UK has a great network of public transportation that makes traveling accessible for students. The average monthly cost for traveling in the UK comes up to around £140 per month. The most extensive network of public transportation in the UK is the tube (underground rail network). Traveling by tube can help save a lot on travel costs.
However, the tube is not present in a lot of cities across the country. But you can access trains to travel both short and long distances. You can even purchase a ‘Young Persons Railcard‘ for £30 if you are a student at any university in the UK. The railcard lets you avail of a 30% discount on train travel across the UK, lowering your living expenses. Buses are the next best option for travel across the UK.
If you wish to travel long distances, then you will need to avail flights or long-distance trains.
Gird up and start searching all the information regarding your flight and its expenses at least 5-6 months before your flight is due in order to travel smart.
One of the most important travel tips for students is that it’s economical to book tickets on Tuesday or Wednesday. The best time to buy a cheap ticket is described to be around 3 to 5 O clock in the morning. Also, if your flight involves a transfer, such as Canada to LA, it is always wise to take these transfer flights separately to avoid accommodation problems and hours-long wait.
Some Airlines are offering student discounts. So, look for those Airlines and connect with them, to take full benefit of their student-friendly program. There are many websites that offer extravagant discounts to students and do not follow through. So, be aware of the scammers.
Here are a few useful travel tips for students flying abroad-
Look for Airlines that have student discounts and connect with them
It’s economical to book tickets on Tuesday or Wednesday. And the best time to buy a cheap ticket is described to be around 3 to 5 in the morning
Reach out for the student groups at your campus and gather the information that can help you in your journey
Yes, you'll have to book a connecting flight
Just find a flight midway between your hometown and northeastern
Book a flight with a good enough window for an easy layover
As a precaution, let the time between flights be 6 to 8 hours apart
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Getting student discount flights is something most students look for while booking their flight tickets. So here are a few tips on how to fly cheap that you could use while booking flights to study abroad.
It is advised to look for flights well in advance (atleast 9 months prior) for you to get the best discounts in flights.
Check for websites that provide student discounts over the price stated
Find out which is the cheapest place near you to fly from
Book connecting flights for cheaper fares
Try looking for refundable airfares so that in case of an emergency you don't loose your money.