Local Travel Information for Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay

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 well served by Stagecoach East Kent buses from Canterbury Bus Station in the city centre on St George's Lane, CT1 2SY. Buses 4, 4A, 4B, 4X and 5 travel at regular intervals between Canterbury Bus Station and Whitstable town centre. For Herne Bay take either the 6, 6A, 6B, 6X or 7. Visit the Stagecoach website for further information about bus timetables, ticket, and service updates, or call 0871 200 22 33

Park and Ride

Canterbury Park and Ride is the greenest, cheapest and fastest way to get to the heart of the city and helps more than one million shoppers, commuters and visitors a year beat city centre congestion. The all day Park and Ride fee is £3.00 and customers can park in one of the 1,800 spaces available across the three sites at New Dover Road, Sturry Road and Wincheap. Each site is conveniently situated on the main routes into the city. Buses run approximately every eight minutes, Monday to Saturday, from 7am to 7.30pm. 


The Canterbury branch of Shopmobility is located in Whitefriars car park at the junction of Watling Street and Rose Lane. 

Private Car Hire 

Tours of the Realm offer chauffeured, sightseeing tours of rural and historic Britain to small groups of up to 3 people.

Bike Hire

Explore Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and the surrounding countryside by bicycle!

Biketart City Store

Location: 21 The Borough, Palace Street, Canterbury, CT1 2DR

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

Sheltered cycle parking

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 ultra-efficient LED lighting.

Hire a 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.

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