"CAR OR TRAIN?" - Q4
How many people are traveling in your group? What are their ages?
The more people in your group, the more affordable a rental car becomes. And if you're traveling long distances with children, you may find a car handy for the privacy and luggage space that it offers. (Just make sure the car is big enough. Anything smaller than a VW Golf or an Opel Kadett won't have much room for luggage.)
Still, don't automatically assume that a rental car is cheaper than the train when several people are traveling together. Visitors from outside Europe can buy Europass and Eurailpass "saver passes" that offer savings of about 15% for groups of two to five people, and national railroads often have their own "family passes" and group discounts.
Score your answer:
FOUR OR MORE TRAVELERS = 1 point
TWO OR THREE TRAVELERS = .5 points
ONE TRAVELER = 0 points
CHILDREN = ADD .5 POINT TO SCORE
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