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It’s almost October already, which means many students are planning their end-of-the-year travel – whether it’s heading back home for the winter break (or summer break in Australia) or taking a vacation.

Since it’s the busiest holiday season, don’t leave your travel plans until the last minute! While you’re a student, it makes sense to take advantage of the discounts available to you when it comes to booking flights and hotels.

Here are five top websites to find the best student travel discounts, deals and packages.

STA Travel 

STA Travel is a well-established website and arguably the most popular one catered for students and youth. It offers plenty of deals and special student travel discounts.

There are also plenty of resources for students such as visa information, travel guides, work abroad opportunities, and more.

You can use student discount cards like the ISIC Student Card to get the most bang for your buck. It’s a global website, meaning there are offices all over the world – such as Australia, UK, US, Singapore and South Africa.


According to the website, StudentUniverse has negotiated with over 90 airlines to offer exclusive student travel discounts, particularly for flights.

Become a member for free to access these special student travel discounts – you’ll also get promo codes in your inbox and notifications on special deals.

Besides great flight deals, you can also book hotels, tours, activities and transfers through StudentUniverse.

Student Beans

For those studying in the UK, be sure to check out Student Beans’ travel page. Here, there are student travel discounts for hotels, tours, transport and travel insurance, among others.

For example, students can get an additional 10 percent discount when using FlixBus. There’s also a handy app so students can redeem promo codes and discounts on-the-go.

Besides travel and activities, this website also offers exclusive discounts for students for fashion items, food and drink, and health and beauty items.


The popular travel website Expedia has a special page to offer exclusive student discounts. Once you’ve verified you’re a student by signing up with your university information, you can gain access to savings on travel to both domestic and international destinations.

The special discounts and promo codes for students are currently only for those studying in the US, but other students can still visit Expedia’s regular page for travel promotions and discounts.


CheapOair offers special discounted airfares to top student destinations. There are also travel packages, group travel bookings, cruises, hotel deals and car rental discounts, so you can book your whole vacation via the same website.

They also offer travel insurance for peace of mind, and their own credit card (for those who qualify) that allows you to earn reward points.

On their blog, there are handy travel tips and guides for students, such as how to bring your pet along for a trip and what documentation they need.

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