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24How to get hereThe Canterbury district has excellentroad links with the M20 (M25/M26)and M2 motorways providing easy linksto London and its airports. The A2 andA260 connect Canterbury with the portof Dover and the Eurotunnel terminalin Cheriton near Folkestone. Herne Bayand Whitstable are both a short drivefrom Canterbury, via the A28/A291 andA290. Helpful route planners:www.multimap.comand www.theaa.comPark and RideCanterbury Park and Ride is thegreenest, cheapest and fastest way toget to the heart of the city and helpsmore than one million shoppers,commuters and visitors a year beat citycentre congestion. The all day Parkand Ride fee is £2.50 and customerscan park in one of the 1,800 spacesavailable across the three sites at NewDover Road, Sturry Road andWincheap. Each site is convenientlysituated on the main routes into thecity. Buses run approximately everyeight minutes, Monday to Saturday,from 7am to 7.30pm. New Dover Road has a dedicatedmotorhome area with extra wide bays,large turning circle and extra facilities.For more details visitwww.canterbury.gov.uk/parkandrideBy railCanterbury has two mainline railwaystations, East and West and is servedby frequent trains to and from LondonCharing Cross, London Victoria(approximately 90 minutes) andelsewhere in Kent. The ChannelTunnel Rail Link (CTRL) provides ajourney time from London's St PancrasBy roadInternational to Canterbury West ofapproximately 59 minutes.Passengers getting off Eurostar atAshford International will find thatCanterbury is just a 20-minute railjourney. Whitstable and Herne Bay areboth on a direct line to London Victoria(approximately 80 minutes journeytime). For National Rail enquiriestelephone +44 (0) 8457 484 950.By busThe district is well served byStagecoach East Kent buses fromCanterbury Bus Station. For timetableenquiries, telephone +44 (0) 871 20022 33. Timetable information website:www.stagecoachbus.com. Buses 4, 4A, 4B, 4X and 5 travel atregular intervals between CanterburyBus Station and Whitstable towncentre. For Herne Bay take either the6, 6A, 6B, 6X or 7. National Expresscoaches run to Canterbury from LondonVictoria Coach Station. For allenquiries, Tel: +44 (0) 8717 818 181or check out the National ExpressTimetable Information website:www.nationalexpress.comLondon Airports are all approximatelyunder two hours drive from CanterburyCity Centre.Gatwick Airport 1 hour 20 minutesHeathrow Airport 1 hour 50 minutesLuton Airport 1 hour 55 minutesStansted Airport 1 hour 45 minutesKent International Airport 30 minutesVisitors arriving at any of London'sairports and wanting to travel by publictransport to the area must first travel tocentral London and change to aconnecting coach or train service.The Canterbury district is very close tomainland Europe. A day trip or stay isa great way to sample the continentalatmosphere. Take the car ferry fromDover or take your vehicle through theChannel Tunnel from Folkestone.www.canterbury.co.ukBy airBy seaUseful contacts for cross-channel operators:Eurotunnel: +44 (0) 8443 353 535or www.eurotunnel.com(vehicle-carrying shuttles through the Channel Tunnel)P&O Ferries: +44 (0) 8716 642 121 (UK only)or www.poferries.com (ferries: Dover to Calais)DFDS Seaways: +44 (0) 208 127 8303 (UK) 0871 574 7235or www.norfolkline.com(ferries:Dover to Dunkirk)

To London andMedway towns A2 and M2To LondonA2 and M2To MaidstoneTo M20 and AshfordInternational station(Eurostar)To Thanet towns andManston AirportTo Sandwich DoverTo Folkestone andChannel TunnelTo Hythe andFolkestone DoverA2© Canterbury City CouncilCopying this map without permission is strictly forbiddenwww.canterbury.co.uk 25