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Deutsche Bahn’s new bus service connects Berlin with Krakow from €29

Deutsche Bahn’s new bus service connects Berlin with Krakow from €29

In April this year, Deutsche Bahn (in cooperation with Polish partners) launched a cross-border IC Bus service linking Berlin and Kraków — with stops along the way in Wroclaw and Katowice. Departure is from Berlin at 11:45 am daily. From Kraków the bus leaves at 10:06 am. Transit time from Berlin to Kraków (or vice » Read more

Discount Coach Routes: London to France and beyond

Discount Coach Routes: London to France and beyond

Last week we looked at how the liberalization of regulations around long-distance coach services is reshaping the transport map of Europe. We noted in particular how big changes are afoot in Germany. Now let’s take a peek at a new network of services linking England with France and beyond. In recent months, budget coach operators » Read more

Coach Travel: A revolution on German highways

Coach Travel: A revolution on German highways

So here’s a prediction for the year ahead. Looking at European trends in budget travel, we are confident that 2013 will be the year of the long-distance coach. Following liberalization of coach transport elsewhere in Europe, big changes are now afoot in Germany, with the scrapping (on Jan 1, 2013) of an 80-year-old law that » Read more

British Bus Routes: Could you write for us?

British Bus Routes: Could you write for us?

Blending in, being part of the crowd, comes naturally to EuroCheapos. Where others rely on cabs, the savvy Cheapo traveler knows the value of local buses. Regular tourists often cannot be bothered to check routes and schedules, but across many parts of Europe the local bus is a real delight — a chance to see » Read more

Eurolines Coach Passes: Are they right for your trip?

Eurolines Coach Passes: Are they right for your trip?

Okay, chances are you know quite a bit about the fabulous range of rail passes which are available for exploring Europe. From Eurail and InterRail to BritRail and a great range of locally sold passes within individual countries, those keen to roam the rails are spoilt for choice. But for bus fiends, devotees of road » Read more

Eurolines: International coach journeys in Europe

Eurolines: International coach journeys in Europe

Last month, EuroCheapo chief Tom Meyers popped the train versus plane question…. does the savvy traveler fly or take the train around Europe? But it is not a straight either / or choice. Many leisure travelers, and many business types too, realize that long-distance coaches present a credible alternative to air or rail travel on » Read more

Bus and Coach Travel in Europe: Understanding the difference

Bus and Coach Travel in Europe: Understanding the difference

Okay, most folk at EuroCheapo HQ just love trains. And so do we. Exploring Europe by rail is generally civilized and convenient, but there are occasions when it just makes sense to hop on a bus or a coach. Several coaches each day speed from Riga to Tallinn in less than five hours. Just once » Read more

London to Paris: Bus options

London to Paris: Bus options

By Nicky Gardner and Susanne Kries— It is now more than three years since Pete Meyers wrote one of EuroCheapo’s most popular blog posts, his oft-quoted and much-admired London to Paris for Ten Quid. So, ever anxious to get a little glory by association with successful writers, we’ve been checking out whether it is still » Read more

Across Europe by Bus: Eurolines and other bus options

Across Europe by Bus: Eurolines and other bus options

Last month’s air travel mayhem across much of northern and central Europe prompted many travelers to rediscover long-distance bus travel. Networks such as those managed by Deutsche Touring and Eurolines suddenly found their services much in demand. Although in practice Eurolines’ routes are operated by more than 30 independent companies, the Eurolines web portal allows » Read more

Backpacker Tip: Consider a “Busabout” adventure this summer

Backpacker Tip: Consider a “Busabout” adventure this summer

If you’re the kind of Cheapo who prefers a rollicking “hostel environment” to a quiet mom-and-pop hotel, you should consider a Busabout bus tour of Europe, if you’re traveling during the summer months. What is it? Busabout operates a “hop on hop off” bus line that shuttles young and indie travelers along “loops” of major European cities. » Read more

UK: Easy (Peasy) Bus

UK: Easy (Peasy) Bus

easyBus, that is. EasyBus is the 600,000th component of Stelios Haji Ioannou’s easy.com empire. Or at least that’s how it seems. EasyBus is a transfer service currently running between central London and Luton. In June, easyBus will add Stansted to its as yet quite small network. Fares begin at £2 for tickets booked online; walk-up » Read more

Eurolines Bus: London to Paris for Ten Quid?

Eurolines Bus: London to Paris for Ten Quid?

(Note: This post was written in 2007. For an update to this post, including new information on how to take the bus between Paris and London, please click here.) We noticed you can nab one-way trips on Europe’s bus line to the stars, Eurolines, for less than £10. As part of Eurolines’ “Funfares” spring sale, » Read more

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