The trip to Switzerland can be expensive if you don’t know the tricks on how to budget your money. Did you know that you can visit the country even on a budget? We got some tips you can use when you travel to Zurich or other parts of Switzerland.
Switzerland may not be as popular as Spain when it comes to travelers. However, it is one of the countries that boasts picturesque sceneries and amazing tourist spots. Some travelers may have been intimidated by the high prices in the country that’s why they delete it to their travel bucket list. Many travelers think they will never be able to afford a Swiss trip without blowing a huge amount of their savings or accumulate a crazy amount of debts.
No need to squander your whole life savings just to have a trip to Switzerland. We are here to give you some tips on how to enjoy your trip to the country.
Ways to travel Switzerland on a budget
You wouldn’t believe it at first but there are quite a few ways to go to the country without robbing a bank. No need to crawl up in a cardboard box because you may think you can’t afford a good accommodation. Trust us, you can sleep comfortably even if you’re on a budget.
- Using the free public transport
Riding a cab is convenient and a quicker way to get to the place you want to go to. However, this mode of transportation is one of the reasons that will deplete your travel funds. Take advantage of free public transport in particular cities. It will help in making your money last longer during your trip.
If you will be staying in Bern, Basel, Lucerne, Geneva, or Lausanne, a better way is to use the local public transport which you can avail for free. There are accommodations that provides travelers with a ticket that is valid for the time of the stay.
- Use a (free) bike
If you’re going to Bern, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Zug, Zurich, or in the Canton of Valais, you can use an alternative transportation. Take advantage of the free bikes which you can use for a few hours or even longer. Other cities rent out bikes for a minimal fee. It is a cheaper transport and also a great exercise while exploring the streets. Don’t forget to bring 20 CHF for the deposit, as well as your ID.
- Try out free activities
You might think there is nothing is free in Switzerland because of the high cost of living. If you know where to look, you can surely find some things to do for free such as joining a free walking tour; visiting a free wildlife park in Zurich and other places; taking a stroll through botanical gardens and parks, or you can go hiking.
You can check the web for travel products, services, promotions or review of some activities to see if it’s offered entirely free or you have to pay a fee.