What’s the best way to travel in the UK?

This week’s blogpost is in answer to students’ questions about how to travel in and around the UK.

Living in a different country for an extended period is a great opportunity to travel and explore a new part of the world. You may already be planning some sightseeing trips in the area where you will be studying and further afield in the UK. During the holiday periods, you might plan to travel to other places in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Their respective tourist board websites will help give you an idea of what there is to see and do in each.

As a full-time student, you can take advantage of a discount travel card that gives a large reduction on the price of coach and train tickets around the UK. Both the National Express coach service (long distance bus) and the train service offer these special travel cards. Find out more about student travel cards by comparing the Young Persons Coachcard and the 16-25 Railcard.

For information about the best way to travel to your institution when you first arrive, you will probably need to check directly with your destination institution by looking on their website. Many institutions offer a ‘Meet and Greet Service’ at the airport where you will be arriving. The UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) website also has useful information about how to travel on to another destination from various entry points in the UK: Travel to your Institution

If you have a question related to academic life and study in the UK and you can’t find the answer in the Prepare for Success learning resources, write it on the Question Wall and we will try to answer it here in the blog next time.

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