13th Joint IFIP TC6 and TC11 Conference on
Communications and Multimedia Security - CMS 2012
September 3th - September 5th, 2012, Canterbury, UK

University of Kent
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Travel Information

Canterbury is located in South East England, Kent and easily accessible by air, rail and car.

The conference will be hosted at the School of Computing in the Cornwallis building on the Canterbury Campus of the University of Kent. The registration desk will be located in the main foyer.

By air

By rail

  • London (St Pancras) to Canterbury West: High speed trains - journey time approximately 55 minutes. Trains depart on an hourly basis.
  • London (Victoria) to Canterbury East: journey time approximately 85 minutes.
  • London (Charing Cross or Waterloo East) to Canterbury West: journey time approximately 90 minutes.

Passengers who have to cross London from one main-line terminus to another are advised to allow one hour between their arrival and departure times in which to do this.

Further information on all rail routes can be found from National Rail Enquiries and South Eastern Trains

Travelling from Canterbury East and Canterbury West stations to the campus

  • From Canterbury East train station: Turn right straight outside the station (do not cross the bridge opposite the station) and follow the road to the bus stop.
  • From Canterbury West train station: Turn right out of the station entrance and walk along Station Road West. Turn left into St Dunstan's Street and cross to the bus stop on the opposite side of the road.

You can catch either the UNIBUS or the Canterbury Triangle service 4,4a and 4b from both bus stops.

By car

  • From London, the North and East Anglia (via M25 clockwise): Leave M25 at junction 2 signposted A2 Canterbury, continue on A2/M2, leave M2 at junction 7 signposted A2 Canterbury. Follow signs to Canterbury.
  • From the West and South-West (via M25 anticlockwise): At M25 junction 5 continue ahead on M26(M20) signposted Maidstone, leave M20 at junction 7 signposted A249 Canterbury, join M2 at junction 5 for Canterbury, leave M2 at junction 7 signposted A2 Canterbury. Follow signs to Canterbury.
  • From the South-East: Maidstone and Tonbridge: M20, A249, M2, A2 Ashford: A28 Folkestone: M20, A28 Dover: A2.

From Canterbury to the campus:

Via A2 eastbound/London: Rheims Way, London Road, Whitstable Road, University Road

Via A2 westbound/A28: Wincheap, Rheims Way, London Road, Whitstable Road, University Road

Satellite navigation:

University Road postcode CT2 7NP. On arrival, follow signs to your accommodation, and then move your car to the visitors' car park on Giles Lane after unloading.

The visitors' car park on Giles Lane is a 'Pay and Display' car park and clearly signposted. Parking elsewhere is very restricted and for permit holders only.

Disabled drivers

Follow the signs to your accommodation. For other campus locations, you can use the visitors' car park or one of the other car parks where there are disabled bays for blue badge holders.

By Channel Tunnel

  • From France; take the Eurostar to Ashford - journey time approx 2 hours Paris, 1 hour Lille; then train to Canterbury West, 20 minutes [check times with National Rail Enquiries] Eurostar - National Rail Enquiries - South Eastern Trains
  • From Belgium; take the Eurostar to Ebbsfleet - journey time approx 2 hours Brussels ; then coach to Canterbury West, 45 minutes [check times with National Express] Eurostar - National Express
  • From France (by road/rail) take Le Shuttle from Calais to the Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal. From the terminal, follow signs to Folkestone, Dover, Canterbury and Ramsgate (M20/A20). Stay on the A20 until instructed to join the A260 signposted Canterbury - approx 40 minutes journey time. EuroTunnel (Le Shuttle)
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