Local Travel Information


The city of Canterbury is compact and easily explored on foot. However to explore the wider district, including Whitstable and Herne Bay you may wish to use the excellent public transport links to help you get around.

Local bus services

The Canterbury district is served by Stagecoach East Kent buses based at Canterbury Bus Station in the city centre on St George's Lane, CT1 2SY. Visit the Stagecoach website for further information about bus timetables, ticket, and service updates, or call 0871 200 22 33

Park and Ride

Park and Ride is the easiest way to get around Canterbury. There are three park and ride sites located around the city, with regular bus services to the city centre. 


The Canterbury branch of Shopmobility is located in Whitefriars car park at the junction of Watling Street and Rose Lane. Shopmobility customers may now park free of charge for up to three hours.

Herne Bay Shopmobility is located at The Christchurch South Room, William Street, Herne Bay, CT6 5NR.

Private Car Hire

Tours of the Realm

Bike Hire and Cycle Parking

Brompton Dock

Location: Canterbury West Railway Station, Station Road West, CT2 8AN

Canterbury Cycle Hire

Location: House of Agnes, 71 St Dunstans Street, Canterbury, CT2 8BN

Herne Bay Cycle Hire

Location: Petit Poisson, Pier Approach, Central Parade, Herne Bay, CT6 5JN

Whitstable Cycle Hire

Location: 61 Harbour Street, Whitstable, CT5 1AG

Cycle Parking, Secure cycle lockers

Cycle Parking - There are a large number of cycle parking stands in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay and elsewhere in the district. There are two weatherproof cycle shelters located in Canterbury; one in North Lane car park, and one at the junction between St Peter's Street and St Peter's Place. These facilities offer parking for 24 bikes and are lit at night by the ultra-efficient LED lightng.

Secure cycle locker - There are a number of secure and covered cycle lockers available for members of the public to hire in Watling Street Car Park in Canterbury city centre.

For more information please visit the Canterbury City Council website. 

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