How to save money on a trip to the US

Your next trip to the US doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are some money-saving tips that will be kind on your balance.


Plan well in advance

Our first tip may be a no-brainer, but we can’t stress enough just how much money you can save if you book well in advance. For trips to the US, you’re most likely to save in the prime booking window of 21 to 112 days before your trip. Of course, the earlier you book, the cheaper your flights and accommodation is going to be.


Consider an indirect flight

If you’re really trying to stick to a budget, then an indirect flight might be a great option for you. Waiting around the departure lounge for a number of hours may be a hassle, but it’ll definitely save you a fair amount of cash.


Be careful when using price comparison websites

Price comparison websites are a godsend for those looking to book a trip to the US, and while it’s true that they can save you, money comparisons can sometimes be misleading. Be aware that although a company might be boasting the lowest price, it may be able to do this by stripping away certain extras, such as insurance cover, in the same vein as a cheap, no-frills airline.


Book a package holiday

Alongside being reliable, a tour operator can save you a lot of time and money. With incentives from hotels such as the inclusion of food and excursions, package holidays can usually work out to be a cheaper option. Look out for ‘IT fares’ which stand for ‘inclusive tour’ fares that will offer you a long-haul flight in combination with hotel accommodation and car hire. Ocean Florida can help you find such deals on Orlando Holidays.


Do it yourself

Another similar option to a package holiday is a tailor-made holiday such as exploring the US via Amtrak’s long-distance trains. By taking these trips overnight, you’ll ultimately save money on hiring your own car and have somewhere to stay for the night that’s included in the price.


Don’t pay full price for theme park admissions

If you’re heading to the US to visit some of the world’s most infamous theme parks, make sure you don’t get stung by full price admission fees. Finding cheap tickets will depend on the time of year that you’re visiting, how long you’re going for and which parks you want to visit. Pick your must-sees and consider any add-ons carefully as sometimes these can get you cheaper entry into subsidiary parks.