Directions

The Canterbury campus has excellent transport links. We are easily accessible via the motorway network, rail links and local bus services, and we're just two hours from London airports.

Notice: The A2 will be closed in one direction between M2/A299 and Canterbury some weekends in November. See our blog post for further details and suggested diversions

Getting here by rail

There are frequent, high speed train services to Canterbury from St Pancras International. There are also direct services from London Victoria, London Charing Cross, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International.

The University is just a short bus or taxi ride direct from Canterbury East and Canterbury West railway stations.

For more information on getting here by train, please visit the Transport train travel page

Getting here by foot

From Canterbury East: This station is approximately a 45-minute walk from the campus. You can view the journey on google maps.

From Canterbury West: This station is approximately a 25-minute walk from the campus. You can view the journey on google maps. You will turn left out of the station and walk to the end of the road. Just after the 'Goods Shed' market on your left, take the footpath on the left and take the subway under the railway line. The University is signposted on blue signs from here.

Getting here by bus

There are buses every 10 minutes from Canterbury bus station to campus: either the Unibus or the number 4 service.

For more information on getting here by bus, please visit the Transport Stagecoach bus travel page.

Getting here by coach

National Express runs a regular service (022) from London Victoria coach station to Canterbury bus station.

For more information on getting here by coach, please visit the Transport coach travel page.

Getting here by Channel Tunnel

From France: take the Eurostar to Ashford from Paris or Lille, then train to Canterbury West. Approximate journey time 2 hours and 20 minutes (Paris), one hour and 20 minutes (Lille).

Plan your journey: Eurostar and National Rail

From Belgium: take the Eurostar to Ebbsfleet from Brussels, then coach to Canterbury West. Approximate journey time 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Plan your journey: Eurostar and National Express

From France (by road/rail): take Le Shuttle from Calais to the Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal. From the terminal, follow signs to Folkestone, Dover, Canterbury and Ramsgate (M20/A20). Stay on the A20 until instructed to join the A260 signposted Canterbury.

Plan your journey: EuroTunnel (Le Shuttle)

For more information on getting here by Channel Tunnel, please visit the Transport international travel page

Map of the South East showing all the major transport routes

Getting here by air

From London Heathrow: take the underground to London Victoria then rail to Canterbury. Alternatively, take the Heathrow Express to Paddington, underground to St Pancras International then rail to Canterbury. Approximate journey time 2 hours 20 minutes.

Plan your journey: from Heathrow

From London Gatwick: take the train to London St Pancras International then high-speed rail to Canterbury. Approximate journey time 2 hours. Alternatively, take the train to London Bridge then rail to Canterbury. Approximate journey time 2 hours 15 minutes.

Plan your journey: from Gatwick

From London Stansted: take the train to Tottenham Hale then the underground to the National Rail mainline station you intend to travel from. Alternatively, take the Stansted Express to London Liverpool Street, then the underground to your National Rail mainline station. From here, see the Getting here by rail section. Approximate journey time 2 hours 30 minutes.

Plan your journey: from Stansted

From London Luton: take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International then high-speed rail to Canterbury. Approximate journey time 2 hours.

Plan your journey: from Luton

National Express also runs an airport transfer service.

For more information on getting here by air, please visit the Transport international travel page.

Getting here by car

The postcode for University Road is CT2 7NP. The campus is less than two miles from Canterbury city centre. It can be accessed by road from the west via A290 Whitstable Road or from the east via St Stephen’s Hill.

From London, the North and East Anglia (via M25 clockwise): Exit the M25 at junction 2 onto the A2 Canterbury. Continue on A2/M2 and exit at junction 7 then follow signs to Canterbury.

From the West and South-West (via M25 anticlockwise): Exit the M25 at junction 5 and continue on M26(M20) signposted Maidstone. Exit the M20 at junction 7 onto A249 Sheerness. Exit left onto M2 for Canterbury, exit the M2 at junction 7 then follow signs to Canterbury.

From Canterbury to the campus: Via A2 eastbound/London: Rheims Way, London Road, Whitstable Road, University Road.
Via A2 westbound: Wincheap, Rheims Way, London Road, Whitstable Road, University Road.

Car parking

There is limited parking available on campus and parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. We would, therefore, advise visitors to use public transport wherever possible.

For more information on car parking on campus, please visit the Transport visitor parking page.

Main address

University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent
England
CT2 7NZ

Tel: +44 (0)1227 76 4000

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