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.


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 at 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.

Cycle to Work Scheme 

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


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

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. 

Campus walks

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

Campus Shuttle

Kent operates a free coach service between Medway and Canterbury campuses for students and staff.

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.

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.

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.

Car Share

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

Key contacts

The Transport Team office is open Monday to Friday, 08.30-17.00. Phone ext 3609 or email

Parking change notice and permit appeals - email

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.

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