Travelling by car is a joy and allows you to discover a lot of sightseeings, especially when we speak about the Old Continent. So, let’s discover some tips for cheap travel by car around the Europe.
Choose the best car for you
The first tip to travel cheaply by car is to choose the best one. There are many car rental companies, with different prices and several models to choose from.If you travel in a group it has to be a comfortable car, the good thing is that the expenses are divided among all the travelers and the expense is minimal. An important fact is that you hire the car online in advance because that always helps to lower costs and you can choose the model that best suits what you are looking for, since if you rent it in the same place they can give you the model they have at that time and it may not always be the best option for you.
The most important thing is to have good insurance that is provided when you rent the car. This is necessary to avoid problems in the event of an accident or theft. Insurance will give you the support you need. Keep in mind that they can increase rental costs but I believe that security should not be spared, better safe than sorry. Another point to consider is if you want to deliver the car in a different place from where you have collected them, you must notify the agency once you receive the car. You may have an additional but it is always better to be advised on this point.
It is always necessary that you have your driver’s license and your passport with you to be able to drive safely. The first 6 months that you are in Europe you can drive without having an International Permit. So you will not have problems driving in Spain with your driver’s license. Always have it on hand. Other documents that you should have on hand are cards to pay the tolls.
GPS and Routes
Another important point is to have a GPS with the car rental because it is very useful to travel without getting lost. Although in case this device stops working or the battery goes, it is best to always have a good physical map of the country. One of the best is the Michelin one, which is very complete and will help you to build your route. You can also help yourself with applications such as Google Maps and Via Michelin that allow you to calculate with great precision the time it will take from one point to another.
Tolls and fuel
There are 3 countries in Europe that their tolls are free, these are: Holland, Belgium and Germany. In Spain you have tolls but they are not very expensive. To be able to calculate the fuel cost between city and city you can use this route calculator. Also on the Energy.eu website you can see the current price of gasoline in different European countries. Even many of these websites give you the option of avoiding tolls and having shortcuts on the route. Excellent, don’t you think?
In-car entertainment and chargers
The ideal is to have an MP3 with everything you want to listen to on your trip. I recently made a post about 10 songs about travel, with themes that inspire you to travel. Surely you have your list to travel by car and have fun on the road.
Where to sleep
It is always necessary to look for hotels with parking to be able to leave the car. The best hotels are the Ibis because of their low prices and because they almost always have free parking. Another option is to look for the spaces for campsites that are cheaper. The savings are significant and you will be in the middle of nature.