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Unsurprisingly, one of the most important aspects of travel is getting around. There are so many ways to do it! If you want to see more than one destination on your gap year (and you almost certainly do), forking out for flights every time you move on isn't going to cut it. Luckily StudentUniverse are here to help you work out how to get from amazing place to amazing place. Whether it's by bus, boat, campervan, or train, they're here to help you make the most of your adventure.

Check out some of these transport options below, and then get in touch with one of the StudentUniverse travel experts to get your plans rolling. 

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Time to make your adventure of a lifetime a reality? You've come to the right place! StudentUniverse specialise in creating travel itineraries, whether they've been dreamt up by us based on what's popular, or tailor made by you. Whether you want to road trip across the USA, take a boat through the Mediterranean, or steer a campervan across the Outback, we can do it for you. Just fill out the form to get started - we can't wait to hear from you!

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Transport Options

Your Transport Options

You'd better get used to being on the road, because one way or another your gap year is going to involve a lot of moving around! Here's a summary of your options:


In some places travelling by bus is the only option. Either the train infrastructure isn’t there, it’s too much effort or too expensive. New Zealand is the prime example of somewhere cool to travel by bus – the likes of Kiwi Experience and Stray make it a brilliant journey past all the main sights, and a few lesser known ones too. You can get a whole country pass, or add the legs together that you want in particular. StudentUniverse can book your New Zealand bus for you, and your flights, if you need.


Oh trains, don’t you just love them? From Thomas the Tank Engine to The Ghan train in Australia, they could turn even the hardiest of hipsters into an anorakked spotter. How about getting our StudentUniverse experts to book you an India Rail Pass that gives you access to the whole network? Or, you could get a train pass for Japan and go in pursuit of the Kung Fu Trail. Just let them know where you want to go and how you want to travel and they’ll sort it out for you.

If you're after InterRailing, we have a whole different section for that.

Car and Campervan

Nothing gives you freedom like having your own car. You can go where you want, when you want, as long as you can afford to put petrol in the tank. Hiring a car in most countries is easy, so why not drive the length of the iconic Route 66, cut a swathe across Europe, or circle Australia on Highway 1? Car hire isn't the cheapest travel option, but with some friends in tow its definitely the most fun.

Not quite so many places offer Campervan hire, but if you want to take your hostel room with you they're a fantastic option. Fill it up with some supplies and head across the Outback of Australia.


There are few more glamorous ways to travel than by boat. Obviously it won't be an option everywhere you travel (the presense of rivers and oceans are fairly important), but it offers a unique way to travel and see some of the world's most beautiful destinations. You'll often share boat transport with other backpackers, making it a brilliant way to meet people, too.

After something else?

If you're interested in booking flights, we have a section for that. If you're interested in tours, we also have a section for that. If you're not quite sure what you're interested in, fill out the form below and one of our StudentUniverse travel experts will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Enquire About Transfer Options

Booking your transport for your gap year can be a bit of a minefield. But once you’ve found the best way to get from A to B on our partners over at StudentUniverse can help you book it over the phone. When you’re ready to book transport give them a call and they’ll do it right there and then for you.

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