Best Travel Websites for Cheap Transportation Abroad
| Air Travel News, Airport Guides, and Cheap Airfare Websites
Air Travel Websites
Air Travel Center, airtravelcenter.com, is a global network of airline ticket consolidators offers cheap airline tickets and provides: free trade and traveler tools and a comprehensive research facility for online air travel research and planning, shopping and booking from any country to any country, in many languages.
Airlines of the Web, www.flyaow.com. Good tips on air travel and the ground transportation links can help you find the best way to and from the airport.
Asian Hip-Hop Pass, www.airtimetable.com/airpass_asia.htm, is an affordable air pass covering all ASEAN countries. AirTimeTable.com also offers passes for other regions in the world.
Cheapflights.com, is an engine where you can search for airline tickets sorted by price, date, or airline. Flight and Travel Guides provide useful information on getting to your destination, what to do, as well as practical tips on getting around.
FareCompare, www.farecompare.com, is an air fare trip search and destination city comparison engine which offers unique and comprehensive searching capabilities for budget air fares.
flycheapo, www.flycheapo.com, is a specialist guide to flying with low-cost airlines in Europe. It provides route and airline news and a powerful flight search engine, which will immediately show you the airlines that can fly where you want.
Hopper provides users a unique and clean interface to find the best possible deals on airline flights. Flight pricing is highly complex and opaque so travelers often don't have the information they need to get the best deal on flights. Hopper is dedicated to helping travelers make better decisions about where to go and when to fly and buy by providing insightful data-driven research.
Hopper uses datasets comprised of billions of flight prices to help travelers find the right destination for their budget and feel confident that they’re getting the best possible deal.
Indie — Global TripPlanner: indie.bootsnall.com. Highly recommended new website allowing maximum flexibility in the scheduling and purchasing of round-the-world tickets, with a great intuitive interface. Well conceived concept that will save you bundles in these days of skyrocketing airline ticket prices.
Kayak, www.kayak.com, is a meta-search engine which, like Sidestep, scans multiple carriers and online airline portals to find you the best deals airfare and other forms of transportation abroad.
Orbitz, www.orbitz.com. This granddaddy of airfare search sites has just become better. You cant buy the tickets but you can select from dozens of ranked options on traveling anywhere.
Rita, www.transtats.bts.gov, provides statistics on arrivals and delays for airlines.
Seatguru, www.seatguru.com, is an excellent resource site specializing in issues related to evaluating the best airline seats and amenities.
Sleeping in Airports, www.sleepinginairports.net, offers info for those who are REALLY on a budget and trying to travel as cheap as possible, or simply are stranded at the airport..
Travel CUTS (Cheap faculty & student air& transportation), www.travelcuts.com, negotiates special airfare and transportation directly with the airlines. With faculty and/or student status, you are eligible for a special fare.
WhichBudget.Com, www.whichbudget.com, lists cheap flights and routes with Europe's largest directory of budget airlines, featuring dozens of airlines from around Europe.
Air Travel News
Federal Aviation Administration, www.faa.gov.
Airwise News, news.airwise.com.
Worldwide Airport Guides
Airport Guides, www.airports-guides.com, provides airport information for countries worldwide.
iFly, www.ifly.com, is a guide to flights and airports worldwide.
International Airport Guide, www.internationalairportguide.com, provides guides to major airports in U.S. and world cities.
Wordtravels includes Airport Guides for destinations worldwide.
| Cheap Train Travel Websites
Rick Steves' Guide to European Rail Passes, www.ricksteves.com/rail/rail_menu.htm, offers a very fine synopsis of what is involved in rail travel in Europe, as well as providing ways to purchase discounted passes.
Europe on Rail, www.europeonrail.com, sells rail passes and brags about its unsurpassed customer service.
European Rail Guide, www.europeanrailguide.com, provides comprehensive information on train travel in Europe and sells the tickets directly on-line.
Infohub has a section on Railway and Train Travel Packages worldwide.
The Official Eurail Website, www.eurail.com, tells you all you need to know about train travel in Europe on one comprehensive site.
RailEurope, www.raileurope.com, provides information about rail travel in Europe, as well as online booking.
Railpass.com, www.railpass.com, offers train information, passes and tickets for travel in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America.
Seat61.com, www.seat61.com, a website by a British railway enthusiast, provides a lot of useful information about railway travel in many countries.
TrainTraveling.com, www.traintraveling.com, is an ever-changing and increasingly indispensable online resource for rail-focused surfers. The site features passenger rail news links and travel guides for intercity rail, local transit, rail tours and tourist trains.
| Cheap Bus Travel Websites
a very useful site that connects travelers to bus operators.
Busbud makes it a breeze to search, compare, and book city-to-city
bus tickets all around the world.
BerlinLinienBus, www.berlinlinienbus.de, connects Berlin and other German cities with over 350 destinations across Europe.
Busabout Explorer, www.busabout.com, offers a hop-on hop-off bus travel network around Europe, covering 30 destinations and 10 countries.
Eurolines. For anyone looking to explore Europe, the Eurolines pass fares are very useful to move between 51 cities. Designed especially for people who want to see the best of Europe on a budget, this group of independent coach companies have joined to offer tickets to 500 destinations across the continent as well as Morocco.
| Cheap Automobile Transportation and Information Websites
Rhino Car Hire. Awarded Best Car Hire Website 2010, they compare prices from leading suppliers at over 20,000 locations worldwide.
Auto Europe provides budget and luxury car rentals across Europe, also providing other forms of travel reservations.
Michelin Route Planner is an on-line mapping site for Europe. While you are there, you are sure to want to check out their picks for the best food in the regions through which you are driving.
Web Car Hire is a search meta-engine which will find you the best deals from the various car rental agencies in over 50 countries worldwide.
Which side of the road do they drive on?. Self-explanatory but could save your life!
Ferrytravel.de, www.ferrytravel.de, provides information about Ferry Companies of the Web, listing ferry companies from around the world.
Ferry Travel Guide Magazine provides information about ferry travel worldwide.
Greek Ferries, www.ferries.gr, features an extensive database and search engine of ferries which shuttle around the mythical Greek islands.
Internet Guide to Freighter Travel,, www.seaplus.com, is a source for freighter travel information.
Stena Line Ferries, www.stenaline.co.uk, offer ferry travel to Ireland, Britain and Holland.
Viamare Travel, www.viamare.com, represents around thirty European ferry operators, allowing you to purchase ferry tickets for many European destinations through their secure bookings site.
| Metro Information Websites
Urban Rail, www.urbanrail.net, offers subway maps for major cities worldwide.