How to save money on business travel
The saying goes, “you don’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been”. So, before you begin planning ways to save, take some time to assess how much your company’s spending now – it’ll help you clarify what’s essential and what’s not.
Once you’ve added your employees to your Trainline for Business account, they can then use our app to book and download their tickets to their phones*. And, for a simpler view on spend by department, add in your cost centres– that way, travel is assigned to the right team’s budget.
*Tickets on your phone available on selected routes.
Depending on how big your company is, it can be hard to stay up to date with everyone’s individual spend on train tickets. Our self-serve dashboard lets you sync your employee’s spending into one account, helping you see all the costs (however small) at a glance.
Our app has a handy tool called Price Prediction, which helps you find the cheapest Advance fare for your business trip. Booking Advance fares can save you 51%** on average, compared with booking non-Advance fares (Anytime and Off-Peak tickets, for example).
**Average savings on all fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.
We’ll send you a monthly spend report showing where you’ve saved money and where you could improve your spending habits for the following month. It’s like having your own personal accountant!