Part of the excitement of planning a European holiday is mapping out all of the different cities you want to visit. Whether your trip will take you from London to Paris or from Amsterdam to Berlin (or, if you’re like me, from Sarande, Albania to Jurmala, Latvia…), a significant part of your trip planning and budgeting will be figuring out how to get from place to place. Europe transportation options are seemingly endless, and options like budget airlines or ridesharing apps can seem very foreign to visitors from other parts of the world.
Personally, I spent two years living in Italy and have since returned to Europe six (or seven?) more times. I consider myself something of a Europe transportation expert, as my trips have often covered long distances and relied on multiple modes of transportation. I’ve found that there are advantages and disadvantages to each form of transportation, so it’s best to research and plan your inter-city transportation before you leave home.
Below, I’ll talk about my own experiences with different methods of transportation in Europe, and the type of transportation in Europe that I would recommend for different types of travelers and different types of trips.