Find the Cheapest Flights, Cars and Accommodations

travel websites that stretch your travel budget.

This page is fully loaded with hundreds of options for free and inexpensive transportation and accommodations neatly organized from least-to-most expensive. To quickly and easily find the best and least expensive option for you, start at the top of this list and work your way down. The first option that suits your needs will be your most economical option.


Drive Cars for People Relocating

U.S.: Canada:



Sign up to Uber and get a Taxi Credit on your first ride

U.S.: Sign up here for a $30 credit Canada: Sign up here for a $20 credit


CHEAP RENTALS After you book your rental, autoslash continues looking for lower prices and automatically rebooks you when it finds a lower fare for an identical itinerary. Get rental car insurance for as little as $7.50/day, $19/trip and $99/year.



Free Campsites

Travel Hospitality Requires travelers using the service to also host a traveler within six months of signing up - Also offers private rentals

Home Swapping Featured in the movie ‘The Holiday’

Housesitting (Australia and the U.K.)

Group Travel Operators

Contact these travel operators and ask how many people you would need to sign up at the going rate in order to go for free. A great trick for collects students is to paste posters all over camput to promote a spring break getaway. I know people who did this every year college to get a free trip.

Repair hiking trails for room and board

World Wide Organic Farming: Some farms even offer hourly pay

More Voluntour Opportunities


CHEAP STAYS: Least-to-Most Expensive

Camping - National Campground Directories

Europe: Access over 640 campsites in 29 countries for as little as 16 Euros a night

New Zealand: Go to Accommodations > Campsites and Holiday Parks
U.S. & Canada:

Attend Timeshare Presentations for Discounted Fully Furnished Accommodations has a global timeshare directory

U.S. Resorts Go to ‘Learn about Ownership’ Full apartments for three nights for as low as $99

Worldwide Complete the Discovery Stay application U.S residents can get two nights in a one bedroom apartment in Sedona or Key West Has more than 4,500 resorts. Non-members can get three nights in fully furnished apartments Over 2,600 member resorts worldwide From London through the U.S., Pacific to Australia

Shared Accommodations: Hosts offering accommodations at prices comparable to hostels

Vacation Rentals (Vacation Rentals by Owner): Fully furnished homes and condos for the price of a hotel or less


Find 5-Star Hostels at Their e-book 'Greatest Hostels of Europe' comes with discount codes for most featured hostels. Shows a price comparison of all the major hostel booking sites so you can see where to get the lowest price. Offers a lowest price guarantee and does not charge booking fees Browse user reviews and their app has GPS integration to find places nearby

Bed & Breakfasts Search B&B’s anywhere in the world. Set up an account and tag areas of interest for weekly deals Over 26,000 B&B’s registered worldwide

Hotels Post your hotel booking on backbid, then competing hotels try to lure you with better offers Cheap hotels in Europe Get one free night for every 10 bookings This startup covers several dozen cities and often beats every other website Scours 650,000 hotels from more than 150 websites

Price Drop Refunds: If rates drop after you book, you get refunded the difference If the posted rate of an identical booking drops after you pay, you can get refunded the difference if you submit a claim If the posted room rate of an identical booking drops after you pay, you are automatically refunded the difference

For the Night Hawk Discounted hotel rooms for daytime stays

Last Minute Bookings Select your city and get a list of heavily discounted rooms for that night Lists hotels offloading blocks of empty rooms likely to go unsold Shows views by room number and hotel staff share their feedback on rooms and how their hotels operate

For the Distinguished Traveler Get upgrades, special treatment and free Wi-Fi at five star hotels

International Cruise Line Directory Go to ‘Cruise Lines’

Find Cheap Flights

Russ’ Favorites Flights from DC or Boston to Europe for as little as $99 round trip (taxes and checked-bags extra)

Sign Up for Real-Time Price Drop Notifications

Best Price Guarantees - Companies that match lower fares for identical bookings in addition to a credit redeemable for a future flight in the amount of:

$100: Alaska Air, Delta, JetBlue, United

$50: American, Air Canada, Expedia, Orbitz

$10: Flight Network (Applies to fares offered by Canadian travel agencies)

*Priceline offers double the difference between their rate and the lower price found elsewhere. 

Airlines that Refund the Difference If Fares Drop After You Pay

Travel Suppliers that Refund 100% of Price Drop Amount
Alaska Airlines

These Airlines Refund Price Drops Exceeding:

$75: AirTran Airways, Virgin America, JetBlue Airways

$100: Hawaiian Airlines

$200: American Airlines, Delta, United, US Airways

Round the World Tickets Specializes in complex multi-stop international journeys

Airline Alliances

Flight Specific Search Engines Sign up to the newsletter for deals out of your home airport Offers a best price guarantee and price drop refund policy True to google, its nice, simple and easy to use and find good prices on flights A ticker shows you real-time fares on routes that interest you Canadian eh? This website regularly has jaw dropping deals Find rewards flights that average out to six cents per mile or less Budget airline search engine

Activities and Excursions Offers discounted lift tickets at ski resorts worldwide