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Our Lay-by Options

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Lay-by your flights
Freakin' about flight prices getting too high? No sweat. Thanks to STA Travel’s exclusive flight deals, you can now Lay-By your next trip from $99! Book your international flights for $99 and pay the rest off later. Contact a Travel Expert to find out more. Terms and conditions apply*.

Lay-by international flights for $99*

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Lay-by your holiday
It's not just flights that you can lay-by. We want you to have it all, so you can also lay-by your entire trip! Lay-by your flights plus accommodation for $149* and flights plus a tour from $249*. Terms and conditions apply. Contact us for more details.
Lay-by flight plus hotel for $149* | Lay-by flight plus tour from $249*
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Lay-by your Contiki tour
You won't find Contiki tours cheaper than with STA Travel, but with our tour lay-by scheme you can put down a deposit of just $200 at the time of your booking to secure your place. Your price will be secured and you can pay off the full amount 10 weeks before your scheduled departure. Terms and conditions apply.
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Lay-by your Adventure tour
Choose your perfect adventure tour and secure your place for just $250. By using lay-by, the price of your tour will be guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit, for you to pay off 10 weeks before departure. Terms and conditions apply.
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Busabout Layby
Lay-by your Busabout Trip
Choose your perfect adventure with Busabout, let them show you the best of the best and some unique stops on the way. By using Lay-by, your trip price will be guaranteed upon your $100 deposit, and you only pay 10 weeks prior to departure. Terms and conditions apply, speak to your Travel expert today!
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Terms and Conditions

$99 Flight only Lay-by Agreement Terms & Conditions

1.  The Flight Only $99 Lay-by Deposit is only available on STA Travel’s Exclusive Tickets.
2.  A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $99 is payable at the time of booking and is inclusive of a Lay-By service fee of $10.
3.  If you cancel this Lay-by agreement, STA Travel will charge you the $99 non-refundable deposit, inclusive of the $10 Lay-by Service Fee.
4.  The price of your ticket will be guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit.
5.  Once the deposit is paid, any changes to your itinerary (e.g. dates, times, routes, names,) will incur change penalties or loss of deposit.
6.  Full payment is due 8 (eight) weeks prior to your scheduled departure.
7.  Failure to make final payment will result in your airline reservation being cancelled. We will refund you all the amounts paid by you under this Lay-By Agreement less a termination charge equal to the $99 deposit, inclusive of the $10 Lay-By Service Fee.
8.  Should you wish to re-book, you will be subject to the price of the new ticket at the time of booking. The original airfare cannot be guaranteed.
9.  Any non-flight products, such as Travel Insurance, ISIC card, Rail Passes etc. cannot be held using the Lay-by Deposit scheme.
10. You may pay with cash, B-pay, debit or credit card for the amount due. Please note there is a 2% administration charge on all Visa & MasterCard payments and 3.5% administration charge on American Express.
11. Any order placed over the phone to purchase a flight under this Lay-By Agreement is an offer by you to purchase the particular flight on Lay-By for the price notified at the time the time you place the order, on the terms and conditions set out in this Lay-By Agreement.

Lay-by Holiday Package Terms & Conditions
Valid on new bookings only. Sample package prices include accommodation plus roundtrip airfare for travel during the stated period. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy or dorm share at hostel/hotel and lowest available airfare, inclusive of taxes & fees. Prices will vary by date, departure city, and availability. Accommodation only prices are for the stated travel period, are based on dorm/twin share basis and include taxes and fees. Offers are subject to availability change and may be discontinued without notice. Additional restrictions, minimum stays and blackout dates may apply. Flights & package Lay-by deposit is only available on exclusive STA tickets and preferred STA product. $149 Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Must be booked as a package. The price of the package is guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit. Once the deposit is paid, any requested changes to the itinerary (e.g./ dates, times, routes, departures, names) will incur change penalties and/or loss of deposit. Full payment will be due 8 weeks (eight) prior to scheduled departure. Failure to meet the final payment deadline will result in the booking being cancelled and reservations returned to the airline, tour supplier and/or hotelier. The deposit will remain non-refundable and cannot be transferred to a new booking. Should you want to re-book, you will be subject to the price of the new ticket and services at the time of booking. Original prices cannot be guaranteed.

$149 Flight and Accommodation Lay-by Terms & Conditions

1.  The Holiday Package $149 Lay-by Deposit is only available on STA Travel’s Exclusive Tickets and STAy accommodation.
2.  A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $149 is payable at the time of booking and is inclusive of a Lay-By service fee of $10.
3.  If you cancel this Lay-by agreement, STA Travel will charge you the $149 non-refundable deposit, inclusive of the $10 Lay-by Service Fee.
4.  The price of your ticket and accommodation will be guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit.
5.  Once the deposit is paid, any changes to your itinerary (e.g. dates, times, routes, names,) will incur change penalties or loss of deposit.
6.  Full payment is due 8 (eight) weeks prior to your scheduled departure.
7.  Failure to make final payment will result in your accommodation and your airline reservation being cancelled. We will refund you all the amounts paid by you under this Lay-By Agreement less a termination charge equal to the $149 deposit, inclusive of the $10 Lay-By Service Fee.
8. Should you wish to re-book, you will be subject to the price of the new ticket and accommodation at the time of booking. The original airfare and accommodation rate cannot be guaranteed.
9.  Any non-flight products, such as Travel Insurance, ISIC card, Rail Passes etc. cannot be held using the Lay-by Deposit scheme.
10. You may pay with cash, B-pay, debit or credit card for the amount due. Please note there is a 2% administration charge on all Visa & MasterCard payments and 3.5% administration charge on American Express.
11. Any order placed over the phone to purchase a flight under this Lay-By Agreement is an offer by you to purchase the particular flight on Lay-By for the price notified at the time the time you place the order, on the terms and conditions set out in this Lay-By Agreement.

$249 Flight and Tour Lay-by Terms & Conditions

1. The Tour Package $249 Lay-by Deposit is only available on STA Travel’s Exclusive Tickets and tour partners
2.  A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $249 is payable at the time of booking and is inclusive of a Lay-By service fee of $10.
3.  If you cancel this Lay-by agreement, STA Travel will charge you the $249 non-refundable deposit, inclusive of the $10 Lay-by Service Fee.
4.  The price of your ticket and tour will be guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit.
5.  Once the deposit is paid, any changes to your itinerary (e.g. dates, times, routes, names,) will incur change penalties or loss of deposit.
6.  Full payment is due 10 (ten) weeks prior to your scheduled departure.
7.  Failure to make final payment will result in your accommodation and your airline reservation being cancelled. We will refund you all the amounts paid by you under this Lay-By Agreement less a termination charge equal to the $249 deposit, inclusive of the $10 Lay-By Service Fee.
8. Should you wish to re-book, you will be subject to the price of the new ticket and tour at the time of booking. The original airfare and tour rate cannot be guaranteed.
9.  Any non-flight products, such as Travel Insurance, ISIC card, Rail Passes etc. cannot be held using the Lay-by Deposit scheme.
10. You may pay with cash, B-pay, debit or credit card for the amount due. Please note there is a 2% administration charge on all Visa & MasterCard payments and 3.5% administration charge on American Express.
11. Any order placed over the phone to purchase a flight under this Lay-By Agreement is an offer by you to purchase the particular flight on Lay-By for the price notified at the time the time you place the order, on the terms and conditions set out in this Lay-By Agreement.

Contiki Tour Layby Terms & Conditions
A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $200 is payable at the time of booking. The price of your tour will be guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit. Once the deposit is paid, any changes to your itinerary (e.g. dates, itineraries, names) will incur change penalties or loss of deposit. Full payment will be due 10 (ten) weeks prior to your scheduled departure, or departure from Australia, whichever is sooner. Failure to make final payment will result in your tour being cancelled. Your deposit will remain non-refundable and may not be transferred to a new booking. Should you wish to re-book, you will be subject to the price of the new tour at the time of booking. The original price cannot be guaranteed. Any other products, such as flights, travel insurance, ISIC card, rail passes etc. cannot be held using the Contiki Lay-by Deposit.

G Adventures Tour Layby Terms & Conditions
A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $250 is payable at the time of booking. The price of your tour will be guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit. Once the deposit is paid, any changes to your itinerary (e.g. dates, itineraries, names) will incur change penalties or loss of deposit. Full payment will be due 10 (ten) weeks prior to your scheduled departure, or departure from Australia, whichever is sooner. Failure to make final payment will result in your tour being cancelled. Your deposit will remain non-refundable and may not be transferred to a new booking. Should you wish to re-book, you will be subject to the price of the new tour at the time of booking. The original price cannot be guaranteed. Any other products, such as flights, travel insurance, ISIC card, rail passes etc. cannot be held using the G Adventures Lay-by Deposit.

 

Busabout Layby Terms & Conditions

A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $100 is payable at the time of booking. Layby is valid for trips over $400 only. The price of your tour will be guaranteed upon receipt of the deposit. Once the deposit is paid, any changes to your itinerary (e.g. dates, itineraries, names) will incur change penalties or loss of deposit. Full payment will be due 10 (ten) weeks prior to your scheduled departure, or departure from Australia, whichever is sooner. Failure to make final payment will result in your tour being cancelled. Your deposit will remain non-refundable and may not be transferred to a new booking. Should you wish to re-book, you will be subject to the price of the new tour at the time of booking. The original price cannot be guaranteed. Any other products, such as flights, travel insurance, ISIC card, rail passes etc. cannot be held using the Contiki Lay-by Deposit.