If travelling and exploring the world is a passion of yours, then you’ll know that it can get quite expensive. However, there are a wide variety of discounts available for students for travel; namely modes of transport but also for booking websites and tours. For the next few months, I’ll introduce you to a number of discounts available on planes, coaches and other travel sites.
This month, we’re looking at train discounts. Here are my top 3 finds:
The 16 – 25 railcard
An absolute must if you find yourself commuting for education, work or even if you’re a frequent visitor to the big smoke. The card is available to anyone between 16 – 25 years old and you can have a one year, two year or three year card. This also means that you could technically purchase a card just before your 26th birthday for another 3 years of discounts (result!). Currently the card can give up to a third off the price of a ticket, but make sure you read the fine print and check which journeys (if any) it won’t be valid for as some short journeys are unable to be discounted. You’re able to have a physical card or a digital one saved to your phone which is pretty handy if you’re forgetful like me! If you have an NUS card or Student Beans account, you’ll be able to get 12% off the price of this card too! What’s not to love?
Cross Country Trains
Another train company offering student discount is Cross Country trains. So not only can you use your 16-25 railcard to get a third off, you’re then able to save a further 10% on your tickets with your NUS card or NUS Apprentice extra card! Such a good offer! Visit the Cross Country trains website for more information.
If you’re looking to travel by train and know well in advance, then why not look to book with Grand Central? When you book with them online or via your mobile, you will receive 25% off all Grand Central advance tickets! All you’ll need to do is supply your NUS card number. For more information, visit the NUS extra website or the Grand Central website.