What are those expenses that we couldn’t avoid when travelling?
When we travel for holidays, we have to be able to afford 3 basic points: accommodation, meals and transport (*). They are our primary outgoings.
(*) except if we are working, if we have friends there, if we are volunteering or if we are couchsurfers.
So today we are talking about one of them…
At this point, our question is…
How to Get Around the city and don’t spend all our budget on the way?
Here we have 5 Easy Tips to have into account.
• Use Public Transport – move around like a local
Use buses, trains, undergrounds and public ferries; they are budget-friends. They are the cheapest option ‘always’. Figure out how the public transport works and use it!. It’s a more authentic experience.
Ask for ‘Day Passes’ and ticket options instead of paying each ride individually.
Avoid taking taxis, but if you do need it, be sure that the counter is working properly.
In some countries you can negotiate the price ‘before’ taking the service, so just be sure there is not going to be a ‘confusion’ at the end of your trip.
Are you retired or student?. Take the most of that and ask for discounts
• Make Your Own Path – skip the Tourist Bus
Does the city offer ‘Free Walking Tours‘? It is a fantastic alternative. You wont regret it, for sure!
Consider other kind of transport such as a bicycle or a motorbike ($4 in Indonesia, for example) and move around by yourself. You will take the most of the place, your time and your money.
Some cities such as London have a public bicycle system which is very useful and cheap.
• Walk! – it’s free and healthy
Take a map, your more comfortable shoes, your camera and make an excursion to that point that you want to reach. You’ll see another perspective of the city.
• Share costs – especially for ‘Days Out’ trips
Split the cost with other travellers by sharing a hired car, a taxi or a private driver.
• Bargain – depending on where you are travelling
Negotiate prices with a taxi-driver. It’s acceptable in many countries.
Do you have more transport-saving-tips to share with us?
Thanks for visiting. Have fun! :)