Best Travel Websites for Cheap Transportation Abroad
| Air Travel News, Airport Guides, and Cheap Airfare Websites
|Two Airbus A320 from Air Berlin.
Air Travel Websites
Asian Hip-Hop Pass is an affordable air pass covering all ASEAN countries. AirTimeTable.com also offers passes for other regions in the world.
Cheapflights.com, is a search engine allowing comparison of prices 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 is an air fare trip search and destination city comparison engine which offers unique and comprehensive searching capabilities for budget air fares.
Kayak is a meta-search engine that scans multiple carriers and online airline portals to find you the best deals airfare and other forms of transportation abroad.
Orbitz is a 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.
Around the World Tickets and Long-Term Travel Planner allows flexibility in the scheduling and purchasing of round-the-world tickets, with an intuitive interface. Well conceived concept that will save you bundles in these days of skyrocketing airline ticket prices.
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.
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
|Take a train in Europe.
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
|London double-decker buses.
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
|Car in Lake District.
The world’s first peer-to-peer car sharing company operating out at airports. Get paid to park while you’re abroad or rent a vehicle for 25-30% less than the traditional car rental agencies.
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!
|Ferry at sea.
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.
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.