How to Travel in Europe by Public Transport

How to Travel in Europe by Public Transport
How to Travel in Europe by Public Transport

Traveling around Europe can be expensive. You have to pay for Airline tickets, Trains, ferries, etc. that costs a lot of budgets.

However, recent trends helped travelers to get around Europe cheaper. Now, there are tons of affordable ways to travel to Europe.

I have been traveling in Europe since 2010 and have seen so many things change during this time period. I have observed the change in price over time. Now, due to so many new and cheap ways, I can honestly say that it is never easier to get around Europe.

So, let me tell you the best and cheap ways to travel to Europe.

The 7 Best Ways To Travel Europe Cheap

There are seven ways to get around and enjoy Europe.

Traveling by Megabus
Traveling by Megabus

1. Traveling by Megabus

Megabus is a cheap way to get around Europe as well as England, the United Kingdom, and Brussels. Megabus tickets cost as little as 1 GBP if you book at least a month in advance on a popular route. However, if you don’t chop up these amazing cheap deals, you can travel for a more responsible price on the national bus system.

Traveling by Busabout
Traveling by Busabout

2. Traveling by Busabout

Busabout has a similar service to Kiwi or OZ in New Zealand and Australia, respectively. A lot of travelers use this method of travel to meet other travels also. Whenever you want, you can on and off along one of their set routes.

Busabout has a number of stops, and you can buy tickets that let you travel in those stops. Its ticket pass comes with a travel guide.

In $50 you can visit about six cities in two weeks. For the soft benefits of a guide, included meeting people and trips, Busabout’s price is comparable to flights and trains. Although more expensive than a regular public bus. It also offers unlimited passes for $1,499 for six months of travel. And it is the best deal for long-term transportation.

The only downside of this is if you want to visit a city that is not on their routes, you have to make your own way at an extra cost.

Traveling by train
Traveling by train

3. Traveling by train

Traveling by train is more comfortable than a bus. I love traveling by train: sitting relaxed in a big seat, and enjoying the stunning landscape go by. The European rail system if one of the best in the world.

Train travel is best for a short city to city travel. And for long travel between countries trains are very expensive.

If you plan to travel a grand tour to Europe, don’t want to fly, and traveling across vast distances, Traveling by train is the best and money-saving option for you.

Traveling By Airline
Traveling By Airline

4. Traveling By Airline

One of the best ways to travel long-distance in Europe is by using budget airlines. These airlines are standard on the continent, and their competition has led to incredibly cheap fares. When you don’t want to take a long bus or train journey, the fly budget airlines are the best.

Some of the best budget airlines are:

  • Vueling
  • Ryanair
  • Norwegian Air
  • Wizz Air
  • EasyJet
  • Eurowings
  • Aigle Azur
  • Flybe

All of these airlines make most of the money by their fees. There is a Babbage limit. So if you are traveling with a lot of bags, try to fly with one of the larger airlines.

Traveling by BlaBlaCar
Traveling by BlaBlaCar

5. Traveling by BlaBlaCar

Babacar service is just like uber that lets locals going their way to earn some cash by hopping a ride. And blablacar is the most popular service in Europe. It enables riders to share with people who have extra space in their car. I have used this service many times, and I love it. You can travel as cheap as 5 euros.

The best thing about the blablacar service is that it lets you meet local people and make new friends, save money over train and bus travel.

Hitchhiking
Hitchhiking

6. Hitchhiking

The best way to travel to Europe cheaply is not to pay for it and to hitchhike. In Europe, hitching is quite common and a lot safer. I have visited Bulgaria this way and met a number of travels too. Use common sense while hitching, and if you feel the situation unsafe, bail out as quickly as you can.