I'm trying to look for the most cost effective method of travel for a party of 3 students all under 25. I have researched quite a few but I think I've reached a point where I looked at too many sites and numbers - its getting a bit confusing. I'd appreciate any and all advice on travelling from UK to Belgium or Germany - cost saving is a priority ( I consider Eurolines and Megabus to be a last resort)
We're looking to depart from UK ( London(Luton/St Pan/Gatwick) or Bham would be the cheapest point for our departure - but so far not having much luck in finding friendly prices for 3 without breaking the bank.
The cheapest I've found is through Ryanair. Manchester to Brussels Charlois for 13 quid - I did the math its 93 quid for 3 folks including getting to Manc airport - flying into Brussels Char then to the main city of Brussels with a journey time of 4-5 hours give or take. Stansted is offering 17 pounds pp but getting to Stansted is costly.
Tickets leaving from St.Pancras for 3 are costing 112 pounds (2hr journey) plus an addition of 20 pounds to get to St.Pancras totals it to 132 for all three - so 44 pounds pp for a 2 hour journey?
Basically, hoping another set of eyes could point to reason or help untangle a few cobwebs