As a wise saying goes, traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. Still, flights, hotels, and other things cost enough to discourage many of the frequent trips.
We put together several tried-and-tested ways to save money on travel used by experienced globetrotters.
Good Tips And Tricks To Travel Cheap
10. Use Assembled Routes
Assembled routes mean that you choose and combine different airlines and modes of transportation to reach your destination, which generally saves you a lot.
The main rule here is that you should look for tickets to the main transportation hubs. For example, a flight to Rome with the next train trip to Venice is generally cheaper than a direct flight to Venice; A local flight to Phuket from Bangkok will cost less than a direct flight from Phuket, etc.
9. A “Hidden” City
A direct flight from point A to point B is generally more expensive than a flight from A to C with a stopover B, which means you can buy a ticket for a connecting flight and just not do the second part of the trip. You can make your own route through a “hidden” city with online tools like Skiplagged or Flyshortcut.
8. Do Not Rent Cars In Big Cities
A rental car is a good way to travel between cities. But within a city, it can become a burden due to traffic and parking problems. To save time and money, use public transportation or, better still, rent a bike.
7. Find Special Offers
Many transport agencies offer good prices for tourists. For example, two of you can use all public transport in Bavaria for one day for only € 31. That’s the price of one from Munich to Neuschwanstein Castle if you buy single-use tickets.
In the UK, when you buy a train ticket, you can get a second ticket free of charge to get to various popular tourist spots.
6. Travel Lightly
Traveling without luggage is a great way to save money, as many airlines have lowered prices for light travelers. For example, flying from Billund in Denmark to Berlin on Ryanair can cost only 1 euro, while carrying luggage with you will cost at least 15 times more.
5. Opt For Apartments
The apartments have an indisputable advantage: a kitchen where you can cook your own food. It saves you money, but it doesn’t stop you from going out to lunch if you want.
4. Go To Museums For Free
Many museums have free hours or even days. The Coliseum, for example, admits visitors for free every first Sunday of the month, while the Prado Museum in Madrid does so from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. From Monday to Saturday. There are also museums that do not have a fixed entrance fee, like many in the UK and the United States.
3. Pay In Local Currency With Your Card
Some countries invite you to choose which currency to use when paying with your card in stores. Always choose the local because when you use the card currency the money is converted two or even three times. Therefore, additional charges can reach 10%.
2. Don’t Stick With Specific Dates
Often, a flight a few days before or after your chosen flight is much cheaper. To check these possibilities, use a low-cost calendar – many online aggregators have this feature.
1. Use Local Search Engines
Great services like Booking.com or Skyscanner often ignore local airlines and hotel chains that may have interesting offers. Spend time looking at local search engines too.
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