Bulk Buying to Save Money on Travel

We have produced some guidance on getting to Glasgow with lots of tips on how to get there,when to book and how to get discounts on travel. This can be found here.

As well as that , below are some tips on how you can get together with other Unions to get some bulk discount deals

Do a Group Booking on a Train

We have done some research on Group bookings with Train Operating Companies and found you can make some signigficant savings on standard ticket prices if you

  1. Join together as Unions to bulk book tickets together
  2. Book in plenty of time in advance

For example, we found tickets from London to Glasgow for as low as £24 per person. This of course may change and depends, how many people are booking and how far in advance you make an enquiry. But it goes to show that you can make savings by joining together.

What's more, it's a great way for your delegates to network with other neighbouring Unions.

Below are some useful contacts for Group Bookings

Virgin Trains West Coast (trains from London Euston, Birmingham New Street, Lancaster to Glasgow)

Group.Reservations@virgintrains.co.uk 0333 1030 999

More information on Group Booking can be found on the National Rail website

If you do make a group booking that you want to make available to other Unions please let us know and we will add to the map below along with contact details. Please email nuscontact@nus.org.uk

Lay on a Coach

There are usually quite a few Students' Unions that put on coaches for themselves and nearby Unions. It's a cost effective way of sending delegates to conference and means local Unins can send up to 50 delegates together. If you are thinking of putting on a coach please speak to your Membership Engagement Executive or email nuscontact@nus.org.uk

Join a Group Booking from Another Union

If you want to find out which Unions nearby to you are either bulk booking coach tickets, hiring a coach or offering other forms of transport please see the map below. This will be updated by NUS as we hear about Unions bulk bookings.

Find our more by contacting your Membership Engagement Executive or emailing nuscontact@nus.org.uk