What is Onward Travel ('alternative transport')?

Onward Travel (also known as 'alternative transport') is usually an add-on for your breakdown cover. It helps you stay mobile if your vehicle needs a repair in a garage after a breakdown. For example, you could be covered for a taxi back home from the garage. Or a hire car to help you and your family continue your journey.

At the RAC, we include some level of alternative transport with all cover levels for your peace of mind. For example, our Standard cover includes a 20-mile taxi from the garage. Or you can upgrade to get a hire car or taxi for longer for up to 7 days (up to the value of £500).

Benefits of having Onward Travel with your breakdown cover

  • Alternative transport helps you stay mobile if your vehicle needs garage repairs
  • The RAC includes a 20-mile taxi from the garage as standard (other providers don't)
  • If you upgrade, you can get a hire car or taxi for up to 7 days
     


How does Onward Travel work?

Onward Travel is there to keep you moving after a breakdown. If your patrol can’t fix you at the roadside and has to tow you to a garage for repair, you’ll get alternative transport to keep you moving. For example, a one-off taxi ride or a hire car. You can also get a hotel stay while you wait for your vehicle to be fixed.

At the RAC, we offer different levels of alternative transport (‘Onward Travel’).

Standard

We’ll reimburse you for the cost of a taxi ride up to 20 miles from the garage.


Advanced

You’ll get any combination of hire car, taxis or hotel for up to 2 days (up to the value of £150)

You can claim up to 5 times a year.

Ultimate

You’ll get any combination of hire car, taxis or hotel for up to 7 days (up to the value of £500)

You can claim up to 5 times a year.

Can I add alternative transport to my policy?

Yes, you can add alternative transport (‘Onward Travel’) to your policy any time.

Existing members:

You can add alternative transport (or ‘Onward Travel’) to your breakdown cover any time. Just give us a call.


New members:

The RAC includes alternative transport (‘Onward Travel’) with our Standard, Advanced and Ultimate cover.




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