Tips for Student Travel in Europe

If you are a student planning to travel to Europe, here are some tips to help you enjoy your adventures without spending all your savings.

Book in advance

Choose your travel date and purchase your tickets in advance. The ideal option would be 1.5 -2 months before the planned date. If you are going to fly at Christmas or in the middle of summer, then you can order tickets a little bit earlier. At the same time, choose a major European airport as your destination, the cost of a flight there will be cheaper.

Read reviews

You should never trust only the pictures on the page of a hotel, hostel, or restaurant, look for and read real reviews of travellers like you. After all, if, for example, during your studies, you want to get a good essay, you will most probably look through the reviews of the selected writing service on If you do this, you can be 100% sure that you will receive an essay of high quality, without any delays, and in accordance with the required topic. Another you can use to be on the safe side is Therefore, while travelling, you should not rely on fate only. Check a pile of reviews to pick a destination and a place to stay in order to get the best ever experience.

Look for cheap accommodation

Big chain hotels are unlikely to help you save on accommodation, but small hostels will not only reduce your costs but also allow you to meet travellers like you. And if you want to get a new experience, then you can try couch surfing (sometimes it can even be free).

Try local food

No one knows better than the locals where to eat tasty and cheap food. Of course, you can eat at the usual fast food restaurants, but if you want to get acquainted with local taste traditions, and feel a special flavour, ask the locals for their favourite restaurant. Or you can go to the market and cook something by yourself because most hostels have a kitchen.

Take advantage of being a student

Many museums, galleries, and other tourist spots offer substantial student discounts. This also applies to public transport or train tickets like we did with Interrail/Eurail. So be sure to find out what you need to do to get your discount.

Plan your budget

Before starting your trip, determine for yourself an approximate budget, taking into account the local currency (after all, not all European countries use the euro) and the exchange rate. Try not to exceed your set daily limit. If you want to buy some kind of souvenir, then try not to do it in the most popular places among tourists. A postcard or magnet bought a few blocks from the Eiffel Tower, or the Colosseum will be no different from what you buy while visiting these attractions. Nothing but the price, of course. If one of the purposes of your trip is shopping, then try to find out when sales are held in that country and adjust the date of the trip accordingly.

Travel with a group

In addition to making travelling with a friend or group of friends more exciting and fun, you can also reduce the amount of luggage you need to take with you by agreeing in advance what each of you will take from what is used by all participants of the trip.

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