If you’re planning a trip to Europe and want to travel as cheaply as possible, a Europass bus ticket may be your solution! If you don’t have a strict time schedule and enjoy sitting back and relaxing, a bus pass is perfect for you.
Eurolines offers unlimited travel between 53 cities across Europe. All you have to do is book your first destination, then plan as you go. Trains and flights can get very expensive, especially for last minute travel. A Europass bus tickets gives you UNLIMITED travel!

These are the following cities you can travel to:

  • Alicante
  • Amsterdam
  • Barcelona
  • Berlin
  • Bordeaux
  • Bratislava
  • Brno
  • Brussels
  • Bucharest
  • Budapest
  • Clermont-Ferrand
  • Cologne
  • Copenhagen
  • Dijon
  • Dublin
  • Edinburgh
  • Florence
  • Frankfurt
  • Geneva
  • Grenoble
  • Hamburg
  • Kaunas
  • Kosice
  • Lille
  • Lisbon
  • London
  • Lyon
  • Madrid
  • Marseille
  • Milan
  • Montpellier
  • Munich
  • Nantes
  • Nice
  • Nimes
  • Novi Vinodolski
  • Paris
  • Porto
  • Prague
  • Pula
  • Rennes
  • Riga
  • Rome
  • Strasbourg
  • Stuttgart
  • Toulouse
  • Tours
  • Venice
  • Vilnius
  • Zurich

An adult can get a 15-day pass for anywhere from 225€ to 320€ or a 30-day pass for 340€ to 425€. Check this website for the latest prices.

Since you’ll be on the road for a while, here are a few tips to keep yourself sane.

1. Get There Early
Nothing is worse than creating more stress for yourself. Sometimes a bus stop can be in a different location than the metro or train station. Allow yourself plenty of time to find out where you’re going.

2. Get Comfortable
If you’re doing a Europass bus ticket, you’ll probably be sitting in a confined space for long periods of time. An inflatable neck pillow is easy to pack and gives you something soft to rest your head on. Pack a large scarf that can double as a blanket and something to keep you warm. You never know what the temperature conditions will be while onboard.

3. Bring Things to Do
You’ll need more than one activity to keep yourself occupied. Check out our article on things to do on a plane, where we give you 10 fun activities to keep yourself entertained.

4. Use the Technology
Fortunately, many European buses now have Wi-Fi and outlets. Don’t expect the connection to be great though. Global Gal Colleen was on an overnight bus from Copenhagen to Oslo. She was prepared to be super productive on her journey, but was focusing on catching up with friends back home.

One hour into the overnight journey, she got a popup saying that she had reached her Wi-Fi max and would be kicked off the internet. So much for being productive!

5. Be Aware of Arrival Times
For your safety, always double check the arrival time and location. If you’re arriving in a strange city in the middle of the night, you could be putting yourself in danger.

6. Keep an Eye on Your Belongings

Just like you would if you were in an airport or on a train, keep an eye on your stuff. I always know exactly where my passport, phone, and wallet are. Our Global Gals Guide to Safety and Security will give you the knowledge to keep yourself in safe situations.

7. Think of the Destination
After a long bus journey, it’s nice to know that you’ll have a hot shower and comfy bed in your future. Some hostels won’t let you check in until mid-afternoon, which leaves you exhausted, smelly, and probably grumpy in an unfamiliar city. Sometimes it’s nice to use the money you saved with the bus on a hotel room.

Remember that every journey is an experience. If you’re preparing to embark on a backpacking journey of your own, Global Gals How to Budget Backpack Europe Part 1 & 2 will help you make the most of your journey, while saving money!


(Written by “Global Gal on the Go” Colleen)