Kent Top Travel

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Kent Top Travel bus Alexander Dennis Enviro200 in Tonbridge, Kent 3 April 2009.jpg
Parent Kent County Council
Founded 2005
Ceased operation October 2013
Headquarters Aylesford
Service area Kent
Service type Bus services

Kent Top Travel[1] was an English bus operator in Kent. It was owned by Kent County Council.


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Kent Top Travel was established in 2005 by Kent County Council to operate the council's bus network.[2] It was argued that its existence stimulated competition. It also operated a coach charter fleet.

Following an independent report criticising Kent County Council's trading companies, in December 2012 it was decided to close Kent Top Travel once its existing contracts expired.[2][3][4] Kent Top Travel ceased trading on 1 October 2013.[5]


The majority of Kent Top Travel's route portfolio comprised rural, evening and Sunday services won under competitive tender from Kent County Council and other local authorities in open competition with private bus operators.

Park & Ride[edit]

Kent Top Travel operated Canterbury City Council's park & ride service from October 2008 until 2013.[6][7]


Kent Top Travel operated both single and double deck buses as well as charter coaches. Buses were painted in a white and green livery, the Canterbury park & ride fleet silver and green. Coaches were painted both white & red, and yellow.


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