European Countries Where Flying Is Cheaper Than Taking the Train
Skip the train and take a flight in these European destinations instead.
GoEuro, a travel platform for booking, trains, buses, and flights in Europe, recently conducted its Transport Price Index for this year, highlighting the average cost of flights, trains, and bus travel across different European cities.
The index analyzes prices paid by customers in the last year for millions of tickets sold on GoEuro's website.
Four countries had an average price for flights that was cheaper than the average price for trains. Something to keep in mind next time you're traveling in Europe.
Switzerland had the most expensive overall average transportation price, at €37.17 (about $42) per 100 kilometers (about 62 miles). Flights had an average of price of €29.73 ($33) per 100 kilometers, while trains averaged €47.44 ($53) per 100 kilometers.
France’s average price for flights per 100 kilometers was €14.74 ($17), while its average train costs per 100 kilometers was €17.59 ($20).
Spain, which ranked as the 13th most expensive country for its overall transportation costs, had an average price of €12 ($13) per 100 kilometers for flights, while its train transportation costs averaged at €13.74 ($15) per 100 kilometers.
Finally, Portugal's flight prices averaged of €8.01 ($9) per 100 kilometers, in comparison to its train prices, which averaged €8.13 ($9) per 100 kilometers.
Talia Avakian is a digital reporter for Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @TaliaAvak.