Students Fly London to LA for Less Than the Increase of an Annual Season Ticket between Bournemouth and London
The recent rail fare increase has now made Britain the most expensive place in Europe to travel by train. So, the experts at StudentUniverse the world’s leading travel booking service for students and youth, have compared these rail fare increases with flight costs to show how far youth travellers are able to travel for the same costs.
StudentUniverse found flight deals to America, UAE, Africa and Europe for less than the new rail hikes affecting commuters up and down the country.
Commuters travelling into London from Bournemouth might be frustrated to know that student and youth travellers can get all the way to Los Angeles for £231 – £1 less than their season ticket increase (£232). Similarly, students can fly to Dubai for £154; that’s £22 less than the price hike on an Oxford to London annual fare (£176). A group of three youngsters can travel to Rome and back (£141) only spending £1 more than the fare hike one Gloucester commuter will face for their daily journey to Birmingham (£140).
Please see below for breakdown of the top five price increases and the flight deals available with StudentUniverse:
|Annual rail fare and price increase
|Deals available to youth travellers
Bournemouth to London
£6,500 – £6,732 increase of £232
Los Angeles one way from £231
Oxford to London
£4,920 – £5,096 increase of £176
Dubai one way from £154
Hove to London
£4,184 – £4,332 increase of £148
Marrakech return from £153
Gloucester to Birmingham
£3,968 – £4,108 increase of £140
Three people to Rome return from £141
Liverpool to Manchester
£3,044 – £3,152 increase of £108
Reykjavik return from £60
Dan Baker, General Manager at StudentUniverse, said: “It’s widely known that Brits pay five times more for their train travel compared to their European counterparts. Now that prices have increased again, it’s interesting to see how much further young people can stretch their budgets with our amazing deals.
“We pride ourselves on empowering students and young people to travel the world at the best possible price. With these crazy commuting costs, we wouldn’t be surprised if more and more young people opt for further travelling before embarking on the working world and being saddled with extortionate rail fares.”
Launched in 2013, StudentUniverse is the world’s leading travel booking site for students and youth. Through negotiations with a network of global partners, StudentUniverse offers discounted pricing and terms on flights, hotels and tours. Its Travel Services division also handles complex itineraries, custom designed gap year experiences and group travel requests. Millions of students use the service every year.
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StudentUniverse is the world’s leading travel booking site for students and youth. Through negotiations with a network of global partners, StudentUniverse offers discounted pricing and terms on flights, hotels and tours. Its Travel Services division also handles complex itineraries, custom designed gap year experiences and group travel requests. StudentUniverse also operates Journeys are Made @ GapYear.com, the world’s largest gap year inspiration travel platform.
StudentUniverse launched in the UK in 2013 and was acquired by Flight Centre Travel Group in 2015. StudentUniverse is headquartered in Boston with offices in London, Toronto, New York and the Philippines. StudentUniverse believes that travel is essential to a modern education. Millions of students use the service every year.