Travelling in the UK
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.
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.)
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.