For travelers looking to stretch their vacation dollars, cutting back on transportation costs may be the easiest way to do just that. Find out how you can travel from one place to another effectively and efficiently during your travel.
Organise a taxi, hire car or shuttle bus service that will offer door to door service and assistance with your luggage. Public transport might be cheaper, but you will have to manage your luggage and finding your hotel on your own.
If taking a taxi a short distance, insist on the meter being used. For longer journeys, consider negotiating the price of your fare upfront. Don’t forget to include a tip if it is customary to do so.
Flash your card
Show your seniors or pension card as it could entitle you to discounts off local transport fares. Senior rates can be up to 50% of the fare for trains, trams, buses and ferries.
Like a local
Research all of your local transportation options. Many cities have combined travel tickets that give you access to multiple transport modes (bus, train, tram, ferry). Consider a multi-day or weekly pass if you are staying for a few days.
On the open roads
If you are planning on driving overseas, get an International Driving Permit before you go. These can be obtained through your state motor vehicle registry office.