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Here are some of my favourite companies when it comes to getting around the globe.

As usual, I’ve focused on budget-friendly companies that offer a good service and value for money.

Arranged in alphabetical order, there is everything here from international airlines, to rideshare websites.

Scroll through for ideas about cheap way to move …

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Bla Bla Car

Europe’s largest carpooling community. Connect with people who can either help share your fuel costs or who can make your journey cheaper. It’s similar to hitching, but things are a bit more organised.

CheapAir.com

US Based comparison site with a Price Drop Payback guarantee i.e. if fares drop after you purchase, they’ll credit you back the difference.

Condor

Amazingly cheap flights, offering some of the best prices around, particularly between the US, Latin America and Europe.

Coseats

Great place to search for ridesharing adventures Down Under, if you looking to travel Australia cheaply. Advertise your ride or pick one up for free (I’ve done both!). They also have super information about relocation deals.

Discovery Campervans

Top campervan search company operating in Australia and New Zealand. They scan hundreds of deals to get you the best price.

Expedia

A clear and simple layout make this flight comparison site easy to navigate and a useful starting point for good fare pricing. They have a price match guarantee aswell.

Hitchwiki

Incredible source of information that brings together hitchhiking tips and information from around the globe. The site is divided into continent and then country sections, so you can easily find all you need to know about where you’re trying to get a ride from and to.

Imoova

I used these guys to secure my relocation between Alice Springs and Darwin in Australia. They basically act as an agent for lots of different rental companies, so pool together all the available relocation deals and then contact you. I was on-stand by and they called me with a great deal. I did have to pay them a small agent fee, but the process was easy and smooth – couldn’t recommend it enough.

Liftshare

The UK site for rideshares. Ride for cheap and help reduce the number of cars on the road. Double winner!

Megabus

Amazingly cheap bus travel in Europe, Canada and the US. I’ve picked up fares for as low as $1, and while it might not have been a luxury ride, whose complaining at this price?!

Rail Europe

The hub for organising, coordinating and booking train travel across Europe. Brilliantly brings together a multitude of companies in an easy to use format. Highly recommended.

Seat 61

The best site when it comes to all things train and ferry related. Man in seat 61 has amassed a vast collection of global information so you can find it all in one easy location. Awesome for those looking to avoid flying and reduce their carbon footprint, check out my 13 money saving tips for train travel in Europe for more advice in this area.

Skyscanner

My go-to when it comes to searching for cheap flights. Skyscanner even includes budget airlines, guaranteeing you some very competitive prices and I love their ‘To: Everywhere’ feature which allows you to look for the cheapest destinations from any given departure point.

Sleeping in Airports

Super site that gives you the lowdown on which airports you can sleep in, how and where, including a list of the best and worst ones. They even include tips about where to charge your phone, 24hour food outlets, wifi and other useful facilities.

Ticabus

The bus company to use if you’re traveling long distance through Central America. From Southern Mexico through to Panama, the Ticabus covers the whole stretch, stopping in all the capital cities, so you can easily connect with other national destinations or airports. They also have Tica hotels attached to their terminals, which allow you to get a good night’s sleep without having to navigate sketchy, unknown cities if you arrive after dark. These buses aren’t nearly as fun as chicken buses and I wouldn’t recommend them for hopping short distances, but if you need to get into another country quickly and safely, these are your guys. Check out the 11 Things you Need to Know About Bus Travel in Central America for more tips and tricks.

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