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Transportation in
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Getting there

When it comes to getting there, it is mostly a matter of preferences. If you want to get there quickly, the best option for you is to travel by plane. You can choose from all the available flights to your destination listed on TripEconomy.

If you want to have more control over your schedule and route and you don't mind spending a little more time on the road, you can go by car. Just be careful with your route and take everything into consideration: avoid dangerous places & countries, look for information regarding obstacles such as rivers, oceans, mountains, closed roads and everything that you can think of.

Getting around

Once you get there, another question pops up: how do I get around? Should I take my car? Should I rent a car? Should I choose public transportation? We'll help you decide.

Most of these cities are big, very popular and, of course, very crowded. So if you choose to move around by car, you will probably get stuck in traffic a couple of times and this will make your vacation a little less pleasant. Other than that, you should know that most traffic signs or indicators in these cities are written in the country's language, so if you don't speak Dutch for example, you will have a very confusing trip through Amsterdam.

Public transportation usually seems to be the best choice. Most tourist attractions are reachable by bus, and you will most likely save some money if make this choice regarding your means of transportation.

Getting around London by public transportation is very easy, especially if you look into their website (“Transport for London”). Once you decide what bus, tram or metro to take, it's important to know that the average cost for public transit is London is approximately 3.2 GBP (about 3.9 EUR).

GVB, the public transport company of Amsterdam also has a very well thought website that will definitely help you find the best routes and get to your favourite destinations without a single problem. The average cost for public transit in Amsterdam is around 2.5 EUR.

Prague's buses, metros and trams are widely used by the population there and their system is really efficient and well thought. The average cost for public transit in Prague is also very low: around 1 EUR.

Getting around Cinque Terre is easiest and fastest by train. Each of the 5 villages have a small train station. The local trains make stops in every station and the complete route will take about 15 minutes, while the express train will only take you from one end to another (Riomaggiore to Monterosso) in 5 minutes. Depending on your departing and arrival stations, the ticket price varies from 1.50 to 3 EUR.

The Santorini public transportation system is not a very complicated one. You can only get around by bus, but this is a very efficient way and many tourists end up getting along with it really well. Keep in mind that the buses stop running at midnight and the timetables and frequencies change according to the season (they are more frequent in the summer). Fares range between 1,60 to 3,2 EUR.

Tuscany has a lot of smaller and larger villages and towns that are reachable both by bus and train. If you are planning on visiting the small villages, look into the buses' schedules and plan your route. If you only want to visit the main towns, the train will suffice (it is actually more convenient that the buses, schedules are more convenient). Prices vary, depending on your trip.

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