Best Student Travel Deals
Find the best student travel deals from cheap student airfares to cheap car rentals.
Even if you have a "full ride" scholarship, you will still need to pay for your own travel in most cases. Here are some tips on how to save money on student travel.
Last updated on February 26, 2024 by College Financial Aid Advice.
Cheap Student Airfares
Many students go to college out of state, or far away within state, and fly back and forth from home to college.
If you are looking for cheap student airfares, checkout our page with tips on how to get great student travel deals when you fly. Student Discount Airline Tickets
Zip Car Rental
Many college students wonder if they will need a car on campus. In most cases, there are many alternative forms of transportation, so a car is not needed. An exception of course is when the student goes to a commuter school, or lives far enough off campus and there is not good public transportation.
One option for occasional car use is to rent a Zipcar, the new way to travel. These cars can be found at many colleges and universities and rented by the hour or day by students 18 and older. For more information, see Zip Car Rentals at Colleges and Universities.
For other ideas on saving money on cars, see Cheap Student Car Insurance.
Student Discounts Amtrak and Other Trains
Metro Train Station near Boston University (BU)
Some areas offer decent train service and good student discounts, making travel by train a cheap way to get to and from school for college students.
Student Transportation via Bus
Most college campuses have good school transportation via buses on and off campus, like this double decker bus at University of California, Davis.
Student Bike Riding
Bike riding is a popular way to get around many large college campuses. You can either buy or rent a bike. For tips on bikes on campus or in college towns, see College Bicycle
Walking on Campus
Of course the cheapest form of student transportation is walking. It's great exercise and a good way to meet other college students.
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