Planes, trains & Automobiles
Your transport options to get you travelling in and around the world
There are a number of transport options you can choose to help you travel.
You can fly, sail or use land based vehicles. Your options can include (but are not limited to) the following. Most use a mix of the different transport options that are available. Check out the types of options following.
If you want to get from A to B as quickly as possible then flying is a great option. You can fly in to one city, spend a few days, then fly to the next. There are many airlines servicing a lot of routes. You are spoilt for choice with the amount of places a plane will get you. Check out websites such as Skyscanner that allow you to search for the best airfare to suit you and also allow you to book it on-line. I use Skyscanner regularly to get great deals. Click on the link following to get yourself a great airfare.
Most countries have a train service with a variety of tickets available. Trains can be local services to inter-city services. Different tickets also exist that include single and return fares as well as passes that allow travel on trains for a number of days. You can get passes for travel through a specific country such as the JapanRail pass for Japan or a pass to take you through a number of countries such as the RailEurope Pass.
Some countries are known for their train journeys such as the Rocky Mountaineer in Canada, The Ghan in Australia, The Glacier Express in Switzerland, the Eurostar from London to Paris or The Siberian Railway from Asia through Russia to name a few.
There are many seafaring vessels that will sail you across water. They range from small yachts to local ferry services to large ocean liners with other sizes of sea vessels in between. It will depend on where you are as to the type of sea vessel you might choose to travel in. You might want to cross an ocean on a yacht. Or possibly sail around the Pacific Islands or the Greek Islands on a cruise liner. Maybe get to work from one side of Sydney to the other on a local ferry. Perhaps take your car on a roll-on roll-off ferry from the UK to Europe. What about sailing aboard a felucca down the Nile! Check out some options with P&O which has plenty of cruises to choose from.
Great to get around in. You could buy or hire a car, van, caravan or camper van. With a car you have the flexibility to go where you want when you want. You are not restricted to travel routes such as when on a train or a bus tour. If you are looking to rent a car check out AutoEuropeCar for great rentals.
All countries have bus services. There are services that service just one city or those that travel between cities. You can purchase a single or return fare or maybe consider a pass that allows for travel for a certain number of days. Greyhound is a name known in many countries as a great bus service provider offering hop-on hop-off bus tickets as well as point to point tickets. For travels through Europe you may consider options such as Busabout.
If you don’t want to travel on your own then a group tour might suit. Most countries have tour companies that include the transport (mostly bus), accommodation, most (if not all) meals and entrance fee to sights. There are a number of tour companies, Contiki, Trafalgar Holidays, Intrepid Travel, Top Deck Travel, Cosmos to name a few. Tours can be for a few days to a couple of months.
Walking and local transport
One of the best ways to see things and to get out and walk. Walking can take you to many places so don’t forget your walking shoes!
There is plenty of local transport available that you can add to your days out while walking. Tuc tucs, trams, etc. getting around on local transport is often one of the cheapest forms of transport. With a little bit of research on your destination you can find out what local transport is available. Combining walking and local transport will help you to explore and experience and immerse yourself in to where you currently are.
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