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Air Travel

Travelling by air is usually the quickest way to get to your holiday destination. You can save time and money by checking a few flight comparison websites to get the best price. Once you have chosen your flight we recommend you then check the price on the airlines actual website, as sometimes you can save a bit of money by doing so. You should also be aware that many budget airlines charge for additional "extras" such as checked in luggage and priority seating, as well as high credit card fees.

If you are planning to travel by air you also need to consider how you are going to get to and from the airport. The easiest and cheapest method depends on how far away from the airport you are, how many people are going, how much luggage you have and what sort of public transport options are available. Does the airport have a shuttle bus? Is there a train direct to the airport terminal? Would airport parking be a better option? Travelling to Heathrow is easy from most London locations but Luton airport parking is often a better option due to the limited public transport. Stanted airport parking is also often a cheaper option than the high cost of a taxi.

Rail Travel

Travelling by rail can be an exciting way to see a bit of the scenery of a country, as well as generally being cheaper than flying. From high speed rail services such as the Bullet train in Japan to classic train travel like the Royal Scotsman, there are options to suit every taste and budget.

Self Drive

Self drive holidays are a cost effective way of travelling to your holiday destination, with the benefit of being able to get out and about easily while you are there. Remember to have your car serviced before a long trip and ensure your car insurance is up to date. It is also advisable to take regular breaks to keep alert.

Car Hire

A hire car can be an ideal option for your travel needs, providing you with a mode of transport meaning you can forgo the hassle of public transportation. You can often arrange to have your vehicle waiting for you at your destination airport, saving time and effort once you arrive. There are numerous car hire comparison sites that aim to provide competitive rates from car hire companies.


A cruise offers holiday makers the opportunity to travel in style while hopping from island to island, or from country to country. A cruise ship will generally provide plenty of onboard entertainment, fine dining and activities, offering a leisurely way to get to your destination.

Ferry Travel

Ferry travel is available for both individual foot passengers as well as those needing to transport themselves and their vehicle.

Bicycle Travel

Many people enjoy travelling by bicycle, either as a group or as an individual. Travelling by bicycle is a cost effective form of transport, as well as being good for the environment.