Journeys to Explore with Discounts Galore!
In the midst of the UK’s cost of living crisis and a global climate emergency, finding budget-friendly and eco-conscious ways to travel has become more essential than ever. Thankfully, the extended “Get Around For £2” bus scheme and Railcard discounts offer a breath of fresh air for both your pocket and the planet!
The “Get Around For £2” bus scheme, extended until December 2024, is a game-changer for those feeling the pinch of rising prices. With a single fare for just £2, this initiative eases the burden on your wallet. Plus, it helps cut down on the fuel costs, annual maintenance and parking expenses associated with driving, which are only getting more expensive due to the current economic challenges. Check out the list of routes and operators.
Don’t forget, if you are of state pension age, you can get a FREE ‘Older Person’s Bus Pass’ that enables you to travel for FREE between 09:30-23:00 weekdays and all day at weekends and Bank Holidays. Apply now!
If you have a disability that limits how you get around, you can apply for a FREE ‘Disabled Persons Bus Pass’ that enables you to travel for FREE on off-peak services from 09:30am until the last bus of the day on weekdays and all day on weekends and Bank Holidays. Apply now!
For train travellers, various railcards provide substantial discounts, making journeys more affordable. The average Railcard holder saves £140 per year ,with 1/3 off train travel! There are 9 main Railcards to choose from, all of which cost just £30 per year or £70 for 3 years:
- 16-17 Saver
- Two Together (joint railcard = only £15 each)
- Senior (60+)
- Disabled Persons
- Family and Friends (1/3 off adults, 60% off kids)
- Network (London and South East)
According to research by Employee Benefits, 59% of employers offer the season ticket loan scheme to employees. It’s one of the most used schemes available, and for good reason! So, if you travel by train regularly, speak to your employer about the potential for an interest free season ticket loan. Learn more about it here!
Compared to the financial strain of driving solo, these transportation options are a breath of fresh air. They help you cut costs and carbon at the same time. This is especially important as people grapple with the economic challenges of today.
By choosing these options, you can navigate the UK affordably and responsibly, easing the financial pressure on your family while contributing to a sustainable future. It’s a win-win!