Low cost travel

  • How to find the cheapest airline ticket ?

I have already spent a lot of time looking for the cheaper plane ticket, I ended up using the jetcost.com flight price comparison tool to give me an idea of ​​the price to pay and then redirect me to the airline website that appears the cheapest. I don’t recommend sites such as Bravofly, Edreams etc, which in the end you always add additional fees. However, I already managed to have a ticket a bit cheaper on opodo.com than on the company’s website.
Also note it’s always better to consult the return tickets separately on the price comparators.
The momondo app can be very useful for travel ideas, tips but also to find lower prices for air tickets or hotels. You can also find destinations according to your selection criteria.

If you want to travel low cost don’t take luggage in the hold, travel light ! The price would be almost as expensive as with a big company like Air France or other one.

I traveled a lot with low cost airlines, I can confirm the safety of the flights. The comfort and the aircraft crew correspond to the price of the airfare but personally, I never had any problem. But again, what can be problematic is the luggage. I invite you to inquire to the company with which you go to travel to have no unpleasant surprises during the boarding. When the flights are full, your carry-on baggage can be checked at no charge but you’ll have to wait in the airport to pick up your suitcase. However, if it exceeds barely more than 2cm recommended measures and they have the good idea to measure it, you’ll pay the price. Even if you still travel with this hand luggage and it passes safely in the cabin in this company. I experienced it with EasyJet. In Lisbon they never checked the size and in Luxembourg I always had to put my suitcase in the test compartment. Then they give you the excuse of “the flight is complete we have to charge you for your luggage” and when the plane takes off you realize that there are several seats and empty compartments…

  • And if I want to travel otherwise than by plane, where can I get some information ?

During the preparation of my solo road trip, I found a site that also exists in mobile application and is just top ! With Rome2rio, you can find any route for any destination ! We give you several possibilities of transport (bus, ferry…) with the duration and the cost. It’s simple and practical to use !

For those who want to take the road economically and conveniently, renting a van is great ! Several sites offer a rental according to your needs: Auto Europe, Europe In Van, Black Sheep, We Van, Origin Campervan.

  • How to do to sleep without spending too much money ?

There are many options depending on your bugdet and the destination.

A hotel remains a classic and sometimes inexpensive option. That depends on the comfort you are looking for. Watch the site Booking.com, you’ll find any type of accommodation and you can have 10% off by the link.

Besides a “low cost” hotel, looking on airbnb or housetrip, you can do a good deal by temporarily settling in an apartment and it’s still better to feel at home.

The hostel is ideal for those traveling in groups or even alone, if you aren’t afraid to share your room with strangers. Find out here or there.

And if staying with strangers doesn’t scare you, you can try couchsurfing. To test alone or to two, you are housed for free and it can be a good experience to get acquainted to the four corners of the world and in some cases we’ll help you in your discovery. Be careful when you are a young woman alone…choose your host.

Camping for adventurers is a good option or inexpensive solution for wild camping. Enjoy the great outdoors with Campingo ou Eurocampings.

Another less known practice is home exchange. If you have enough confidence, you leave your home to the person you are going to. It’s that simple. To know more read the site GuesttoGuest or Trocmaison.

I hope that you’ll find the perfect accomodation for you !

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