International Student Support

Travelling around

Below you will find some helpful suggestions regarding train and bus travel around the local area, as well as national and international travel, and some of the student discounts you could claim.

Local Bus Guide

Please see our local bus guide for information on travelling around the Brighton and Hove area, as well as information on the tickets available. 

Click on the guide below [PDF 613KB]

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Travelling around the UK by coach

If you would like to travel around the UK by coach, please see the National Express webpages which provide detailed information on destinations, timetables, ticket prices, and discounts, that may be available to you as a student.

 

Local Train Guide

Please see our local train guide for information on travelling around the Brighton and Hove area, as well as information on the tickets available. 

Click on the guide below [587KB]

Local Train handout

Travelling around the UK by train

For more information on travelling around the UK by train, please see the National Rail webpages, if you have a 16-25 railcard you can get discounts on may of these trips. Though please be mindful of booking tickets during 'peak travel times' as discounts may not be available.

 

International Travel

You may already have an ISIC Card (International Student Identity Card), which entitles you to discounted international travel. You can apply for this card via the web on the ISIC website. This card can be included when you purcahse a NUS Totem card. Note that the card may not entitle you to discounts in and around the Brighton & Hove area.

It is relatively easy and inexpensive to get to other European countries. There are a number of 'discount' airlines that offer cheap tickets online (for example, Ryanair or Easyjet). If you wish to take a more carbon-friendly option, it is possible to travel overland comfortably and affordably. See Seat 61 for ideas.

There are some agencies that specialise in offering travel to students and these may be able to offer you special deals. If you use a travel agent ensure that it is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and/or the International Air Ticketing Association (IATA). Both these organisations scrutinise their membership thoroughly and require high standards, and can protect your purchase.

Before travelling to or from the UK, please ensure that you have met the relevant immigration requirements.

 

International Student Support

E international.support@sussex.ac.uk
T +44 (0)1273 67 8422