what is the best cheap way to see/visit ireland, scotland, and norway- that area of europe?
I want to visit scotland, ireland, norway and possibly england. How do you suggest comfortably traveling and save as much money as possible?
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
I live in Scotland. It is cheap compared to the rest of Europe. Getting a flight over to Glasgow (biggest city) is your best bet. You can get a bed and breakfast (cheaper than a hotel) or a hostel (costs next to nothing). The Supermarkets of Tesco, ASDA and Sainsburys contain cheap food you can get by on on a budget! You can then travel to England and Northern Ireland via Megabus -
If you book far enough in advance then you can easily travel from Glasgow to London for £10 ($16). Unheard of since its over 300 miles distance!
Norway you can get to via budget airlines like Ryanair or easyjet -
Be warned though, Norway is INCREDIBLY EXPENSIVE!!! A typical pint (pitcher of beer) in Scotland is about £3.50. This in Norway is closer to £10.00...
Although you should still find relatively cheap hostels in Norway, expect a McDonalds to cost about $14.00 for a basic regular meal (no joke)!!!
Hope this helps...
- 8 years ago
For the travel between Scotland and Ireland, I'd suggest Rail and Sail. You travel from mostly anwhere in Scotland and travel the Stenaline Ferry from Cairnryan. It's around £5, or at least it used to be. Considering a one way ferry ticket would cost around £30-£40 and train tickets cost the same (or more/less depending on where you're travelling from), you're saving money. The Stenaline ferry takes you to Belfast in Northern Ireland. From there you could travel anywhere in Ireland. I'm not so sure about travelling to the rest of Europe as I've only ever travelled within the UK and Ireland.
- GreywolfLv 78 years ago
Scotland -Ireland are close together, You can travel around by bus and cross between by ferry. But Norway is far away, you would have to fly t get there. But once there, Norway has excellent public transport, a first-class bus and rail network.
- David SLv 78 years ago
Scotland has excellent long and short distance bus and rail services and ferries to its many beautiful islands. The Freedom of Scotland Ticket allows you to use all three. There is a link to it on www.scotrail.co.uk
For England, Wales and Scotland there is the Britrail Pass which you purchase before arrival in the U.K.
www.nationalrail.co.uk (timetable information)
Megabus is okay for journeys of a couple of hours or so but take the train for longer distances and Glasgow to London is over 400 miles)