Plan your route
You might find the following websites useful in planning your route to our hospital (other websites are available)
Please see the Parking webpages for full details of parking at each of our Hospitals.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Thursday 24th August to Monday 28th August
On Sunday 27th August there will be a crane lift outside the Emergency Care Centre at KCH to remove our old MRI unit.
During the weekend the approach roads to the Urgent Care Centre will be closed except for Ambulances. Stagecoach buses will only operate from the bus stop outside Outpatients on Sunday 27th August.
We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and thank you in anticipation for your cooperation whilst this necessary work is undertaken.
Bus routes to Kent and Canterbury Hospital (Canterbury)
Check out the Stagecoach website for maps and full details
Find out about bus tickets.
For more information on timetables or route maps, please visit the Stagecoach website or Traveline website.
Another useful journey planner tool can be found here at www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk – this website enables you to select various methods of transport as opposed to just Stagecoach buses. Simply enter your journey details and select/de-select travel options in the section below. Note, to aid finding our hospitals either enter the postcode or for WHH enter “Willesborough, William Harvey”, for QEQM enter “Margate, Queen Elizabeth”, and for K&C enter “Kent and Canterbury”.
Trains to Canterbury (Kent and Canterbury Hospital)
Canterbury East is the nearest rail station to the Kent and Canterbury Hospital. It is a short walk to the bus station. Canterbury West rail station is further, although several bus services run from there to the bus station. From the bus station you can catch bus service 25 or 25a to the hospital.
There are regular direct train services to Canterbury East from Faversham, Adisham, London Victoria and Dover Priory, as well as many other stations.
There are regular direct train services to Canterbury West from Margate, Ramsgate, Ashford and Maidstone, as well as many other stations.
Please visit the South Eastern Railway website for full details and times of rail connections and timetables.
For information on the PlusBus service, which adds unlimited bus travel around town when you purchase your train ticket, please visit the PlusBus website.
There are many local taxi companies that will serve each of the hospital sites in east Kent. Many taxi companies advertise their contact numbers near the phones by entrances to hospitals. Here are some useful links to help you find a taxi in your area.