Once you know which countries you want to visit on your gap year, and what route you will take to see them, you're going to need to think about how to get around once in said countries. We're largely referring to overland transport here, which includes boats, and basically any form of transport that doesn't involve flying.
Travelling overland, be it using trains, buses or boats, is one of the most enjoyable things about the backpacking experience. You may have heard the saying: "It's the journey, not the destination, that counts" Well, it's true.
We have lots of backpacker transport options for you to choose from, including bus passes, campervan hire and even tall ship tickets. Use the links on the left side to filter your options into either types of transport or countries.
This Flexitrip is designed to give you the ultimate in flexibility so you can design your own trip. Choose anywhere you’d like to go and then buy the number of corresponding flexistops.
This pass is your best choice if you want to check out one country properly, while on your gap year. Hop around by train on the local services as much as your pass will let you!
Take in the spectacular scenery and experience Japan’s amazing Shinkansen "Bullet Trains" where you’ll travel high speed to some fantastic cities.
This is it. The Big One. The daddy of them all. This is doing Europe ’Big Style’. The perfect way to travel Europe hopping off and on where you like.
Discover Germany by train all the way from the North shores down to the Black Forest and the Bavarian Alps! It’s easy, efficient and chilled.
If you want to discover Europe by rail look no further. This is the ultimate Euro trip pass!
Imagine it, sunnies on, a warm tropical wind blowing in your face and some of the most incredible beaches in the world all around you, within easy reach. There’s only one way - scooter!!