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Comparing the cost of an Uber, Lyft, or local taxi doesn’t require multiple apps or standing in the cold for 5 minutes. RideGuru – available in over 70 countries – is the comparison site for all rideshare and taxi services, and even allows you to request your ride straight from the website. Forget jumping from app to app looking for the quickest and cheapest ride – a quick check on RideGuru’s website will save you time and money in seconds.

“Many times travelers can save even more money on taxi and rideshare rides with student or senior discounts. If you are unsure of the promotions in your area try asking one of the “Gurus” in the RideGuru forum.

CARPOOL

In major cities, many taxi services like UberPOOL offer ridesharing or carpooling services; take advantage of these! By sharing a ride with other passengers, you can save around 20-40% on your ride fare. Chatting with locals or other travelers is just a bonus!

UTILIZE BUSES AND TRAINS

Large cities in the U.S. are consistently rated among the worst public transportation systems in the world, so it should be no surprise that most Americans have no idea how to navigate public transit. Nevertheless, don’t let this intimidate you from using buses or trains in other countries!

Western European countries are known for exceptionally efficient and organized public transportation – a great cost-effective alternative to traditional taxis or flying from country to country. Eurail passes are widely popular among tourists visiting multiple bordering European countries, although there are multiple reputable railway systems running through each continent.

Budget tip: Travel at night and sleep on the bus or train to save money on hotel accommodations and have more time to experience your destination city, rather than wasting precious daylight hours traveling from location to location.

BIKE

Contrary to popular belief, Amsterdam and Copenhagen are not the only cities where cycling is a popular mode of transportation. Save yourself some money, get around like the locals, and rent a bike! Not only is this much cheaper than other alternatives, but getting to experience your surroundings on two wheels is probably the most personal way to see a new city. Here are some of the top bike-friendly tourism cities around the world:

  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Bordeaux, France
  • Seville, Spain
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Paris, France
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Montreal, Canada