When you travel, one aspect that takes a big chunk of your holiday budget is transportation. That’s why many travellers seek cheap modes of transportation while on a holiday to save some cash. The cost of transportation obviously differs depending on the location. For instance, tourists in Australia would often say it’s expensive to take a vacation in the outback. If going to Australia is expensive, what about in other countries or regions? Imagine the costs to go to Europe, for instance.
If you want to save money on airfares, consider travelling in the middle of the week.
But don’t worry. There are several ways to go on a vacation in Europe without breaking the bank. Here are some cheap travel ideas:
Avoid travelling on weekends
If you want to save money on airfares, consider travelling in the middle of the week. Also, check the late night flights especially if you don’t mind reaching your destination at odd hours. Sure, travelling on a weekday seems like the sensible option, but if time permits, you can get significant savings if you travel on a Saturday or Sunday.
Plan your trip
No matter where you’re going, it’s best to book in advance, and do your research about your destination. In most cases, scrambling to get tickets immediately will set you back hundreds of dollars compared to booking in advance. This also holds true for accommodation. Take note that prices tend to go higher during the summer season in Europe, so make sure to book early.
Take advantage of free walking tours
Want cheap transportation options? How about walking around European cities for free? Most cities offer free walking tours which are an ideal activity if you want to see Europe’s beauty from a local perspective. Not only will you be able to save money but walking is a great exercise to burn calories. It’s also a great avenue to meeting new friends!
Check travel review websites
Look at sites such as TripAdvisor. They have a wide array of firsthand reviews from other travellers. They will be able to tell you the cheap transportation modes across Europe, as well as tips on how to get the most out of your trip without shelling out a lot of money, not only in terms of getting around cities but also on food, tours, sites that are free to visit, and hotels.
Do you know other cheap ways to travel across Europe? Share your cheap transportation tips in the comments section.