Travel discounts

The University recognises the variety of benefits that bus, train and coach travel have to offer. We work closely with local companies to provide subsidies towards improvements and to offer discounted travel options to University staff and students. A number of discounts are available, these include:

Canterbury Buses (Stagecoach)

Stagecoach bus tickets

The university has arranged for students and staff to benefit from reduced cost travel and improved routes on bus journeys throughout Canterbury, East Kent and East Sussex.


Best value ticket for students

The Unirider ticket allows unlimited travel across Kent and East Sussex and is the best value ticket. The Unirider ticket is valid for the academic year and the discount is exclusive to University of Kent students. See the Unirider discounted ticket leaflet for how you can save and where to purchase. Remember to purchase on or before 1 October 2018 for the more discounted ticket! See our Canterbury bus webpage for information about key bus routes, maps and pricing details.

Best value ticket for staff

Staff can purchase a South East Megarider ticket for unlimited across Kent and East Sussex. The best value ticket is the South East Megarider 52 week ticket. Staff can also purchase a Canterbury Megarider ticket to travel around the Canterbury Megarider zone. See the staff bus pass leaflet to find out other ticket options, where to purchase and how much you could save. If paying by salary deductions you will be asked to sign a salary advance agreement.

Travelling less frequently

If you only travel occasionally, you can buy discounted daily or weekly tickets directly from the bus driver or through the Stagecoach bus app. The tickets below give you unlimited travel within the Canterbury megarider zone. You must show your KentOne or Kent Union staff ID card to receive the discounts.

Ticket type


Staff and student discounted price

Public price


Valid for 1 day


(£2.90 on the app)


Megarider week

Megarider is valid for 7 consecutive days from the date of purchase.


(£10 on the app)


All prices correct as of August 2018.





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Last Updated: 12/03/2019