Whether for business or pleasure, the vast majority of us spend part of our lives traveling, sometimes over very long distances. Therefore, the desire to find the cheapest trip available is natural. In addition to finding information on the best travelcomparison websites, there are some other simple tips to minimize your travel expenses, be it like Steve Martin and John Candy in this wonderful movie, you travel in trains, planes and cars!
The best advice for booking a train trip is to book in advance. Some advantageous offers can be received when booking before the departure date, if possible. You can even book a first class ticket at a lower price than the standard when you book in advance.
Second, you should avoid traveling by train during peak hours. Tickets for this time (usually covering the period in which people come and go from work) tend to be much more expensive than out-of-peak trains.
Third, check online train booking sites to find out if it is cheaper to book train tickets by segment instead of just paying a ticket to your final destination.
Travel by plane
Of course, there are many travel comparison sites that offer cheap flights. Similarly, there are currently many low cost airlines. However, it is worth taking a little time to verify what your flight includes. If you consider the following questions, you can save money.
Baggage: what is the luggage limit allowed for your flight? It’s free? If not, how much will it cost to carry documented luggage and hand luggage? What are the fines for exceeding your allowance?
On board: do you get free snacks? If not, what is the cost of food and drink? Do you get free headphones for your entertainment system? Otherwise, verify the cost and, if you have any of the previous flights, take yours.
Travel by car
The most expensive component of the cost of car travel is fuel. Therefore, before embarking on a trip, refuel at the cheapest gas station in your area. Refuel at the same time. This will help you on your trip if you need to add fuel because you couldn’t find a service station at a reasonable price. Of course, this will also drastically reduce your recovery costs if you are not lucky to run out of fuel.
Second, if you take a long trip, this can save you significant costs if you join the engine recovery scheme. Coverage usually lasts one year and will save a significant amount if you have trouble traveling.
Although the cost of the trip is an inevitable evil, if we want to go on vacation or have to attend an important business meeting, there is hope that, by following these tips, you can get access to the cheapest trips: by train, plane and car!