Flying is not always the cheapest option when getting from country to country, and depending on travel dates can be expensive and inconvenient with airports being far outside cities. Europe is very well connected, and the European Union makes
Megabus: Operating in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and most of Europe, Megabus is a great alternative to trains or other public transport. Running routes multiple times a day with Wifi and bathrooms on board, this is a fan favourite for the traveller on a budget.
National Express: Operating on the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy and Poland National Express is another great and reliable coach service to use getting to and from cities and town within Europe. Often the cheaper alternative to getting to the airport in the United Kingdom, tickets can be up to 50% less than trains to and from London airports. National express also stops at most small towns in the United Kingdom that are often hard to reach by train. This service is the penny-pinching student’s ticket home for the weekend!
Flixbus: Flixbus is a relatively new service, operating out of Germany and reaching over two thousand destinations across Europe. Tickets can be as low at five euros and Flixbus is the most luxurious of all the bus companies offering high-speed wifi, reclining seats and footrests. And because they run so many times a day they are rarely full, so if you are lucky you might get a whole seat to yourself. Flix bus stops at many destinations that other bus companies do not, allowing to you explore new places off the beaten path, often being the same price as public transportation.
Although bus travel is a cheaper and more scenic way to travel, tickets are still subject to change due to demand. So if you know when you wish to travel book the ticket as soon as possible! Coach companies are much more lenient on cancellations or booking alterations, often only charging 10% of the ticket price to cancel compared to 100% when it comes to budget airlines. For airport buses, always give yourself extra time in case there is traffic, its always better safe than sorry!