Discount Travel Cards
If you make the same journey regularly on public transport, find out if return tickets, season tickets, or other types of travel cards could save you money.
The National Rail Enquiry Service
Tel: 0845 7484950, offers information on train times and fares.
They can also offer information about;
Young person’s railcard
1/3 off leisure fares. Cost £26 for one year for under 26 year olds and
over 26 if in full time education.
Disabled person’s railcard
1/3 off all other tickets and offers.
Low priced off peak fares which must be booked at least seven days before you want to go and you need to state the time of the trains you will take.
If you are embarking on an extended period abroad and you are not following recognised tourist routes, it is helpful to learn as much about the country as you can. Good booksellers have a range of ‘Rough Guides’ to living in various countries which are a good source of information. It is also helpful to pick up some words in the appropriate language so you can ask for what you need and understand the answers!
Student travel officers are expert in dealing with cheap travel for young people and they can be found at many colleges and universities. They are not just for students but for all young people. For up-to-date information contact the Students Union Office at your nearest college or university.