Our shuttle bus service is a great way to help you get to lectures on time in Canterbury. It runs between Polo Farm and Old Sessions House, making sure you can travel easily between locations.

The shuttle bus is operated by Kingsferry travel services and operates Mondays to Fridays. However, please be aware that traffic congestion in Canterbury can be unpredictable and therefore all times are subject to traffic delays.

Shuttle bus timetable

The shuttle bus will begin operation again from 7 September, and will run between Old Sessions House (on Longport Road) to the rear car park at Polo Farm.

Under current social distancing measures, the bus has a maximum capacity of 14 people, keeping every other seat empty (unless people are from the same household and they can then sit next to each other). Students and staff will be required to show their ID card to the driver when boarding.

Covid-19 safety measures

  • When waiting to board the shuttle bus, please remember to keep a 2m distance from others in the queue when possible to do so.
  • When boarding, passengers will be required to load rear seats first and to leave the vehicle in the reverse order to avoid walking past sitting passengers.
  • Only passengers from the same household may sit next to each other.
  • It is mandatory for all passengers to wear a face covering at all times when on the vehicle.
  • Vehicles will be cleaned multiple times per day, including disinfecting high contact areas with antiviral products.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at the front of the shuttle.
  • Please observe any additional onboard advise/signage.

Departure times: Campus (from outside Old Sessions House, on Longport Road) for Polo Farm

07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30
12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00
16:15, 16:45, 17:15, 17:45,18:10

Departure times: Polo Farm for Campus

07:15, 07:45, 08:15, 08:45, 09:15, 09:45
12:15, 12:45, 13:15, 13:45, 14:15
16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00

The shuttle service is not a wheelchair accessible service, however please contact us directly to discuss your requirements so we can arrange suitable alternative transport for you. To guarantee your time of travel please give 1 full working days’ notice.

If you have a disability or long-term health condition that affects your mobility, you may be entitled to enhanced support through disabled students’ allowance. We can also help you explore the statutory support available. Please contact the Student Disability Service if you would like to find out more about the support available.


  • To support NHS Track and Trace and to help contain COVID-19 clusters or outbreaks, the University will assist by keeping a temporary record of visitors for 21 days, and assisting NHS Track and Trace with requests for that data if needed.
  • Specifically for this purpose the University will request your permission to hold a separate record of your name, a contact telephone number, and the dates and times of your arrival and departure.
  • No additional data will be collected for this purpose. You are strongly encouraged to allow us to keep and share this information.
  • Records will be held in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation for 21 days. This reflects the incubation period for COVID-19 (which can be up to 14 days) and an additional 7 days to allow time for testing and tracing. After 21 days, these records will be securely disposed of or deleted.