So after the first post where I suggested flying to and from different cities or countries in order to save costs and see more, I didn’t actually explain how to do this.
For example this could be flying from London to Riga, Latvia but to save yourself some money you fly back to London from Helsinki, Finland. So how do you do this? when you have to travel across land and ocean?!
THE DESTINATION VIA LAND OR SEA
(i) Still check in with your best mate SKYSCANNER!
Depending on your travel plans it could work out cheaper to fly. Many flights between countries such as Poland <-> Norway can be very low cost and sometimes under £10!!!
But if you looking to take the more scenic route and see more of a country here are the ways I try to cut costs!
(ii) Again, use comparison sites
Using sites such as GoEuro will give you the cheapest travel option for Buses, Trains and Flights, while Direct Ferries will give you the cheapest ocean travel.
I always check the actual travel lines website as well as sometimes this can be cheaper, not all bus companies are included on comparison sites and many comparison websites don’t offer Student or Youth discounts.
One way examples
Flixbus – Bratislava to Vienna = £4.99
LuxExpress – Tallinn, Estonia to Riga, Latvia = £9.99
Scandinavian Rail – Stockholm to Gothenburg = £17
Tallink – Ferry from Helsinki, Finland to Tallinn, Estonia = £17
(iii) the YOUTH and STUDENT Option
Not applicable to those over 25/26 or people who aren’t students. But for those who this applies to, make use of this option when offered as this could save you travel costs.
(iiii) Travel overnight
This can help you save you money on a nights accommodation and there are occasions where overnight travel can work out cheaper than travelling throughout the day.
I usually opt for the overnight option on longer journeys as this gives you more time to explore as you are not stuck travelling during the day!
NEXT UP WILL ACTUALLY BE ACCOMMODATION!
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