Early in my childhood, autumn of 1989, I experienced my first ever trip abroad, to Moscow. I was with my parents and my brother and I still remember the Red Square, the beautiful buildings and the Moscow river.
Much later, about 20 years, I started to travel more, much more than I’ve done it before and the more I travel the more I want to know.
And every time I was planning to go to somewhere, some questions prevailed, such as: how much I want to spend for airline /flight tickets, what is my limit for accommodation, do I want to share my room and privacy or I want it all for me, what kind of food I would love to eat, should I consider traveling by bus, train or boat, how many touristic places I want to visit, what is my daily budget, is it a safe place to go, should I go with my friends or can I travel alone, are there any special offers? And the list can go on.
Some of the tips are already in my posts, but for now, I want to stop at one aspect of all these expenditures, and to be more specific: airline tickets and a bonus at the end of the post 😉
Everybody recognizes that airline tickets is one big headache, and also one big hunk of any traveler, this is why I’ve decided today to stop on this aspect and give you some tips. For some, these tips can be a very well known path or strategy for others this might be just the beginning of the road.
To make it easier to understand I will cover the subject on continents. I have done some research, and this is what I’ve found:
Air Baltic : Flights between home bases Riga (Latvia), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Austria,Belarus, Belgium, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Ireland,Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, Moldova
Air Berlin : Flights within Germany, from Germany to most European countries and to Algeria, Canada, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, USA, U.A.E
ArkeFly : Flights from The Netherlands to European destinations and Aruba, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Gambia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, Tunisia
BelleAir : Flights from Albania to Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Blue Air : Flights within Romania, and from Romania to UK (London), Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Italy and Turkey (Larnaca)
Darwin Airline : Flights between Switzerland (home base Geneva) and Czech Republic, France, Italy, Kosovo, Serbia, Spain, the Netherlands, Germa
EasyJet : Flights within UK, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Poland, Czech Respublic, Romania, Serbia, Austria, Hungary,Bulgaria, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, France
First Choice : Flights between England (home base) to many European destinations and to Aruba, Cape Verde, Cuba, Dom.Rep., Egypt, Jamaica, Kenya, Maldives, Mexico, USA (FL)
German Wings : From Germany to many European destinations, Egypt, Morocco, Tenerife, Tunisia
Iceland Express : Flights from Iceland to Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland. Here you can download their winter flight schedule.
Meridiana Fly : Flights within Italy and from Italy to England, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Romania, Moldova
Monarch Airlines : Flights within UK and from UK to Portugal, Spain, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Turkey, India, Egypt, Caribbean, Gambia, Florida
Norwegian : Flights within Norway (home base) and from Norway to England, Portugal, Spain
Pegasus Airlines : Flights within Turkey and Turkey – Germany.
RyanAir : Flights between England and Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Romania, Canary Islands, Cyprus and more
Scandjet : Sweden, Croatia, Poland and more
Transavia : Flights between the Netherlands and Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, U.A.E., Egypt, Turkey, Romania and more
Volotea : Flights between Spain (home base) and Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy
Vueling Airlines : Flights within Spain and from Spain to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France,Gambia (Africa), Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ukraine
Wizz Air : Flights from Hungary (home base Budapest) toAustria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France,Greece, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy,Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania,Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine,United Kingdom, Moldova
A bonus for those who came to the end of this list. If you’re too stressed and not really considering traveling by plane and you have a great amount of time, then I think the following recommendations are just what you need 😉
Travel by bus. Here are 3 of the cheapest companies in Europe:
Rent a car and share the price with your friends. Some of the trusted companies are:
If you’re a more of an adventurous nature, then maybe car sharing or autostop is a very adventurous way to travel 🙂
If you are a lone traveler and want to travel to many European destinations, then you should consider as an option European
Rail Pass and nowadays even bus companies offer such a pass!
I hope your travel across the Old Continent will leave you great memories and save you from the stress of spending loads of money on transportation.
Travel safe and wise!