By Guest Blogger Marie N.
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There was a time when travelers had a very limited choice of means of transport to choose from, and they had to make their trips by trains or boats. Today, that is not the case. If you want to travel, you have access to a wide variety of options. This abundance of choices is making things easier for modern-day travelers. On the other hand, it brings a whole range of new questions that can make things even more complicated for you. If you are having any doubts concerning transport options you should use, here are some tips that should make your choice clearer.
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Know the purpose of your trip
Traveling for business, pleasure or family emergency are all different purposes that require different approaches. For the last one, for instance, the speed of your arrival is imperative, so it would probably be best to stay away from buses and trains (unless your destination is very close to your starting point) and book a plane ticket. If you are going on a holiday, and time is not of the essence, you can either rent a car or decide for other road transportation option.
Look into your budget
In most cases, the budget will have a large impact on the way you will reach your destination. You don’t want transport to eat half of your travel budget, do you? If you’re on a shoestring budget, consider renting an affordable car. Research your destination because some countries, like South Africa for instance, have very cheap train transportation.
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Consider the length of your trip
So, you have rented a car, but will you be able to sit behind the wheels for more than 10 hours? Probably not. At least not if you want to be a responsible and careful driver. If you plan to cover a large territory, such as Australia, where the distance between two cities can be thousands of kilometers, it is always best to go with a reliable bus charter. If you are determined to travel on the ground, you’re in luck; Australia also has very well-constructed roads, so the drive will be long, but not bumpy.
Intermediate stations or one-way trip?
It is not the same if you are traveling from New York to Chicago directly and if you want to truly get to know a region and make multiple stops. For example, many travelers who go to Europe really want to see Paris and Vienna, as well as many other cities of the continent. The best way to achieve that is by taking Eurail train tickets that allow you to save money and see everything you want to see.
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How many people are you traveling with?
The number of travelers will largely impact your choice. Sure, if you are traveling with a friend or two, you can go by with renting a car, but if there is a whole bunch of you, you should think of alternative means. Traveling with a newborn is also a significant game-changer car (with an appropriate car seat) or a plane is the safest choice. Also, while some plane companies allow pet passengers, others won’t, so do your research.
Pros and cons of different options
In the end, you should always weigh in on the pros and cons of the available options, here are some ideas:
● Planes are the fastest option, but often the most expensive one too.
● Trains have extensive networks in many countries and are affordable but, in some destinations, they’re not very fast or reliable.
● Buses are a good way to explore the country and travel with larger groups or meet new people, but they shouldn’t be used for very long distances.
● Cars give you maximum freedom and independence, but they also require more attention and responsibility.
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Considering these crucial factors will help you choose the appropriate vehicle for every situation, and your trip will be as relaxed, comfortable and hassle-free as it should be.
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