Budget travel transport options.
As ridiculous as it sounds, one of the biggest pains about budget traveling can be the actual traveling from point A to B. It can be such a headache figuring out a balance between comfort, convenience and cheapness.
When choosing budge travel transport options you might be tempted just to seek out the cheapest (and sometimes you have no other choice) but trust me when you’re traveling long-distances you need some comfort to make it through the journey.
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Sometimes you hear about the glamour of traveling but the nuts and bolts, the in-between’s don’t really get a mention because it’s not glamorous.
I’m just being real with you, as a budget traveler you will endure different levels of comfort and some journeys will be a nightmare. However, with the right research you can find some bargains and get a good balance in comfort and cost.
So the question is – What are your transport options as a budget traveler?
Intercity/ local traveling.
Most countries will have a local option, these generally tend to be the cheapest. In under developed countries you’re likely to find Tuk-Tuks, Caminoes, chicken buses, local buses, even horse and carriage.
You should keep in mind, although local transport is the cheapest, the drivers will know you’re not a local and will try to charge you a little extra. There are a few simple ways to combat this, try speaking a few words in the local language, don’t act like a tourist, have a local companion with you, see how much others are paying and just give the right amount of change.
Most developed countries have networked public transport systems whether that’s buses, trains or interlinking metro systems. If you are planning to stay in the region for a prolonged amount of time it’s a good idea to invest in passes or discount cards. For budget travelers they can really help with your budget. There will be different types of passes, daily/weekly/monthly, some will be unlimited travel, zone passes and some with come with activities included or discounts on activities so these are great budget travel transport options.
In smaller villages and towns , you can typically rent bicycles or just walk around. If it’s within your means you can rent cars or mopeds too.