How To Save Money On Travel As A Student.
There are various ways to travel on the cheap as a student enabling you to stuff
more cash into your own pocket.
You may want to consider cycling to university or
college. The advantages of cycling include keeping fit, cycling could also help you
loose body fat. The downside is it could leave you with sweaty clothes, unless you
decide to cycle in your cycling gear and find somewhere to change / take a shower if
you need one.
During the winter you just need to make sure that you are
wrapped up warm and it is important that you use reflective cycling clothing. If you do
decide to cycle to save money it is also advised that you always wear protective cycling
You do not have to buy a top of the range bike you could
get a second hand one. That should do the job of getting you to and fro your various
Another alternative is walking; this method also keeps
you fit and is a great workout if you decide to power walk. If you live close by, you might
want to try walking to university or college with a few mates and save some money on
transport. When walking you may need to consider wearing a comfortable pair of
trainers to make your journey less painful. Most importantly observe all safety
precautions when walking in the dark.
Asking a classmate for a lift could also save you
money, just make sure that you buy some petrol in your mate's car once in a while. You may
also want to find a group of friends that live very close, so that you could
all chip in for petrol and enjoy the ride, this could make your travelling far
more cheaper, that’s only if parking is not a problem.
If you are aged between 16 –25, you may want to consider
getting a young persons rail card
for the longer journeys on the train. You may also want to buy your
ticket in advance as this could save you up to 80%.
If you use the coach to travel you may want to look
into buying a funfare ticket, which could cost as little as £1. A funfare
ticket allows you to travel to a variety of destinations and can only be purchased
online. You can take a print out of your ticket or use the option to send
your ticket details to your mobile phone.
If you are aged between 16-26 you could also save up to
30% on travel on the coach by using a young persons coachcard.
Now you can weigh up the options and find out which one
will save you the most money on travel.