How to travel affordably

How to travel affordably

If you are traveling, then finding a decent and affordable means of transportation is very important. While a plane ticket will be your biggest expense, taxi, bus and train tickets can also become quite a big expense, if you do not find the best deal. In this article we will guide you through the best ways of getting around. Since KDElite operates in the USA, our list will include companies that work mostly in the US.

We will list many methods of transportation, including rental cars, buses, taxis, trains and more. Let’s begin.

Rental Cars

This is a very good option for people who know how to drive. If you temporarily rent a car, you will be able to basically go anywhere at any time. This is much better than getting a taxi, since you will be able to have your own schedule and pace. A taxi or bus will not be able to get you such flexibility. Still, you will be required to have insurance and a license, so make sure that you comply with the laws of the country you are traveling in. Also double check the agreement with the company that is giving you the car. There may be some surprises in there. But overall rental cars are a great option, especially if you rent a small vehicle. Sometimes a rental car is bundled with your hotel room rent or plane flight. Look for such deals – they can make this mode of transportation even more inexpensive.

Services like Expedia and Kayak can be used to get a car quickly, and you will be able to use it for any kind of travel all over the country. They work well on all US territory.


Trains are probably the most inexpensive mode of travel on this list, and they are the best way to conquer long distances between cities and even countries. In Europe, for example, trains can get you between multiple countries quickly. They are better than planes, in one way – they require much less hassle and have less security checks. You will not have to wait for a long time while your baggage is being checked. They are also better than cars at long distance travel, since you will be able to relax and watch the scenery. Some trains also offer beds to rest in while you are traveling. Staff in most trains will assist you with packing your baggage away.

Good train companies are Amtrak, which is a federal railway company in USA, Deutsche Bahn for Germany and National Rail in England.

Private Services

In recent years a lot of private transportation services have appeared on the market. Examples of these are Uber, Lyft and many others. This is very much like a taxi service, only it is possible to get it almost anywhere in the world. This service can also be employed to help with delivery or to carry baggage from one place to another.

Uber and Lyft are very inexpensive. They are the best methods to use for any travel, if you are intending to save money. They are the best way to use for traveling inside a city or between nearby towns. They are also readily available, and you are almost always one phone call away from getting a ride to any location.

A separate kind of these services are called shuttling services. A good example is Super Shuttle. This service an help you get to and from airports all over the USA, and it is a good choice if you are intending to fly.

Rental Campervans

This is a fun way to travel with great comfort. It is much more expensive than a car or train, but the van will be all yours. You should also consider the fact you are getting a home and a means of transport both. High end camper vans can have just as much comfort as a rental flat or small hotel room. This is the best choice for recreational travel, since it provides both comfort and mobility, as well as giving you full control of where you go.

If you rent a van during the peak season, it will be more expensive, but if you get one during the time when no one is renting, then you can get a great RV for a modest price.


KDElite is able to provide all of these services to you for a very reasonable price, and you will be able to use us for shuttling to airports as well as traveling all over the country in a comfortable car or van. However, for long distance traveling you should consider using a train. Visit our Airport Transportation service page.