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.
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!
Go everywhere! This is our biggest pass, and includes our entire New Zealand travel network. Grab your ticket to experience all of what our beautiful country has to offer!
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.
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.
This awesome pass will give you six months to explore the famous East Coast with unlimited travel and stopovers. Fraser Island, Whitsundays, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland Outback... just saying!
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!
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.
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 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.
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.