Brand New Stagecoach Bus Service to Howletts

Wed, 14/05/2014 - 2:33pm

Visitors to Howletts Wild Animal Park will be able to get there via bus direct from two of Canterbury’s main transport hubs, starting on Saturday 24th May.

The bus service will operate six times a day throughout May half term and beyond, in a bid to make one of Kent’s most popular tourist attractions even more accessible.

Bob O’Connor, Managing Director of Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks, said: ‘I’m thrilled that Stagecoach are running a dedicated bus service to the park.  Visitors who use this direct service will be able to take advantage of our Two for One Entry Offer when they print out a special voucher  from Stagecoachbus.com/eastkent and show their bus tickets and voucher on arrival at the Gatehouse.’

The Howletts bus will run six times a day starting from 09.50am at Canterbury West Station and 10.00am from Canterbury Bus Station.  Fares are priced at £2.60 single and £4.40 return, children aged between 5 and 15 years old will be able to travel from £1.30 single and £2.20 return.  Visit the Stagecoach website for more information.

Philip Norwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach in East Kent added: ‘We are delighted to be working with Howletts to provide a bus service from Canterbury West Station and the bus station to the Wild Animal Park, during the summer.  Route 200 buses will run roughly hourly and are timed to link up with high speed trains to and from London. This splendid attraction will feature on our Big Bus Guide as somewhere it is easy to visit by bus, using our Explorer Ticket – offering unlimited all day travel across East Kent and East Sussex from £6.20 per adult – you can take up to three kids with you from only 10p each at weekends and during school holidays.’

Timetables for the new dedicated service will be available in the Howletts Gatehouse and at Canterbury Bus Station.