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Why travel with us?

The world's largest student and youth travel company

STA Travel started out back in 1979 with just one mission: to create affordable adventures for awesome humans. Since then we've launched apps, award-winning film projects, digital music platforms and pioneered charity campaigns. We've crossed borders to push boundaries, walked unfamiliar paths to find new friends, and got lost to discover the places we love.

We've done all these things, but our philosophy has never changed. We're still the place to #StartTheAdventure. And now, it's your turn.

we know because we go

We travel, therefore we are

Here's how we see it. If you're going to book a trip, you should book with travelers. Our Travel Experts are worldly-wise, well-traveled and can pack a 60 liter backpack in two minutes flat.

sta travel cares

We are 24/7/365

We know how important it is to feel safe on the road. That's why we're online and on the phone 24 hours a day to help resolve issues quickly, so that you can get back on with the fun stuff.

original round the world experts

We dream big and think local

We've been trusted by travelers for over 35 years. We work with the world's leading airlines, touring partners and ground handlers to create experiences that are real, authentic and responsible.

book now pay later

We make it happen

We don't endorse credit card debt or blackmail as legitimate ways to fund your trip. So if you see a flight you like, there's no need to wait, secure it there and then with a deposit and pay the rest later*.

blueticket flights

We are young and free (mostly)

The world's largest airline network for students and under 31, our famous BlueTickets have been flying the young and the studious around the planet on the lowest and most flexible airfares since 1979.

price beat guarantee

We won't be beaten on price*

We're not just about students, we're about seeing the world for less. So whatever your age or adventure, we guarantee to have the lowest prices on scheduled airfares, tours and accommodation.

We make a STAnd together

We're about exploring, not exploiting. That's why we've partnered with the Born Free Foundation to enforce an industry-leading animal welfare policy across all of our suppliers' tours and activities; and joined forces with teen cancer charities on a global campaign to help raise awareness and vital funds for young people living with cancer.
Our social responsibility

We are Generation FLEXI

It's simple: your adventure, your rules. As travelers, we don't like to feel tied down. We want flexible payments instore, flexible dates on the road, and we want to feel embraced for changing our minds, not penalized for it. That's why we created FLEXI. Flexible flights, tours, day trips, campervans, rail and bus passes... finally.
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