Guidance for travelling to your host country via, plane, train, coach, or car.

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To find flights to your host country, we recommend using Skyscanner which compares costs from a large range of different airlines. 


Travelling by coach can be more affordable than flying and is more environmentally friendly. National Express and FlixBus both offer destinations throughout Europe. 


If you’re interested in travelling to your host country by train and don’t know where to start, National Rail has guidance on their website for travelling to Europe by train, as well as a list of train services for many countries around the world.


BlaBlaCar is a service which matches drivers with travellers wanting to carpool for a small fee. You will be provided with insurance as part of the journey. Make sure you look for drivers who have received positive reviews from users in the past.

Student Finance Travel Grant

Student Finance England offer grants to cover some of your travel expenses if you normally live in England, and you’re studying abroad as part of your course, or on an Erasmus study or Erasmus work placement. For more information and to check if you’re eligible.

Green Travel Fund

We want to encourage students to consider sustainable travel as part of the Go Abroad placement. Instead of taking a plane why not consider travelling by bike, boat, coach or train? For 2019/20 and 2020/21 we can fund 10 students per year with £200 to travel via lower-carbon modes of transport.

For students travelling over the summer holidays, you can apply to the Green travel fund in your Go Abroad application. The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2020.

For students studying abroad in 2020/21, you can apply to the Green travel fund in your Study Abroad application to be submitted by 16 March 2020.

Should there be more applications than travel grants, successful applicants will be picked at random and informed prior to departure.

To receive the green travel grant you will need to provide evidence of your return travel being undertaken via bike, boat, coach or train. Your additional funding will be added to your first payment. If you do not provide evidence of having used one of these forms of transport, we will remove the awarded amount from your final payment.