Travelling is possible whatever your budget is, whether you have €2000 to spend or €2 to spend. Of course the more you have to spend the easier it is to plan a trip, but nothing’s impossible.
There are many ways to make travel as cheap as you want it to be. Here are some tips:
- Try to look for flights on websites like SkyScanner. You can find offers from multiple airlines, compare the prices and choose what fits you the best. You can choose to get price alerts for a certain destination on specific dates, meaning you’ll get an email everytime there is a change in ticket price for that specific flight. I once had a flight go from €200 to €53.
- Fly wil low cost carriers such as Ryanair, Easyjet, Transavia or WowAir. Might not always be the most comfortable flights, but they are the cheapest you can get. And some of the carriers even offer long haul flights. Ex: Amsterdam- Washington DC with WowAir for €360
- Be flexible with travel dates.
- Be flexible with departure/arrival airports. The reason why some carriers are extremely cheap is because they depart from/land in airports that charge lower landing fee’s, which will also makes your ticket cheaper. So instead of flying from London Heathrow, try to also look at flight departing from Stansted or Luton.
- Eurolines often offers bus tickets at promotional prices. The more flexible you are with your travel dates, the cheaper your ticket.
- BlaBlaCar is a website where someone offers X amount of seats in there car when they go to location Y in exchange of a small fee. It’s pretty much like planned hitchhiking.
- You can just go hitchhiking, with a sign on the side of the road. It’s free and can be fun!
- Be flexible with travel dates.
Look at deals on the Internet. Sometimes you can travel for a lot less than the normal price.
- Get a CouchSurfing account. You can then start looking for hosts in the city you’ll be stayin. It’s pretty much for free, it’s always nice to bring a gift, or to cook for the hosts. You have to do your research well, as there can be some creepers and weird people on there, but if you do it right, and end up with great people, it’s a nice experience. Couchsurfing is also a good way to get to see/know a city the way the locals see/know it.
- If you still want some privacy, but you don’t want to go to a hotel, then try looking at appartments on Airbnb. Depending on your requirements, you can get a cheap appartement.
- Hostels are a great place to stay at for people with a low budget. The reason why it is so cheap is because you have to share the room and bathroom with other people. but if that’s not a problem for you, then a hostel would be a good option.
You can find complete holidays with transportation and accomodations for really cheap. The key to cheap holiday packages is of course to be flexible with your travel dates. I know that in the Netherlands WeFlyCheap offers the best holiday deals on their website.
You can also bid on holidays or accomodation on auction sites. If you look a bit on the internet you can really find good deals you can bid on.
- Be flexible with your travel dates
- When looking online, open private/incognito tabs. That way prices won’t go up if you often look for a specific destination, as cookies won’t save your information, and interests.
Hope these tips help 🙂