How to travel around Europe without taking your feet off the ground

How to travel around Europe without taking your feet off the ground

Posted by Kat Ashton on Jan 15, 2018 10:31:59 AM

While traveling around Europe is really easy (and cheap!) these days thanks to RyanAir and other budget airlines, it's pretty normal if you’d prefer to get around without going all the way up to 30,000 feet first.

 

After all, going through airports can be a hassle; what with security and the pricey refreshments... and those cheap flights can soon add up if you have to check a bag in.

 

Luckily there are plenty of other ways to get around Europe. It may take longer but, after all, the continent is so beautiful; you just may find the journey was better than the destination.

 

Bus

  

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Often the cheapest (and most convenient) form of getting around, traveling by bus is even simpler now thanks to a few great sites that mean you’ll never have to attempt to read an Italian bus timetable again.

 

Busabout has a great network of buses and provides a fun, straightforward service. It comes highly rated by backpackers and is a great way to meet new people.

 

If you’re trying to save money, Busradar is great for showing you all the best routes for getting to your destination, and for how much. It also tells you really useful things like whether the bus has a bathroom or wifi, and much luggage you can bring.

 

Train

 

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Travelling around Europe by train is actually pretty straightforward, and not as pricey as you might think. Most trains in Europe are comfortable and many quaint villages and towns have their own train station, so they give you the chance to sit back, relax and maybe make a few unexpected stops along the way...

 

There are several services that offer regional and international passes (multiple passes) which are straightforward to use and could end up saving you a lot of money on tickets.

 

Interrail is the go-to for Europeans looking to travel around their own continent, while any non-Europeans should check out Eurorail.

 

Car

 

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Definitely one of the most fun and flexible ways of traveling, there’s nothing that beats a European road trip. There are plenty of car hire places in Europe, but this can be quite pricey if you’re planning a long trip - especially when you add on gas. I know people who have even bought an old cheap car, and sold it one again once they had reached their final stop.

 

If you don’t have a license, or would prefer not to do the driving, you should give blablacar a try. Now the biggest car sharing platform in Europe, it’s usually very cheap and a great way to meet like-minded travelers.

 

Want to get the chance to learn about a new culture and live in the heart of a thriving European city? Study Abroad Apartments offers some great options for students planning to live abroad. Just get in touch with us if you need any help finding somewhere to stay and we’ll make sure you have one of the best options out there!

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