How to Get the Best Deals on Public Transport Tickets and Passes

There are plenty of ways to get public transport tickets and passes for less. Join us as we talk you through the best ways to save.

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Using public transport within the UK comes with many advantages; including being cheaper than owning and operating a car, reducing congestion in towns, removing the stresses commonly associated with driving and also reducing our carbon footprint. 

In most cities across the country, public transport is readily available and easily accessible. But for regular users, what are the best ways to keep costs down to ensure you’re getting journeys for the best possible price, especially during a cost-of-living crisis? Here, we talk you through the best ways to save on public transportation tickets and passes.

Jack Cunningham
Travel Editor

As a former sports journalist and content creator, I swapped the press box for a permanent desk several years ago. Since giving match reports the red card, I have enjoyed developing my writing and research skills in a few other areas, and now I spend my time doing something I really enjoy - sharing the best ways to save on travel with our wonderful readers.

I love nothing more than exploring different parts of the world and learning about new cultures (and taking in the occasional sporting fixture, if at all possible). I’m just as happy on a quick city break in Lisbon as I am navigating my way across the width of America, and firmly believe everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy travelling regardless of their budget.