Best budget travel systems

Buying for a new baby can be an expensive business. Whilst it’s important to get all of the essentials you need for your little one, it’s crucial to stick to your budget because you don’t want to spend more than you have and leave yourself short in other areas.

Some things shouldn’t be compromised on, especially where your baby’s safety is concerned, so prioritise items such as car seats and your little one’s sleeping space. You’ll no doubt be taking your baby for lots of walks and trips near and far, too -- wherever you go, so will your little one in those first months! 

With this in mind, most parents opt for a travel system where possible, for easily transporting their baby by foot or by car. Travel systems are compatible with selected Group 0/0+ car seats as well as including a carrycot for newborns and a pushchair mode for both the baby and toddler days.

Luckily, there are travel systems to suit every budget and we run through some of our favourites below so you can find the top travel system for you.

What are the best affordable travel systems?

The best travel system for you will partly depend on your needs. For example, some parents will want a lightweight system, others may want to prioritise all-terrain or particular colour choices. We’ve featured some of the best budget travel systems with a range of different features and functionality, so you can decide which is the right one for you.

Joie Versatrax travel system and Gemm car seat £423*

Joie travel systems offer a great all-round transport solution from birth onwards, and this bundle package also includes the compatible Joie Gemm car seat. The pushchair modes allow your baby to face you or face the world, and the durable foam-filled tyres mean it’s suitable for bumpier terrain as well as the city streets. 

With included adaptors for switching between car seat and carrycot or pushchair, this Joie travel system offers unbeatable value combined with quality.

Ickle Bubba V4 Special Edition £539.10*

The Ickle Bubba V4 is the pinnacle of this brand’s experience in designing travel systems that offer all you need without costing the Earth. Available in an on-trend bronze chassis plus different fabric colours, you don’t have to compromise on style for affordability if you choose an Ickle Bubba travel system.

This purchase includes all the essentials you need to hit the road, with car seat with integrated ISOFIX base, frame/chassis, carrycot, pushchair, adaptors, raincover, footmuff, seat liner and even sun visors for the car!

It also comes with a generous 4 year warranty and is suitable from birth.

Read ourguide to the Ickle Bubba range.

Kinderkraft Prime 2020 2 in 1 travel system £369*

European brand Kinderkraft have burst on to the baby care market with everything a new parent needs at an affordable price. This travel system includes a carrycot and pushchair, together with accessories changing bag and mat, adaptors, raincover and footmuff. 

Large tyres make the Kinderkraft Prime great for navigating all-terrain, and classic colour choices Black, Navy, Grey or Beige mean there’s something to suit every taste.

Hauck Eagle 4S travel system £399*

Parents would be hard pushed to find better value than from the Hauck Eagle travel system, which includes car seat and ISOFIX base as well as a striking baby pink carrycot and pushchair. It's also available in grey for a classic neutral option.

It’s light and compact, making it easy to steer and store -- at home and in smaller car boots. As a pushchair it can be used in parent or world-facing modes and is suitable until your child reaches 22kg, which is around aged 4. 

At Little Angels Prams we stock travel systems to suit every budget so get in touch if you’d like friendly expert advice. Simply contact us here, on 01159 305772 or visit us in store.

*All prices correct at time of publication.