12 student travel discounts you’d be crazy not to use

Student travel is pretty much synonymous with budget travel:
Making every dollar count is essential. Fortunately, there are
plenty of discounts available to students who want to travel near
or far from wherever they are.


RELATED: 9 gorgeous hotels in Europe starting at
$10 per night

Flights and hotels

Cheaptickets.com has
loads of deals on hotels, hostels, vacation rentals, and flight and
hotel packages. You can purchase event tickets, plus get a
student-specific discount of 18% off when you enter your student ID
here.

Student discount cards 

The $25/year ISIC (International
Student Identity Card)
more than pays for itself, with over
160,000 discounts on transportation, shopping, restaurants,
cultural institutions and entertainment in more than 130 countries.
The card’s especially crucial in Europe, where you won’t likely
get a student or youth discount without it.

The Student
Advantage Card
, $30 a year, offers similar discounts at U.S.
based businesses, including Greyhound (10% off travel and shipping
services), AMC Theatres (40% off prepaid movie tickets), and lots
of local and chain restaurants.

Bus and rail

If you’re between the ages of 12-27, discounts of up to 25%
are available for first- and second-class
Eurail passes
, which provide train travel among 33 European
countries. No proof of student status is required, and the passes
also provide discounts to attractions, ferries and more, depending
on the country.

Shortline/Coach
USA
 offers
discounts on popular college bus routes. The amount varies by
route; students need valid IDs to purchase discounted tickets.

Similarly, Amtrak offers students ages
13–25 with valid ID 15% off some fares in the Midwest, New York
and California.

Activities


Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) member resorts
, which include
Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain, Telluride, Steamboat and Winter
Park, offer season pass deals, multiday lift ticket packages,
discounted lessons, discounted dining and much more to college
students. Some resorts even offer free season passes.


Groupon’s Select Student Program
 offers
college students extra discounts for activities, food, drinks and
services in any participating city they’re in. It’s free to
sign-up, and students get an additional 25% off for the first six
months of membership, and 15 % off thereafter.


Regal
, AMC
and Cinemark
theater chains across the United States all offer student discounts
on movie tickets. Check ahead for your particular theater:
Discounts vary by location and showtime, and you’ll have to buy
your tickets in person with a valid student ID.

Many Major League Baseball teams offer special student pricing.
The Boston Red Sox offer $9 student tickets when you register
here;
$10
upper bleacher reserve seats are available to students
at
Pittsburgh Pirates home games. Check other individual team
websites for more discount offers.

Other discounts 

FedEx
offers students 20% off the shipping of packages, and 30% off
document shipping
with a valid ID—just in case you aren’t
able to fit all those souvenirs in your suitcase.

Stay up to date on news around the world wherever you are with
student discounts from The New York Times  (a
basic subscription is free for four weeks; then $1 a week
thereafter
); The Wall Street Journal  ($4
a month for a digital subscription; $10 a month for print and
digital
); and The Washington Post ($5 a
month for college students
).

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