How to travel to your Mid Week Short Break
Information about travelling to your mid week break location
For many people a mid week short break is a chance for a getaway at a reduced price. Your holiday will be all the pleasanter if you're well prepared and can make the journey safely and economically.
Your choice of holiday accommodation should be related to your mode of travel. If you have a car and are mobile then location does not present any problems. If you don't have a car, it's essential to check nearest railway stations, bus routes or whatever transport you plan to employ in getting to your holiday destination.
The provider of your self-catering accommodation or cottage owner will also be able to advise you about travelling to your accommodation and may provide local maps.
Travelling by car:
A GPS system takes the hard work out of navigation, however, if you still rely on maps and planning, Google Maps can help make the job easy. Obtain the postcode of your holiday cottage and enter it into Google Maps to obtain a map to print and optional directions from your home.
The great advantage of having a car on holiday is that you're free to explore the area around your destination with ease.
Travelling by rail:
There is a wide range of special rail fare packages for:
- over 55s - proof of age required only
- and pensioners.
Some of these require the purchase of a travel card but not all.
There are various deals in low season - November to March excluding school holidays and Bank Holidays.
If you're staying in self-catering accommodation, some cottage owners will be able to provide transfers from the nearest railway station by prior arrangement. It's always worth discussing your travel arrangements to gain helpful information and details of landmarks.
The Internet makes is easy to plan rail, bus and ferry journeys - just look up timetables and even purchase tickets online.
Useful travel pages for:
- Train timetables and services
- Bus timetables and services for local buses are independent and fragmented
- Long distance coach travel (with half price fares for over 60s) and Scottish Citylink
- Stagecoach buses connecting towns and cities
- Translink for public transport services in Northern Ireland
- Traveline for organising train, bus, ferry, coach or underground trips
- Ferry planners
- Flights in the UK and Ireland