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.
Switzerland is stunning. Let the amazing scenery float by whilst you relax on one of their brilliant trains.
Take in the spectacular scenery and experience Japan’s amazing Shinkansen "Bullet Trains" where you’ll travel high speed to some fantastic cities.
The Chaser has everything you need for a road trip for 3! Travel around New Zealand under your own power seeing everything you want to see and do at your own pace.
Go and explore the United States by train. You’ll love the amazing scenery and people you meet along the way.
The newest member of our Family is the Grande. The campervan has all the modern features of home including a fridge, gas cooker, DVD player and has two double beds to sleep 4 people.
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!
With original artwork and a basic but very comfortable interior, you will be the envy of every other traveller, with this cheap van hire.
The 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.
The Chubby Camper is ideal for two people, with lots of internal space to eat & sleep as well as a built-in kitchenette with lots of space to cook.
The Hi Top camper hire, is a thoughtfully designed vehicle that sleeps for 2 to 3 people. Functional cooking and storage areas included.