Prices from £7.88 for 1 week's cover in Europe
Holiday Insurance for Train Journeys
If you are going to be travelling by rail on your next trip, you can get travel insurance that covers you for train journeys. Get a quote for Single, Annual Multi-trip or Backpacker policies, then sit back and enjoy the ride. All our policies, aside from our Standard coverage, offer coverage for delayed or missed train departures due to mechanical breakdown or strikes.
Experts' Top Tip - If you upgrade your cover level to Superior, you will be covered for up to £1,750 for lost or stolen baggage.
Coverage for relaxing train travel
If you're worried that your train may be delayed due to mechanical failure or strikes, our policies will offer you additional peace of mind, as long as your travel insurance was taken out before the announcement of the event. We offer cover for either one of the following (depending on the circumstances of the delay):
- Delayed Departure - up to £200 (no excess)
- Missed Departure - up to £1,000 (£75 excess)
Customise to suit your needs
There are 4 cover levels that you can choose from: Standard, Essential, Essential Plus and Superior. There are also 4 areas of cover specifically related to your trip. They include Europe, UK only, Worldwide (Excluding North America and Caribbean) and Worldwide (Including North America and Caribbean).
When choosing our Essential, Essential Plus and Superior cover levels, you can also add extra protection that includes business, winter sports, cruise and more to your policy.
Getting cover with Essential Travel includes a multilingual 24-hour helpline for medical assistance and other urgent queries.
5 Easy Steps to Book Online
Booking online is quick and easy, even for first timers. All you need to do is:
Add Extra Cover
You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition cover, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.
Specialist cover can be added to your policy in minutes via our easy Online Medical Screening system.
If you want to play sport on holiday, make sure you do so safely by adding the correct sports grade to your policy.
100+ sports are covered at no extra cost on our policies!
Customers have scored Essential Travel on average 87% based on 1097 reviews.
Cheap. But not nasty!
I required travel insurance for my 13 year old daughters who are travelling unaccompanied to the USA later this year. Essential was one of the few companies I found that caters for that market and at a surprising low price. The cover is more than adequate although it has to be said that figures for the excess waivers were not so readily traceable. But got that I'd award it five stars. If we have to make a claim this review and the raring could go down as well as up.
B. D. Fileman -
"Essential" is , simply ..................... essential !
This is the easiest way to take out insurance for your annual holiday. There`s no hassle , no hidden terms ,and the price is very , very , competitive.
Mr Gresty -
good quick service
Ms Nutley -
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