Travelling in the UK

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University of Roehampton international student Alex talks to i-studentglobal about the great transport links that London offers international students and tells us about some of her travels, both nationally and internationally, from London.

Visiting a friend in Chester (Train)

It's fitting that I'm writing this after having just come back to London from Chester to visit a dear friend.

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Probably my favorite way to travel is by train. I took a Virgin train to and from Chester, which tends to be expensive but offers discounted price to Railcard holders. (Editor's note: you can save money on trains by booking in advance up to 12 weeks before you travel.)

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Chester

Holiday in Italy (Plane)

One of the many perks of living in the UK, and in my case, living in London, is that it is a fantastic travel hub. London itself has five major airports, so there's a good chance that there's an affordable flight to wherever you want to go. After studying abroad here in London a year, combined with a couple of visits in the past, I've managed to fly out of or into almost all of these airports at least once. Low-cost airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet may charge some a la carte fees, but if you play by the rules you can normally fly for a fraction of the price of what we Americans are used to. Thanks to this, I’m going to Italy next week!

Probably my favorite way to travel is by train. I took a Virgin train to and from Chester, which tends to be expensive but offers discounted price to Railcard holders. 

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