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We've done the leg work for you, so you can ensure you get the most competitive travel insurance. Compare prices and cover for Essential Travel and Abbey below.

Compare Cover

Before heading away on holiday, it is crucial that you know exactly what you are covered for. For this reason, we have provided the following table to allow you to compare travel insurance between Essential Travel and Abbey in key areas:

Cover Features Essential Travel* Abbey
Medical Expenses up to £10 million Unlimited (Not applicable to local holidays)
Personal Liability up to £2 million up to £2 million
Hospital Benefit up to £1200 up to £1,000
Cancellation and Curtailment up to £5,000 up to £5,000
Personal Belongings and Baggage up to £2,000 up to £1,500
Hijack up to £100 per day up to £50 per day
Missed Departure up to £1,000 up to £500
Legal Expenses up to £25,000 up to £25,000

*from Superior Policies, figures correct as of October 2012

Compare Prices

Below is a price comparison table comparing Abbey holiday insurance with Essential Travel insurance:

Prices Essential Travel* (Single) Abbey Insurance (Single) Essential Travel* (Family) Abbey Insurance (Family)
Single Trip Europe from £6.94 from £17.09 from £13.90 from £19.94
Single Trip Worldwide from £12.38 from £33.24 from £24.76 from £40.84
Annual Trip Europe from £32.39 from £46.54 from £38.46 from £52.13
Annual Trip Worldwide from £42.05 from £80.99 from £51.56 from £78.84

*from Standard Policy, prices correct as of October 2012

The verdict

  • You SAVE up to 60% by purchasing the Essential Travel Single Trip policy
  • In the event of a missed departure, hijacking or lost luggage Essential Travel offers more cover than Abbey
  • The two competitors offer exactly the same compensation for personal liability and cancellations
  • Both companies offer a significant discount for online purchases
  • Plus Essential Travel's Top Tips

More about Essential Travel and Abbey

Essential Travel has been bringing thousands of UK holiday-makers reliable travel extras for over a decade and continues to provide some of the most competitive travel insurance on the market, with highly customisable policies, generous coverage and expert advice on hand.

Together with the Bradford & Bingley savings business, Abbey changed its name to Santander a few years back. Abbey officially became part of the Santander Group in November 2004. The company offers services related to banking, savings, loans and mortgages. Insurance is one of their products.

Experts' Top Tip – It's easy to compare our cover and prices when you get a quote - all cover features will be displayed for your reference.
We also offer customised policies with a range of optional extras. Take a look at our Superior travel insurance to see what our best seller offers.

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Essential Travel is a trading name of Holiday Extras Cover Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN 828848. Holiday Extras Cover Ltd 05058680 is registered in England and Wales. Registered office address: Ashford Road, Newingreen, Hythe, Kent CT21 4JF.

Essential Travel is underwritten by White Horse Insurance Ireland dac who are authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland. To check this you may visit