When you travel around Europe, there are several choices that you have. The best way to travel around Europe will depend on the size of your wallet and the weather.

There is an ideal type of transport for everyone no matter the reason why they are traveling.

Find below a list of pros and cons regarding the three most popular means of transportation and see which one suits you best:

Trains

When you choose to travel by train you can observe the landscape as you ride past nature and small villages. Countries in the European Union have quite fair rail prices, unlike the UK that has different charges depending on the time of day you want to travel.

Trains are a great option for traveling small distances during the day and with little or no luggage.

Overnight trains that go from one country to another are not so much fun to ride. You will have to share an extremely small cabin with six other people you don’t know. It wouldn’t be much of a problem, considering that we sit by strangers all the time when on Public Transportation, but a lot of people who choose to travel to another country by train are usually moving, so they will have a lot of luggage with them.

If you need to use the bathroom, you’ll have to wait until you get to your destination. The bathrooms are always dirty, with the floor, walls, sink and toilet wet. After several terrorist attacks France suffered in 2015 and 2016, the police started checking documents of those coming into the country.

In the middle of the night, a police officer collects everybody’s documents and only returns them in the morning.

Low-cost flights

Low-cost flights can be a lifesaver if you need to get quickly from one country to another. If you don’t have luggage (or only a carry on), don’t mind having to pay extra for snacks during the flight, and are certain you won’t need to reschedule your flight, this is the perfect mean of transportation for you.

Rented cars

With the advances of the internet, websites such as rentalcars.com, have made traveling a lot easier. Having a car at your disposal is more convenient than having to rely on public transportation. You can take your own time, not having to rush in the morning to pack everything and get to the station on time.

You can stop along the way as many times as you would like.

Petrol isn’t expensive, especially when divided by two or more people (it turns out cheaper than buying two train tickets).You can change your destination at the last minute. You can choose the route you’re going to take. You can play loud music, play games with children or engage in a loud conversation with your family or friends. And you get to use the car at your destination, saving the money you would spend on metros and buses.

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