Youth travel cards and passes
Being a student or just being young may generally be an impoverished time, but if you can save enough for a trip there are plenty of ways to get discounts along the way. TheSite.org picks out a few of the best.
ISIC and IYTC cards
What? ISIC is recognised and accepted in over 90 countries worldwide and offers 15,000 worldwide discounts. It saves full-time students (ISIC) and Under-26's (IYTC) around 30% off air travel, as well as discounts on buses, ferries and accommodation. It gives you reduced admission to museums, galleries and historic sites and allows access to 24-hour emergency, legal and medical help line services. If you plan to travel in Ireland by rail this card will also get you substantial discounts. The ISIC card is internationally recognised as proof of you being a student.
Where? STA Travel. Call 08701 600 599 or buy online.
How much? £7. You need to show your NUS card as proof you are a student, or your passport for the youth card version (which is virtually the same thing), and a photograph for the card.
More info: The international discounts can be found on the at ISTC website, where you'll also find some information on the cultural, social and health matters related to each country.
Bonus: The student tickets you buy will normally be transferable and refundable, a service not normally offered on low cost air tickets.
You can find information on the InterRail pass in our InterRail section.
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