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.
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.
The Funky Chicken shows you the best that the North and South islands have to offer. You can start anywhere you like and end up where you began!
Driving pretty anywhere on the American West Coast is bound to involve sunshine, beautiful landscapes and widen open roads to cruise along. With this package, you can get on the road again!
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.
The Hi Top camper hire, is a thoughtfully designed vehicle that sleeps for 2 to 3 people. Functional cooking and storage areas included.
If you want to discover Europe by rail look no further. This is the ultimate Euro trip pass!
The famous custom built Crib is fully equipped with everything two people need to explore Australia, including a double bed, gas cooker, radio, DVD player, fridge and even a kitchen sink!
The India Rail Pass gives you access to the entire network. An amazing opportunity to explore every corner of this country and take it all in. One thing you know for sure, it won’t be dull!
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.
The Sleeper is one of our smaller campervans. It’s the ideal option for the budget conscious traveller, looking to tour Australia in a modern reliable vehicle without all the added extras.