Visitors to Canterbury will find getting around very easy.  The city is very compact and walkable, and much of the city centre is pedestrianised. The centre can be crossed in just a 10-15 mins walk. Most of the sights are located within, or within walking distance of the centre surrounded by the city walls and a busy ring road.

If you are travelling further afield such as to the University, Gulbenkian Theatre, the hospital or the out-of-town retail parks then there are frequent buses run by Stagecoach. The bus station is in the centre in St George's Lane. There are many bus routes available for getting to areas outside of Canterbury as well.  For detailed information, check out this list of Bus Routes to an from Canterbury or see the Public Transportation section. Taxis are readily available in Canterbury, as can be seen on this long List of Taxi Companies .  The best bet for getting a cab is to call one of these companies ahead of time to arrange for a pick up.  Alternatively there are plenty of taxi ranks with taxis waiting.

Cycling provision is not ideal and it is officially prohibited in the pedestrian zone, though many do it. Outside the centre there are a few cycle routes, most either on-road shared with buses and taxis, or off-road shared with pedestrians. Secure cycle storage, changing facilities and cycle servicing is available at the Cycles UK shop near the bus station, and cycle parking just opposite. See cycle maps and routes in the Canterbury area. Two popular recreational cycle rides are the Crab & Winkle Way and the Great Stour Way. Bikes can be hired from Canterbury Cycle Hire or Downland Cycles.

There are 2 car rental companies: Enterprise and Kendal Cars. Driving within the city walls is not recommended. Many streets are either narrow, one-way, pedestrianised, no-through-roads or a combination of these. The main ring road and the surrounding routes suffer from bad traffic congestion especially during the rush hours 08:00-09:00 & 16:00-18:00 Mon-Fri, however morning congestion is notably reduced or even non-existant during school holidays. Some bus lanes exist to allow the buses to avoid the worse traffic. In order to reduce traffic congestion, the city encourages people to use the Park and Ride service for getting to the city center. Central parking lots are available, but expensive and often full.