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Kent and Canterbury Hospital
Ethelbert Road,
CT1 3NG. 

Phone: 01227 766877 (switchboard)

Plan your route

You might find the following websites useful in planning your route to our hospital (other websites are available)

  • AA Map finder - enter your postcode, town or area to find online maps of your area

  • Google maps- enter your postcode, town or area and the hospital postcode CT1 3NG
  • AA Route Planner - you can search for a route using street or postcode, town or city and enter the hospital postcode CT1 3NG.


Please see the Parking webpages for full details of parking at each of our Hospitals.

Public transport

Bus services

Bus routes to Kent and Canterbury Hospital (Canterbury)

Check out the Stagecoach website for maps and full details

Find out about bus tickets.

  • Route 25 / 25A Stagecoach – from Canterbury Bus Station runs every 7 - 10 minutes Monday - Friday and every 20 minutes on Saturdays. In the evening and on Sundays it operates the 25A and runs every hour

  • Route 18 Stagecoach – from Hythe, Lyminge, Rhodes Minnis, Stelling Minnis and Lower Hardres, short walk down footpath from Nackington, The Gap

  • Route 620 Poynters – from Hastingleigh, Petham, short walk down footpath from Nackington, The Gap.

Local routes to Canterbury Bus Station include:

  • Route 21 / 21A Stagecoach – from Hales Place, Tenterden Drive, Kingsmead, St Dunstan's 

  • Route 22 Stagecoach – from London Road Estate, Westgate

  • Route 3B Stagecoach – from Rough Common, St Dunstan's

  • Route 649 Regent Coaches – from St Dunstans, Law Courts, City Centre.
Image of a StageCoach bus

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 – 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”.

Train services

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.

Taxi services

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.

  • Taxis in Kent - a list of taxi companies depending on which area you are in.

  • Yell - Yellow Pages online.
Patient Transport offered by East Kent Hospitals

NHS Transport

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) provides a free non-emergency ambulance healthcare transport service for patients who have a clinical and medical need for transport, where their current mobility needs would not allow them to use their own, or public transport to get to or from an NHS health care appointment.

To find out if you are eligible, please see the 'Getting to our hospitals by NHS transportwebpage.

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