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How to save money on a Europe Trip?

How to save money on a Europe Trip?

Explore Cheap flights

Airfares are going to be one of your biggest travel expenses when traveling around Europe. Spend some time planning your trip with a site that compiles your choices. Travel search engines compare flight deals available at multiple airline tickets sites, travel agents, and then sort them by price.

Expedia and Skyscanner are good at finding cheap flights to Europe. You can download their apps for searching flights to any destination on any date or even for a whole month from a city.

Get a European SIM

Roaming charges and accessing the internet abroad can get expensive when using your phone. You have two options when it comes to roaming:

  1. Unlock phone in Europe
  2. Own a dual-band GSM phone for a European SIM card to work.

Check with your carrier before venturing out whether your phone can accept SIM cards from different networks.

Travel Off-Season

Do not travel to Europe in Summertime, yes it is beautiful, but it is also extremely expensive, that is why you should target the following months to travel to Europe: March, April, May, September, and October.

Not only are airfares expensive, but hotel prices skyrocket as well.

Find cheap hotels/hotels and compare prices

I always use Expedia when it comes to exploring the prices of hotels, apartments, and hostels. It doesn’t only give you a price from Booking but it compares prices from different sites that have that accommodation listed there, which is amazing and you can save a ton of money like that.

Take Public Transit

If Europe has something, it has amazing public transport and cities are amazingly connected, also using public transport in 99% of the situations is much cheaper and better culturally than taking a taxi.

Take the Train

Train travel is surprisingly easy, quick, and comfortable to get around Europe. If you can plan your Euro trip ahead of time and spend some time researching your destination’s rail options, there are some great savings to be made from booking train fares.

For example, you can go from Würzburg to Berchtesgaden for €29, Frankfurt to Amsterdam or Paris in less than 4 hours for just €35, or from Copenhagen to Hamburg in 4.5 hours starting at only €27.

Utilize the Tap Water

Everywhere in Western and Central Europe, tap water is drinkable. Save yourself money, and save Earth from plastic pollution, by taking a reusable water bottle traveling with you.

Most people in Austria, France, and Switzerland receive good quality drinking water that is safe to drink. Furthermore, Italy, Germany, and Belgium have public taps where you can refill your bottle for free.

Find Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

In most major European cities there is a Wi-Fi connection almost everywhere, and best of all, it won’t cost you anything!

Whether you run to the closest McDonalds or Starbucks, or simply connect to a public WiFi network, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.




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