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Getting around- travel tips to save money and time

Travelling into university doesn’t have to cost a lot. Here are some ways to make your travel to university cheaper and easier.

Catching the bus?

Purchase the Stagecoach Student Unirider bus ticket in Canterbury or the Arriva student annual bus ticket Bus to receive highly discounted bus travel.

Remember to purchase the Unirider ticket by 30 September to get the best discount. You can purchase the Unirider ticket from the bus positioned on campus by the Registry until 27 September (excluding 22 September), or online.

Stagecoach and Arriva both have helpful mobile bus apps so you can plan your journey and check live bus times.

Travelling by train?

Don’t forget you can purchase a 16-25 railcard for a third off most train travel. If you’re over 25 but a full-time student you can still apply for the railcard.

You might also want to purchase a plusbus ticket which covers the train and bus. Plusbus tickets can also be discounted by a 16-25 railcard which is a bonus!

Cycling to campus? Or fancy hiring a bike?

You can hire a bike on a termly basis at Canterbury. ByCycle will be on campus in the Cycle Hub by the Pavilion 23-27 September 11.00-16.00 for you to hire a bike.

Dr Bike is also on campus every Wednesday during term-time at Canterbury, and on a monthly basis at Medway to check and adjust your bike for free.

On the Medway campus there is a hop on/ hop off cycle hire scheme to help you get around.

There are lockable cycle shelters on both campuses.

Travelling between Canterbury and Medway campuses?

The free Campus Shuttle service allows travel between Canterbury and Medway campuses 7 days per week during term-time. The shuttle has free Wi-Fi and USB charging points so you can keep connected on your journey.

Driving to campus? Require a parking permit?

If you live outside of the exclusion zone you can apply for a permit to park on campus. You cannot apply for a parking permit until you are fully registered.

Check out the interactive parking map to see where each of the parking areas are located. If you’re driving to campus, give yourself plenty of time to find a parking space.

Check out the Student Guide travel webpages for more information.