Questions tagged [budget]

Questions about minimizing costs and expenditure when spending the least money is a high priority.

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Catacombs of Paris - How to buy ahead of time and discounts

I've heard that it's a good idea to buy tickets in advance of visiting the catacombs of Paris. Can someone tell me how to do this? I did research it a bit, and there are a number of sites selling ...
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Advice on getting discounts in Paris for 15 year old (and 50 year old) [closed]

My daughter and I are going to Paris for 6 days in late March I'm still trying to decide which museums/attractions to see although the followings are must sees: 1) Versaille 2) Louve 3) The Catacombs ...
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Lone traveler frustration [closed]

I travel alone and most deals I find are for couples only. Why is it more expensive for single travelers who's tired of finding a person to travel with to get the deal and just want to just enjoy ...
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How to pay for things in Greece?

My boyfriend and I are headed to Greece (Athens for some time and islands for some time). We plan on bringing euros that we ordered from our personal banks in the States. But I am curious what the ...
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Can I buy a select seat at the check-in counter?

I will fly with Norwegian from BUD to CPH in February. I have a LowFare ticket so the seat selection is €12. I know that if I don’t reserve a seat in advance, I will get one random upon check-in which ...
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I need to fly between two European countries once a month. What is the cheapest way to do it?

Currently I am staying in the Netherlands but I need to go back to my country (Spain) once a month from now on for some years. Each time I only need to stay one day, and the flight dates are flexible, ...
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Travel Money & Expenses In Russia [closed]

Can anyone recommend how much travel money I should be prepared to spend in Russia? I'll be spending 3 days in Moscow and 3 days in St Petersburg half board. I will need money for lunch and ...
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Cheap alcoholic drinks for winters in Europe [closed]

Generally I go for beer when I am in Europe, but I want to avoid it during peak winter season to avoid sore throat. What are the best alternatives to beer that can be taken in large volumes? EDIT: ...
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What is cost in Paris Metro between Zones 1-2 & are 2016/2017 Carnet EUR 1.45 tickets still valid as new rates are EUR 1.90?

My journey will be (to/fro) Republique Metro Station to Bobigny/Pablo Picasso Metro Station. The vianavigo.com (is it official? looks like) lists the journey as single line, and cost one ticket (EUR 1....
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How can I stay in the center of Paris cheaper than AirBnB? [closed]

I am considering staying in Paris for a relatively long period (10 to 12 weeks) next year. Since hotels are expensive, I usually use AirBnB, but even AirBnB costs about €45 per night, which is still ...
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Flight search for 3+/4+ stops

I often search multiple-hop flight routes from a source to a destination. it is very important that the flight route fits my schedule and budget. that includes adjustments or constraints due to ...
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What is the purpose of a round-trip ticket?

I had assumed that buying round-trip plane tickets saves a lot of money, but lately I've been comparing prices and the round-trips I've seen are almost identical in price to just buying two one-way ...
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Can I save money when flying twice to the same destination?

I heard that it was possible to purchase another plane ticket very cheaply if you were flying to the same destination within a certain period of time. Is it true? How do you do this?
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What is the cheapest way to get from Penn Station New York to Penn Station New Jersey apart from walking/biking?

I don't mind walking a few minutes to and from each station, for example walking to the 33rd street PATH will allow me to get to Newark for a maximum of $2.75. But what about the bus? The NJ Transit ...
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Safeguarding against extra expenditures Natural disasters during travels

Looking at the recent storms in US/Caribbean and Mexico, i am wondering if there are any pre emptive action which we can take to safeguard against such incidents like any insurance policies to cover ...
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Is there a website that shows the cheapest train ticket on each day, given the input of departure and arrival city in Europe?

I consider visiting Krakow and then moving to Vienna, Bratislava, Brno, or Prague. Now, I would like to buy the cheapest train ticket from Krakow. But most European train websites such as GoEuro only ...
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When booking a flight online is the checked luggage fee included in it?

Planning on booking a holiday abroad with expedia.com and was wondering is the fee for checked luggage so the suitcase that you check in covered with the holiday booking? I was under the impression ...
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ITA Matrix Search - at least one connection point in MUC? “No flights found”

Is it me (i.e., am I missing an incredibly simple code?), or can ITA Matrix not support my broad search? My goal is to find a one-way ticket from Hanoi to Munich using hidden cities. For several ...
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What are the current budget options for getting from Chinatown to KLIA2: Terminal 2 of Kuala Lumpur International airport?

Public transport in Kuala Lumpur seems to be improving faster than ever. Also, since my first visit only a few years ago, Air Asia has moved from the LCCT (Low-Cost Carrier Terminal), now closed, to ...
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EasyJet - Is the return flight valid if I miss the first leg?

British Airways: If I book a return journey with British Airways and miss the first flight, can I still use the return flight? WizzAir: If I book a return journey with Wizz Air and miss the first ...
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How often do Spirit $9 Fares get posted? [duplicate]

I'm a semi-frequent traveler (3-5x/year), and I'm debating whether to join the Spirit $9 Fare Club. My question is, how frequently do these club fares pop up? How does Spirit schedule these things? ...
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Self-Driving at Kruger National Park: Are there rental car services in or near the park?

My family and I are ecstatic about our S. Africa trip next year. We are on a tour bus company (Expat Explore), and we have three free days at Kruger National Park (not nearly enough!). We have ...
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Public transport Toronto to Waterloo

I will travel to Toronto and I will need to travel to Waterloo too (from Toronto). Is there any student discount with my Hungarian student ID? I tried to plan my trip and as I saw when I will travel ...
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Arriving NYC 4pm, departing 9am; is a Statue of Liberty visit possible?

I will arrive in New York JFK airport on a Monday at about 4 pm. My next flight will be from Newark at 9 am the next day. Would it be possible to visit the Statue of Liberty and how much would that ...
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How can I book flights online with separate airlines? [closed]

I want to travel to Ibiza again this summer. I want to go there from Tehran, Iran via connecting flights. For example, I would like to fly from Tehran to Frankfurt on Lufthansa, and then from ...
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Finding public shower in Europe

While there are plenty of questions on SE Travel like Where to shower in X or Y I wasn't able to find a common approach to finding cheap or free public showers. For example, how do long-haul truckers ...
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How do I select a beginner destination? [closed]

I'm hopeful that I'm being specific enough to avoid being too broad/subjective. I would appreciate any pointers or edits where required to make this question work here. I am a non-road-warrior/...
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Cheapest fare for commuting from Oxford to London by train for 3 months in summer [closed]

I will have to commute every day from Oxford to London during summer (3rd of July to 22nd of September). I was wondering what would the cheapest fare be. I want to take the train. I will have to take ...
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Negotiating prices with airlines?

I'm traveling Toronto -> Chicago -> Tokyo -> Havana -> Toronto, all immediately after each other. Skyscanner and Google Flights both (surprisingly) say that it's CHEAPER to do three separate 2-way ...
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From Asia to Lat America on the cheap [closed]

I'm looking for a way to get cheaply from Asia, SEA or India to Lat America: Mexico, Colombia, Dominicana, Cuba or Equador. Maybe Peru also. not through the US preferably not through Japan or Europe ...
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Minimum requirement to Vienna [duplicate]

am Jeshna from Mauritius. i got an invitation from a friend at Vienna. it will be about month. i would like to know the minimum requirement of money that i should possess in the bank to be able to ...
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In which Nairobi suburb are there budget guest houses frequented by mainly non-tourists?

I am a Western tourist and I need to stay in Nairobi for one week. I'm looking for budget accommodation near-ish the center (max 12km radius from the Ethiopian Embassy). The room must be safe, i.e., ...
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How do budget airlines check visas when you check-in online?

So I have an upcoming flight to Scotland (of which I still have a valid UK visa for). But it just occurred to me for budget airlines e.g. EasyJet etc. if they offer online check-in with boarding ...
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Cheap accomodation close to Yantai international airport(China) with 24 hr checkin [closed]

I am going to Nagoya,Japan in May. I am travelling by China Eastern which has a change of planes at Yantai. Stoppage time is 9hr 30 min(0:55am to 10:35am). I need a cheap accommodation with 24hrs ...
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Is it reliable to buy disneyland ticket from 365tickets.com?

I visited https://www.booktickets.disneylandparis.com/ and thought of booking tickets for Disneyland but then I found this site 365tickets.com. It's price is little higher but it says something cal ...
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How strict are the residency checks for Interrail passes for non-EU citizens?

Assuming a non-European resident/citizen purchases an Interrail pass despite not being eligible, can they count on getting away with it regardless? How strict are the residency checks? The question ...
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Search engine that not only considers public transport and flights but also options like car sharing (e.g. BlaBlaCar) and renting a car?

This would be pretty helpful for people travelling on a tight budget in order to find the cheapest option to get from A to B. Example: Going to the next biggest city with an airport by car sharing and ...
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How much CAD should I have if I want to travel to Japan? [closed]

For a city such as Osaka or Tokyo and to stay there about a week max, what would the total cost be?
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Why does hotel price change with more occupants?

I am booking a hotel in New York City at the following hotel. When I change the number of adult occupants from 1 to 2, the price goes up $15. Why is this? Is there anything stopping me from ...
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How to get accomodated in the Netherlands for a short trip?

I'm travelling to the Netherlands and I'm visiting 4 cities in the span of 8 days, so it's going to be quick. I'm travelling with just a hand luggage and I haven't considered booking an hotel, that ...
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Staying in the Mongolian countryside on a reasonable budget

I really enjoyed going on a guided tour (myself, a tour guide, and a driver) of the Mongolian countryside, but it attracted a price tag that'd be expected for having two staff members (slightly more ...
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Could Delta lower flight cost? [closed]

Flight AEX to DCA in May was $388 Sunday, Tuesday $363, today $403. Will it likely go down again next Tuesday>
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Which are the cheapest supermarket chains in Cambodia?

I have landed in Cambodia yesterday so far I managed to go to Lucky's and for some goods their prices seem to be pretty ok, but for some prices are exorbitant (half loaf of bread for 2.45$ and 3.10$) ...
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How can I get from the airport in London to Middlesbrough? [closed]

I have a flight to London and, from there, I have to go to Middlesbrough. What are the best options (bus, train, tube) when I'm on a tight budget?
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Is there a website that lists the coupon websites for each country?

A good way of saving money while traveling is to use a 'coupon' website, where you can often get bargains on items such as hotel stays or restaurant meals. In Czech Republic the main website is called ...
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Cheap pass for a week in Tokyo and Nagoya?

I am visiting Nagoya. My flight lands in Tokyo. I will stay in Japan for seven days (6th May to 13th May). What is the cheapest rail and bus pass for 7 days so that i can cover Nagoya and Tokyo ...
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What is the cost of living in Dublin?

I am going to be spending next week in Dublin on vacation (in February, I know). I wanted to know the cost of living in Ireland. Last I looked, the conversion between the US dollar and Euro was 1 USD =...
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How can I obtain a Pakistani letter of invitation without having to book a tour? [closed]

I may apply for a Pakistani tourist visa soon, and the embassy in Bern requires an invitation letter (LOI) for tourist visas. The one I've found without booking a tour charges EUR 55 here Is there ...
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What's the cheapest way of doing a one-way USA road trip? [closed]

My partner and I are planning a road trip from North Carolina, USA to California, USA starting in September and finishing in December. We were thinking of buying a car when we get there, then selling ...
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Are there budget repositioning cruises from anywhere in East or Southeast Asia to Australia later in 2017? [closed]

Apparently not all repositionings of cruise ships are cruises and not all repositioning cruises are at budget travel prices, by which I mean a comparable price to a flight on a LCC airline. But I ...