University of Kent
Kent CT2 7NZ
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Overview Map - Kent
On the above map the location of Elliot College is marked with a blue pin. View larger map (link opens new window).
How to get there - Directions
Calais or Dunkerque to Dover - approx. 75 minutes by ferry. Then follow the A2 to Canterbury (16 miles; 26km; 30 minutes).
Arrival at London Airport (Heathrow), Underground to Victoria Railway Station, train to Canterbury East.
Arrival at Gatwick Airport, Gatwick Express to Victoria, train to Canterbury East.
By Rail from Europe:
From France and Belgium take the Eurostar to Ashford - journey time approx 2 hours Paris, 1 hour 40 minutes Brussels, 1 hour Lille. Regular train services from Ashford to Canterbury West - approx 30 minutes journey time.
If you want to take your car take the Eurotunnel service from Calais to Folkstone (journey time approx. 35 minutes). Then follow the A260 and A2 to Canterbury (20 miles; 32 km; 40 minutes).
By Rail from London
Two rail routes from:
- London (Victoria) to Canterbury East. Journey time approx. 85 minutes.
Mondays to Saturday - two trains an hour (one direct, one change at Faversham).
Sundays - direct hourly service.
- London (Charing Cross or Waterloo East) to Canterbury West. Journey time approx 90 minutes.
Monday to Friday - direct hourly service through most of the day.
A useful web site for planning your journey by train: www.qjump.co.uk
Taxis are available at both Canterbury Stations. (Around £5)
To reach Canterbury from:
London:M2, A2 (56 miles; 89km)
Dover: A2 (16 miles; 26km)
Ramsgate: A253, A28 (18 miles; 29km)
Ashford: A 28 (14 miles; 22km)
Maidstone (26 miles; 29km) and Tonbridge: (40 miles; 64km) M20, M2, A2.
From the North or West: M25, M20, M2, A2.
Canterbury to the University by car:
Canterbury central ring road, A290 Whitstable Road, St Thomas Hill, approx 1 mile (1.6km) along the A290, University entrance on right (sign-posted) near top of hill.
The visitors' car park on Giles Lane is a 'Pay and Display' car park. Parking elsewhere is restricted and for permit holders only.
Canterbury to the University by Bus:
There is a regular bus service from Canterbury Bus Station to the University taking approximately 14 minutes. (See map for bus stops on campus.)
From Canterbury East follow path on City Walls to Bus Station (clearly visible by City Wall).
From Canterbury West turn right out of station, walk to main road, bus stop is on far side, approx 50 metres to left.
Eliot College is marked as no. 31 on this overview site map. Click on map to download a larger map.