Europe is a lovely place to travel, and it has something for everyone – from beaches to mountain trails to a great cafe culture. But where traveling to Europe is a great experience, the problem is, it is unbearably expensive, particularly for those who belong to weaker economies.
So if you’re planning a trip to Europe and money is a problem for you, here’re my budget travel tips for Europe:
Travel in buses, skip trains
Train travel, across Europe, is expensive and buses like Flixbus and ReggioJet offer cheap travel option for backpackers. For example, a bus journey from Zurich to Frankfurt costs nearly 25 Euro, but a train journey costs nearly the double.
Stay in hostels and cook for yourself
One of the most effective ways to save money and travel in Europe is by cooking food for you. Just buy some groceries from the supermarket and feed yourself, as eating out across Europe is expensive. In Western Europe, even a basic meal can cost 10 dollars.
Invest in a city pass
Most tourist cities across Europe have city passes that offer free public transport and entry to museums and other attractions for a small fee. So if you’re planning on doing a lot under a small period of time, it’s always a good idea to invest in a city card and save yourself heaps. Almost every big city in Europe, including Budapest, Prague, Paris, and London, among others, have a city pass for tourists. Just invest in one and enjoy your travels on a bargain.
Take free walking tours
Take free walking tours. Though you’ll be expected to tip the guide, it will still be a very cheap deal.
When first arriving in a new city make sure to stop by the Tourism Information Center for discounts, free maps and cost-free events.
Don’t buy water
Buying water can take a lot of money from your budget, so avoid buying new water bottles, rather carry a reusable bottle and refill it whenever possible. Water in Europe is moreover drinkable from (almost) every source making it easier to refill the bottle whenever you found a source and save some bucks.
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