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Backpacking Europe on a budget - Best ways to travel

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Backpacking Europe on a budget - Best ways to travel

My friend and I will be backpacking through Europe for the month of May (this is last minute, I know). We are flying into Amsterdam and planning on heading from there to Berlin - Prague - Krakow - Budapest - Vienna - Salzberg - Munich - Zurich - and we are flying out of Paris.

We are on a budget and were hoping to hear some suggestions as to whether it is more worthwhile to buy a rail pass, bus pass or if it is more economical to do a mix of both and buy individual tickets for each trip. Is travelling long distances by bus significantly less expensive than by train in Europe? Is it considerably more time consuming?

Thank you so much!

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1. Re: Backpacking Europe on a budget - Best ways to travel

Look at seat61 for the best information on train travel. Check there if you qualify for student rail passes as well as all the routing and other information you could want.

Have a great time.

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2. Re: Backpacking Europe on a budget - Best ways to travel

Not train related, but I've just posted a thread about the website Roomorama.com.

They are doing a 20% discount offer on apartments (which generally work out more cost effective than hotels).

Code welcome20,

Hope this helps in some way!.

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3. Re: Backpacking Europe on a budget - Best ways to travel

Ridesharing is popular in Germany

http://www.mitfahrgelegenheit.de/ - you can change to english - click the little flag on the right

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4. Re: Backpacking Europe on a budget - Best ways to travel

There is a bus company based in australia ? that travel around europe...you pay a set fee and you get on and off at cities, it goes around in a big loophttp

//www.busabout.com/

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