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Transport

Getting from A to B quickly and easily

The beauty of the UK is that it’s a small country, so you can easily get around using public transport or travelling by bike, car or plane. You might be able to get discounts on transport in the UK, but do your research first, as you may need to apply for a special travel card or meet other requirements.

Travelling by train

The Underground (or ‘Tube’) lets you move around inner-city and greater London with ease. You can get a discount on your train tickets or Oyster card if you’re a full-time student.

If you want to visit other cities and towns across the UK, train is usually a convenient option, but can be expensive. You might be able to get a discount if you book online in advance.

Catching the bus

You can catch the bus in towns and cities across the UK, using (in most cases) either a travel or Oyster card, or by buying a ticket from the driver.

For longer distances, you can travel by coach, but will probably need to buy a ticket in advance. You should check with the coach provider to see if they offer a student discount.

Hitting the road

If you want to drive in the UK, you will need a valid licence and insurance. You’ll also need to obey all the local road rules.

If you’d rather someone else do the driving, taxis otherwise known as ‘black cabs,’ can be a good option for shorter distances, or you can pre-book a mini-cab or private hire cab earlier.

Cycling around town

As well as being cheap, cycling around town can also help keep you fit – but stay safe and follow the road rules. If you don’t own your own bike, you might be able to rent one from your university, or – if you live in London – hire one on-the-spot from hundreds of docking stations around the city.

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