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How students travel cheap in Europe

by Czech College / Friday, 26 December 2014 / Published in Study in Europe

Europe has always been the destination of choice students wanting to experience an amazing mix of culture, history, beauty, nightlife and food.

In this holiday season we have put together some tips for students that may help them to adjust their budget as they travel here in Europe.

Contact with city tourism bureau

When first arriving in a new city in Europe make sure to stop by the tourism bureau for discounts, free maps and cost-free events.

Sleep cheap

Stay somewhere really cheap but live it up by having a drink at the grandest hotel you can find — and take lots of Instagrams.

Cut on restaurant meals

Limit eating out to once a day and if you’re a foodie go to a gourmet restaurant for lunch rather than dinner when many restaurants offer great value set menus and business lunches.

Consider inclusive passes

Many cities in Europe offers passes that gets you access to museums plus also public transportation.If you are planning to pack in a number of visitor attractions, in the end , you save a lot of money when using these kind of passes.

Walk or use local transport

Walk as much as you can, but if you can’t then use public transport over taxis; buy 24-hour, 3-day or even weekly public transport passes, which work out cheaper than single tickets.

Learn form the locals

Join local workers at pubs for happy hours; check out local sports matches which are often free or cheap; and if you see a local fair or festival advertised, get along to it. All of these things can provide a terrific insight into how people lead their lives and be just as rewarding as visiting a major visitor attraction.

Internet and Mobile

Roaming charges and accessing internet abroad is still ridiculously expensive so tip here is to go local and get yourself a local internet data only simcard. If you can unlock your phone, brilliant. If your phone is locked then buy a cheap mobile wifi (mifi) device which costs around €30.

Travel cheap

Use bikes or try trains, especially regional and local trains, which can be very cheap in countries like Poland and Hungary.

Night train saves you money

A great way to save time and money when travelling across Europe is by taking the night train.There are lots of sleeper trains between major cities in Europe and they are comfortable and convenient. For example you can take advantage of Deutsche Bahn’s excellent SparNight promo fares where you can go from Amsterdam to Copenhagen for around €29-€49 range.

Always take low-cost airline

Thanks to the low-cost airline revolution that was inspired by easyJet and Ryanair, travelling across Europe is a lot cheaper. Even with hidden extras like paying for checking in your luggage, their prices are pretty good, especially over longer distances. To get the best fares, book and plan you trip far in advance as possible.

Don’t withdraw money abroad from an ATM

You are likely to get a very poor exchange rate from your bank and be also charged a fee for every withdrawal.

Stay away from the city centre

In almost every major European city you can get significantly cheaper prices if you are willing to stay away from the city centre.

Couchsurfing

Couchsurfing.org is a great way to meet new friends & to explore a country .It saves you money on accommodation. Try it !.

Have fun :)

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