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Transportation and budget accommodations in Europe

I am an active senior who is a first time traveler in Europe.  I have a two week period to travel from Prague to Lyon, France (late May, early June), with only one required stop in Bischofszell, Switzerland.  Any suggestions for travel (train, bus or air)?  Also suggestions for budget accommodations along the way?

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  • Tiffany Weber

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    Although small budget airlines like Ryan Air, German Wings, and Tui Fly make flying reasonably priced, those airlines usually operate out of smaller airports far from your actual destination and require a car or other transport. Trains will get you closer to where you want to be, often in the center of town, plus, you get the added bonus of seeing some beautiful countryside.

    So I'd absolutely take the train. You seem to have the time and it's much more relaxing.

    When you plan out your trip and stops along the way, you can find a lot of reasonable lodging that's really quite nice. In Germany and Switzerland, search for "Gasthaus." It's literally a guest house, but often what we would consider a bed and breakfast. They are usually very reasonable and offer great breakfasts. In France, I've used Gites of France to find reasonable, but unique places to stay.

    I've used booking.com, homeaway.com, and vrbo.com to find places as well.

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      excellent tips....thanks! · (0 likelikes)

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      Thanks Tiffany! · (1 likelikes)

    • Tiffany W.

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      Your welcome!!! Have a great time on your trip. · (0 likelikes)

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  • Katie Prudek

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    I don't know whether this would be the most affordable way to travel on your route, but in terms of pleasure and enjoyment and comfort, I would definitely recommend taking the train. Being able to move about and walk around, in my opinion, is the best way to experience Central and Western European countryside. You might also want to look into easyJet airlines, though - they often have extremely affordable flights within Europe.

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      I agree that it is better to ride through the countryside rather than fly over it. Thanks very much! · (0 likelikes)

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    Travel by train is good to maintain budget.

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