How to save money on travel is one of the most common questions we get asked.
Whether you’re looking to save up for the trip of a lifetime, or you want to stay budget conscious while on the road, the good news is there are many ways to keep costs down on travel.
Like us, most people we know include travel high on their priority list each year, as they want to get away from life’s routines and create precious memories.
But most people don’t have money trees growing in their back yards – if you do, what’s your address??
It doesn’t matter where you are from or what age you are, we have all been in a place where our wallets have been pinched due to lack of funds, but we’re here to tell you not to give up on your travel dreams.
In this guide, we share 52 of our top money saving travel tips, to help you save up for your dream vacation and also make sure you don’t overspend on the road.
How To Save Money On Travel
Whilst increased competition between airlines and the ever growing accommodation options has helped lower travel costs, more and more people are finding themselves with less disposable income to play with each year.
We have a motto – Travel more. Create better memories – it’s something we are very passionate about and have been following that travel motto for the past 25 years, first solo, utilizing working abroad opportunities, then as a couple, and now as a traveling family.
Below are some ideas on how to save money on travel before you hit the road. Some will be obvious to some of you, but if you’re new to travel and new to our site, I’m sure you will appreciate the heads up on a few strategies to help you save money on the road.
Afterwards, we’ll share our top tips for how to save money while on the road. Be sure to check our Book your trip page with our favorite travel booking sites for finding deals and saving money.
1. Be Flexible with Your Flight Dates
If possible, give yourself the best chance to capture any of the cheap flights when the prices fluctuate by searching a couple of days, or even weeks, either side of your preferred departure date.
A few flight search engines we like using include:
- Skyscanner – provides instant comparison on flight prices for over 600,000 routes.
- Kayak – another meta search site that compares hundreds of sites at once.
- Vayama – specialises in cheap international flights.
2. Adjust Your Times for Flying