How I Afford To Travel as a Student, Travelling on a Budget

It’s no secret that I travel quite a lot but it’s also apparent that I am a student at university. If you didn’t know, I have just finished my second year of university and if you are a student yourself, you will know we don’t have a lot of money. I’ve been asked a few times how I am able to afford my travels so I thought I’d get it all down in a post!

If you are interested in seeing other Travel posts of mine, here are some of my favourites:

https://chlolauren.com/2019/06/17/what-does-travelling-mean-to-me/

https://chlolauren.com/2019/03/25/how-to-travel-cheap-in-europe/

https://chlolauren.com/2019/02/13/my-2019-travel-bucket-list/

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Tip Number one- Always put a bit of money aside

Whether your getting money from student finance, a job or even from your family, you should put a little bit of money aside whenever you receive money. When I receive any money from my blog, student finance or from family, I will put a small percentage into my travel savings account, this makes it so much easier when determining how much money I have for booking a trip. Even though it is only a small percentage, it all adds up over time.

Tip Number Two- Budget, Budget, Budget

When it comes to travelling, it is definitely important to budget. Whenever I travel, I use Skyscanner to get the best deals on flights and I will always stay in the cheapest hotels. Another really good idea is to visit places when they are super off-peak, this makes it so much more cheaper and it won’t be full of tourists.

Tip Number Three- Don’t waste money on unnecessary things

Something I did quite a lot in my first term in university was spend money on unnecessary things, leading me to struggle. Since then I have questioned everything I have purchased and if it will make me happy in the long run and if I want to prioritise it over travelling.

Tip Number Four- Book in advance

Something I tend to do quite a lot is book in advance, this will make it so much cheaper and definitely gives you something to look forward to! When I went on my trip to Rome, we booked 2 months in advance and I felt that was the best way to do it and saved us quite a lot of money. If you are planning on going somewhere outside of Europe, I’d recommend booking this trip around nine months in advance, when I book my trip to Japan, I am definitely going to be booking it around nine months in advance and hopefully that will save me quite a lot!

Tip Number Five- Consider other transport

Whenever you think of travelling Europe, you think about getting a plane right? Maybe if your planning on going to multiple places while you are away, you could consider taking a train or a coach, this will save you so much money and it is definitely more convenient. Some services I’d 100% recommend and use regularly are Flixbus and Trainline EU. There are also alternatives to leaving the UK and going to Europe through the Eurostar or on a coach!

These are my short and sweet hacks to travelling affordably as a student or even an individual who is on a strict budget! I really hope you found this useful!

Thank you for reading,

Chlo xo

Published by chloelauren

Hey, Welcome to Chlo Lauren, thank you for visiting my blog, so, let me introduce myself, I’m Chloe who is currently 20 years old who has the aspiration to present all of my interests to others. Apart from writing the occasional blog post, I am currently studying my second year of Forensic Psychology at university and I take photos for Instagram. Chlo Lauren will be a place where I express my love for; Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel. If you would like to get in contact with me for collaborations and PR, please email me at chlolauren@yahoo.com.

6 thoughts on “How I Afford To Travel as a Student, Travelling on a Budget

  1. Yes! Agree, skyscanner always help me to get the cheaper flight.
    Plus in Europe can travel by flixbus is easy and cheaper as well x
    Thank for sharing x

    Love, Jess

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  2. Those are amazing tips! I also put a little bit aside when I get some money and it does add up quickly. It is possible to travel even if you don’t have lot of money, you just need to compromise a bit and make it a priority.

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