Skip Navigation

Where to get my Round the World ticket

Travel Forums Round the World Travel Where to get my Round the World ticket

1. Posted by adam_b (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Hello all I'm a newbe ;)

I'm looking at going on my first big travelling adventure hopefully end of this year or very early next year and would like to know if anyone can recomend good companies to get a round the world ticket from, websites i've been looking at are

http://www.roundtheworldflights.com/

http://www.youthtravel.com/flights/student_rtw_flights.asp

and an American site

http://www.airtreks.com/index.html

Has anyone got any personnel recomendations for companies to use, I'm hoping to go to South Africa, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, Possibly somewhere like Fiji. San francisco, New York then back home to England. Haven't decided how long I want to go for yet but hey any advice on where to get tickets from would be great

Thanks for the help

Adam

2. Posted by ton (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

I got mine through Sta, http://www.statravel.co.uk they were really helpfull and would definately recommend them.

Best of luck.

3. Posted by Amy Allan (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

Hello there,

Ive just booked my round the world ticket with Thomas Cook, they were fantastic, really helpful. Plus i did not have to pay for the whole thing in one go, they let me put a deposit down and the rest has to be paid in 3 months time, which was really handy for me. My plans are london - bangkok - singapore - cairns - sydney - Aulkland - fiji - LA - london all for £1300 which i thought was a bargin!

Id recommend them. it was so much nicer going into a shop and talking to someone about this rather than on the phone, a bit more real feeling.

I wish you all the best, happy booking

4. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 403 posts) 10y

Amy,

airtreks is a well known and established company for this kind of trip and have a lot of people who really know their stuff. I can't speak for the other groups but I do know that airtreks is reputable - and I'd buy from them in an instant.

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

I've bought a few from STA and been happy.

6. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

I also bought from STA and I was very happy with the service I got in the UK, though the guy I spoke to in the Potts Point office was rude - maybe it was a bad day though.

7. Posted by miketurner (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

Hi -

You don't really need a 'company' to book your RTW trip.

Check out,

www.oneworld.com
www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=338667

You can pretty much plan your itinerary on here. I have found some of the flight details to be slightly incorrect but if you cross check the relevant flight with the actual airline website, you can't go wrong.

When you're ready to book ,you can phone British Airways and book all the RTW flights this way. I did this in 2004 and will be doing it again in a couple of months. I think the prices are excellent and the airlines are 'good'. If you're like me, i'd rather fly from Hong kong to Beijing with a company like Cathay pacific, rather that Dragon Air or something. You only have to pay approx £75 deposit and then the balance approx 2-3 wks before you go.

Enjoy!

8. Posted by dbo (Full Member 34 posts) 10y

Hi adam_b

Me and the missus booked our RTW flights about a week ago. The route is: London > Rio (overland to) Santiago > Auckland (overland to) Christchurch > Melbourne (Overland to) Cairns > Bali > Singapore (overland to) Bangkok > Hong Kong > London. Leaving in September it cost us £1365 each.

We used a company called Travel Nation (http://www.travel-nation.co.uk) - they are based in Brighton, and we had originally planned to go down there and have a chat but the guy I got in touch with via Email ([email protected]) was so helpful we never actually needed to. Their website is pretty informative too, especially for first time backpackers like us.

I did have a rough idea of the route we wanted to take and I sourced quotes from elsewhere including some of the previously mentioned companies but they worked out the cheapest by a long way and were able to include Melbourn and Bali connections where other agents couldn't. Trailfinders didn't even bother getting back to me.

Hope that helps,

dbo