How to Travel Cheap in Europe in 2020

There is no other place like Europe in the universe. It is different, no other part of the world can mimic it. Great mountains, breathtaking rivers, enjoyable snowfall, interesting traditions, you will find everything in Europe. Beauty makes it really expensive. People who have millions in the bank account the expense is not an issue for then.

 

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But people who are in a tight budget, the expense matters to them a lot. However, travel enthusiasts always find a way to make things work. If you are in a tight budget, you have to do a lot of cost-cutting. In terms of Europe, a big chunk of money goes into the travel medium. If you can minimize the travel cost, you will be saving a lot of bucks.

So, interested to know how to travel cheaply in Europe? Here you go!

Best ways to Travel Cheap in Europe

There is a lot of traveling medium such as bus, plane, car, train, etc. In this guide, we are going to mention some companies which offer good service at a cheap price. Take a look at them and decide which one you will go with.

Flixbus

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It has been a few years that this very company entered the market and what a groundbreaking entry made. It changes the entire bus system. It is a German-based company that has its coverage over 20 European countries and more than a thousand cities. They offer a very low price, as low as 4 euros only, you cannot just deny their offer.

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They have Wi-Fi on all of their buses which works well, electric ports for charging devices, free bags, and the seats are very comfortable. They offer something that you wouldn’t expect at such a low price. Even some traveler who always travels through train shifted to Flixbus. This company has made traveling around Europe really affordable.

 

Megabus
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For traveling England, Wales, Scotland, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, other close areas, the Megabus could be a great option, if you are looking for a cheap and good way of traveling. Ticket price could be as less as 1 GBP but for this much low price, you will have to book the ticket from a month ago, especially in the high-rates route.

But if you somehow miss on advance booking, the ticket price would still be cheaper than the national bus. The price will rarely go above the 20 GBP. According to a traveler, from London to Bristol the price was 5 GBP and the ticket was booked the day before traveling. Where going through the train would have cost 45 GBP.

Having that said, Megabus also has train service to a few places around the United Kingdom. And the ticket price starts at 10 GBP. However, undoubtedly, Megabus is one of the cheapest travel options. And the service is decent as well.

 

Budget Airlines

When you have to cross the long-distance, it is always not possible by bus. You might be in a hurry or you have a health condition, or you just don’t want to sit for 10 or more hours. In that case, you can choose to fly within your budget. As mentioned before, due to the attractions a lot of tourist makes their way to Europe and because of that, there are a lot of airlines. And since the competition got high, in order to stay ahead airlines reduced the price to get the most customers.

There are a couple of airlines which offer a very low price, as low as 1 euro. Here is the list of some top-rated budget airlines.
Easy Jet.
Vueling.
Aigle Azur.
Ryanair.
Eurowings.
Wizz Air.
Flybe.
Norwegian Air.

If you want to find the best deals easily, there are options for that as well. Use Skyscanner or Momondo, these work great in finding people best deals. You just stay home, let them do all the work.

When using these airlines, there are few things you will need to keep in mind. Since they don’t make much money by the ticket price, they try to make that through fees. But if you stay careful then you wouldn’t have to spend any extra money. Read all their rules and make sure to see how much they charge for baggage and what is the limit. They are cheaper when you are only traveling with very little item, some charges big fees for baggage which gets expensive than national airlines.

 

Euro Ail Pass

There is a lot of travelers who love traveling by train. Actually, compared to planes and buses, some people like the train journey much since you can walk, roam, inside. And if the seats are spacious and comfy, then that is all you want. Everyone knows when it comes to trains, there is nothing better than the European train system in the world.

If we compare the price, the train will be expensive than the bus that is so obvious. But if you are planning short journeys like city to city travel, then you might find the Euri Ail Pass train system in your favor. Get yourself a rail pass if you have plans to travel to a lot of cities because that will cost way too little money than purchasing separately for different cities.

 

Bla Bla Car

Well, this one is a ride-sharing system. For example, a European local going somewhere and have extra space in the car, you can hop in if they want. You get to talk or be friends. Most of the time the cars are very comfortable but how comfortable the journey would be that majorly depends on the people you are sharing the car. If everyone is friendly than great, otherwise mind your own business.

The Bla Bla car is highly popular in Europe, among both the locals and tourists since it is beneficial for both. You can get started with 5 euros and if you manage yourself to gel up yourself with the owner nicely, then sometimes it becomes free, you need luck for this. Apart from this, there are a couple of other websites where you get such service, Gumtree is one of the most popular ones.

Conclusion

Hope you get it. Apart from these, there are other services as well which are also cheaper and good for traveling. But these mediums are highly preferred by the tourists. However, hope this guide helps you to get a cheap yet good traveling experience around Europe.