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A University Parent's Guide to Travel

Posted by Red Arrow on Sep 28, 2017 3:40:16 PM


Those months of planning for your child’s continued education have finally paid off and now your bright, young student is off at university.

However, you're likely already missing them and you probably want your child home at every opportunity. So we've addressed some top concerns that parents may have when sending them off to school and coordinating their return:



Often teens go off to college without their own transportation, which can create an issue when students are ready to come home for the holidays. Not everyone can afford to fly their children off to school and home, which means that other transportation options need to be considered.

Furthermore, owning and insuring a car can be expensive. Registration fees, car maintenance, gas costs, parking, and dealing with traffic are all reasons why a lot of people don’t own their own vehicles. A local car share environment allows you to split the cost with other passengers, ultimately saving money. Taking the bus is a great low-cost and safe option for trying to see your loved one more frequently.


It can be tough for a college student to coordinate travel if they are not yet familiar with the area, just getting to know people, and are just starting adjust to their new life. Purchasing a bus ticket for them so they can take the bus home makes it easier on them as now they can focus more energy on the books rather than finding fellow students to carpool with.

Bonus Tip 1: We even offer student ticket packages for frequent travellers which further reduces our student discount!

Bonus Tip 2: For the U of A parents, our sister company Ebus offers handy weekend service to Lister Hall for the duration of the school year!


Even if they have an assignment due, they can happily use the travel time on our buses to get their work done, both on the way home and on the way back to school. With free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, complimentary snacks and refreshments, advance seat selection and single aisle seating for even more room - and privacy - you can be confident that your beloved student will still be able to be productive while on the road.


This is always a number one concern when it comes to your kids, and it’s the number one concern at Red Arrow. Red Arrow has a record for safety and makes it a paramount goal to happily reunite you and your child. The Safely Home program is a declaration of absolute commitment to safety across all operations and ensuring a safe and fun journey for all of its passengers.

See how Student Express Packs can help get your student inexpensively and Safely Home. 

Topics: General Information, Travel Tips, Students

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