Last minute Canterbury megarider bus ticket giveaway

We have a number of Stagecoach weekly Canterbury megarider bus tickets to give away!

To enter the giveaway follow @unikent_travel and retweet our competition tweet.

The weekly tickets will be given out on a first-come-first-serve basis until they run out, or by 10 May 2018.

By entering this competition you accept the following terms and conditions.

Terms and conditions of competition

  1. You must be a student or member of staff at the University of Kent. You will be asked to show your KentOne card upon collection of the prize.
  2. The smartcard tickets must be activated on or before Thursday 10 May 2018. The ticket can be used for 7 consecutive days from activation.
  3. Prizes cannot be exchanged or refunded.
  4. One entry per student or staff member.
  5. The giveaway closes once the prizes have run out or by 10 May 2018.

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 between 25 March and 27 May 2018.

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 or on posters at Keynes and Darwin bus stops.

Buses to town centre

Hales Place Tenterden Drive 2130 2230 2330 0035 0135 0235 0335 0435
The Beverlie 2134 2234 2334 0039 0139 0239 0339 0439
University Darwin 2138 2238 2338 0043 0143 0243 0343 0443
University Park Wood 2142 2242 2342 0047 0147 0247 0347 0447
University Keynes Stop A 2146 2246 2346 0051 0151 0251 0351 0451
St Dunstans Westgate 2153 2253 2353 0058 0158 0258 0358 0458
Canterbury bus station 2201 2301 0001 0106 0206 0306 0406 0506

Buses to Hales Place

Canterbury bus station A5/B1 2105 2205 2305 0010 0110 0210 0310 0410
St Dunstans Westgate 2111 2211 2311 0016 0116 0216 0316 0416
University Keynes Stop B 2117 2217 2317 0022 0122 0222 0322 0422
University Park Wood 2121 2221 2321 0026 0126 0226 0326 0426
University Darwin 2125 2225 2325 0030 0130 0230 0330 0430
Hales Place Tenterden Drive 2130 2230 2330 0035 0135 0235 0335 0435

 

The Uni1 and Uni2 buses will also continue to the usual timetable over the Easter vacation (6 April to 8 May 2018) despite being outside of term-time. See usual timetable.