TRAVEL TIPS

Saving Money When Travelling… TRANSPORT: Getting Around

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…

How to save money when travelling, transport, travel tips,

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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.

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• 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

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• 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.

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• 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.

How to save money when travelling, transport, travel tips,

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

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• Share costs – especially for ‘Days Out’ trips

Split the cost with other travellers by sharing a hired car, a taxi or a private driver.

How to save money when travelling, transport, travel tips,

A sociable way to reduce costs

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• Bargaindepending on where you are travelling

Negotiate prices with a taxi-driver. It’s acceptable in many countries.

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Private drivers in South East Asia, a common and effective kind of transport

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Do you have more transport-saving-tips to share with us?

Thanks for visiting. Have fun! :)

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Related rticles:

Saving money when travelling… Buying flight tickets

Travel Resources

TRAVEL GUIDES

 

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