Transportation

One thing you will discover about Europe, how easy it is to get from one destination to another using multiple forms of transportation. Unlike Americans, who are accustom too getting into their cars and driving everywhere, that’s just not the case in Europe. Not everyone in Europe drives cars so they rely heavily on other forms of transportation. To travel around more efficiently and inexpensive, you’ll find public transportation a much better solution than in the states. Europe’s extensive public transportation infrastructure offers a vast selection of trains, buses, trams and subways, as well as automotive and airline travel, that can get you to anywhere you want to go.  

Transportation Options

Europe’s transportation systems are some of the best in the world. You will have many choices so know which mode will get you from one location to another fast & efficiently.

Arriving in Europe

You will most likely arrive into one of Europe major airports from America. Upon landing you will have to go through boarder control or customs. You will need to completely filled out a landing card, flight attendants will hand these out on the flight before you land, as well as your passport.

Trains

Europe has a vast network of rail lines that will get you almost anywhere you want to go efficiently and easy. You can reduce your overall travel time by using the trains rather than flying or driving. Trains get you from the center of one city to another, unlike airports located far outside of the city centers.

Autos

There are plenty of rental companies to rent from in Europe including those you are familiar with from the US.  If you rent a car you will most likely be picking it up in one city and dropping it off in another. Many sites are closed on Sunday so this will be a problem picking up but not dropping off. Rental sites have drop boxes you can leave the keys in during closed hours of business. 

Alternative Transportation

Bicycles are a major form of transportation for many Europeans. Aerial Transportation is most useful when trying to get from one elevation to another. Other forms like, Segways, Vespa motor scooters, and attractions like hot air balloons and others.

Airlines

You have many choices when it come airlines that provide services to Europe from the USA. You will find a wide selection of airlines and services as well as those carriers who operate just with Europe regionally. 

Public Transit

In Europe you may find that public transportation will be your most valuable asset for travel. Europe relies on public transportation for mobility more than we do in the US. You’ll especially want to use public transportation while staying in major cities so you’ll not have need for a rental car. 

Buses

When it comes to using a bus, there are plenty of options. There are city, regional, national and tour bus companies that provide transportation coverage across a  whole spectrum of needs. Trains throughout Europe can take you to many places but, where the tracks won’t take you the buses can.

Boats & Ferries

Europe has a vast network of rail lines that will get you almost anywhere you want to go efficiently and easy. In many situations you can reduce your overall travel time by using the trains rather than flying or driving. Trains are great in getting you from the middle of one city to another, unlike airports which are almost always located far outside of the city centers.

Traveling in Europe

Traveling to Europe can be a rewarding and memorable experience. Having some basic understanding, prior to your visit, will help you to avoid commons mistakes, thus enhancing your trip.