Travel Resources

checkmark smSubmit Travel Request

You must complete a Travel Approval Form (and Foreign Trip Request for foreign travel), obtain proper approvals and submit the form to the Travel Office for review prior to your trip.  Doing so ensures you meet the necessary pre-trip approval for your business trip. 


checkmark smEstimate your costs

In order to obtain approval for your trip, estimated expenses must be submitted.  Think about the following questions when estimating your costs and use the menu on the left to help answer these questions.

  • Will you be traveling by air, train, bus or auto, and will you be renting a vehicle? 
  • How many days is your trip? The length of your trip and per diem rate will be the basis for your hotel and meal estimates. 
  • What other expenses will you incur? (e.g.- parking, gas, tolls, mileage, etc.)

Detailed explanations of the requirements can be found in the Travel Manual.


checkmark smObtain Approvals

Standard approval is the Authorized Account Signatory for the cost centers being charged. Any modifications, deviations or exceptions to travel plans will need additional approvals. 

Submit your completed form to the Travel Office email or in person for final compliance review.


checkmark smMake Reservations

The Laboratory currently has a contract with Graycar Travel to provide reservation and ticketing services for official Laboratory travel. It is recommended that travelers make travel arrangements with Graycar to obtain the following services:

  • Negotiated airfare discounts
  • Direct billing of airline tickets
  • Fly America Act guidance
  • Car rental rates including insurance
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Tracking unused airline tickets
  • Calculating allowable airfares

Please ensure your booking complies with PPPL Travel Manual or we will not be able to reimburse you. 

Reservation Options

8:00AM-5:30PM ET Monday-Friday


checkmark smTake Your Trip

As with any travel for PPPL, you must maintain all expense records and receipts.  Reimbursements will be made in accordance with policy.  Please familiarize yourself with these requirements.