How To Travel In Europe On A Budget

Train in Belarus, Europe
Train in Belarus, Europe. Photo by Dmitry Vechorko on Unsplash

Europe is a wonderful place for travelers. It has beautiful and varied landscapes, a rich and ancient history, and many parts of it are relatively safe to travel through. Two of the main costs that can mount up however are transport and accommodation. Here are some ways that you can keep these costs down and travel in Europe on a budget.


If you are travelling without a vehicle of your own, one way to save money is to buy an Interrail pass, which enables you to travel between European countries via trains at a fraction of the cost. With the Interrail pass, you pay for how many days of travel you think you will need (more days is more money).

Flix bus is another cheap way of travelling across Europe without a vehicle and can be used instead of an Interrail if you need to save a day of travel. If you have a vehicle, one tip would be to plan your trip out, so you know which route you are taking, and to go to countries with lots of things you want to see to reduce your fuel costs.  


Staying at youth hostels is a great way to save money, and you can buy a YHA membership to receive discounts at hostels across Europe. Another way of travelling on a budget that can be really fulfilling is to sign up to Workaway, in which you are offered food and accommodation in return for working on a project. Finally, if you’re travelling in the summer, you can take a tent with you and save lots of money by staying at campsites or even wild camping in some countries.