There are various ways to get cheap travel for your family:
If your children are under the age of 25, encourage them to take advantage of all the travel discounts that are available for young people.
If your children are students, encourage them to take advantage of all the travel discounts that are available for students.
Buy a Family and Friends Railcard if you have children aged 5 - 15 years and you travel by train often. The card costs £30 for a 1 year Railcard or £70 for a 3 year Railcard, and saves you a third off adult and 60% off kids' fares across Britain for a year.
Buy a coachcard if you travel by coach. Three different cards are available: a Senior Coachcard for people 60 years or over; a Young Persons Coachcard for people aged 16 – 26; and a Disabled Coachcard for anyone who is registered as disabled.
There are several ways that you can get cheap family travel abroad:
Use price comparison sites and discount holiday sites when researching cheap holidays.
Be as flexible as possible when choosing you holiday destination, mode of travel and dates for travel.
When buying flights abroad, use 'screen-scraper' sites (a form of price comparison site) when conducting your research – use several as some deal with specific companies. Here are some to get you started, but there are plenty more available: