Getting around

Our campuses at Canterbury and Medway are easy to find your way around, whatever your mode of travel.

Sustainable travel

Kent is committed to reducing the impact of transport and travel by encouraging our staff, students and visitors to use alternatives to single-occupancy cars.

Cycling

Parking and showers

Kent Sport Cycle Hub provides free short-term bicycle hire to Gold and Silver members. Rental is also available to non-members when you take out a membership starting at £1. 

There are over 1,300 cycle parking spaces across our Canterbury and Medway campuses.

We also provide shower facilities and Canterbury and Medway.

Staff wishing to use the parking and/or showers will need to contact our Transport team to arrange access using their Kent One card.

More on cycling and shower facilities


Cycle to Work Scheme 

The Cycle to Work Scheme offers staff the opportunity to buy a brand new bike and accessories at a discounted rate.

Visit the 'Cycle to work scheme' section


Free check-ups

Dr Bike, a team of experienced bike mechanics, offer regular bike adjustments, repairs and safety checks at our Canterbury and Medway campuses.

Checks and minor adjustments are free. Additional work is quoted separately, but at a reduced University rate.

More on Dr Bike and free check-ups

Walking

We encourage walking to Kent as part of the University Travel Plans (see above). Walking can improve your health and fitness, improve our environment and it’s free!

More on walking to Kent


Walking Taxi Service

Campus Security offer a free Walking taxi service to help you feel safe and get home safely. Security guards are on hand to help all staff and students across the Canterbury campus, day or night. 

More on Walking taxi service


Campus walks

Check out Occupational Health’s suggested walking routes around the Canterbury campus.

More on walking routes around campus

Buses and trains

Our Canterbury and Medway campuses have excellent links to bus and train services

We recognise the benefits of bus, train and coach travel. We work closely with local companies to subsidise improvements and offer discounted travel for our staff.

More on public travel discounts

Campus Shuttle

Kent operates a free coach service between Medway and Canterbury campuses for University business.

Visit the 'Business travel' section

Staff parking

Parking spaces are available for use across our Canterbury and Medway campuses.

To use them, staff must have a registered virtual parking permit or display a parking permit in the windscreen of their car.

More on parking on campus

Visitor parking

All visitors are encouraged to use public transport wherever possible as parking spaces on campus are limited. 

Business-related parking

For business visitors who need to drive, you can apply for a free permit for them to park.

Find out more about business-related parking


Other visitors 

Visitors coming to campus for a non-business reason, such as seeing a show at Gulbenkian, should park in the Pay and Display carparks at Canterbury campus.

More on non-business parking

Car Share

Kent has developed a private online car share scheme for staff and students via LiftShare.

Visit the 'Car share scheme' section

Key contacts

The Transport Team office is open Monday to Friday, 08.30-17.00. Phone ext 3609 or email TransportTeam@kent.ac.uk

Parking change notice and permit appeals - email ParkingPanel@kent.ac.uk

Campus Shuttle lost property enquiries - phone King’s Ferry on 01634 377577.

Urgent out-of-hours parking enquiries - phone Campus Security ext 3300.

Urgent out-of-hours Campus Shuttle enquiries - phone King’s Ferry 01634 377577.