Canterbury has excellent road connections. The M2 and M20 motorways are close by, providing easy links from Kent, London and beyond.
The A2 is the main route into Canterbury from the north. From the A2, turn left on to the A2050, signposted Canterbury. Continue over the first roundabout along Rheims Way and at the second roundabout turn right. Go straight over the third roundabout on to Pin Hill. The city walls will be on your left. Continue until you come to a fourth roundabout. The Police Station will be on your right. Turn left at this roundabout under the bridge into Watling Street. The Whitefriars multi-storey car park is straight ahead and right at the mini-roundabout.
PARK & RIDE
Canterbury City Council operates three Park and Ride sites on the west, east and south of the city. Buses stop alongside Whitefriars. It costs £3 a day for a car and up to six passengers. The service operates from 7am to 7.30pm Monday to Saturday and buses run approximately every eight minutes.
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PARK & RIDE
Canterbury bus station is located alongside Whitefriars in St George’s Lane. There are frequent bus services to and from Canterbury from most towns and villages within East Kent, and within the city itself.
For local information including bus routes and times visit Stagecoach's website or call 08456 002299.
Canterbury East and Canterbury West mainline rail stations are served by frequent services to and from London and elsewhere in Kent. Both stations are located just outside the city walls and Whitefriars is only an 8-minute walk from Canterbury East and a 15-minute walk from Canterbury West.
St Pancras International in London is less an hour away from Canterbury via Southeastern high speed train services which stop at Canterbury West station.
Details of Southeastern rail services to and from Canterbury can be found here.
The nearest taxi rank to Whitefriars is opposite the bus station, alongside Boots.
If you want to book a taxi to take you to Whitefriars there are a number of firms including:
01227 454445 - City Cabs
01227 458885 - Longport Cabs Ltd
01227 464232 - Lynx Taxis
A cycle centre operated by Cycles UK is situated adjacent to Whitefriars at the junction of St George's Lane and St George's Street. This offers cycle and accessories sales and a bicycle repair area, as well as secure cycle storage, shower and toilet facilities.
Call 01227 457956 for further details.