We love planning our travels in terms of costs involved for each trip, but those costs can increase exponentially if the local transportation is not carefully considered. Mark warren of Let’s Go guides for students recommends considering the costs of public transportation carefully, because those can significantly change your budget.
Mark makes a point that it’s a tough matrix to pin down: how much it costs to get there versus the costs once on the ground.
It’s much cheaper to fly to Europe than, say, Vietnam, but if train tickets cost $200 each, those add up. So look up regional train lines and bus companies to get a sense of their prices before deciding where to go.
What’s easiest, especially in Europe, is to book the cheapest international flight you can find near your destination and then take a regional carrier like Ryanair or EasyJet to the final place.