There are plenty of ways to travel across the UK. You could catch a plane from Newcastle to Cornwall, or a boat from Liverpool to Ireland. The UK is fortunate to have a well-connected public transport system.
You can access almost any town through a train without thinking twice about it. We also have a fantastic road system spanning from major cities all the way to remote villages.
However, transport can get quite expensive after a while, and it’s important to watch out for deals. Here are a few ways you can save money on your car and train journeys.
Money-saving Tips For Car Journeys
Fuel is the main culprit when it comes to the price of car journeys. You need to shop around and look at the price of a few petrol stations before filling up for your journey. While the rates may look identical, they probably differ by a few pence. This can make a world of difference when you fill up the entire tank and spend a large amount of money.
You could also look into buying a more efficient car. Older cars tend to guzzle fuel and ramp up your bills. You could even get an electric car if you want to save money and energy.
Finally, you could carpool with someone else on your journey to save money. Share one car and enjoy a little conversation on your journey. You could share with another family member or friend traveling with you.
Money-saving Tips For Train Journeys
The UK rail system can be expensive, especially if you book your tickets last minute. Buy group-save tickets to cut down the cost and grab a sweet deal. You could go for a season ticket if you are making the same journey repeatedly. Or, split your ticket by buying two separate tickets for the journey. This is a new feature on the Trainline app and can save you a lot of money. Try to travel at off-peak times to avoid whopping fares and busy crowds. You can usually secure a seat at off-peak times as well.
Always book your train in advance to save money and avoid any surges in price. Popular trains tend to get booked up quickly. Secure your seat and plan your journey ahead of time.
There are numerous ways to save money on transport. You just need to think ahead and look into a few discount options before booking anything.
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