This page is designed to give you the resources and tips you need to know for saving money travelling around the United Kingdom. The best way to save money on your travels around the UK is to book travel and accommodation early and do your research to source the best deal you seek.
The comparison site Check my Bus is a good starting point to find the best deal.
Megabus offers some great deals (E.g £1 ticket promotions) whilst National Express is the national carrier and can be worth comparing with train/plane travel to get the best deal. Bus travel is usually the cheapest travel option, book in advance to get great deals that will make you smug with how little you have paid!
Flying to destinations such as Edinburgh from London can save you time and be cheaper than train travel and is worth considering.
Hostel Bookers, Hostel World and Hostelz are three websites that all have a large database of Hostels, compare prices to make sure you get the best deal. The Youth Hostel Association has an excellent reptutation and is another option which won't likely be found on the other websites mentioned.
It can be worth hunting the different websites for the accommodation you seek. Hotel Info and Trip Advisor are always worth looking at for the customers ratings of places which they have stayed. Trivago compares hotel prices with other websites so is a good website to start with when looking for a hotel. Some other popular websites worth looking at for hotels include Lastminute, Hotels, Late Rooms and Booking.
UK Hotels: Further to using the websites listed above Top Rooms is a good source when specifically looking for UK Hotels and accommodation. Budget hotel chains that can be worth looking at are Premier Inn, Travelodge and EasyHotel.
Try all the websites listed above to source the best deal or if open to where you travel, try group buying websites: Groupon, Living Social, Wowcher and Mighty Deals Also try Cashback websites: Quidco and Top Cashback.
If you are travelling within the UK and don't own a car you may find it more cost effective to use Zip Car which is a member run service and gives you the convenience of access to a car without the excessive costs in insurance, maintenance, registration and parking costs that occur when owning a car.