Campus Shuttle

Campus Shuttle

The University are making some changes to the Campus Shuttle service. Please complete the Campus Shuttle survey to have your say.

Booking has been extended on the current system due to a delay with the new online booking system.

This year we are trialling an additional stop adjacent to the Historic Dockyard (Western Avenue). The trial is on a term by term basis.

The University of Kent operates a free coach service between Medway and Canterbury campuses, in partnership with The Kings Ferry. This service operates 7 days a week term time only and the journey takes approximately 50 minutes.

This service is only available to University of Kent students and staff on production of a valid KentOne card (ID) or Kent Union staff card.

The shuttle service is not a wheelchair accessible service. Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements so we can arrange suitable alternative transport for you. To guarantee your time of travel please give 1 full working days’ notice.

 

 

Service timetable

Canterbury Departures (term-time only)

Canterbury Departures Monday - Friday

(from 17 September 2018 onwards)

The Campus Shuttle departs at the following times:

Canterbury

Darwin

07:45 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00

Canterbury

Keynes

07:46 09:01 10:01 11:01 12:01 13:01 14:01

Canterbury

Darwin

15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 22:00 00:00

Canterbury

Keynes

15:01 16:01 17:01 18:01 19:01 20:01 22:01 00:01

 

Canterbury Departures Saturday - Sunday

(from 15 September 2018 onwards)

The Campus Shuttle departs at the following times:

Canterbury Darwin 10:00 12:00 14:00 16:00 18:00 20:00 22:00 00:00 02:00*
Canterbury Keynes 10:01 12:01 14:01 16:01 18:01 20:01 22:01 00:01 02:00*

* Sunday morning only

Medway Departures (term-time only)

Medway Departures Monday - Friday

(from 17 September 2018 onwards)

The Campus Shuttle departs at the following times:

Historic Dockyard* 07:43 8:57 9:57 10:57 11:57 12:57 13:57

Medway Campus

07:45 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00

Liberty Quays

07:46 09:01 10:01 11:01 12:01 13:01 14:01
Historic Dockyard* 14:57 15:57 16:57 17:57 18:57 20:57 22:57

Medway Campus

15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 21:00 23:00

Liberty Quays

15:01 16:01 17:01 18:01 19:01 21:01 23:01

*Trial additional stop at the Historic Dockyard to be reviewed on a term by term basis.

Medway Departures Saturday - Sunday

(from 15 September 2018 onwards)

The Campus Shuttle departs at the following times:

Historic Dockyard* 08:58 10:58 12:57 14:57 16:57 18:57 20:57 22:57 00:57**
Medway Campus 09:00 11:00 13:00 15:00 17:00 19:00 21:00 23:00 01:00**
Liberty Quays 09:01 11:01 13:01 15:01 17:01 19:01 21:01 23:01 01:01**

*Trial additional stop at the Historic Dockyard to be reviewed on a term by term basis.
** Sunday morning only

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Booking a seat

Please note you can currently only book up to 14 October 2018 as we are hoping to transition to a new booking system after this date.

  1. Book online to guarantee a seat through the online booking service
  2. Show the driver the booking that was emailed to you (either printed out or on a mobile device)
  3. The driver will scan the QR code from your booking to show you have travelled

 

If you have not booked and there are spaces available, you can board with your KentOne or Kent Union card.

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Cancelling a booking

If you no longer require your booked seat, please cancel the booking online as this
allows others to travel.

  1. Go to the online booking service and select “my bookings”
  2. Select the booking ID for the booking you wish to cancel
  3. Select “cancel”, enter the reason for the cancellation and press “cancel this reservation”

 

If you need to cancel a booking on the day, contact the Transport Team.

 

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The route

The route used between the campuses will be to and from University Road - A290 - Thanet Way A299 - M2 (J4) - A278 - A2 - Ito Way - Pier Rd - Johnsons Avenue - New Kent Road- Central Avenue- Western Avenue.

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Coach features

As part of the new contract The Kings Ferry are providing two new larger vehicles, one 33 seater and one 49 seater. Features of the new vehicles include Wi-Fi, USB charging points, more comfortable seats, a toilet and fold out tables on the larger vehicle.

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Terms and conditions

The service is free and only available to all University of Kent staff and students (including Kent Union). You must make sure you have a valid KentOne Card (ID card). When using this service you will automatically agree to the Campus Shuttle Terms and Conditions.

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Last Updated: 11/12/2018