How to Fly to Europe on a Low Budget

February 13, 2017 • Travel

Cross-ocean travelling has long (and wrongfully) been associated with luxury and high prices – but the absolute truth is that you don’t have to spend a fortune and a half on your travels. In fact, even “expensive” destinations such as Europe can be seen on a tight budget.

For example, do you know how to fly to Europe the cheapest way? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

Timing is crucial…

…Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that you run a proper research and make a reliable, realistic plan long before your actual departure.

In general, flying during the peak season tends to be more expensive regardless of the destination (or the place you are leaving from, for that matter). So, if you want to save some serious money on your plane tickets, you should definitely consider flying off-season. The exact off-season months will vary according to the locations – but, in general, the sunnier the place is, the more you will have to target the in-between and cold months of the year.

Furthermore, the price of your flights may drop at very specific times in the week and in the month as well – but, again, this is highly variable according to the air flight company you are using. The best way to spot the best price is by using online tools and running your own research, so that you know exactly when to book your plane tickets.

Last, but definitely not least, it is also worth keeping in mind that most accommodations are cheaper off-season too – so this is another great way to save some money on your AirBNB or hostel.

It’s Way Cheaper than You Think

If you are willing to leave aside luxury flights, you will find a good bunch of safe, reputable air travel companies that offer plane tickets for the price of a McDonald’s meal (seriously…).

For example, Ryanair flies to Paris for less than $10 one way (to which you will add the luggage and some other taxes, but even so, the price will still be extremely low). Wizzair is another low-cost air flight company operating in Europe, and their “scores” are more than decent as well.

Other companies to look at include Monarch Airlines and EasyJet – both of which practice prices as low as Ryanair and Wizzair too.

Just imagine it, you can actually see 4 major cities in Europe with less than $100 worth of plane tickets! You can fly to Paris on a Monday, take a Ryanair to Venice on Wednesday, and by Friday you can spend your evening in sunny Barcelona, enjoying the culinary feast of the market foods there.

Yes, this is all possible. It takes time and patience to actually plan out such a trip – but, at the end of the day, you can save hundreds and hundreds of dollars just by paying attention and doing your homework.

Happy travels, the world is a jewel waiting to be discovered!

 

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