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 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.
Truly one of the world’s great scenic train trips through the dramatic contrast of dry beech forests and tussok land on one side of the Alps and lush green landscapes on the other.
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.
The backpacker classic! Nothing beats a Ford Falcon Station wagon hire for touring Australia. Perfect for tourists on a budget who still want to experience Australia up close.
Switzerland is stunning. Let the amazing scenery float by whilst you relax on one of their brilliant trains.
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!
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!
Go and explore the United States by train. You’ll love the amazing scenery and people you meet along the way.
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 Kuga campervan comes with microwave, fridge and gas stove - the ideal campervan to rent for your travels around Australia.