online for a trip
Booking Online For a Trip
We all have different travel styles. For me, I love taking the train, and public transport when I'm in Europe. You might want to rent a car and visit the small towns in between the big cities. Here you can learn some of my favourite places to use if you are booking online for a trip !
Whatever your style is, you need to start researching online and finding out the costs to match your budget. Then pick the dates that work best with what you are doing and book it!
Find Your Budget
Pick Your Dates
Below are four of my favourite companies to use for booking flights, trains, buses, and car rentals. These are trusted companies that have great deals regularly and are easy to use. Use the links below to do your research and find your budget. Then when you are ready to take the plunge, pick your dates and book it!
Kiwi.com has provided me with this great booking portal so that you can find the best flights and your booking can be Easy, Fast and Safe right here on the website.
You want your booking to be Easy.
You want your booking to be Fast.
The Kiwi Guarantee protects you from:
Why book here?
No pop-ups, no ads, no bs. You search on one page and book your flight on the next page. It's that easy. Kiwi.com looks after you and your booking, by checking you in 24 hours before you fly (saving you the fees of some discount airlines) and providing great customer service.
Unlike other sites, you will know before you book what your luggage fees and sizes are. You can even pay for it in advance if you want right on the booking page. Everything is easy to read, and understand. Make sure to read about the Kiwi Guarantee. They've got your back!
Eurail provides some of the best packages for rail travel in Europe for non-residents.
Individual Train Tickets
One of the best sites for booking individual train tickets is goeuro. It is simple to use and compares the same route with flights, trains and buses.
Train Companies and Websites by Country
If you want to book direct with the local railway for a few trips, below is a list of European countries with a state rail system. Some browser like Chrome allow you to translate the sites if they aren't in English. Look for local deals on the sites. Starting looking three months in advance of your trip to save money.
Some tickets for the same train may be cheaper on other providers. For example a train from Austria to Germany may be operated by Deutsche Bahn, but you can buy tickets for it on DB's site and OBB's site. One be cheaper, so check both.
Bosina - Herzegovina
With Flixbus you can find one of the largest bus networks in Europe. With 1400 destinations in 26 countries, This is a great way to start searching and with their great low prices it's hard to beat. They have some great deals too.
With so many different car rental companies to choose from, I like using AutoEurope. As you can see by the screenshot, AutoEurope allows you to search multiple car rental companies at once. This saves you the time searching each company individually.