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5 Ways To Avoid Taking Your Car On Holiday

There are all sorts of reasons why you might not want to take your car on holiday. They aren’t always the best things to be lugging around, but luckily, there are plenty of alternatives. If you want to ditch the vehicle and find an alternative solution, have a read of the following tips.

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Rental Services

Instead of taking your car on holiday, there are plenty of options you can choose to go with as an alternative. However, you might still want a car for use while you’re visiting. In that case, you’re going to want to think about holiday car hire. Want to avoid getting stuck on the motorway but still have the freedom to get around easily when you’re at your destination? This is your best bet. Make sure you’ve got the right type of insurance to cover you in this situation.

Hitch A Lift

If you’ve got any willing family or friends who are happy to give you a lift, what a massive help that’d be! However, let’s be realistic about this. Not many people are going to be able to do this for you, especially if the destination is far away. You can find websites online that allow people to offer car sharing services. You need to be extremely careful when using these, of course, but in the right circumstances, it can prove useful. Make sure you choose someone who is proven to be trustworthy.


Arguably the most common way to avoid taking your car on holiday is to use the train. The downside to this is that train stations aren’t located in every destination. In many cases, you’ll have to use a combination of transport to get to where you’re going. Still, it can be cost-effective, relaxing and a generally easy way to get around. Many people prefer the cabins of a train to the noisiness of the busy motorways, so give it a try and see if you like it!

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You’ve probably heard of the many bus services that operate long-haul journeys. Whether you’re going over to Disneyland Paris or simply taking a short trip, you can find a bus route to suit. What are the downsides? Well, bus journeys can be notoriously slow. They’re cheap, but you might just end up getting fed up with how long it takes to get to your destination. If you’re of the patient variety, you shouldn’t have any issues with this.


The most expensive of all the options available to you is to get around using taxis. I have to admit to having done this in the past, and it cost us a small fortune! As a last resort, taxis are very useful. They can take you anywhere you need to go and in a short amount of time. The big downside is the overall cost, but if you use them on an irregular basis, it shouldn’t work out too badly.

So, leave your car in the garage, get out there and have a great holiday! You could even combine all the methods we’ve talked about today if you want to; it’s your trip! Enjoy.