Is it Air Travel Europe cheap?
The answer is: it depends.
Air Travel Europe can be very cheap…or not.
In order for you to understand that there are 3 tricks to finding cheap flights.
1- Wait for the perfect timing to book.
Even though this is NOT a precise science there are several studies done by Booking Agencies and Airlines and they discovered that statistically, the best time to book is 2 or 3 months in advance.
Again, this is not an EXACT science!
But if you are looking for traveling basically look ahead at least 3 or 2 months before you book because 1 month can make the prices go way up.
Or booking 4 months in advance may cause you to change some stuff… unless you book it with travel insurance.
2- Scams or Hidden Fees that airlines do so you have to overpay for everything.
Master this one and I’ll assure you that you won’t have any problems with Air Travel Europe.
So low-cost European airlines are cheaper than almost any other airline in the world but… it’s in the hidden fees that they got you.
For instance, if you are going to travel with the cheapest ticket you cannot carry more than 10 kgs unless you want to pay a 40€ fee!
Been there done that!
3- Alternative Airports!
This one is basic to saving money on Air Travel Europe.
Traveling to a different airport even in the same city can save you tons of money!
Of course, I can’t put a list of all Europe’s airports but here’s a list of the top 9 European cities that gets more visitors.
This does not mean that I’ m only posting about the mainstream cities like most travel bloggers because when I’ll post about a new country I’ll share all airports available there.
- Paris Airport-Le
Charles de Gaulle Airport
Aéroport Paris Beauvais Tillé
- London City Airport
- London Luton Airport
- London Southend Airport
- Heathrow Airport
- London Biggin Hill Airport
- London Stansted Airport
- Václav Havel Airport Prague
- Kbely Airport
- Torp Sandefjord Airport
- Oslo Lufthavn
- Stockholm Bromma Airport
- Stockholm Arlanda Airport
- Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport
- Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
- Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport
- Leonardo da Vinci International Airport
- Berlin Tegel Airport
- Berlin Schönefeld Airport
- Galileo Galilei International Airport
- Amerigo Vespucci Airport
Lastly, remember that even though the alternatives airports may seem like a good solution it may cost more than you think.
The secret is to either book a hotel nearby the alternative airport or to make sure you can go to your hotel at a cheaper price from there.
For example, let’s say you’re traveling to Florence, you have two options: Galileo Galilei airport or Amerigo Vespucci.
Now let’s say a flight to Galileo Galilei in Pisa costs 60€ and one to Amerigo Vespucci in Florence it’s 80€.
This was after a long trip we took in 2017 and let’s just say that my girlfriend learned her luggage lesson.
You might be thinking of going straight to Pisa because it’s cheaper but there is an 80km distance between the two.
So unless you can find a bus or another way to travel that distance for at least 20€ you may check your options again.
Oh and keep in mind that the taxis from the airport are ALWAYS more expensive so I strongly recommend some public transportation to save money.
I hope this helps you with your travels within Europe and make sure to don’t forget to check the different airports in European cities to make sure that you’re booking the cheapest option!
These are just some of the questions that you can expect to see solved.
If you want to learn more about saving money on air travel you can check my bonus on my online course: “How To Be a Traveler Superstar”
In case you have any more doubts share them with me in the comments section.
“See you there.”