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  • AA logo

    Roadside + At Home + National Recovery + Onward Travel

    • Personal Price (From)
      £179
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £169
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • RAC logo

    Roadside, Recovery, At Home & Onward Travel

    • Flash Sale: 25% OFF Single Vehicle Based Cover Levels*
    • Personal Price (From)
      £165
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £108.25
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • Emergency Assist logo

    Premium Cover

    • 10% discount using code NW10OFF
    • Personal Price (From)
      n/a
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £20.50
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • GEM Motoring Assist logo

    Recovery RECLAIM

    • Personal Price (From)
      £78.50
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      n/a
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • Cover My logo

    National & Home Cover

    • Personal Price (From)
      £39.97
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £23.37
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • Nova Direct logo

    Silver Cover

    • Exclusive offer: Use code NW10 for 10% off
    • Personal Price (From)
      n/a
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £28.99
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • Green Flag logo

    Recovery Plus

    • 50% off your AA or RAC renewal quote*
    • Personal Price (From)
      £90
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      £60
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel
  • GEM Motoring Assist logo

    Recovery EXTRA

    • Personal Price (From)
      £96.66
    • Vehicle Price (From)
      n/a
    • Roadside Assistance
    • National Recovery
    • Home Start
    • Onward Travel

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Last updated on 09 November 2020.

Breakdown cover – onward travel FAQ

Breaking down is inconvenient for many reasons. It can waste precious time, incur huge costs and sometimes leave you stranded in the cold or the rain unable to continue your journey among other things. If you add onward travel cover to your breakdown policy, your insurer is likely to help you continue your journey if your car can’t be fixed by the roadside.

What is onward travel breakdown cover?

Onward travel add-ons in breakdown cover policies usually help to cover the costs you incur while continuing the journey you were taking when you broke down. This is necessary if an engineer is unable to fix your car by the roadside and it needs to go into a garage for further repairs.

There are various services covered by different onward travel policies so it’s important to check the policy you are considering to see what particular onward travel services are included.

What does onward travel breakdown cover include?

What is actually included in onward travel cover varies enormously between policies, but here are some of the services that are often offered. Please check your policy for the specific details of what it offers.

  • Car hire for a day or more
  • Covering the cost of train, bus or air travel to continue your journey
  • Covering travel costs for your passengers – usually up to a limit
  • Covering and/or helping to arrange overnight accommodation if necessary

What exclusions usually apply to onward travel breakdown cover?

It’s advisable to check your policy for its exclusions and limits. Here are some of the common exclusions that may apply to onward travel breakdown cover:

  • The number of passengers included
  • The type of transport options covered
  • The distance you are from your home when you break down
  • The type of vehicle you drive
  • The cost of the transport
  • The cost of the overnight accommodation

What is onward travel breakdown cover?

Taking out onward travel cover can be a good idea if you often use your car for longer journeys or if you would need a hire car to continue your journey to work, for example. Many people add on onward travel simply for their peace of mind, while others feel it is unnecessary as they would prefer to arrange and pay for onward travel themselves in the event of a breakdown.

Onward travel cover, as an add-on to your breakdown policy, is particularly useful if you break down while on holiday or on your way to the airport. An onward travel service could cover the cost of a long train journey to get you where you need to be, or even provide you with a courtesy car for you to use on trip. Therefore, people who use their car for holidays in the UK, or even business travel, might consider adding onward travel to their policy to cover them in the event of a breakdown while a long way from home.