Backpacking across Europe is probably the ideal vacation many of us would want to go on. Going from country to country in a span of a month of two, exploring different cities and cultures, and coming across some very famous landmarks, all make a Euro trip sound pretty fascinating.
Are you planning a trip to Europe in the immediate future?
Even if you’re planning to go anytime soon and still want to plan your dream trip, here is a sneak peek into what transportation you can expect while exploring Europe. Of course, the first step is to make a list of countries and places you want to visit. Once you have a detailed itinerary, you can move on the next step, figuring out how to get to all those places.
Euro Rail Pass – Eurail Pass
Most seasoned travellers will advise that the Eurail pass is the best way to explore the European Union. The pass is valid for two months from the date you first travel. This pass lets you travel by train to eighteen different countries. It is specifically for people who are not residents of a country in Europe. The Brit rail pass is available for non-residents of the UK who want to explore England, Scotland and Wales in depth. In case you are planning to travel in the fastest way possible from London to Paris or from Paris to Brussels, the Euro Star train is your best bet.
Airport is always a rescue
All major cities in Europe have an airport, which serves domestic as well as international passengers. Due to the recent increase in tourists, the London airport is now busier more than ever, in terms of the international passengers it caters too. Low-cost airlines are coming up all over Europe that serves regional airports, which might be as far as 150 km from the nearest major city.
Private bus carriers in Europe are also a great way to travel and explore. Prices will vary from country to country and determined on how long your trip is, what time of the year you are visiting, and how much in advance do you book your tickets. Major companies such as Eurolines allows you to purchase a pass and travel from city to city. This gives the traveller the flexibility of planning their trip on the go. Other private carriers will combine services from different bus companies thereby letting a traveller plan their trip in one single place but with different carriers.
Ferries are a great way to travel to islands in Europe. Greece for starters can be visited by ferry from Italy, Croatia or Yugoslavia. Ferries between Ireland, UK, Spain and France, also run on a regular basis. There are Danish and Norwegian ferries, ferries between Corsica and Italy, as well as between parts o Spain and Morocco.
Hitchhiking is never passe
Last but no the least, if none of these transportation systems work for you, there is always the option of hitchhiking or renting a car. Bicycles are also a great option to explore a city or countryside. While hitchhiking, it is polite to offer to pay for your share of gas.
Europe is vast and exciting, and there is a lot to explore. With the various modes of transportation available, it is not a surprise that a trip to Europe requires detailed planning.
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