What’s The Best Way To See Europe?
If you are planning a trip to Europe, but you are not sure whether to take the bus or train, then you should read this article before leaving home.
Planning to go on holiday is a great way to rejuvenate yourself – what’s more, travelling at cost effective rates adds to the excitement of the trip. Europe has many must-see destinations that are full of history and culture.
These places are easily reachable by buses or trains – now is the best time to start planning that adventurous trip to your favourite European countries.
If you wish to make the most of your journey and see the sights on the way, there are many tour buses that are air conditioned and fully equipped with washrooms.
Catching a bus to see a European city such as London or Rome saves the hassle of getting around by taxis and you will save money too, plus you can really enjoy the scenery while making the most of your time.
Most buses accommodate up to 44 people, and the front row seats have extra leg room.
If you are not too keen on standing in long queues to buy your bus ticket, there are many tour operators that offer river cruises and rail packages through Europe.
All European residents are eligible for InterRail Passes that offer flexible access to many of Europe’s national rail services.
You can buy an InterRail Pass in two varieties: InterRail Global or One Country Pass.
Your One Country Pass is valid for up to 26 countries in Europe. There is no need to make any reservations, as you just hop on the train with your Pass.
However, it is important to check the train timetables, just in case it is subject to compulsory booking.
If a seat reservation is required, the price will not be included in your InterRail Pass, although this depends on the country you are visiting, the type of train, and date of travel.
Europe is famous for having high quality train systems. Travelling by train is a popular way to explore this fantastic continent at a slower pace. Train fares are by no means cheap, yet you will feel very comfortable on your trip, plus you can bask in the beautiful scenery as you go through Austria and Bulgaria.
The train system is almost stress-free, that is why most young travellers choose this mode of transport. So if you want to meet new people on the way, taking a trip on the train might be the best way to travel.
Aside from tour buses and InterRail, another convenient way to travel to Europe is by air. There are many companies that offer low cost airfares to popular holiday destinations.
If you do not have the time to hop from one bus to another, and you just want to reach your destination quickly, flying is the easiest way to get from London to Prague, or Madrid to Athens.
The services that are offered by the airline are by no means luxurious, but if you are not too keen on taking long trips by train or bus, flying is your best option.
Nowadays, most people want to reach their destination quickly and inexpensively. Sometimes it works out cheaper to travel by air rather than by train. Many European airlines offer promotional flights at off-peak seasons.
So instead of taking a night train to your favorite city, you should fly in order to reach your destination quickly.
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