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Cheap flights

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Apart from surfing directly into RyanAir.com, EasyJet.com or others, the best way to check for the cheapest ticket is the use of some flights search web engines. Just be sure the search engine you use is not a scam, and includes the very cheap airlines (i.e. Ryanair), which are often not included.

Here a quick list:

  • www.SkyScanner.net - Fast, reliable, no need for registration; includes Ryanair. Automatic search for nearby cheaper destinations.
  • www.Kayak.com - Good for the ability to search of nearby cheaper dates, but you need to register for this option to be enabled, plus it does not include Ryanair.
  • www.yapta.com - Has the good feature of tracking price drops in airfares.

Others you can try:

  • Volagratis.com [1]
  • AirlineTickets.de [2]
  • Flylc [3]
  • FlyLowCostAirlines.org [4]
  • The Low cost Airlines Blog [5]
  • OptiFly [6]
  • WiseTravelSearch [7]
  • Travelmarket.com [8]


Tips:

  • the easiest way to be sure you know all Airline Companies that serve your destinations is to look directly at the official website of your destination's airport (see List of airports in Europe). Each airport website has always a page with the list of Airlines that operate in it.
  • other tips in Tipjar

Rail & Ship

Useful European Rail Sites & Resources

  • RAIL EUROPE Specialise in selling tickets and passes for travel throughout Europe by train. Available to buy online
  • EURAIL all types of rail passes for Europe and for individual countries
  • INTERAIL InterRail is the flexible European train ticket. Also for all of Europe and for individual countries
  • TIMETABLES All of Europe's train timetables in one place at DB Bahn in different languages
  • THE MAN IN SEAT SIXTY-ONE Lots and lots of really good and useful information on traveling by rail and ship + buy tickets and passes. Site has won lots of prizes.
  • MAPS OF RAILWAY NETWORKS IN EUROPE


  • High Speed Rail in Europe

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Passenger rail companies

Albania Hekurudha Shqiptarë (HSH) currently not available
Armenia Հարավկովկասյան Երկաթուղի currently not available
Austria Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) ÖBB Website
Salzkammergutbahn (SKGB) currently not available
Burgenland Südburgenländische Regionalbahn (SRB) SRB Website
Carinthia Reißeck-Höhenbahn Tauerntouristik Website
Lower Austria Niederösterreichische Schneebergbahn (NÖSBB) NÖSBB Website
Salzburg Pinzgauer Lokalbahn Pinzgauer Lokalbahn Website
Salzburger Lokalbahn (SLB) SLB Website
Styria Graz-Köflacher Bahn und Busbetrieb (GKB) GKB Website
Steiermärkische Landesbahnen (StLB) StLB Website
Tyrol Zillertalbahn (ZB) ZB Website
Upper Austria Stern & Hafferl Verkehrsgesellschaft (StH) StH Website
Vienna Wiener Lokalbahnen (WLB) WLB Website
Vorarlberg Montafonerbahn Bludenz-Schruns (MBS) MBS Website
Azerbaijan Azərbaycan Dövlət Dəmir Yolu (ADDY) currently not available
Belarus Беларуская чыгунка (БЧ) БЧ Website
Belgium Nationale Maatschappij der Belgische Spoorwegen (NMBS)
Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Belges (SNCB)
NMBS / SNCB Website
Bosnia-Hercegovina (Federation) Željeznice Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine (ŽFBH) ZFBH Website
Bosnia-Hercegovina (Srpska) Željeznice Republike Srpske (ŽRS) ŽRS Website
Bulgaria Български държавни железници (БДЖ) БДЖ Website
Croatia Hrvatske željeznice () HŽ Website
Czech Republic České Dráhy (ČD) České Dráhy Website
Denmark Danske Statsbaner ('DSB) Danske Statsbaner Website
West Jutland Arriva Arriva Trains Denmark's Website
Finland Valtion rautatiet-yhtymä (VR) VR Website
France Société National des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF) SNCF Website
Georgia Georgia Railway Georgia Railway Website
Germany Deutsche Bahn (DB) DB Website
Greece Hellenic Railways Organisation (OSE) OSE Website
Hungary Magyar Államvasutak (MÁV) MÁV Website
Ireland Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann) Irish Rail Website
Italy Trenitalia Trenitalia Website
Latvia Latvijas Dzelzcelsh (LDZ) LDZ Website
Lithuania Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (LG) LG Website
Republic of Macedonia Македонски Железници (МЖ) MŽ Website
Netherlands Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) NS Website
International travel site of NS
Norway Norges Statsbaner (NSB) NSB Website
Poland Polskie Koleje Państwowe (PKP) PKP Website
Portugal Comboios de Portugal (CP) CP Website
Romania Căile Ferate Române (CFR) CFR Website
Russia Russian Railways (RZD) Russian Railways Wesite
Serbia Serbian Railways Serbian Railways
Slovakia ŽSSK Slovakrail ŽSSK Website
Slovenia Slovenske Železnice Slovenske Železnice Website
Spain Red Nacional de Ferrocarriles Españoles (RENFE) RENFE Website
Sweden SJ AB (SJ) SJ Website
Switzerland Aare Seeland Mobil (ASm) ASm Website
Appenzeller Bahnen (AB) AB Website
Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)
Chemins de fer fédéraux suisses (CFF)
Ferrovie Federale Svizzere (FFS)
SBB / CFF / FFS Website
Aargau AAR bus+bahn AAR Website
Vaud Chemin de fer Bière-Apples-Morges (BAM) BAM Website
BDWM Transport AG (BDWM BDWM Website'
BLS AG (BLS) BLS Website
Baselland Transport (BLT) BLT Website
Brienz-Rothorn-Bahn (BRB) BRB Website
Cisalpino AG (CIS) CIS Website
Chemins de fer du Jura (CJ) CJ Website
Dolderbahn (Db) [9]
Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi (FART) FART Website
Forchbahn (FB) FB Website
Ferrovie Lugano-Ponte Tresa (FLP) FLP Website
Frauenfeld-Wil-Bahn (FW) FW Website
Gornergratbahn (GGB) GGB Website
Jungfraubahn Holding / Berner Oberland-Bahnen (JB / BOB) JB / BOB Website
Chemin de fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher (LEB) LEB Website
Ferrovia Monte Generoso (MG) [10]
Matterhorn-Gotthard-Bahn (MGB) MGB Website
Meiringen-Innertkirchen-Bahn / Kraftwerk Oberhasli (MIB / KWO) MIB / KWO Website
Chemins de fer Montreux-Oberland Bernois / Transport Montreux-Vevey-Riviera (MOB / MVR) MOB / MVR Website
Turkey Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları (TCDD) TCDD Website
Ukraine Ukrainian Railways Ukrainian Railways Website (Only Russian or Ukrainian)
United Kingdom Various companies collectively represented by The Association of Train Operating Companies UK National Rail Enquires Website

Coach & Bus

  • EUROLINES Has 500 destinations across Europe. Site in English, French & German
  • BUG Country by country information for bus travel around Europe

Bike/Velo

  • EuroVelo, the European cycle route network, is a project of the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF)whose mission is to ensure that bicycle use achieves its fullest potential so as to bring about sustainable mobility and public well-being and economic development via sustainable tourism. There are 12 European routes covering 66,000 kilometres. Information is in English and German.

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