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.
The Hi Top camper hire, is a thoughtfully designed vehicle that sleeps for 2 to 3 people. Functional cooking and storage areas included.
Campervans are the perfect way to explore Australia, you’re pretty much completely self-sufficient and also get to drive about exploring all the places you won’t get to on a tour.
Campervans like this which are taller (you can actually stand in it!), roomier and full of features, can be very rare for backpackers looking to travel around Australia at their own pace.
If you want to discover Europe by rail look no further. This is the ultimate Euro trip pass!
What’s not to love about Canada? This rail pass will give you plenty of options to see and explore all that nature. Perhaps you’ll even see a bear or moose!
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!
Switzerland is stunning. Let the amazing scenery float by whilst you relax on one of their brilliant trains.
The Kuga campervan comes with microwave, fridge and gas stove - the ideal campervan to rent for your travels around Australia.
If you planning a Gap Year in Oz than make sure you don’t miss out on these epic train journeys.They’re amongst the most famous tracks in the world for a reason...
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.