Most of us Europeans are not grateful enough for all the cheap possibilities of transport we have. Just recently, I have realised that, for example, in US there are no such thing as 5 euro flights. In order to give a better insight in the Euro travels here is the article.
Best way to cross long distances is by plane. We flew multiple times with our kids, and still do on regular basis. In order to do it on budget you should travel only with backpacks, what more do you need for a weekend trip? The thing is that in all budget companies you need to pay additionally for check-in luggage. More tips on how and when to book cheap airlines ticket here.
So here goes the list of cheap airline companies:
Ryanair – our most beloved one. I still remember one of my first Ryanair flights just after volcano eruption on Iceland, when you could buy a ticket to London for 3 euros from Pula (Croatia) woow, of course I used the opportunity. Now you can not find flights for 3 euros but I am sure after some new volcano eruption there might even be cheaper cause people are afraid to travel then due to media scary news. If you want to go really on budget do not reserve a seat, we never do. Yes it does happen that we are than separated during the flight, like me and Miro on one part of plane, Krzys and Natalia in another, but it is fine, its only for 2 hours:) If you want to seat all together than you need to pay extra, which we find completely unnecessary. Especially if travelling with children, take care how you dress so you pass all security controls as painless as possible, meaning no bracelets, metal bras, keys left over in pocket, boots etc. Do not forget to print your boarding passes at home. In backpack pack some snacks for kids to keep them happy during boarding time, and try to board last ones, give kids opportunity to run around and waste energy before they ll be forced to sit in a plane. Btw budget airlines – means no free drinks and food – if you want something there will be lots of junk food available to buy on board. You can take two baby things for free on every Ryanair flight, we usually took stroller and car seat, but you can choose for example baby basisnet, it’s up to you. The great thing about ryanair flights is that very often they have great promotions for flights to cost as little as 5 euros,s o you can always make some surprise weekend travel anywhere around europe or even further (they also fly to Morocco and Israel). Laudamotion is owned by Ryanair but can also contain some great budget deals so you should always check it separately.
Wizzair – another great budget airlines (I like their junk food the most:P) I used a lot during my studies since I did my master thesis in Warsaw, and they have lots of great connection from Poland. Now they have connections all around Europe, usually one way ticket with Wizzair costs around 30 euros.
Easyjet – one of the oldest budget airlines in Europe, connecting various cities around. If you book early enough you can get one way ticket for 20 euros.
Eurowings – for example this budget company has now a lot of great Black Friday deals, I am just tempted to buy us ticket to some warm place for some of the following weekends.
Transavia – dutch budget airlines company with which if you book early enough you can buy one way ticket for 25 euros.
Vueling – spanish budget airline company with which you can buy a one way ticket for 15 euros. This is the only budget company we never used since our friends had bad experience of getting their flights cancelled and with two small kids we can not afford a risk of our flight being cancelled. Apparently their service has improved, but still we wait for some better first hand reviews before we book a flight with them:D
Also another cheap transport around Europe is bus – with Flixbus you can get bus tickets in between two countries for as low as 7 euros.
In case you are still a student you can travel quite affordable around Europe with Interrail.
We mostly enjoy road trips around Europe with car, cause we love to have our freedom of movement. If we arrive somewhere by plane, we usually rent a car, and there are a lot of budget rent-a-car companies in Europe, but that deserves a completely separate post:))
Hope you enjoyed reading and let me know what would you like I write about next time:D