10 of the best travel systems for less than £400

Great value travel systems that can take care of your budget as well as your baby’s travel needs from birth

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  • Budget buggy and car seat combos

    Looking for a travel system but need to keep one eye on your finances? We’ve found 10 baby travel systems that cost less than £400, to help your baby budget stretch just a little further.

    A travel system is a buggy that includes an infant car seat, which can be easily attached to the buggy chassis (the frame) and removed again. While some car seats simply click in and out of the buggy frame, others require adaptors to use the car seat with the buggy. Whichever way the car seat is attached, a travel system is all about allowing you to easily move your baby from buggy to car without the hassle of disturbing her. 

    Some travel systems also include a carrycot. Like the car seat, this can be attached to the chassis or buggy seat, turning your pushchair into a pram where your newborn can lie flat. If the buggy has a seat that can be reclined to lie-flat position you may not need to purchase a carrycot to use the buggy from birth.

    Head to our step-by-step travel system buyer's guide for more advice, and click through to see our pick of 10 economy-minded travel systems for your baby...

  • Mamas & Papas Zoom travel system, £299

    A complete 3-in-1 travel system that is sure to give you everything you need at a very reasonable price. Inclusive of the pushchair, car seat and infant carrycot, the Mamas & Papas Zoom is suitable from birth, rear or forward facing and waterproof and would be ideal for first time parents.

    The hood and seat unit of the award-winning travel system comes in an array of eye-catching colours, while the chassis has stylish silver matte finish.  The car seat is ISOFIX compatible and can be installed into your car with an ISOFIX base.  Our MFM reviewer really liked the big basket and gave the Zoom 4 out of 5 stars overall.

    Check out our full review of the top-scoring Mamas & Papas Zoom travel system.

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  • BabyStyle Oyster 2 travel system, £388

    The Oyster 2 stroller - including chassis, seat unit, fitted apron and raincover - is £299.00, with the Oyster car seat costing £74.00, and the Oyster car seat adapter £15.00. That's a best-selling travel system for the tidy price of £388. You can buy a whole host of optional extras too, such as Oyster carrycot for £119.00.

    This travel system is stylish and easy to fold. It has a roomy shopping basket, excellent built-in extending sun canopy and UV/mosquito net.

    See how the Oyster 2 did in the buggy showdown versus the Bugaboo Cameleon3.

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  • Britax B-Motion 3 travel system, £284.98

    The B-Motion travel system is a spacious all-terrain 3 wheeler that converts to a travel system with Britax BABY-SAFE Plus car seat.

    Air-filled wheels and responsive suspension allows for a smooth ride and outstanding manoeuvrability, so you can push it one-handed (genius for mums-of-two needing to keep hold of a tot’s hand). Removing the car seat from the buggy also requires just one hand.

    Watch the video of the Britax B-Motion 3 in action.

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  • Bebe Confort Streety travel system, £280

    For well under £300, the Bebe Confort Streety travel system includes a pushchair that can be forward or rear facing, a car seat, footmuff and raincover. As well as offering a great price, the Streety looks stylish. It folds easily and once folded is compact enough to fit small car boots.

    The Streety infant car seat is a Group 0+, so is suitable from 0-13kg. It’s light and it’s easy to fit in the car. If you want, you can buy an easyfix base – called the Streety base – separately.

    Check out what our reviewer had to say about the Bebe Confort Streety travel system.

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  • Mamas & Papas Armadillo, £343.95

    Billed as a lightweight, inexpensive and compact pushchair by nursery manufacturing giants Mamas & Papas the forward-facing buggy is in fact, cheap, easy-to-steer, slimline and ideal for parents who have to use public transport on a daily basis. 

    Converting into a travel system with a Mamas & papas Aton car seat or a Maxi-Cosy pebble car seat, the pushchair also comes with an array of added extras, such as an extra large hood, rain cover and UPF 50+ fabric for maximum protection against UV rays.

    See why our reviewer gave the Armadillo 4.5 out of a possible 5 stars in our roadtest. 

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  • Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe travel system, £289.99

    If you find travel systems confusing, you’ll appreciate the convenience of the Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe ‘package’ - the pushchair, soft-sided carrycot, 0+ car seat and base and pushchair apron are all included in this travel system.

    Offering a smooth and comfy ride from birth, the Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe has an easy to click in and out car seat. The car seat base makes installation simple and there’s a huge shopping basket, too.

    Check out our full review of the Graco Quattro Tour Deluxe.

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  • Hauck London, around £379.99

    If you are a parent who doesn't like to wake your little one when traveling but frets about keeping him in a car seat for longer than two hours (the maximum recommended time), then the Hauck London may just be for you.  

    This 3 in 1 set includes a buggy, carry cot and car seat, but what make it different from others is that the carry cot, also called the Carcocoon, has a solid base and can be used as a car seat as well.  

    Meeting the current road saftey standards (ECE 44/04) the Carcocoon allows your baby to lie flat, which is the optimal position for infants.   

    See how the Hauck London travel system fared when we put it through its paces.

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  • Safety 1st Easy Way 2 in 1 travel system, £119

    The Safety 1st Easy Way 2 in 1 travel system offers you a buggy and car seat, which is installed using your car’s own seat belts, for an unbelievable £119.

    The cheap price doesn't mean the buggy sacrifices safety, style or any other aspect you would expect from a travel system.  In fact, the Easy Way 2 in 1 folds compactly, features a 5-point harness, front suspension, large shopping basket and even a removable child tray with drink holder.

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  • Mothercare Xpedior, £350

    Known for making affordable mother and baby products high-street retailer Mothercare has created a high-end travel system that will cost you a fraction of the price, with this limited edition pushchair. 

    The Xpedior 3 in 1 pram comes with a champagne coloured chassis, tan leatherette handles and khaki quilted carrycot, quilted seat unit and looks like it might rival brands such as Stokke, Bugaboo and Cosatto.  

    It converts into a travel system with Mothercare's own infant car seat and also comes complete with a large shopping basket, padded cosytoe that zips apart to form a seat liner, pram apron and liner, chest pads and Mothercare Weathershield.

    Read our full Quinny Zapp Xtra travel system review for more pros and cons.

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  • Graco Mirage+ travel system, £149

    Uncomplicated and under £150, the Graco Mirage+ travel system has more to offer than value for money.

    The Graco Mirage+ feels light to carry, and when it comes to folding and unfolding, our reviewer gave it full marks – she even said it was one of the easiest to collapse she’d ever tried!

    The Graco Junior Baby car seat (included in package) is well padded and easily attached.

    See what our reviewer had to say about the Graco Mirage+ travel system.

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