Money SavingLDVโ€™s Top 6 Student Travel Tips

After a long academic year filled with all the exams, assignments and sleepless nights, nothing quite beats a holiday abroad.

Jessica Pinker, LDV’s student savings expert, believes “affordable student travel is a must for students to refresh their minds and gear up for another semester.”

Luckily with our guide on how to travel as a student, we have all the student travel tips you need to make the most of your holiday without putting a hole in your allowance.

In this guide, we will show you

  • How to travel as a student for less

6 Money Saving Tips On How To Travel As A Student

How to travel as a student: a group of three students looking at a map together

Not only is travelling a good way to get out of the house, but it also gives you the opportunity to experience what the rest of the world has to offer. While it may be a holiday away from the textbooks, it’s still a learning experience that will reward you with a new worldview. But getting to experience a new country and its culture can definitely take a toll on your student budget. Luckily one of the perks of being a student is the discounts you can receive on flights and hotel bookings. Pair those discounts with our six student travel tips below and you’ll be surprised just how much you can save on your next getaway!

  • Tip #1: Book off-season - Off-season is a period of the year when fewer tourists are visiting a destination. What are the perks of booking off-season? There are fewer crowds and hotel prices are significantly cheaper, making it the best time for travellers to book a getaway! Do a little research on the destination you plan on visiting to get a good idea of when their off-season starts so you know when to book your hotel. We recommend booking on Hostelworld where you can find cheap hotels from destinations around the world. Don’t forget to use a Hostelworld promo code before completing your booking.
  • Tip #2: Hunt for cheap flights - Getting the best price on plane tickets is all about timing. While many travellers believe Tuesday is the best day to book a flight, it’s actually Sunday (at least in the UK). So before you head home for the Sunday roast, open up your laptop and book your getaway flight on Skyscanner. To up your chances of getting an even cheaper ticket it’s a good idea to clear your browser’s cache & search history and apply one of our Skyscanner discount codes at checkout.
  • Tip #3: Go as a group - This is a tip our travel experts swear by. If you have a group of friends that are eager to travel the world too then together you can plan a getaway and split the burden of travelling costs evenly among one another. Alternatively, if youโ€™re having a hard time finding friends to join you on your adventure, the Hostelworld app has a chat feature that allows you to chat with travellers all around the world to arrange meetups, group travel & more!
  • Tip #4: Visit free attractions - It may cost you a couple of minutes of your time researching local attractions, but finding ones with little to no admission fees will do wonders for your budget. Not only will it save you money that you can use for other activities during your holiday but itโ€™ll also give you the opportunity to experience the culture of the destination but from a different perspective.
  • Tip #5: Eat in - While the last thing you want to do is cook dinner when youโ€™re on holiday, avoiding expensive restaurants is essential to keeping your travel budget intact. Many restaurants in tourist hotspots tend to charge an arm and a leg for their meals so itโ€™s best to venture to a local supermarket and pick up some inexpensive ingredients you can use to cook your own meal. Did you know that Tesco has 5000 stores around the world? That means no matter where you are in the world you can still whip up your favourite home recipes. Shop online from your hotel and feel free to add a Tesco voucher to your order.
  • Tip #6: Walk - Taxi and Uber fees can quickly build up and eat away at your travel savings and trying to figure out the public transport routes of a foreign city isnโ€™t an easy task. That’s why we recommend cutting your losses and taking the simpler and cheaper method of transport. Walking! Not only is it perfect for sightseeing but it also helps cut out some transportation costs from your student summer travel budget. Simply opt for a hotel that’s within walking distance of the attractions you want to see and bring along comfortable shoes that will allow you to get there and back without any complaints.

Affordable Student Travel With LDV

Affordable student travel: Two students looking at a map while sitting in a car

Thanks to our guide (and the student travel tips in it), you now know how to travel as a student and get the best deals on flights, hotels and more! If youโ€™re ever looking for more student discounts feel free to check out our Students Discount Codes category. Alternatively, visit our Which is the Best Travel Credit Card? and How to Travel Cheaply and Find the Best Last-Minute Holidays in the UK blogs for more affordable student travel tips & tricks.

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Posted: 17th July, 2023

Author: Jessica Pinker

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